SouthWest Lawn Bowls
Southern California
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Here you will find information pertaining to all things Lawn Bowling and information specific to members of Southern California's Southwest Division.

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Women's Division Rinks results

Cary/ MacDonald Pairs results

BowlsUSA July Newsletter view


Cary/Mac Charts Day 1 Day 2

Women's Vet-Novice (8/24) go


Fossati & Friends results

Men's Pairs Playdown results


Katy Stone Women's Singles results

Men's Pairs Playdown results to date


Men's Pairs Playdown charts


Stirrat results

Pat Gonzales Mixed Aussie Pairs (8/16) go

Maccabee Pairs (9/7) go


Coronado Triples results

Laguna Beach Pairs results

Detta Marvin Triples (8/9) go

Men's Novice Pairs (8/25) go


Playdown to BowlsUSA Championships results

Ralph Ecton Triples (8/10) go

Ladies Day update


Cary/ MacDonald Pairs (7/26-27) go

Playdown to BowlsUSA Championships results from first weekend Men Women

San Diego Weekend (8/2 & 8/3) updated


Laguna Memorial results

Jack Beckley results

Women's Singles Playdown follow the action charts

Men's Singles Playdown follow the action charts

San Diego Weekend Pairs and Triples (8/2 & 8/3) go



Women's Singles Playdown (6/14-15) @ Laguna Beach

Men's Singles Playdown (6/14-15) @ Laguna Woods


City of Hope results

Women's Novice Singles results

Men's Novice Singles results

Stirrat Mixed Triples (7/6) go

SWWD Katy Stone Open Singles (7/12) go

Women's Fossati & Friends (7/20) go

Women's Division Rinks (7/26) go

Disney Pairs results

Ladies Day update

Men's Novice Singles (6/1) charts

Next Ladies Day (6/18) go


Hyland Family Triples results

Judy Patrizzi 3 Bowl Pairs (8/30) go

North American Challenge (NAC) Team USA announced go


Laguna Beach Open Pairs (6/29) go

Hyland Triples Charts view now

Women's North American Challenge (NAC) Team announced go


Women's U.S. Pairs Playdown results

Women's Novice Singles (6/1) go

Men's Novice Singles (6/1) go

Men's U.S. Pairs Playdown (7/12-13 & 7/19-20) go

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To Flip, or Not To Flip?

by Kottia Spangler, Division Umpire

First Rule of Thumb….anytime you have a question about a rule of play, take the time to look it up*!

Of course, once an umpire has been drawn in, you must abide by the umpire’s ruling.

When you have a tied end (before the completion of the game), rule 18.4 is executed.  “…the winner of the previous scoring end should place the mat and then deliver the jack and the first bowl”.

Rule 41.4 states that if the first end is declared tied, the first to play in that end should also play first in the second end.

In set play, rule 15.2 on page 22 of the Laws of the Sport of Bowls shall apply.

When a winner needs to be declared, and the game has ended in a tie, refer to rule 45, on page 50:  “…skips should toss a coin and the winner will decide who should play first…”.  The extra end should be played from where the previous end was completed.

If an extra end is declared dead, law 31.3 will apply.  “if the end is declared dead, the first to play in that end should also play first when the end is replayed”.

*As a member of Bowls USA, the book “Laws of the Sport of the Game” is yours in exchange for your membership in the national organization.