Welcome to Bowls USA!!
Bowls USA governs the sport of bowls in the U.S. and is a member of World Bowls, the organization that establishes worldwide Laws of the Sport. We invite those who are unfamiliar with this wonderful game to browse our site and learn more. Better yet, visit a club and roll a few. We think you'll like it !
The national association consists of clubs organized into seven geographic divisions. Bowlers can enjoy a friendly social game of daily play in their local club or compete in club, division or national tournaments. Click on the Divisions & Clubs link to find a club near you.
Details of the National Championships
to be held October 25‑29 in Sun City West, AZ, are available here
U.S. bowlers earn the right to compete in this national tournament by winning a Playdown in their home division.
The U.S. Open
will be hosted November 12-19 by the Sarasota, Florida club. Find all the details on its website
In less than 30 days, athletes from 14 countries will participate in the Bowls USA 2016 US Open for Lawn Bowling, a sport invented for noble knights to practice their skill and knowledge of warfare and diplomacy.
Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club, the first and oldest tenant of the city-owned Bayfront property, will host this event on November 12–19, 2016. The tournament is open free of charge to the public.
The Lawn Bowling facility is comprised of three historic greens positioned between the Van Wezel sign on 10th street and the Art Deco Sarasota Exhibition hall at 809 North Tamiami Trl.
Next April, your view of the club will dramatically change with the installment of the roundabout. Vehicles will pass within three feet of the greens giving drivers a clear view of the sport. The Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club is raising monies to provide night bowling for the community.
When asked about his community efforts, Daniel Jittu, chairman of the US Open Committee, recalls a statement made by Winston Churchill—a bowler himself: “For what is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?”
Team USA competed in the North American Challenge
September 29 - October 1 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
This event is held every two years and the venue alternates between Canada and the U.S.. Details of the 2016 competition can be found here.
World President Elected For Second Term
September 11, 2016 - World Bowls president John Bell has been returned unopposed to the position as the sport’s number one member. read more
to Support Team USA
Team USA would like to thank all the people who bought tickets for the Opportunity Drawing. The winners were chosen August 31st in front of about 25 witnesses at the Santa Monica, CA, LBC. To assure fairness we made sure the tickets were stirred up before each selection. The people pulling the tickets were instructed to close their eyes and select a ticket. Each ticket was selected by a different person. None of the people drawing the tickets won.
Winners are from across the country. We were able to collect $4,125 so the prize money was significant. The lucky winners are as follows:
1st Place: David Cheung - $825 - Ticket #762389 - Santa Anita, California
2nd Place: M. File - $495 - Ticket #404372 - Sun City, Arizona
3rd Place: George Tucker - $330 - Ticket #692694 - North Carolina
Thanks again for supporting Team USA: Phil Dunn, Brenda Wright and Frank Souza, Drawing Organizers.
Team USA Competed in Dutch Open
Dee McSparran (SC) - Kottia Spangler (SW)
Peter Ritchie (SW) - Ron Rollick (SC)
The Mixed Fours team Won the Siver Medal
The Women's Pairs Team Won the Silver Medal
2016 Team USA Tiger Bowls Gold Winners
Team USA Competes In The World Cup Indoor Singles March 15-23 in
Warilla, NSW, Australia
Team USA Competed In The Tiger Bowls & China Open, March 11-17 in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China
The Team USA Selection Committees Announced Their Choice of Players For the North American Challenge, World Cup and Dutch Open Events
Neil Furman plays in the World Bowls Tour
Asia-Pacific Championships: Nov 24-Dec 6
Team USA was represented in Christchurch, New Zealand, by:
Women: Janice Bell, Candy DeFazio, Kim Heiser, Anne Nunes, Myra Wood
Men: Bill Brault, Neil Furman, Charlie Herbert, Scott Roberts and Aaron Zangl.
The team was coached by Deanna Amos, Jackie Tucker & David Cameron.
Men's Results - Women's Results
Scott Roberts' Blog
Congratulations to Team USA Women shown for bringing home Silver in the Women's Fours!
World Singles Champion of Champions: Nov 16-22
The 2015 Championships were hosted by the Southwest Division's Long Beach Club October 19-25. Players earned the right to compete by winning divisional Playdowns (Men's & Women's Singles & Pairs). General information can be found on this National Championships page
. For details of the 2015 event and game results, click here
2015 U.S. Open of Lawn Bowls
Another successful Bowls USA Open came to a close, Saturday, October 3, 2015 with the finals held at Newport Harbor
LBC, Newport, California.
The event began with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, September 26, at Newport LBC. The Bowls USA Board of
Directors and Councilors filed onto the green and were introduced by USA Open Chairman, Phil Luth.
Following a welcome to all bowlers, Bowls USA President, Heather Stewart, announced the names of the newest inductees into the Bowls USA Hall of Fame. They include Bob Nunes, SW, Carrie Fossati, SW, John L. Phillips, SE, and Patti Grabowski, SE.
Bowling for men’s and women's pairs, singles and fours commenced on Sunday at six different venues:
Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Newport, Long Beach, Casta del Sol and Santa Ana. Bowlers from 8 different countries
participated, including 80 women and 190 men.
Read more in the Bowls USA
Visit the 2015 website for full details.
U.S. Women Bring Home the Gold in the 2015 China Open
Regina Banares (SC), Margi Rambo (SW), Linda Roberts (SW) and Candy DeFazio (SW) fought their way to the winner's circle in this hotly contested international event. Congratulations!
Candy DeFazio - Linda Roberts - Margi Rambo - Regina Banares
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North American Challenge
Teams from the U.S. and Canada meet every two years to compete in this event. The Lakeview Club in Sun City, Arizona, hosted the 2014 competition October 16‑18 in which Canada prevailed 59-37. Read more about the event and see full results on the North American Challenge
Super Shots - See all the latest Super Shots results from around the country.
The Coaches Den - Watch Coaching Videos from Bowls Australia
Memorial Fund - The tax-exempt USLBA Memorial Fund, Inc., permits tax deductible contributions to further the sport of bowls in the USA. Click the image to learn the details.
You Tube - search the large library of bowls videos available here.