The National Championships began in 1957 and is the premier bowls events that is exclusively for U.S. lawn bowlers and run under the auspices of Bowls USA.
While Bowls USA sponsors the tournament, it is hosted and operated by a club.
The tournament consists of four distinct events: Singles and Pairs for women and Singles and Pairs for men. To play in the Championships, competitors (individuals or teams) must win their divisional qualifier ("Playdowns") in the division of their home club. This requirement ensures that all divisions of the United States are represented.
Rules for the National Championships are governed by the Laws of the Sport of Bowls and by Bowls USA Domestic regulations..
About the National championships
The National Championships are played in complete Round Robin format with two rounds of play each day.
Singles games are played to 21 points. Pairs games are 18 ends. Tied games in pairs shall stand.
Scoring awards 3 points for a win; 0 points for a loss; and each team receives 1 point for a tie.
If two teams are tied for first place at the end of round robin play, they will play off for the championship.
2016 national champions
This tournament took place in Sun City, AZ hosted by Johnson Lawn Bowling Club. The Southwest swept all four events: Women's Singles, Women's Pairs, Men's Singles and Men's Pairs.
Congratulations to all the winners and to all the participants. Special thanks to Johnson LBC for hosting a wonderful week of bowling on your fast greens!
Please click here for more information on National Championships & Results.
FOR DETAILED RESULTS OF 2016 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS CLICK HERE
For Complete National Championships Results and previous years, click here.