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California Lawn Bowling

 California Lawn Bowling Clubs Will Bowl You Over. Did you know that the State of California has an official Lawn Bowls Day, usually in May?

California Lawn Bowling, AKA Lawn Bowls craze stretches from the beaches of San Diego to the mountains of the Sierras.

Lawn Bowling is played with "bowls", not balls.  They always curve when you roll them. The object of the game is to earn points by completing a set of ends (innings)  and getting your bowls closer to the jack (small white ball that is your target,)  than your opponent. The team with the most points after all ends wins the match.

The Gear: 4 matched bowls, a jack (small white ball), and the lawn.

The Game:  Triples (three bowlers on each team) requires each player to deliver three bowls. On each team there are three positions: Lead (he or she will start the bowls rolling), the Vice Skip (who will play second) and the Skip (who is team's captain).

When all the players have delivered their bowls in one direction of the green, it completes the play of one end. Then the players deliver their bowls from the opposite direction of the green, completing another 'end'. The game consists of typically 14, 16 or 18 ends, depending on players and their Skips.

The Challenge: The bowls curve  to the right or to the left  on the green because of their bias inherent to construction (heavier on one side.)

History: 13th century England is when and where the game began. And they didn't even have electric lawn mowers!



SOUTHWEST DIVISION OF THE UNITED STATES LAWN BOWLS ASSOCIATION

BAY AREA

San Jose LBC
www.sjlbc.org

Oakland LBC
www.oaklandbowls.homestead.com

San Francisco LBC
www.sflbc.org

Berkeley LBC
www.berkeleylawnbowling.org
510-841-2174

Carmel Valley Manor LBC
831-626-4832

Del Mesa Carmel LBC
www.delmesalbc.org
831-624-1853

Fresno LBC
559-224-2240

Leisure Town LBC (Vacaville)
707-446-8867

Oakmont LBC (Santa Rosa)
707-539-1511

Richmond LBC
510-620-9573

Rossmoor LBC (Walnut Creek)
925-937-1765

Santa Clara LBC
www.santaclaralawnbowls.org
408-984-5160

Santa Cruz LBC
www.sclawnbowls.org
831-469-4807

Sequoia Estates LBC (Portola Valley)
650-424-4718

Sunny Glen LBC (San Ramon)
925-828-3024

Sunnyvale LBC
www.svlbc.org
408-736-7383

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ALHAMBRA LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS - one artificial)
800 S Almansor St
Alhambra, CA 91803

Beverly Hills Lawn Bowling Club
401 S. Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 550-4979
Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Club
646 Comstock Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 550-6116

CAMBRIA LAWN BOWLS CLUB
(ONE GREEN - artificial)
Joslyn Adult Recreation Center
950 Main St
Cambria, CA 93428
(805) 927-3364

FRIENDLY VALLEY LAWN BOWLS CLUB
(ONE GREEN)
19345 Avenue of the Oaks
Newhall, CA 91321
(805) 252-3223

HEMET-JOSLYN LAWN BOWLS CLUB
(ONE GREEN)
2625 W Devonshire Ave & N Kirby St
Hemet, CA 92543
951-652-0981

HERMOSA BEACH LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(ONE GREEN)
861 Valley Dr
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 372-9080

HOLMBY PARK LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
646 Comstock Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 550-6116

JOSLYN-LAKE HODGES LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
18402 W Bernardo Dr
San Diego, CA 92127
Driving North on I-15
before Escondido

LAGUNA BEACH LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
455 Cliff Dr
Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1621
949-494-1811

LAGUNA WOODS LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
24112 Moulton Pkwy
Clubhouse Two Entrance at Gate #12
Laguna Woods, CA 92637

LONG BEACH LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(THREE GREENS)
1109 Federation Dr
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 433-9063
longbeachlawnbowling.org

Intrigued by the idea of lawn bowling, but have never gotten around to trying it? Well call us at 562-296-8072 and set up a time to get a free lesson. We guarantee you will love it. You can also stop by during any of our draw games and check us out. Spectating is also free.


MacKENZIE PARK LAWN BOWLS CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
Las Positas Rd & McCaw Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 563-2143

NEWPORT HARBOR LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
1550 Crown Dr N
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 640-1022

OAKS NORTH LAWN BOWLS CLUB
(ONE GREEN)
Oaks North Community Center
12578 Oaks North Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 487-0120

OXNARD-JOSLYN LAWN BOWLS CLUB
(ONE GREEN)
350 N C St
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8034

PASADENA LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
275 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 578-9165

PAMONA LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
451 E Arrow Hwy
Pamona, CA 91767
(909) 625-5532

REDLANDS LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
411 North University St
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 792-4874

RIVERSIDE LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
Fairmount Park
4020 Bowling Green Drive
Riverside, CA 92516
(951) 784-7602

SAN CLEMENTE LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(ONE GREEN - artificial)
109 Avenue San Luis Rey Park
San Clemente, CA 92672

SAN DIEGO LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
702 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-5457

SANTA ANA LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(TWO GREENS)
510 E. Memory Lane
Santa Ana, CA

SANTA ANITA BOWLING GREEN CLUB
(FOUR GREENS)
Arcadia County Park
405 South Santa Anita Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 445-9081

Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls
1216 De La Vina St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-1773
two greens

Santa Cruz Bowls Club
137 Dakota Ave (in San Lorenzo Park)
Santa Cruz
CA 95060
sclawnbowls.org
831-275-0028

SANTA MARIA LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(ONE GREEN - artificial)
420 S. McClelland St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 349-9838

SANTA MONICA LAWN BOWLS CLUB
(ONE GREEN)
2439 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-9912

SUN CITY LAWN BOWL
(TWO GREENS)
26850 Sun City Blvd (at Cherry Hills)
Sun City, CA 92586
951-672-6898

THE GROVES LAWN BOWLING CLUB
(ONE GREEN)
5200 Irvine Blvd
Irvine, CA 92620

Alhambra Lawn Bowling Club
Almansor Park
800 S Almansor St
Alhambra, CA 91803
Pasadena Lawn Bowling Club
275 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 578-9165

Friendly Valley Lawn Bowls Club
19345 Avenue of the Oaks
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(805) 252-3223
Santa Anita Bowling Green Club
Arcadia County Park
405 South Santa Anita Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 445-9081

Hemet-Joslyn Lawn Bowls Club
West Devonshire at Kirby
Hemet, CA 92543
Pamona Lawn Bowling Club
451 E. Arrow Highway
Pamona, CA 91767
(909) 625-5532
Redlands Lawn Bowling Club
411 University Street
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 792-4874

Riverside Lawn Bowling Club
Fairmont Park
iverside, CA 92516
(909) 784-7602

Sun City Lawn Bowls Club
Cherry Hills and Sun City Blvd.
Sun City, CA 92586

Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club
455 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(714) 494-1811
Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club
1550 Crown Drive North
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
(714) 640-1022

Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club
1109 Federation Drive
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 433-9063
Santa Ana Lawn Bowling Club
510 E. Memory Lane
Santa Ana, CA

Cambria Lawn Bowls Club
Joslyn Adult Recreation Center
950 Main Street
Cambria, CA 93428
(805) 927-3364
MacKenzie Park Lawn Bowls Club
Las Positas & McCaw
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 563-2143

Oxnard-Joslyn Lawn Bowls Club
350 N. C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8034

San Diego Lawn Bowling
2125 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
balboapark.org

Balboa Park's lawn bowling area is nestled on the northeast side of the Cabrillo Bridge-across from Founder's Plaza. Organized in 1931 with five founding members, the San Diego Lawn Bowling Club is still going strong with more than 100 members. Members are always picturesquely dressed in white-striking against the green of the lawn bowling grass. Play occurs on Tuesday and Saturday at 9:30am; Wednesday, Friday, Sunday at 1pm; and Thursday at 10 am. (Members of the club also give lessons.)



Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club
1216 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-1773

Santa Maria Lawn Bowling Club
420 S. McClelland Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 349-9838

San Clemente Lawn Bowling Club
San Luis Rey Park
San Clemente, CA 92672

Laguna Woods Lawn Bowling Club
PO Box 2577
Laguna Woods, CA 92654
The Groves Lawn Bowling Club
5200 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92620

Joslyn-Lake Hodges Lawn Bowling Club
18402 W. Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA 92127
Oaks North Bowls Club
Oaks North Community Center
12578 Oaks North Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
(619) 487-0120
San Diego Lawn Bowling Club
702 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
((619) 238-5457


Hermosa Beach Lawn Bowling Club
861 Valley Drive
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 372-9080
Santa Monica Lawn Bowls Club
2439 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-9912


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