Our own Mary Spease placed first in the Women's Novice Singles in Long Beach. Congratulations Mary, we are honored to have such great player at our club.
Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club mourns the loss of Evelyn Lucero. Evelyn made huge contributions to the sport of lawn bowling. We extend our deepest sympathy to Evelyn's family.
Such enthusiasm, help, and energy from so many of our super members made
Open House a Huge Success
I want to thank each and everyone.Coaches: Heather Stewart, Reinie Kramer, Kim Heiser, Scott and Linda Roberts, Fred Robles, Michael Ianotti, Abe Pinnella, Jim Howard, Art Jenkins, Joe Regan, and Bob Leach.
In the Office: Dennis Lockwood, and G.
Greeting and Registration: Eileen Hoffman, Greg Mech, Helen MichelHospitality: Madeleine MacLendon, Colleen Jenkins, Dorothy Pinnella, Cheri Engens, and Monica Thompson.
Tours and General Traffic Control: Dil Dilda, Ginny Watford, Randy hatfield, Linda Winslow, Max Holiday, Alex Wekerle, Jill Edens, Martin Edens, Christian DeTaillac, Bruce Wheeler, Ronnie and Jim Witherbee, Raymond Benardout
New member Applications: Rich Thomas, Monica
Preparation and Signage: Pat Gallis
And a great success selling shirts thanks to Eileen and Monica.
Ok, so you all a spot above but the best was everyone just helped where it was needed. LBLBC put their best foot forward thanks to you all, and showed the "outside world" what a terrific sport we play at a warm and friendly place.
Thank you Thank you Thank you
( if anyone is not included on the list please let us know because we appreciate you too!)
The committee has worked diligently the last 4 years improving the soil quality under the green surface by using the Dry Ject aeration process. The soil samples sent to Ohio confirmed that we have “turned around” the health of our sub-surface grass at the root level.
The full day project started with delivery of 220 bags of Silica Sand. Our Greenskeeper started the process of Verti-Cutting the existing Bermuda Turf to open it up prior to spreading and dragging the sand that was brought in to fill in any low spots. This was followed by spreading 15 bags of Profile Greens Grade soil amendment. The South Green will be done next in late May after the North Green Bermuda grass has filled in and been mowed.
See the gallery for more photos.
Congratulations to our club members and their teams for outstanding bowling at Santa Anita Lawn Bowling Club.
Kim Heiser 1st/Champion Flight
Norma Goodhart 2nd/Champion Flight
Debbie Gaal 3rd/Champion Flight
Linda Roberts 2nd/2nd Flight
Joe Regan 1st/Champion Flight
Phil Dunn 4th/Champion Flight
Scott Roberts 1st/2nd Flight
Mary Spease 4th/Champion Flight
Kim Heiser 2nd/2nd Flight
Heather Stewart 1st/3rd Flight
Joe Regan 1st/4th Flight
Gary Barnes 1st/6th Flight
Larry Dunn 2nd/6th Flight
Kim Heiser 1st/3rd Flight
Phil Dunn 1st/2nd Flight
Lots of Ladies bowling the greens at beautiful Casta del Sol. We're proud to say, 4th place went to Linda Jahraus, Wendy Dilda, and Laura Fremont's team, with 5th place going to Jan Hargraves, Linda Roberts, and Jill Edens' team. Laura and Jill Novices-in-Training with some amazing and special ladies. Way to go girls!
Photo is of all the novices playing that day.
Sunday was a FUN DAY!
After a few dozen doughnuts, the draw was chosen and we all headed to the rinks. By mid-morning, we bowled the fog away. By noon sun, scores were adding up. By end day, the envelopes were sealed and ready to be given to the winners.
1st place - Tom Richeson
2nd place - Bob Leach
3rd place - Gil Gillespie
4th place - Ed Chatlin
5th place - Randy Hatfield
6th place Mike Ianotti
Thank you to Reine and Kim for creating an enjoyable tournament. Congratulations to everyone for a well played afternoon!
Saturday Mixing-it-Up at Riverside
Linda Roberts & Scott Roberts
1st Place on the A-green. Congratulations!
Christian De Taillac and Linda Jahraus
2nd Place on the B-green. Great going!
Congratualtions to Kottia Spangler, Ann Nunes, Eva Lee, and LINDA ROBERTS. Thank you Linda, for making LBLBC proud!
LBLBC Player of the Year 2016- Ed Chatlin. Ed earned the most points in intra club events held this past year. Congratulations Ed!
LBLBC Member Patrick Chan has been named to the US Team competing in the Tiger Bowls 2017 Competition in Asia. We are cheering for you Patrick!
Scott Roberts placed first in Men's Singles, 2016 Nationals, in Arizona. Congratulations Scott! LBLBC is proud of you.
LBLBC had a strong presence on the Team USA. Club members Scott Roberts, Kim Heiser, Phil Dunn, and Charlie Herbert all represented us so well at the New Zealand World Bowls in December 2016. The Men tied for 5th place overall! We are so proud of you and for having such strong bowlers with us at LBLBC. Thank you.
Linda Roberts was one of only 7 SWD women playing in the 2016 US Open held in Florida (Nov 2016). Linda came in 2nd flight runner-up in Pairs. Way to go, Linda! (Photographed with her husband Scott Roberts)
Heather Stewart, Member of Lawn Bowling Hall of Fame, is immediate past president of Bowls USA. She and her husband Jerry discovered tournament at Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club in 1991 and decided that this would be a game that they could both enjoy.
In the years since joining, Heather has had the opportunity to give back to the sport her time, at her club and both at the Division and National level. She's had the privilege of bowling for Team USA, and competing overseas in numerous events.
Laguna Beach remains Heather’s home club and we're thrilled to have her!