2023 Carnival Great Success

Forty-two bowlers from across Southern California came dressed in their carnival best to enjoy the 2023 Carnival hosted by Pat Gonzales and the LBLBC a 25 year tradition. The winners included (1) Jake Jeffery, (2) Kelly Warren, (3) Peg Anderson, (4) Dan Paul, (5) Dan Cornwell, (6) Gilbert Wong, Consolation: Steve Folick, and Dan Mathhens Dave Ostrin.

Many People helped to make this such a fun afternoon:

  • Hospitality: Joanne MacKnight, Margaret Butler, Dot Pleasant, June Ralph, Joel Fruehan, Mark Holden
  • Setup: Steve Jones, Frank Moltane, Lee Boyer
  • Photos: Frank and Charlyn Moltane
  • Scorekeeping: Howard Harris
  • Check in: Joel Fruehan, Patti Balsillie

Bob Daniels and Morris Jolly Inducted into Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club Hall of Fame

On Thursday March 2nd after social bowling Long time members Bob Daniels and Morris Jolly were inducted into LBLBC Hall of Fame. Pat Gonzales acted as MC at the gathering and ice cream social. Members new and old as well as honorees families were present for the induction.

Morris who turned 90 on March 1st has served several times as club President as well as SW Bowls representative and has been a part of the club since open house of the rear 2000.

Bob who turned 93 last September for many years was editor and the driving force behind club newsletter “The Write Shot” and editor and master behind the yearly “Membership Directory.

The club thanks both of these members for their outstanding service!

Mark Holden honored with “Outstanding Sustained Contribution” award.

During LBLBC’s annual Christmas party on December 11th club president Mark Holden was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Sustained Service” award presented by club treasurer Candy DeFazio. This award is not presented annually but only when someone continues to contribute to the club consistently “above and beyond.” Mark who has served as president for 2022 and is at the club for every morning of social bowling, every event and serves as our coordinator and fundraiser for outside corporate events. Thank you Mark!

President’s Message March


Message from the President

Message from the President

The month of February was cold and relatively calm.  A couple of our members got the new strain of Covid, and they were able to recover at home.  Covid is here to stay, in one form or another, for quite a while.  Take care of yourselves and stay safe.

Due to the inordinately cold weather the Center green hasn’t been growing as well as we had hoped.  Danny hasn’t been able to mow yet, but Mike Mirabal has kept up the rolling.  So now we have opened the Center back up for play, but it’s a bit slow.  The weeds are dying out and both the South and Center are looking quite well.  If, and when, we continue our work on leveling (or truing) our greens, we will need to consider whether any tournaments will require two greens and schedule this activity accordingly.

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Draw Game Rules


Adopted by Board of Directors, June 2022

  1. Morning and afternoon draw games are 14 ends unless both skips decide otherwise.
  2. Club tournament matches are allowed during draw game times.
  3. Pickup games are not allowed during draw game times.
  4. Individual (alone) practice is allowed during draw game times.
  5. Jacks improperly delivered by each team will be centered 2 meters from the ditch.
  6. Dead ends will be re-spotted 2 meters from the ditch.
  7. You must put up your own tag by 9:45 for morning games and 12:30 for afternoon games.  The last person to arrive is at risk of not playing in the game if there is an uneven number of players.
  8. Other rules notwithstanding, Bowls USA Laws of the Game must be followed.