Last President Message from Mark


The month of April saw a change to warmer days and our greens came out of their winter hibernation and are running well.  The Pearl Wart weed is dying off, but we’re still looking for one more treatment to nail the coffin shut.  Our website ( continues to be a great resource that includes our club calendar of events, and now our new member directory among other things.

We had lots of tournament activities this month.  First up is the Men’s So Cal Triples where Dave Morrison came in 4th place.  Then there was the big one for us, the SWD Open.  Carol Poto came in 4th place (Champion flight) in the Women’s Singles.  Giulia Gallo got 1st place (Champion flight), and Stephanie Johnson and Alex de la Garza got 1st place (4th flight) in the Women’s Pairs.  Giulia Gallo got 1st place and Candy DeFazio got 2nd place (Champion flight), and Stephanie Johnson and Tricia Quan got 1st place (2nd flight) in the Women’s Fours, and finally Dave Morrison pulled out 2nd place (2nd flight) in the Men’s Fours.

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President’s Message April


Message from the President

Message from the President

The month of March was cold and rainy.  Even so, it was a bit busier than February.  The good news is that the greens are running quite well.  We’re still fighting the Pearl Wart weed, but overall, it’s looking good.  We’ve incorporated an “OPEN/CLOSED” notice on our website ( to let everybody know when we can play when it’s raining, or the greens are being treated.  Hopefully, this will prove helpful if you’re in doubt.  The website is a great resource that includes our club calendar of events, check it out sometime.

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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!

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.