• US Open of Lawn Bowling

    Lawn Bowlers from Across the Globe Gear Up for the Momentous Return of the U.S. Open in Orange County, California

    Orange County, CA – August 16, 2023 – A resounding celebration of sportsmanship and camaraderie is set to sweep across Orange County as over 200 accomplished lawn bowlers from around the world converge to participate in the much-awaited U.S. Open, the largest lawn bowling tournament in North America. Organized by Bowls USA and hosted by the Southwest Lawn Bowls Division, this prestigious event promises an unforgettable week of intense competition, skill, and unity, as athletes showcase their unparalleled talents on the greens.

    Commencing on October 6, 2023, the U.S. Open will span seven exhilarating days, featuring participants hailing from countries as diverse as Australia, England, Ireland, Kenya, and Pakistan. These global contenders represent the pinnacle of lawn bowling excellence, setting the stage for an international showdown of unprecedented proportions. Their presence will not only enrich the event but also symbolize the universal language of sports that transcends borders.

    Scott Roberts, the dedicated tournament director, expressed his anticipation for the event: "We are thrilled to witness the convergence of exceptional talent from across the globe in Orange County. These lawn bowlers are true ambassadors of their sport, and we are honored to host them for the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. Open. The resilience they've shown to come together after the pandemic hiatus is truly inspiring."

    The tournament will unfold across six meticulously prepared lawn bowling clubs, including Laguna Beach, Newport Harbor, Laguna Woods, The Groves, Long Beach, and Santa Ana. Each location is poised to offer participants and spectators alike a remarkable experience, with perfectly manicured greens and a welcoming atmosphere.

    This year's U.S. Open holds a special significance as it marks the grand return of the event since the pandemic-induced hiatus. It is a remarkable milestone that demonstrates the unbreakable spirit of sports enthusiasts worldwide. As the event's fiftieth anniversary, it carries an air of tradition, unity, and triumph that will resonate throughout Orange County.

    The U.S. Open, open to both men and women, promises thrilling matches, exceptional sportsmanship, and an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate the spirit of competition. It's a reminder that even in the face of challenges, the love for sports endures, fostering connections that stretch far beyond the confines of the playing field.

    For more information, media inquiries and to become a sponsor, please contact: Greg Mech gregorymech@me.com

    About Bowls USA: Bowls USA is a leading organization dedicated to promoting and growing the sport of lawn bowls in the United States. Committed to fostering community engagement, sportsmanship, and excellence, Bowls USA plays a pivotal role in organizing prestigious tournaments such as the U.S. Open.

    John Billon
    Vice President Southwest Bowls