Tournaments

Both players and spectators find tournament play is an excellent way to enjoy the game of lawn bowls. MLPLBA hosts tournaments on our greens in Lake Park most weekends during the season. Members are welcome to participate and others are invited to watch. Some of our members also take advantage of the opportunities to bowl in tournaments at the Division and National level.

Club Tournaments
  • MLPLBA members only (with a few exceptions). Organized by MLPLBA and played on our greens in Lake Park. Advance sign-up is required. Entry fee for tournaments that award cash prizes. Other tournaments are free.
 
Division Tournaments
  • Open. Must hold membership in Bowls USA or World Bowls. Organized by the Division and played on the greens of host clubs throughout the country. Advance sign-up with entry fee. MLPLBA members are members of Bowls USA. MLPLBA hosts the Central Division Open.
  • Playdowns. Must hold membership in that particular Division of Bowls USA and Bowls USA. Organized by the Division and played on the greens of host clubs throughout the country. Advance sign-up with entry fee. MLPLBA members are members of the Central Division and Bowls USA. MLPLBA hosts the Central Division Playdowns.
 
National Tournaments
  • Open. Must hold membership in Bowls USA or World Bowls. Organized by Bowls USA and played on the greens of host clubs throughout the country. Advance sign-up with entry fee. MLPLBA members are members of Bowls USA.
  • Championships. Must hold membership in your particular Division of Bowls USA and Bowls USA. Organized by Bowls USA and played on the greens of host clubs throughout the country. Qualify by winning Division Playdowns. MLPLBA members are members of the Central Division and Bowls USA. MLPLBA last hosted the National Championships in 2006 and will be the host in 2020.