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Lawn Bowling : SOUTHEAST/LONG BEACH AREA CLUB CHAMPIONS : LONG BEACH LAWN BOWLING CLUB

July 11, 1985|Correspondents --Paul Olson, Ferrell Burton Jr., Corinna Folkins

History --The Long Beach Club was started in 1929 with first competition in 1930 when the Recreation Park lawn bowling facility was constructed. The club has both men and women members who compete together and not in separate divisions. There are no records of club champions prior to 1974.

Singles

1974--Ken Patterson (Norwalk).

1975--Arnold White (Fountain Valley).

1976--Cecil Pyron (Seal Beach).

1977--John Scott (Long Beach).

1978--Nell Parkhill (Long Beach).

1979--Arnold White (Fountain Valley).

1980--Mike Leslie (Seal Beach).

1981--Cecil Pyron (Seal Beach).

1982--Ken Patterson (Norwalk).

1983--Verna Walberg (Long Beach).

1984--Ken Patterson (Norwalk).

Pairs (doubles)

1974--Arnold White-Jim Parkhill (Fountain Valley-Long Beach).

1975--Clint Wolford-Bill Harper (Long Beach).

1976--Arnold White-Jim Parkhill (Fountain Valley-Long Beach).

1977--Cecil Pyron-Charles Suits (Seal Beach-Long Beach).

1978--Cecil Pyron-Phyllis Madden (Seal Beach-Long Beach).

1979--Arnold White-Dorothy Wotring (Fountain Valley-Long Beach).

1980--Ken Patterson-Verna Walberg (Norwalk-Long Beach).

1981--John Roller-Phiyllis Madden (Long Beach).

1982--Ken Patterson-Al Keithley (Nowalk-Long Beach).

1983--Doreen Collins-Ray Danol (Long Beach).

1984--Manning Moore-Verna Walberg (Long Beach).

NOTE--The 1985 club championships are scheduled next fall.

RECREATION PARK LAWN BOWLING CLUB

History --The Recreation Park Club was started in 1937. It is a men's club. There are no records of club champions prior to 1965.

Singles

1965--Gene Tincher (Long Beach).

1966--Clint Wolfard (Long Beach).

1967--Arnold White (Fountain Valley).

1968--Arnold White (Fountain Valley).

1969--Clint Wolfard (Long Beach).

1970--Clint Wolfard (Long Beach.

1971--Arnold White (Fountain Valley).

1972--Arnold White (Fountain Valley).

1973--Jim Parkhill (Long Beach).

1974--Arnold White (Fountain Valley).

1975--Burl McColm (Long Beach).

1976--Art Rhyn (Long Beach).

1977--Cecil Pyron (Seal Beach).

1978--Ernie Allfie (Long Beach)(.

1979--Ken Patterson (Norwalk).

1980--Clark Donaldson (Long Beach).

1981--Arnold White (Fountain Valley).

1982--Cecil Pyron (Seal Beach).

1983--John Guerra (Long Beach).

1984--Jack Ellis (Long Beach).

Pairs

1971--Arnold White-Bob Barrow (Fountain Valley-Long Beach).

1972--Arnold White-Bob Barrow (Fountain Valley-Long Beach).

1973--Clive Forrester-Joe Ibe (Long Beach).

1974--Cecil Pyron-Clark Donaldson (Seal Beach-Long Beach).

1975--Arnold White-Jim Parkhill (Fountain Valley-Long Beach).

1976--Clark Donaldson-Art Rhyn (Long Beach).

1977--Cecil Pyron-Burl McColm (Seal Beach-Long Beach).

1978--Ken Smith-Mike Leslie (Long Beach-Seal Beach).

1979--Burl McColm-Lee Boswell (Long Beach).

1980--Arnold White-Ken Patterson (Fountain Valley-Norwalk).

1981--Arnold White-Ken Patterson (Fountain Valley-Norwalk).

1982--Clark Donaldson-Lew Atkinson (Long Beach).

1983--Arnold White-Al Keithley (Fountain Valley-Long Beach).

1984--Ernie Allfie-Don Jones (Long Beach).

NOTE--The 1985 club championships are currently under way.

NATIONAL TITLES WON BY SO. CALIFORNIANS

U.S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Men's Singles

1965--Ezra Wyeth (Northridge).

1972--Neil McInnes (Pasadena).

1974--Richard Folkins (Sunland).

1975--Richard Folkins (Sunland).

1982--Neil McInnes (Pasadena).

Women's Singles

1983--Loretta Geisner (San Diego).

Men's Pairs

1960--Thomas Stirrat-Fred Howarth (Long Beach). 1963--Robert Russell-Dan Howarth (Irvine-Long Beach). 1964--Robert Russell-Donald Buckley (Irvine). 1972--Neil McInnes-Ezra Wyeth (Pasadena-Northridge). 1974--Neil McInnes-Ezra Wyeth (Pasadena-Northridge). 1975--Neil McInnes-Arthur Grimmitt (Pasadena). 1976--Richard Folkins-Gerald LaPask (Sunland-Glendale). 1977--Richard Folkins-Gerald LaPask (Sunland-Pasadena). 1979--Richard Folkins-Gerald LaPask (Sunland-Pasadena). 1980--Neil McInnes-Arnold White (Pasadena-Fountain Valley). 1981--Neil McInnes-Arnold White (Pasadena-Fountain Valley). 1984--Keith Lance-Arnold White (Irvine-Fountain Valley).

Women's Pairs

1978--Mabel Hay-Eva Petersen (Santa Barabra). 1981--Corinna Folkins-Helen Buckley (Sunland-Irvine). 1982--Kay LaPask-Roz Brown (Glendale-Laguna Beach).

NOTE--Recreation Park Greens in Long Beach will be host to the U.S. Championship Southwest Division Men's Playdowns (qualifying) July 20-21 and 27-28. Top finishers will qualify for the 1985 U.S. Men's Championships, scheduled Sept. 22-25 at Santa Barbara. The 1985 U.S. Women's Championships are scheduled Sept. 9-12 at Buck Hills, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Corinna) Folkins now live in Mission Viejo and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Kay) LaPask now live in Laguna Beach.

NATIONAL OPEN

Men's Singles

1946--Arthur Hartley (Pasadena). 1947--Floyd Taylor (Los Angeles). 1952--Hugh Folkins (Los Angeles). 1957--Richard Folkins (Sunland). 1959--Thomas Stirrat (Long Beach). 1964--Ezra Wyeth (Northridge). 1971--Ezra Wyeth (Northridge). 1974--Frank Petit (Pasadena). 1977--Neil McInnes (Glendale). 1980--Richard Folkins (Sunland).

Women's Pairs

1971--Henrietta Krohn (Laguna Hills). 1973--Lilly Godfrey (Arcadia).

Men's Pairs

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