Welcome to Funlovers.

We're a LGBT-friendly group of bowlers that meets every Wednesday night to bowl and socialize. Funlovers is the longest running LGBT bowling group in Southern California with a rich history of involvement in the LGBT community. We are proud members of IGBO and our bowlers serve as the organizing committee for the California Spring Classic bowling tournament.

Our Winter Session is underway. Please contact us now if you are interested in joining. Everyone who enjoys having fun is welcome!

Interested? Here's more.

Who are we?

Funlovers welcomes everyone! Our primary goal is to provide a fun and safe environment for LGBT and LGBT-friendly members alike. Our bowlers represent a wide range of experience, but our handicap scoring system ensures that everyone, regardless of skill level, can be competitive, and have a great experience at the same time. In the Funlovers league, bowling and socializing are equal partners!

How much does it cost?

First, you need to be a member of USBC (the national organization that governs our sport) which costs $25/year. Beyond that, we charge $23/week to bowl which includes your bowling, shoes and ball. Also included are a special Sweepstakes night where you can win money by bowling with your team and virtual pair-ups with other members of the league; and an Awards Banquet dinner at the end of the session.

Where do we bowl?

All bowling is at Fountain Bowl, centrally located in Orange County in Fountain Valley near Brookhurst and the 405 Freeway. Fountain Bowl is a full-service 60-lane bowling center with several food options, a full lounge and bar and a comprehensive pro shop should you wish to purchase your equipment. There is lots of free parking at the bowling center and several restaurants nearby if you wish to dine before visiting.

Here’s more answers to your questions.

Let's get to the details, but only if you want to.

  • Q: How many people are on each team. What if I don't have enough friends to bring for a team?
  • A: There are three bowlers to a team. Don't worry if you don't know two other people who want to bowl; just come to the organizational meeting on the first night of bowling. There are always single bowlers who are looking for a team and we will be glad to help match you up. It's a great chance to get to meet other bowlers the very first night!
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  • Q: Do I have to bowl every week during the session?
  • A: You are allowed to miss bowling, however, you are financially responsible for any week you miss when you return. You can ask another sanctioned bowler (USBC member) to bowl for you (except during special events).
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  • Q: What is USBC and why do I have to join?
  • A: USBC (United States Bowling Congress) is the governing body in the United States for the sport of bowling. By sanctioning our league (requiring everyone to be a member) we are able to offer bowlers all of the benefits of the organization. Besides awards for various personal accomplishments, members can take advantage of bowling publications, tournament eligibility and merchant discounts.
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  • Q: How can I pay my league fees every week?
  • A: You may pay in cash, with a check payable to Fountain Bowl, or with a credit card.
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  • Q: Do you have established rules for the league?
  • A: Yes. As we are a USBC league, we are governed by USBC rules. In conjunction with those rules, we have rules specific to our league. You can view the current league rules at anytime by going to www.funlovers.com/rules.
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  • Q: How do I find out how my team is bowling relative to other teams in the league?
  • A: League Standing Sheets are published weekly by Fountain Bowl and are available by the front door as you enter the bowling center. You may also ask the front desk for a copy or check League Secretary online or current or historical standings.
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  • Q: What is IGBO?
  • A: IGBO is an international organization whose goal is to promote the sport of bowling to the LGBT community worldwide. Starting from humble beginnings, it has grown to become the largest international LGBT sports organization in the world today.
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  • Q: Can I win money from bowling on the league? How does it work?
  • A: Yes! You can win money for each game you win during the session. There's also 50/50 cash prizes based on participation throughout the session.

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