Welcome to World Bowls – supporting the game across the world

The sport of bowls is played across the world. It’s a vibrant, dynamic and exciting leisure activity that can be played and enjoyed by all ages, both indoors and outdoors.
World Bowls is the recognised International Federation for the Sport of Bowls.

Currently there are 56 Member National Authorities, in 53 countries, across six continents that are members of World Bowls.
Our mission is to encourage, promote, develop and ensure the growth of our sport throughout the world and to assist those who wish to develop bowls as a sport in their country.

News From World Bowls

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | May 2nd, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE May 2017 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now on line and ready to read FREE of charge. This month's edition includes a comprehensive coverage of last month's World [...]

Rising corporate star joins World Bowls board

By | April 19th, 2017|News|

WORLD Bowls president John Bell and his executive colleagues are delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Leonard, one of the UK’s leading lights in the field of strategic marketing and business development, to the [...]

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | April 7th, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE April 2017 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now on line and available to read FREE of charge. This month's edition included a comprehensive coverage of last month's World [...]

The World Bowls Gallery

A selection of photos from our archives taken at many events and competitions around the world.

Just click on the arrow to scroll through the Gallery.