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

Aussie and Kiwis tops in Games rehearsal

By | June 7th, 2017|News|

THE hosting Australian bowls team dominated today’s finals in the Gold Coast Multi-Nations tournament at the Broadbeach Bowls Club in Queensland. And in something of a declaration of Australia’s depth of talent, a ‘second string’ [...]

Queens Birthday honour for New Zealand great

By | June 6th, 2017|News|

PRESIDENT John Bell, speaking on behalf of his World Bowls board colleagues, staff and the global bowls community, has congratulated Bowls New Zealand chief executive Kerry Clark OBE on his latest accomplishment. Yesterday (5 June 2017), Her [...]

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | June 4th, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE June 2017 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now on line and ready to read FREE of charge. Among the many great features, this month's cover story provides an exclusive [...]

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.