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

Quest for ‘Olympic Dream’ draws closer

By | February 20th, 2017|News|

LAST year a pathway for lawn bowls to achieve official International Olympic Committee (IOC) Recognition arose when our number of participating member nations was formalised to be in excess of fifty – a minimum requisite [...]

Future stars set for World Youth Championships

By | February 9th, 2017|News|

A top class field of forty-two players from seventeen countries will compete for honours at next month’s World Youth Championship in Australia. Commencing on March 27 for seven days, the newly rebranded world event for [...]

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | February 3rd, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE February edition of Inside Bowls is now on-line and available for everyone to read FREE of charge. Click here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/feb17/html5/index.html?r=35# to enjoy the latest news and great bowls stories from all around the 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.