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 55 Member National Authorities, in 52 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

New Edition of Heads Up – Out NOW!

By | October 21st, 2016|Events, News|

Please click to read the latest edition of the World Bowls Newsletter - Heads Up This edition updates readers on the recent activity going on in World Bowls as well as a personal message from [...]

Collins elected to World Bowls board

By | October 13th, 2016|News|

WELL-KNOWN Guernsey bowls identity Garry Collins has won a seat on the World Bowls board following a recent election for the vacant Europe Region post in which he was one of three candidates. An international [...]

Participation Conference in Christchurch during World Championships

By | October 4th, 2016|News|

DECLINING memberships, fluctuating participation and cruel stereotypes that bowls is only a game for ‘old people’ continue to challenge the sport moving forward. Add to that a change in domestic landscape and bowlers amidst time-poor [...]

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.