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 51 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

Branding boost for World Junior Championships

By | May 23rd, 2016|News|

WORLD Bowls, the global governing authority of lawn bowls, has taken the decision to rebrand its world junior championships as the ‘World Youth Championships’. ‘Times have changed,’ said president John Bell in announcing the decision. [...]

Glasgow summit heralds new era of Euro bowls

By | May 18th, 2016|News|

THE recent European Development Seminar in Glasgow, an initiative of World Bowls, the global governing authority of lawn bowls, has ushered in a new era of confidence, co-operation and growth for the sport in Europe. [...]

Bowls set to thrive on sub continent

By | May 16th, 2016|News|

Lawn bowls in India has been moving through a rebuilding phase in recent times, but last month’s series of high level meetings between the nation’s leading sporting bodies and executives from World Bowls, [...]

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.