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

World Boss Backed For Second Term

By | September 12th, 2016|News|

World Bowls president John Bell has been returned unopposed to the position of the sport’s number one member. A former England international and world champion, Mr Bell also has a distinguished record off the green [...]

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | September 3rd, 2016|Inside Bowls, News|

THE August 2016 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now online and ready to read FREE of charge. Click here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/sep16/index.html?r=11 for all the latest news and stories from around [...]

World Bowls President interview on IOC recognition

By | August 19th, 2016|News|

Whilst the world is enthralled by the athletes and their achievements at the Olympic Games in Rio, World Bowls continues in its endeavour for IOC recognition for Bowls. This week, John Bell, World Bowls President [...]

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.