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 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 [...]

Recognition Request File submitted to International Olympic Committee

By | August 11th, 2016|News|

World Bowls has now submitted its Recognition Request File to the International Olympic Committee Sports Department. Commenting on the submission World Bowls Chief Executive Gary Smith said: 'Preparation of the IOC Recognition Request File has [...]

African starlet’s Oz Open odyssey

By | August 4th, 2016|News|

With a $250,000 prize pool on offer the Australian Open is the world’s most lucrative bowls tournament and success at the event, particularly in the blue ribbon singles competitions for men and women, guarantees the [...]

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.