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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

IOC recognition application process launched

By |May 1st, 2016|

At the World Bowls European Development Seminar being staged in Glasgow this weekend Gary Smith, World Bowls Chief Executive announced that World Bowls has launched the formal process of seeking International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognition for our sport. [...]

Australia v Scotland Jack Attack

By |April 28th, 2016|

The 1st ever Jack Attack International between Australia and Scotland will take place at the Broadbeach BC, Gold Coast, Australia between 5th June and 7th June 2016.

Junior Jackaroos in world title clean sweep

By |April 15th, 2016|

Junior Jackaroos in world title clean sweep   The hosting Australians claimed the major proportion of the medal haul at the World Junior Championships, which concluded at the Broadbeach Bowls Club on Australia’s Gold Coast [...]

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.