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2 02, 2017


By |2017-02-03T09:35:46+01:00February 2nd, 2017|News|

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES - ELITE ATHLETES WITH A DISABILITY (EAD) All CG MNA’s are reminded that there are two disciplines in the 2018 CG for the above group of athletes. Pairs (B2/B3) As was the case in Glasgow in 2014, the pairs must include a male and female athlete. They can compromise two B2, or [...]

28 01, 2017

Bowls South Africa Masters Final

By |2017-01-30T16:12:45+01:00January 28th, 2017|News|

The final of the Warwick Wealth/Bowls SA Open Masters Championships at The Wanderers Club, Johannesburg will be streamed live on 12 February. This match is expected to begin at 11.30AM; Conditions will if dictate whethere the men’s or women’s Open final. The link is already displayed on the Bowls South Africa website ( under Tournaments [...]

11 08, 2016

Recognition Request File submitted to International Olympic Committee

By |2017-11-02T15:49:04+01:00August 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 been a mammoth task requiring completion of a detailed questionnaire consisting of over 40 pages accompanied by around 120 supporting [...]

8 07, 2016

England’s Allan Thornhill appointed to World Bowls Laws Committee

By |2016-07-09T10:36:49+01:00July 8th, 2016|News|

Following Andy Ewens' recent decision to relinquish his position as a member of the World Bowls Laws Committee, World Bowls is delighted to welcome England's highly qualified Allan Thornhill as his replacement. Allan brings a wealth of experience to his new role as a member of the very efficient Laws Committee chaired by Kerry Clark [...]

10 06, 2016

European Development Seminar-Presentations now available on website

By |2017-11-02T15:49:05+01:00June 10th, 2016|News|

Presentation documents from the recent very successful European Development Seminar held in Glasgow, Scotland are now available on the World Bowls website. Click on the 'Development' tab and then all the documents can be accessed on the ' European Development Seminar 2016' page.

5 05, 2016

Public Relations Appointment

By |2017-11-02T15:49:05+01:00May 5th, 2016|News|

President John Bell and the Board of Directors are delighted to announce the appointment of award-winning journalist and publisher David Allen to the position of Public Relations Consultant to the World Bowls organisation. ‘It’s an extension of our determination to grow the World Bowls brand, to raise the profile of lawn bowls, and to gain [...]

1 05, 2016

IOC recognition application process launched

By |2017-11-02T15:49:05+01:00May 1st, 2016|News|

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. Smith said:- 'We had to await the results of a full review undertaken by the IOC of their eligibility criteria to firstly ensure [...]

28 04, 2016

New Development Members

By |2016-04-28T17:13:22+01:00April 28th, 2016|Events|

World Bowls are delighted to announce two new Development Members. Tonga Lawn Bowls Federation & Liberia Bowling Association. United Arab Emirates (UAE) are no longer Development Members of World Bowls.    

15 04, 2016

Junior Jackaroos in world title clean sweep

By |2017-11-02T15:49:05+01:00April 15th, 2016|News, Results|

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 today. The young Jackaroos won all three gold medals on offer, with Aaron Wilson claiming the men’s singles championship and [...]

15 04, 2016

Day 7 Results-World Junior Championships

By |2016-04-15T08:23:46+01:00April 15th, 2016|News, Results|

Men’s singles: Semi finals: Aaron Wilson (AUS) bt Kenta Hasebe (JPN) 21-15, Sean Ingham (AUS) bt Corey Wedlock (AUS) 21-19. Final: Aaron Wilson (AUS) bt Sean Ingham (AUS) 21-12. Women’s singles: Semi finals: Ellen Ryan (AUS) bt Natasha Jones (AUS) 21-7, Syafiqa Rahman (MAS) bt Dawn Hayman (AUS) 21-19. Final: Ellen Ryan (AUS)bt Syafiqa Rahman (MAS) [...]

14 04, 2016

Welsh and Aussies go for Gold

By |2016-04-14T08:55:49+01:00April 14th, 2016|Events, News|

THE in-form Welsh combination of Jarrad Breen and Melanie Thomas will face Australia’s Aaron Teys and Ellen Ryan in tomorrow’s final of the World Junior Mixed Pairs final at the Broadbeach Bowls Club on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Breen and Thomas gained their berth in the main event when they defeated the spirited Aussie duo of [...]

14 04, 2016

Day 6 Results-World Junior Championships

By |2016-04-14T08:34:02+01:00April 14th, 2016|News, Results|

Day 6: Mixed pairs: Elimination finals: Syafiqa Rahman, Budriz Mustakim (MAS) bt Corey Wedlock, Chloe Stewart (AUS) 15-14, Jarrad Breen, Melanie Thomas (WAL) bt Sheldon Bagrie-Howley, Katelyn Inch (NZL) 17-16. Semi finals: Aaron Teys, Ellen Ryan (AUS) bt Syafiqa Rahman, Budriz Mustakim (MAS) 19-9, Jarrad Breen, Melanie Thomas (WAL) bt Aaron Wilson, Dawn Hayman (AUS) [...]

13 04, 2016

Day 5 Results-World Junior Championships

By |2016-04-13T08:51:25+01:00April 13th, 2016|News, Results|

Men’s singles: Sec.1: Rd.9: Aaron Wilson (AUS) bt Lawrence Paniani (CKI) 21-10, Jarrad Breen (WAL) bt Izzat Shameer (MAS) 21-9, Ryan Burnett (SCO) bt Jason Choi (HKC) 21-5, Corey Wedlock (AUS) bt Cameron Lefresne (CAN) 21-10, Ross Davis (JER) bt Sheldon Bagrie-Howley (NZL) 21-8. Final standings: Wilson 24 points +80 shots, Breen 24 +64, Wedlock 21 +55, [...]

12 04, 2016

Day 4 Results-World Junior Championships

By |2016-04-12T08:44:23+01:00April 12th, 2016|News, Results|

Men’s singles: Sec.1: Rd.7: Ryan Burnett (SCO) bt Izzat Shameer (MAS) 21-19, Ross Davis (JER) bt Aaron Wilson (AUS) 21-18, Cameron Lefresne (CAN) bt Lawrence Paniani (CKI) 21-7, Jarrad Breen (WAL) bt Sheldon Bagrie-Howley (NZL) 21-9, Corey Wedlock (AUS) bt Jason Choi (HKC) 21-5. Rd.8: Burnett bt Davis 21-4, Bagrie-Howley bt Shameer 21-18, Wilson bt [...]

11 04, 2016

Day 3 Results-World Junior Championships

By |2016-04-11T11:10:49+01:00April 11th, 2016|News, Results|

Men’s singles: Sec.1: Rd.5: Jason Choi (HKC) bt Cameron Lefresne (CAN) 21-17, Aaron Wilson (AUS) bt Izzat Shameer (MAS) 21-13, Ryan Burnett (SCO) bt Sheldon Bagrie-Howley (NZL) 21-20, Jarrad Breen (WAL) bt Lawrence Paniani (CKI) 21-10, Corey Wedlock (AUS) bt Ross Davis (JER) 21-1. Rd.6: Choi bt Paniani 21-12, Wilson bt Bagrie-Howley 21-12, Breen bt [...]

10 04, 2016

Day 2 Results-World Junior Championships

By |2016-04-10T11:33:02+01:00April 10th, 2016|News, Results|

Men’s singles: Sec.1: Rd.3: Sheldon Bagrie-Howley (NZL) bt Cameron Lefresne (CAN) 21-3, Aaron Wilson (AUS) bt Jarrad Breen (WAL) 21-8, Corey Wedlock (AUS) bt Ryan Burnett (SCO) 21-15, Izzat Shameer (MAS) bt Lawrence Paniani (CKI) 21-18, Ross Davis (JER) bt Jason Choi (HKC) 21-14. Rd.4: Paniani bt Bagrie-Howley 21-19, Burnett bt Lefresne 21-17, Breen bt [...]

9 04, 2016

Day 1 Results-World Junior Championships

By |2016-04-09T11:13:53+01:00April 9th, 2016|News, Results|

Men’s singles: Sec.1: Rd.1: Jarrad Breen (WAL) bt Corey Wedlock (AUS) 21-12, Izzat Shameer (MAS) bt Ross Davis (JER) 21-7, Ryan Burnett (SCO) bt Lawrence Paniani (CKI) 21-8, Aaron Wilson (AUS) bt Cameron Lefresne (CAN) 21-18, Sheldon Bagrie-Howley (NZL) bt Jason Choi (HKC) 21-4. Rd.2: Shameer bt Lefresne 21-18, Wilson bt Burnett 21-10, Wedlock bt [...]

9 04, 2016

Spotlight on world juniors

By |2016-04-09T01:23:27+01:00April 9th, 2016|Events, News|

  IN what was a typical postcard sunny Queensland afternoon at the Gold Coast’s picturesque Broadbeach Bowls Club, World Bowls president John Bell officially activated this year’s world junior championships. A superb showcase of the world’s best 18-25 year-olds saw 39 young stars from no fewer than sixteen bowling nations in the opening ceremony spotlight. [...]

23 03, 2016

Jeremy Henry through to meet Andrew Kyle in final

By |2017-11-02T15:49:05+01:00March 23rd, 2016|News, Results|

Jeremy Henry representing Australia has won through his semi-final this morning and now faces Ireland's Andrew Kyle in the final later today. The finals are being live streamed and can be accessed by clicking on the banner below:-   Men's Semi-Final 2 Jeremy Henry (Australia) defeated Scott Roberts (United States) 10-5, 15-2 Women's Final Siti Zalina [...]

22 03, 2016

Day 7 World Cup Results

By |2016-03-22T06:58:11+01:00March 22nd, 2016|News, Results|

Women's Semi-Finals Results Siti Zalina Ahmad (Malaysia) defeated Pricilla Westlake (Canada) 9-8, 6-8, 5-3 Carmen Anderson OAM (Norfolk Island) defeated Carla Krizanic (Australia) 8-4, 6-6, 3-0 Men's Semi-Final Result Andrew Kyle (Ireland) defeated Shannon McIlroy (New Zealand) 13-4, 4-11, 3-1 Matches Schedule-Wednesday 23rd March Men's Semi-Final 2 Jeremy Henry (Australia) v Scott Roberts (United States)- [...]

21 03, 2016

World Cup Semi-Final Line Up

By |2017-11-02T15:49:05+01:00March 21st, 2016|Events, News|

After today's exciting final section matches and play offs the World Cup has now reached the semi-final stages producing some fascinating line ups. The semi-finals are being live-streamed and you can watch by clicking on the banner below. Tuesday 22nd March Women's Semi-Final 1-10:00am (AEST) Siti Zalina Malaysia (Malaysia) v Pricilla Westlake (Canada) Men's Semi-Final [...]

18 03, 2016

Bowls Australia Media Release-Bowls Back on Free-To-Air TV in 2016

By |2017-11-02T15:49:06+01:00March 18th, 2016|News|

Web Version  |  Update preferences  |  Unsubscribe Like Tweet Forward Bowls rolls back onto free-to-air television with SBS partnership The sport of bowls will return to free-to-air television after a four-year hiatus, with a new weekly episodic program titled “The Bowls Show” to air on SBS and SBS On Demand. Bowls Australia and SBS have announced a [...]

18 03, 2016

Day 4 World Cup Results

By |2017-11-02T15:49:06+01:00March 18th, 2016|News, Results|

Day 4:   Men: Sec.1: Rd.7: Andrew Kyle (IRE) bt Ali Akbar (UAE) 13-5 13-3, Fairul Muin (MAS) bt Christian Huang (SIN) 12-4 4-8 4-3, Ryan Dixon (NFI) bt Su Hong Lam (MAC) 8-6 5-10 5-1, Shannon McIlroy (NZL) bt Baven Balendra (BOT) 7-6 15-2, Scott Roberts (USA) bt Clive McGreal (IOM) 7-6 9-4 Rd.8: [...]

17 03, 2016

Day 3 World Cup Results and Current Standings

By |2017-11-02T15:49:06+01:00March 17th, 2016|News, Results|

Day 3:   Men: Sec.1: Rd.5: Andrew Kyle (IRE) bt Su Hong Lam (MAC) 5-5 10-4, Christian Huang (SIN) bt Stan Tafatu (NIU) 12-3 9-5, Clive McGreal (IOM) bt Fairul Muin (MAS) 5-5 7-4, Baven Balendra (BOT) bt Ali Akbar (UAE) 11-10 7-6, Shannon McIlroy (NZL) bt Ryan Dixon (NFI) 8-7 15-3. Rd.6: McGreal bt [...]

16 03, 2016

Day 2 World Cup Results

By |2017-11-02T15:49:06+01:00March 16th, 2016|News, Results|

Day 2:   Men: Sec.1: Rd.3: Shannon McIlroy (NZL) bt Christian Huang (SIN) 9-6 11-5s, Ryan Dixon (NFI) bt Stan Tafatu (NIU) 11-3 10-4, Fairul Muin (MAS) bt Ali Akbar (UAE) 16-0 13-7, Scott Roberts (USA) bt Su Hong Lam (MAC) 16-7 4-13 3-1, Clive McGreal (IOM) bt Baven Balendra (BOT) 12-5 11-1. Rd.4: Andrew [...]

16 03, 2016

World Cup Livestreaming

By |2017-11-02T15:49:06+01:00March 16th, 2016|Events, News|

The finals of the 2016 World Cup, which commenced in Warilla, NSW this morning, will be live-streamed free of charge. The annual World Cup, the sport’s most prestigious indoor international event, has returned to Warilla for an eleventh consecutive year, commencing this morning and running until March 23. In conjunction with Warilla Bowls and Recreation [...]

15 03, 2016

Day 1 World Cup Results

By |2017-11-02T15:49:07+01:00March 15th, 2016|News, Results|

Day 1:   Men: Sec.1: Rd.1: Ryan Dixon (NFI) bt Clive McGreal (IOM) 6-9 10-8 3-1, Shannon McIlroy (NZL) bt Fairul Muin (MAS) 15-6 8-7, Andrew Kyle (IRE) bt Christian Huang (SIN) 11-6 15-3, Su Hong Lam (MAC) bt Stan Tafatu (NIU) 11-8 12-4, Scott Roberts (USA) bt Baven Balendra (BOT) 14-5 12-5. Rd.2: Kyle [...]

15 03, 2016

World Cup kicks off

By |2017-11-02T15:49:07+01:00March 15th, 2016|Events, News|

  AT A glittering function at the indoor stadium of the mighty Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club last night, World Bowls president John Bell from England officially opened proceedings for this year’s World Cup singles championship. With the action commencing on March 15 for nine days of continuous play, this 12th World Cup features men’s and [...]