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10 10, 2017

Malaysian Tigers bare claws at Asian Championships

By | October 10th, 2017|News|

THE formidable Malaysian team snared five of a possible eight senior gold medals at the 12th Asian Lawn Bowls Championships which concluded in India yesterday (9th October). In a powerhouse display at the RK Puram's Sports Complex in New Delhi, the Malaysians, in their distinctive yellow and black Malay Tiger outfits captured gold in the [...]

1 10, 2017

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | October 1st, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE October 2017 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now on line and ready to read FREE of charge. Among the many features are a comprehensive coverage of the recent Bowls England national championships, Welsh women's championships, British men's under-25 internationals and the exciting African States Tournament in Johannesburg, plus [...]

29 09, 2017

Ireland quartet strikes Euro gold on Channel Islands

By | September 29th, 2017|News|

THE youthful Ireland team of Catherine Beattie, Megan Wilson, Andrew Kyle and Mark Wilson epitomised those immortal Fleetwood Mac lyrics ‘people out there turning silver into gold’ at the 11th European Bowls Championships on the Channel Islands at the Le Creux Bowls Club in St Brelade, Jersey today. Demonstrating great consistency to claim silver medals [...]

16 09, 2017

Proteas clinch overall gold in African States Tournament

By | September 16th, 2017|News|

THE powerful South African Proteas team emerged from this week's 2017 African States Tournament at Edenvale Bowling Club as overall champions in men's and women's teams competition. Individually, the South African squad collected gold in the men's singles (Wayne Rittmuller) and pairs (Rittmuller and George Lotter) along with the women's fours (Vicky Frost, Esme Kruger, [...]

6 09, 2017

European Championships to showcase in Jersey this month

By | September 6th, 2017|News|

SEVERAL new faces will be appearing in the forthcoming European Championships hosted in Jersey 24th to 29th September. It will be the third time the island has staged the event, having previously done so in 1999 and 2001. The Les Creux Bowls Club in St Brelade will again be the venue for the competition as [...]

2 09, 2017

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | September 2nd, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE September 2017 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now on line and ready to read FREE of charge. Among the many great features are a comprehensive coverage of the recent SEA Games in Malaysia, the Welsh men's outdoor and Australian indoor championships, plus an interesting insight into the sport's [...]

9 08, 2017

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | August 9th, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE August 2017 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now on line and ready to read FREE of charge. Among the many great features are a comprehensive coverage of the British Isles Men's Championships and Under-25 Women's Championships, plus there's a most informative section on bowls in Asia. Click here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/aug17/html5/index.html?page=1&noflash [...]

19 07, 2017

Latest World Bowls information newsletter

By | July 19th, 2017|News|

THE July 2017 World Bowls newsletter which shares the latest developments of the sport's global governing body with all bowlers is here now.

3 07, 2017

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | July 3rd, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE July 2017 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now on line and ready to read FREE of charge. Among the many great features are coverage of last month's Multi Nations dress rehearsal event for the Commonwealth Games at Broadbeach and the rich Australian Open Championships, plus the recent British Isles Women's Internationals. Also, [...]

23 06, 2017

Young stars crowned singles champions at world’s richest tournament

By | June 23rd, 2017|News|

2017 Australian Open Championships, Broadbeach, Qld MEN’S SINGLES: Round of 16: Shannon Gittoes (NSW) d Glenn Scott (Vic) 21-19, Wayne Ruediger (SA) d Scott Walker (WA) 21-15, Jay Breust (NSW) d Dale Shillington (Qld) 21-17, Nathan Rice (Qld) d Ian Stone (NSW) 21-9, Jesse Noronha (NSW) d Jayden Christie (Qld) 21-15, Aaron Teys (NSW) d Troy [...]

7 06, 2017

Aussie and Kiwis tops in Games rehearsal

By | June 7th, 2017|News|

THE hosting Australian bowls team dominated today’s finals in the Gold Coast Multi-Nations tournament at the Broadbeach Bowls Club in Queensland. And in something of a declaration of Australia’s depth of talent, a ‘second string’ line-up was pressed into service when only seven acceptances to compete in the traditional rehearsal staged a year out from [...]

6 06, 2017

Queens Birthday honour for New Zealand great

By | June 6th, 2017|News|

PRESIDENT John Bell, speaking on behalf of his World Bowls board colleagues, staff and the global bowls community, has congratulated Bowls New Zealand chief executive Kerry Clark OBE on his latest accomplishment. Yesterday (5 June 2017), Her Majesty The Queen appointed Mr Clark a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of his services to bowls. [...]

4 06, 2017

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | June 4th, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE June 2017 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now on line and ready to read FREE of charge. Among the many great features, this month's cover story provides an exclusive almanac of the sport's greatest gold medallists. Click here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/june17/html5/index.html?page=1&noflash to enjoy the latest news and great stories from all around the world.

2 05, 2017

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | May 2nd, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE May 2017 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now on line and ready to read FREE of charge. This month's edition includes a comprehensive coverage of last month's World Youth Championships at Broadbeach and the English Indoor Bowling Association's nationals. Click here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/may17/html5/index.html?page=1&noflash to enjoy the latest news and great [...]

19 04, 2017

Rising corporate star joins World Bowls board

By | April 19th, 2017|News|

WORLD Bowls president John Bell and his executive colleagues are delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Leonard, one of the UK’s leading lights in the field of strategic marketing and business development, to the organisation’s Board of Directors. ‘It’s a further extension of our resolve to grow the World Bowls brand and capture the [...]

7 04, 2017

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | April 7th, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE April 2017 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now on line and available to read FREE of charge. This month's edition included a comprehensive coverage of last month's World Cup at Warilla and the British indoor championships from Belfast. Click here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/april17/index.html?r=78 to enjoy the latest news and great stories [...]

2 04, 2017

World Youth Championships Broadbeach Qld – Day 7

By | April 2nd, 2017|News|

Salmon is biggest fish in youth pond In a brilliant exhibition of international bowls Welshman Daniel Salmon has captured the 2017 World Youth Championships men's singles gold medal at the Broadbeach Bowls & Community Club on Queensland's Gold Coast. Salmon, a 22-year-old painter and decorator from Cardiff, won 21-17 against 20-year-old Australian Corey Wedlock, a green [...]

2 04, 2017

Women’s youth singles champion crowned

By | April 2nd, 2017|News|

In one of the biggest upsets in recent bowls history Canada's Pricilla Westlake has claimed the World Youth women's singles championship final at Broadbeach Bowls Club on Australia's Gold Coast today. She snatched victory from defending champion and hot favourite Ellen Ryan from Australia 21-20 in the gold medal match. And earlier on in the day Westlake [...]

2 04, 2017

World youth pairs champions decided

By | April 2nd, 2017|News|

The composite team of Connie Rixon from Malta and Australia's Bill Johnson emerged victorious in the World Youth mixed pairs championship final at Broadbeach Bowls Club on Australia's Gold Coast today. They defeated the gallant Scottish duo of Claire Walker and John Fleming 21-17 in the 18-end gold medal match. Last night Rixon and Johnson [...]

2 04, 2017

World Youth Championships Broadbeach Qld – Day 7

By | April 2nd, 2017|News|

FINALS ALERT!!

1 04, 2017

World Youth Championships Broadbeach Qld – Day 6

By | April 1st, 2017|News|

Men's singles: Sec.1: Rd.11: Izzat Dzulkeple (MAS) bt Rob Law (CAN) 21-9, Corey Wedlock (AUS) bt John Fleming (SCO) 21-10, Connor Rabey (GUE) bt Martin Sham (HKC) 21-7, Aaron Tennant (IRE) bt Lawrence Paniani (CKI) 21-3, Aaron Teys (AUS) bt Carlos Tigere (BOT) 21-5. Final standings: Wedlock 30 points +76 shots, Teys 27 +85, Tennant 21 +31, [...]

31 03, 2017

World Youth Championships Broadbeach Old – Day 5

By | March 31st, 2017|News|

MEN'S SINGLES: Sec.1: Rd.7: Aaron Teys (AUS) bt Connor Rabey (GUE) 21-8, Izzat Dzulkeple (MAS) bt Lawrence Paniani (CKI) 21-10, Corey Wedlock (AUS) bt Gariga Babona (PNG) 21-17, Aaron Tennant (IRE) bt Rob Law (CAN) 21-11, Martin Sham (HKC) bt Carlos Tigere (BOT) 21-11. Rd.8: John Fleming (SCO) bt C Rabey 21-19, Law bt Tigere [...]

30 03, 2017

World Youth Championships Broadbeach Old – Day 4

By | March 30th, 2017|News|

'Debbie' interrupts championships Only one round of Mixed Pairs (Section 1) was possible at the Tweed Heads indoor bowls facility today. With the imminent arrival of 'Tropical Cyclone Debbie' in the area, local authorities requested all players, officials and spectators return to their lodgings at noon for their own safety. It is anticipated that normal competition will resume [...]

29 03, 2017

World Youth Championships Broadbeach Qld – Day 3

By | March 29th, 2017|News|

MEN'S SINGLES: Sec.1: Rd.5: Aaron Tennant (IRE) bt Connor Rabey (GUE) 21-20, Izzat Dzulkeple (MAS) bt Martin Sham (HKC) 21-11, Corey Wedlock (AUS) bt Rob Law (CAN) 21-18, John Fleming (SCO) bt Carlos Tigere (BOT) 21-7, Aaron Teys (AUS) bt Gariga Babona (PNG) 21-6. Rd.6: Fleming bt Lawrence Paniani (CKI) 21-16, Teys bt Tennant 21-11, [...]

28 03, 2017

World Youth Championships Broadbeach Qld – Day 2

By | March 28th, 2017|News|

MEN'S SINGLES: Sec.1: Rd.3: Izzat Dzulkeple (MAS) bt Connor Rabey (GUE) 21-18, Aaron Tennant (IRE) bt Martin Sham (HKC) 21-18, John Fleming (SCO) bt Rob Law (CAN) 21-10, Gariga Babona (PNG) bt Lawrence Paniani (CKI) 21-16, Corey Wedlock (AUS) bt Carlos Tigere (BOT) 21-2. Rd.4: Aaron Teys (AUS) bt Dzulkeple 21-17, Babona bt Fleming 21-10, [...]

27 03, 2017

World Youth Championships Broadbeach Old – Day 1 results

By | March 27th, 2017|News|

MEN'S SINGLES: Sec.1: Rd.1: Carlos Tigere (BOT) bt Gariga Babona (PNG) 21-20, Aaron Teys (AUS) bt John Fleming (SCO) 21-12, Lawrence Paniani (CKI) bt Connor Rabey (GUE) 21-8, Corey Wedlock (AUS) bt Izzat Dzulkeple (MAS) 21-10, Martin Sham (HKC) bt Rob Law (CAN) 21-17. Rd.2: C Rabey bt Tigere 21-14, Dzulkeple bt Babona 21-15, Fleming [...]

27 03, 2017

Youth championships rolled out at Broadbeach

By | March 27th, 2017|News|

A glittering twilight function at the Broadbeach Bowls and Community Club on Queensland’s Gold Coast last night saw Australian great Karen Murphy roll out the inaugural World Youth Championships. This is the third incarnation of the only under-age competition conducted by World Bowls, the sport’s global governing body, having started out as the World Junior [...]

22 03, 2017

World Cup Indoor Singles Warilla NSW – Day 9 results

By | March 22nd, 2017|News|

High Fives for 'Jezza' and Jo   International greats Jeremy Henry and Jo Edwards struck gold in Australia today at the Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club. Henry, the adopted Aussie known as  'Jezza' to his mates, was the defending champion and defeated young Malaysian star Soufi Rusli in the men’s final, while Edwards clinched the [...]

22 03, 2017

WORLD CUP INDOOR SINGLES FINALS – LIVE STREAMING TODAY!

By | March 22nd, 2017|News|

Click here facebook.com/bowlsaustralia to enjoy the women's and men's finals from the Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club in Australia.

21 03, 2017

World Cup Indoor Singles Warilla NSW Day 8 results

By | March 21st, 2017|News|

SUPERSTARS STRIVE FOR FIVE AUSTRALIA'S Jeremy Henry and Jo Edwards from New Zealand have powered their way into tomorrow's World Cup indoor singles finals in Australia at the Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club in Shellharbour south of Sydney. Both have previously won this prestigious title on four occasions and played brilliantly to come through eight [...]

20 03, 2017

WORLD CUP SINGLES FINALS LIVE STREAMING NOW!

By | March 20th, 2017|News|

Catch all the action live on the Bowls Australia Facebook page. facebook.com/bowlsaustralia

20 03, 2017

World Cup Indoor Singles Warilla NSW – Day 7 results

By | March 20th, 2017|News|

MEN: Sec.1: Rd.13: Jeremy Henry (AUS) bt Su Hong Lam (MAC) 13-2 6-8 3-2, Phil Jones (NFI) bt Tom Rogers (ESP) 9-7 10-5, Hirendra Bhartu (CAN) bt Selwyn Hare (ISR) 13-3 13-5, Ken Emura (JPN) bt John Gaborutwe (BOT) 16-4 12-4, Ronnie Duncan (SCO) bt Soufi Rusli (MAS) 10-5 6-9 2-1, Gariga Babona (PNG) bt [...]

19 03, 2017

World Cup Indoor Singles Warilla NSW – Day 6 results

By | March 19th, 2017|News|

MEN: Sec.1: Rd.12: Tom Rogers (ESP) bt Gariga Babona (PNG) 8-8 10-3, Soufi Rusli (MAS) bt John Gaborutwe (BOT) 16-4 16-1, Ronnie Duncan (SCO) bt Phil Jones (NFI) 13-5 13-4, Jeremy Henry (AUS) bt Hirendra Bhartu (CAN) 12-2 4-11 3-2, Selwyn Hare (ISR) bt Ross Davis (JER) 10-5 5-8 5-0, Su Hong Lam (MAC) bt [...]

18 03, 2017

World Cup Indoor Singles Warilla NSW – Day 5 results

By | March 18th, 2017|News|

MEN: Sec.1: Rd.10: Jeremy Henry (AUS) bt Ken Emura (JPN) 17-2 16-3, Gariga Babona (PNG) bt Selwyn Hare (ISR) 9-9 13-6, Ronnie Duncan (SCO) bt Su Hong Lam (MAC) 9-7 15-4, Soufi Rusli (MAS) bt Phil Jones (NFI) 11-6 10-9, Ross Davis (JER) bt Hirendra Bhartu (CAN) 15-3 10-5, Tom Rogers (ESP) bt Cabous Olivier [...]

17 03, 2017

World Cup Indoor Singles Warilla NSW – Day 4 results

By | March 17th, 2017|News|

MEN: Sec.1: Rd.7: Cabous Olivier (NAM) bt Phil Jones (NFI) 6-9 10-2 5-1, Soufi Rusli (MAS) bt Su Hong Lam (MAC) 7-7 8-8 2-1, Ronnie Duncan (SCO) bt Gariga Babona (PNG) 13-4 12-4, Ken Emura (JPN) bt Selwyn Hare (ISR) 11-6 8-5, Jeremy Henry (AUS) bt John Gaborutwe (BOT) 10-6 10-3, Ross Davis (JER) bt [...]

16 03, 2017

World Cup Indoor Singles Warilla NSW – Day 3 results

By | March 16th, 2017|News|

Men: Sec.1: Rd.5: Ronnie Duncan (SCO) bt Jeremy Henry (AUS) 5-9 12-4 3-2, Tom Rogers (ESP) bt John Gaborutwe (BOT) 8-8 11-4, Cabous Olivier (NAM) bt Selwyn Hare (ISR) 4-12 13-5 3-2, Ken Emura (JPN) bt Phil Jones (NFI) 4-10 10-5 3-1, Hirendra Bhartu (CAN) bt Su Hong Lam (MAC) 14-1 13-2, Ross Davis (JER) [...]

15 03, 2017

World Cup Indoor Singles Warilla NSW – Day 2 results

By | March 15th, 2017|News|

Men: Sec.1: Rd.3: Su Hong Lam (MAC) bt Selwyn Hare (ISR) 11-4 10-6, Soufi Rusli (MAS) bt Ken Emura (JPN) 12-5 7-7, Ronnie Duncan (SCO) bt Hirendra Bhartu (CAN) 10-4 7-6, Jeremy Henry (AUS) bt Phil Jones (NFI) 13-3 13-5, Ross Davis (JER) bt Cabous Olivier (NAM) 9-3 7-5, Gariga Babona (PNG) bt John Gaborutwe [...]

14 03, 2017

World Cup Indoor Singles Warilla NSW – Day 1 results

By | March 14th, 2017|News|

Men: Sec.1: Rd.1: Jeremy Henry (AUS) bt Soufi Rusli (MAS) 9-2 5-7 6-0, Ronnie Duncan (SCO) bt Selwyn Hare (ISR) 17-2 12-5, Ross Davis (JER) bt Su Hong Lam (MAC) 10-4 12-2, Ken Emura (JPN) bt Tom Rogers (ESP) 16-1 11-3, Hirendra Bhartu (CAN) bt Phil Jones (NFI) 6-9 11-5 2-1, Cabous Olivier (NAM) bt [...]

13 03, 2017

World Cup kicks off at Warilla

By | March 13th, 2017|News|

REIGNING world singles champion Karen Murphy wore a different hat for the World Cup opening ceremony at the Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club in Shellharbour near Sydney last night. The legendary Aussie, who claimed her second successive world outdoor crown in Christchurch last November, took centre stage in her role as the World Bowls regional [...]

7 03, 2017

Countdown to World Cup glory

By | March 7th, 2017|News|

TWO international stars will join bowls immortality in Australia this month when the sport crowns this year’s mens and womens World Cup champions. A stellar field of fifty-two internationals representing twenty-six countries will be competing for the ultimate honour at Shellharbour’s magnificent Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club in the 13th World Cup indoor singles championship. [...]

28 02, 2017

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | February 28th, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE March 2017 edition of Inside Bowls is now on-line and available for everyone to read FREE of charge. Click here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/march17/index.html?r=27 to enjoy the latest news and great stories from all around the world.

20 02, 2017

Quest for ‘Olympic Dream’ draws closer

By | February 20th, 2017|News|

LAST year a pathway for lawn bowls to achieve official International Olympic Committee (IOC) Recognition arose when our number of participating member nations was formalised to be in excess of fifty – a minimum requisite criteria. And although there is more work to be done, a meeting last week in Lausanne, Switzerland at IOC headquarters, [...]

9 02, 2017

Future stars set for World Youth Championships

By | February 9th, 2017|News|

A top class field of forty-two players from seventeen countries will compete for honours at next month’s World Youth Championship in Australia. Commencing on March 27 for seven days, the newly rebranded world event for competitors aged 18 to 25 features twenty-one men and twenty-one women competing in singles and mixed pairs at the magnificent [...]

3 02, 2017

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | February 3rd, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE February edition of Inside Bowls is now on-line and available for everyone to read FREE of charge. Click here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/feb17/html5/index.html?r=35# to enjoy the latest news and great bowls stories from all around the world.

3 02, 2017

Top field set for World Cup title showdown

By | February 3rd, 2017|News|

A CRACK field of fifty-two players from twenty-six countries will compete for honours at next month’s World Cup indoor singles championship in Australia. Commencing on 14 March for eight days, the World Cup features twenty-eight men and twenty-four women in action on the indoor stadium carpet at the Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club. Defending champion and four-times [...]

2 02, 2017

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES – ELITE ATHLETES WITH A DISABILITY (EAD)

By | February 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 | January 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 www.streamit360.tv/#805 is already displayed on the Bowls South Africa website (www.bowlssa.co.za) under Tournaments [...]

1 01, 2017

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | January 1st, 2017|Inside Bowls, News|

THE January edition of Inside Bowls is now on-line and available for all bowling folk to read FREE of charge. Click here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/jan17/html5/index.html?r=62 to enjoy this special edition which includes no fewer that 68 pages of stories and colour photos from the recent World Bowls Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand.

11 12, 2016

World Bowls Championships Christchurch NZ – Day 12

By | December 11th, 2016|News|

Women’s pairs: Final: Laura Daniels, Jess Sims (Wales) bt Angela Boyd, Jo Edwards (New Zealand) 16-15. Men’s singles: Final: Shannon McIlroy (New Zealand) bt Ryan Bester (Canada) 21-17. Photos: (a) Laura Daniels and Jess Sims from Wales clinched the women's pairs gold medal. (b) Men's singles medallists: Ryan Bester (Canada) silver, Shannon McIlroy (New Zealand) gold, Aron [...]

10 12, 2016

World Bowls Championships Christchurch NZ – Day 11 results

By | December 10th, 2016|News|

Women’s triples: Final: Carla Krizanic, Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch (Australia) bt Emma Woodcock, Kathy Pearce, Anwen Butten (Wales) 17-6. Men’s fours: Final: Mike Nagy, Mike Kernaghan, Blake Signal, Ali Forsyth (New Zealand) bt Barrie Lester, Brett Wilkie, Aaron Wilson, Mark Casey (Australia) 22-4. Photos: (a) Australia's triples gold-medal winning women's team Bec Van Asch, Natasha Scott [...]

9 12, 2016

World Bowls Championships Christchurch NZ – Day 10 results

By | December 9th, 2016|News|

Men's singles: Elimination finals: Aron Sherriff (AUS) bt Jon Tomlinson (WAL) 21-8, Darren Burnett (SCO) bt Fairus Jabal (MAS) 21-13. Semi finals: Ryan Bester (CAN) bt Darren Burnett (SCO) 21-20, Shannon McIlroy (NZL) bt Aron Sherriff (AUS) 21-17. Final: Sunday 1pm: Shannon McIlroy (NZL) v Ryan Bester (CAN). Men’s fours: Elimination finals: SCO (Ronnie Duncan, Iain McLean, Paul Foster, Alex Marshall) bt ENG (Louis [...]

8 12, 2016

World Bowls Championships Christchurch NZ – Day 9 results

By | December 8th, 2016|News|

Men’s singles: Sec.1: Rd.7: Ryan Bester (CAN) bt Todd Priaulx (GUE) 21-11, Darren Burnett (SCO) bt Will Esterhuizen (NAM) 21-11, Kenta Hasebe (JPN) bt Johnny Ng (MAC) 21-9, Sunil Bahadur (IND) bt Aron Sherriff (AUS) 21-18, Malcolm De Sousa (JER) bt Pete Bonsor (ESP) 21-19. Rd.8: Bester bt Bonsor 21-18, Burnett bt Bahadur 21-12, Sherriff bt Priaulx [...]

7 12, 2016

World Bowls Championships Christchurch NZ – Day 8 results

By | December 7th, 2016|News|

Men’s singles: Sec.1: Rd.4: Ryan Bester (CAN) bt Johnny Ng (MAC) 21-7, Darren Burnett (SCO) bt Aron Sherriff (AUS) 21-15, Kenta Hasebe (JPN) bt Sunil Bahadur (IND) 21-13, Malcolm De Sousa (JER) bt Todd Priaulx (GUE) 21-10, Pete Bonsor (ESP) bt Will Esterhuizen (NAM) 21-18. Rd.5: Ng bt De Sousa 21-16, Bahadur bt Bester 21-20, Priaulx bt [...]

6 12, 2016

World Bowls Championships Christchurch NZ – Day 7 results

By | December 6th, 2016|News|

Men’s singles: Sec.1: Rd.1: Ryan Bester (CAN) bt Darren Burnett (SCO) 21-8, Aron Sherriff (AUS) bt Pete Bonsor (ESP) 21-14, Malcolm De Sousa (JER) bt Sunil Bahadur (IND) 21-17, Todd Priaulx (GUE) bt Johnny Ng (MAC) 21-19, Will Esterhuizen (NAM) bt Kenta Hasebe (JPN) 21-20. Rd.2: Bester bt Hasebe 21-19, Sherriff bt De Sousa 21-19, Esterhuizen bt [...]

4 12, 2016

World Bowls Championships Christchurch NZ – Day 6 results

By | December 4th, 2016|News|

Double Gold for Bold Aussies An heroic trail shot to collect four shots and ultimate victory for Australian superstar Karen Murphy was perhaps a fitting climax to a day of Aussie domination at the Burnside Bowls Club. Leading 17-14 in the race to twenty-one for the women’s singles crown at the World Bowls Championships, Murphy [...]

3 12, 2016

World Bowls Championships Christchurch NZ – Day 5 results

By | December 3rd, 2016|News|

Women’s fours: Final: Australia (Kelsey Cottrell, Carla Krizanic, Bec Van Asch, Natasha Scott) bt England (Jamie-Lea Winch, Rebecca Wigfield, Wendy King, Ellen Falkner) 23-8. Men’s triples: Final: England (Jamie Walker, Andy Knapper, Rob Paxton) bt Australia (Barrie Lester, Mark Casey, Aron Sherriff) 15-14 (extra end). Photos: (a) England's gold medal winning men's trio, Jamie Walker, Andy Knapper and Rob [...]

2 12, 2016

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | December 2nd, 2016|Inside Bowls, News|

THE December edition of Inside Bowls is now on-line and available for all bowling folk to read FREE of charge. Click here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/dec16/index.html?r=5 for all the latest news, previews and reviews from around the world. This month's edition features a comprehensive coverage of last month's World Singles Champion of Champions, Hong Kong's amazing International Classic, the Scottish International [...]

2 12, 2016

World Bowls Championships Christchurch NZ – Day 4 results

By | December 2nd, 2016|News|

Women's fours: Elimination finals: AUS (Kelsey Cottrell, Carla Krizanic, Rebecca Van Asch, Natasha Scott) bt SCO (Julie Forrest, Stacey McDougall, Lauren Baillie, Claire Johnston) 17-8; PHI (Hazel Jagonoy, Ronalyn Greenlees, Sonia Bruce, Rosita Bradborn) bt WAL (Anwen Butten, Jess Sims, Kathy Pearce, Emma Woodcock) 19-14. Semi finals: AUS bt NZL (Katelyn Inch, Angela Boyd, Kirsten Edwards, Val Smith) 27-9; [...]

1 12, 2016

World Bowls Championships Christchurch NZ – Day 3 results

By | December 1st, 2016|News|

Women’s singles: Sec.1: Rd.7: Kelly McKerihen (CAN) bt Sainiana Walker (FIJ) 21-5, Laura Daniels (WAL) bt Susan Kariuki (KEN) 21-8, Kim Heiser (USA) bt Fran Davis (CYP) 21-14, Saskia Schaft (NED) bt Jo Edwards (NZL) 21-16, Karen Murphy (AUS) bt Jackie Nicolle (GUE) 21-9. Rd.8: Edwards bt Murphy 21-20, Schaft bt Davis 21-17, Walker bt Nicolle 21-12, [...]

30 11, 2016

World Bowls Championships Christchurch NZ – Day 2 results

By | November 30th, 2016|News|

Women’s singles: Sec.1: Rd.4: Kelly McKerihen (CAN) bt Fran Davis (CYP) 21-13, Karen Murphy (AUS) bt Sainiana Walker (FIJ) 21-3, Saskia Schaft (NED) bt Susan Kariuki (KEN) 21-10, Jo Edwards (NZL) bt Kim Heiser (USA) 21-10, Laura Daniels (WAL) bt Jackie Nicolle (GUE) 21-6. Rd.5: Schaft bt Nicolle 21-12, Edwards bt Davis 21-12, Murphy bt McKerihen 21-19, [...]

29 11, 2016

World Bowls Championships, Christchurch NZ – Day 1 results

By | November 29th, 2016|News|

Women’s singles: Sec.1: Rd.1: Karen Murphy (AUS) bt Frances Davis (CYP) 21-7, Saskia Schaft (NED) bt Sainiana Walker (FIJ) 21-9, Jo Edwards (NZL) bt Susan Kariuki (KEN) 21-8, Kim Heiser (USA) bt Jackie Nicolle (GUE) 21-5, Kelly McKerihen (CAN) bt Laura Daniels (WAL) 21-16. Rd.2: Walker bt Kariuki 21-12, Murphy bt Heiser 19-13, Daniels bt Schaft 21-17, [...]

28 11, 2016

Christchurch takes centre stage

By | November 28th, 2016|News|

A kaleidoscope of colour and sound - brightly assembled international teams in a spectacular street march to the strains of New Zealand’s renowned Army Band - traditional Maori singing and welcome messages of faith and hope from local civic elders including Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel. These were just some of the features of a postcard [...]

20 11, 2016

Wizards Of Oz

By | November 20th, 2016|News|

LOCAL heroes Scott Thulborn and Natasha Scott have emerged victorious at the 2016 World Singles Champion of Champions at Club Helensvale on the Australian Gold Coast. Thulborn, who was bundled out in last year’s semi finals, also at Helensvale, made every post a winner today (Nov 20) when he blitzed Jon Tomlinson from Wales in [...]

19 11, 2016

World Singles Champion of Champions – Day 6

By | November 19th, 2016|News|

CLUB HELENSVALE, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA Men: Elimination finals: Jon Tomlinson (WAL) bt Pete Bonsor (ESP) 9-4 5-8 3-1, Rahman Omar (BRU) bt Frank de Vries (NED) 9-5 3-9 5-0. Semi finals: Tomlinson bt Mohammad Soufi Rusli (MAS) 8-8 10-5, Scott Thulborn (AUS) bt Omar 8-5 9-7. Women: Elimination finals: Virginia Longfellow (SIN) bt Anne Nunes (USA) 1-11 11-4 6-0, Amalia Matali [...]

18 11, 2016

World Singles Champion of Champions – Results Day 5

By | November 18th, 2016|News|

CLUB HELENSVALE, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA Men: Sec.1: Rd.10: Ben Sherwen (ENG) bt John Bjornson (CAN) 5-8 8-4 3-1, Mohammad Soufi Rusli (MAS) 17-2 13-3, Frank de Vries (NED) bt Phil Jones (NFI) 9-9 10-6, Ronnie Chia (SIN) bt Pete Bonsor (ESP) 8-6 15-5. Rd.11: Jones bt Des Hipa (NIU) 14-2 10-3, Bonsor bt Sherwen 14-2 11-7, Rusli [...]

17 11, 2016

World Singles Champion of Champions – Results Day 4

By | November 17th, 2016|News|

CLUB HELENSVALE, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA Men Sec.1: Rd.8: Rudi Jacobs (RSA) bt Ronnie Chia (SIN) 9-4 6-5, Pete Bonsor (ESP) bt Phil Jones (NFI) 12-3 7-5, Jim Preston (CYP) bt Ben Sherwen (ENG) 6-11 10-4 5-0, Mohammad Soufi Rusli (MAS) bt John Bjornson (CAN) 10-6 10-6. Rd.9: Bonsor bt Des Hipa (NIU) 14-2 17-2, Jacobs bt Sherwen [...]

16 11, 2016

World Singles Champion of Champions – Results Day 3

By | November 16th, 2016|News|

CLUB HELENSVALE, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA Men: Sec.1: Rd.6: Ben Sherwen (ENG) bt Phil Jones (NFI) 8-7 12-6, Jim Preston (CYP) bt Des Hipa (NIU) 12-1 5-7 2-1, Pete Bonsor (ESP) bt Mohammad Soufi Rusli (MAS) 8-5 8-14 3-2, John Bjornson (CAN) bt Rudi Jacobs (RSA) 5-13 8-7 3-2. Rd.7: Bonsor bt Preston 20-1 14-6, Rusli bt Ronnie [...]

15 11, 2016

World Singles Champion of Champions – Results Day 2

By | November 15th, 2016|News|

AT CLUB HELENSVALE, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA Men: Sec.1: Rd.4: Mohammad Soufi Rusli (MAS) bt Frank de Vries (NED) 13-4 11-8, Ronnie Chia (SIN) bt John Bjornson (CAN) 6-5 7-5, Ben Sherwen (ENG) bt Des Hipa (NIU) 13-3 11-5, Phil Jones (NFI) bt Jim Preston (CYP) 5-6 12-4 5-0. Rd.5: Chia bt Hipa 13-4 11-2, Preston bt Rusli [...]

14 11, 2016

World Singles Champion of Champions – Results Day 1

By | November 14th, 2016|News|

At Helensvale Bowls Club, Queensland, Australia Day 1: Men: Sec.1: Rd.1: Rudi Jacobs (RSA) bt Jim Preston (CYP) 11-4 11-8, Mohammad Soufi Rusli (MAS) bt Phil Jones (NFI) 12-7 15-4, Pete Bonsor (ESP) bt John Bjornson (CAN) 10-7 12-8, Ben Sherwen (ENG) bt Ronnie Chia (SIN) 8-5 11-3, Frank de Vries (NED) bt Des Hipa (NIU) 8-7 10-6. Rd.2: De [...]

13 11, 2016

A ‘fairytale finish’ at Helensvale?

By | November 13th, 2016|News|

ALL is in readiness for the start of this year’s World Singles Champion of Champions at Club Helensvale on Australia’s Gold Coast tomorrow, when no fewer than forty-five international representatives from 26 countries will compete at the award- winning Queensland venue, with the men’s and women’s champions being crowned next Sunday afternoon. In effect this [...]

1 11, 2016

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | November 1st, 2016|Inside Bowls, News|

THE November 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/nov16/index.html?r=12 for all the latest news and great bowls stories from around the world. These include a feature coverage of the recent Australian Singles Champion of Champions, last month’s televised [...]

21 10, 2016

New Edition of Heads Up – Out NOW!

By | October 21st, 2016|Events, News|

Please click to read the latest edition of the World Bowls Newsletter - Heads Up This edition updates readers on the recent activity going on in World Bowls as well as a personal message from President, John Bell

13 10, 2016

Collins elected to World Bowls board

By | October 13th, 2016|News|

WELL-KNOWN Guernsey bowls identity Garry Collins has won a seat on the World Bowls board following a recent election for the vacant Europe Region post in which he was one of three candidates. An international competitor, senior Bowls Guernsey official and leading sports administrator within the Channel Islands, Mr Collins also brings a wealth of [...]

4 10, 2016

Participation Conference in Christchurch during World Championships

By | October 4th, 2016|News|

DECLINING memberships, fluctuating participation and cruel stereotypes that bowls is only a game for ‘old people’ continue to challenge the sport moving forward. Add to that a change in domestic landscape and bowlers amidst time-poor lifestyles, encouraging people to venture out onto the green and play competitively is getting a whole lot harder. That’s why [...]

3 10, 2016

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

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

THE October 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/oct16/index.html?r=63 for all the latest news and great bowls stories from around the world. These include a comprehensive coverage of the African States Tournament in Zimbabwe, last month’s British Isles [...]

12 09, 2016

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 over many years as an official and administrator. In accepting his second two-year stint in the sport’s top job, Mr [...]

3 09, 2016

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 the world. These include a comprehensive coverage of the 30th Golden Nugget Prestige Singles at Tweed Heads, last month’s British [...]

19 08, 2016

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 was interviewed whilst at the English National Championships by TalkSport recognition and gave an update and some background on the [...]

11 08, 2016

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 been a mammoth task requiring completion of a detailed questionnaire consisting of over 40 pages accompanied by around 120 supporting [...]

4 08, 2016

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 winners a place in bowls immortality. Not sure whether this was a motivating factor or not, but earlier this year, [...]

3 08, 2016

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | August 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/aug16/index.html?r=72 for all the latest news and stories from around the world. These include a comprehensive coverage of the $250,000 Australian Open Championships, last month’s British Isles Championships and Home [...]

28 07, 2016

Teen star to create bowls history

By | July 28th, 2016|News|

Outstanding performances over the past twelve months have seen Hong Kong teenager Gloria Ha selected to represent her country at the world championships in New Zealand later this year. The 14-year-old student, who first stepped out on to sport’s most-level playing field when she was eight, has been a member of the Hong Kong Youth [...]

8 07, 2016

England’s Allan Thornhill appointed to World Bowls Laws Committee

By | July 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 [...]

24 06, 2016

Aussies scoop pool in world’s richest event

By | June 24th, 2016|News|

FORMER world singles champion of champions winners Brett Wilkie and Aron Sherriff staged a herculean battle for the crown in the Australian Open Championship men’s final today at the Broadbeach Bowls Club on Queensland’s Gold Coast total. In an entertaining encounter, Sherriff, who won the world title on Norfolk Island in 2010, defeated Wilkie, the [...]

23 06, 2016

Golden dreams at world’s richest event

By | June 23rd, 2016|News|

AUSTRALIA'S No.1 ranked lady Natasha Scott reaffirmed her status as one of the sport’s premier performers today when she powered to victory in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open Championships. Presented at the magnificent Broadbeach Bowls Club on Queensland’s Gold Coast, the Australian Open boasts a $250,000 purse, the world’s most lucrative prizemoney [...]

10 06, 2016

European Development Seminar-Presentations now available on website

By | June 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.

9 06, 2016

Commonwealth and world championship venue open for business

By | June 9th, 2016|News|

MUCH happiness surrounded the grand opening of Australia’s Broadbeach Bowling Club on the Queensland Gold Coast today (9 June 2016). Host of the past three world junior championships, and site of the sport’s richest event, the $250,000 Australian Open Championships, this picturesque surfside venue has undergone a stunning make-over which commenced six months ago. The [...]

2 06, 2016

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-Line

By | June 2nd, 2016|News|

The June 2016 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now online and ready to read. Click here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/jun16/index.html?r=73 for all the latest news and stories, including a special feature on the legendary David Bryant, the recent Dutch Open Championships, several blue ribbon tournaments, and how New Zealand is gearing up [...]

23 05, 2016

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. ‘At Broadbeach in April there were three mothers and two husbands in the field. All of the competitors were eligible [...]

18 05, 2016

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. Featuring the best and most influential minds in European bowls, the summit comprised ten participating countries freely sharing views, experiences, [...]

16 05, 2016

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 global governing authority of the flat green game, are set to drive the game forward on the sub continent. [...]

5 05, 2016

Public Relations Appointment

By | May 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 [...]

3 05, 2016

Latest Inside Bowls Magazine Now On-line

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

The May 2016 edition of Inside Bowls, the official magazine of World Bowls, is now online and ready to read. Click here for all the latest news and stories, including the recent World Junior Championships in Australia and the newest 'Countdown to Christchurch' instalment leading into the forthcoming World Championships in New Zealand. DOWNLOAD NOW

1 05, 2016

IOC recognition application process launched

By | May 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

Australia v Scotland Jack Attack

By | April 28th, 2016|Events, News|

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.

15 04, 2016

Junior Jackaroos in world title clean sweep

By | April 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 | April 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 | April 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 | April 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 | April 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, [...]