The launch of the World Bowls Series and the Official World Rankings occurred tonight at Club Helensvale on the Gold Coast in Australia.

The World No.1 ranked Bowlers in the World were announced with Kelsey Cottrell and Aron Sherriff both from Australia coming out on top of the new World Rankings.

A full list of the top 50 players from the Official World Rankings are now live on the World Bowls Series website – with information on the events that have contributed to these rankings are also available.

The WBS is the official year-long calendar of sanctioned events connecting to the official World Rankings. It is a joint venture between World Bowls and Tier 5 Ventures. The sanctioned events occur across the globe and include a mixture of current and new events.

WBS commenced in 2024 with twenty-nine (29) sanctioned events with each WBS event belonging to a different tier based on the size, location and stature it presents for the game of Bowls.

The purpose of WBS is to build the profile and brand of bowls, showcase the best players in the game, accelerate the legitimacy of the sport on the global stage and launch World Rankings that will create clarity, and interest in the sport of Bowls.

Later in 2024, WBS will be launching rankings for Para Bowlers where the participation and profile is increasing across the World.

WBS 2024 Events Calendar

WBS 2024 Male Rankings

WBS 2024 Female Rankings


For more information, please contact:

Neil Dalrymple                                                                                      Iggy Jovanovic
CEO, World Bowls                                                                                Director, World Bowls Series
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