World Bowls Events
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World Bowls Events

These are the premier World Bowls Events between national bowls organisations affiliated to World Bowls Ltd (outdoors) and World Bowls Tour (indoors).

World Outdoor Bowls Championships

First held in 1966, the World Outdoor Bowls Championships for men and women are held every 4 years. From 2008 the men's and women's events are held together. Qualifying national bowls organisations (usually countries) are represented by a team of 5 players, who play once as a single and a four, then again as a pair and a triple. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in each of the 4 disciplines, and there is also a trophy for the best overall team -- the Leonard Trophy for men and the Taylor Trophy for women.[1][2]

Commonwealth Games

First held in 1930, the Commonwealth Games Bowls Championships for men and women are held every 4 years. Women's events were added from 1982. Four gold medals are competed for in the singles, pairs, triples and fours.

World Indoor Bowls Championships

First held in 1979, the World Indoor Bowls Championships for men and women are held every year. There are currently five events, the open singles, the open pairs, the women's singles, the mixed pairs and open under-25 singles.[3][2] It is currently organised by the World Bowls Tour and involves mainly Northern Hemisphere nations.

World Champion of Champions Singles

A leading outdoor event held annually between the winners of the respective National Championships.

World Cup Singles

A leading indoor event between selected players from member national authorities.

National Championships

Other leading events


Event Next edition Venue Dates
World Cup Singles 2021 Australia Warilla, New South Wales tba
Hong Kong International Bowls Classic 2021 Hong Kong Hong Kong August 2021
World Singles Champion of Champions 2021 Australia Adelaide 19-26 November 2021
World Indoor Bowls Championships 2022 England Yarmouth January 2022
Commonwealth Games 2022 England Birmingham 27 July - 7 August 2022
World Outdoor Bowls Championships 2023 Australia Gold Coast, Queensland 2023


  1. ^ "Christchurch takes centre stage". World Bowls.
  2. ^ a b Sullivan, Patrick (1986). Guinness Bowls Records. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-414-3.
  3. ^ "World Indoor Bowls Championships 2018: Schedule and BBC coverage". BBC Sport.

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