First held in Australia in 1966, the World Bowls Championships for men and women are held every four years. From 2008, the men’s and women’s events were held together. Qualifying national bowls organisations (usually countries) are represented by a team of five 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 four disciplines, and there is also a trophy for the best overall team; the Leonard Trophy for men and the Taylor Trophy for women. Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland compete as one Irish team.
The biggest World Bowls Championships ever staged has commenced on the Gold Coast, with 44 nations descending on the region. 11 gold medals will be contested, with three para-sport disciplines staged alongside the able-body disciplines for the first time, with seven finals set to be held at Helensvale on the first weekend of September 2 and 3, and the remaining four able-body final deciders staged at Broadbeach on the second weekend of September 9 and 10. Bowls Australia Website Info
Updates: Friday 1st of Sep 23
Exciting news from the World Bowls Championships on the Gold Coast this afternoon as our King Cobra 🐍 Jimmy Reynolds and partner Damian Delgado smashed Singapore in the Men’s Para Pairs Semifinal. 23-2 was the scoreline 🤙😎. There’s a bit of ‘mongrel’ in that score 😀. Playing for Gold Medal on Sunday Morning , will stream at the Club if available from BA streaming services to coincide with the invitational ACT live stream at CBC. Good luck Sunday lads
Check website for streaming details and match ups here:
Check out our own J Reynolds (King Cobra 🐍) playing England in game below