World Bowls Championship is the premier world bowls competition between national bowls organisations. The premier indoor event is the World Indoor Bowls Championships listed separately and is organised by the World Bowls Tour.  World Outdoor Championships [ edit ]
First held in Australia in 1966, the World Outdoor
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.
Men's Titles [ edit ]
Year Venue Singles Gold Pairs Gold * Triples Gold * Fours Gold * Team Champion 1966 Sydney, Australia David Bryant Geoff Kelly, Bert Palm John Dobbie, Athol Johnston, Don Collins Bill O'Neill, Gordon Jolly, Ron Buchan, Norm Lash Australia 1972 Worthing, England Maldwyn Evans Eric Liddell, Saco Delgado Dick Folkins, Clive Forrester, Bill Miller Peter Line, Ted Hayward Cliff Stroud, Norman King Scotland 1976 Johannesburg, South Africa Doug Watson Bill Moseley, Doug Watson Kevin Campbell, Nando Gatti, Kelvin Lightfoot Kevin Campbell, Bill Moseley, Nando Gatti, Kelvin Lightfoot South Africa 1980 Melbourne, Australia David Bryant Peter Rheuben, Alf Sandercock David Bryant, Tony Allcock, Jimmy Hobday Omar Dallah, Eric Liddell, George Souza, Philip Chok England 1984 Aberdeen, Scotland Peter Belliss Skippy Arculli, Jim Candelet, George Adrain * Jim Baker, Sammy Allen, Stan Espie Tony Allcock, John Bell Julian Haines, George Turley Scotland 1988 Auckland, New Zealand David Bryant Peter Belliss, Rowan Brassey Phil Skoglund, Morgan Moffat, Ian Dickison Jim Baker, Sammy Allen, John McCloughlin, Rodney McCutcheon England 1992 Worthing, England Tony Allcock Alex Marshall, Richard Corsie Cecil Bransky, Lawrence Mendelsohn, Leon Bluhm Angus Blair, Willie Wood, Alex Marshall, Graham Robertson Scotland 1996 Adelaide, Australia Tony Allcock Sammy Allen, Jeremy Henry George Adrain, Willie Wood, Kenny Logan John Bell, Andy Thomson, David Cutler, Brett Morley Scotland 2000 Johannesburg, South Africa Jeremy Henry Alex Marshall, George Sneddon Peter Belliss, Rowan Brassey, Andrew Curtain Will Thomas, Robert Weale, Stephen Rees, Mark Williams Australia 2004 Ayr, Scotland Steve Glasson Ryan Bester, Keith Roney David Peacock, Willie Wood, Jim McIntyre Jim Baker, Neil Booth, Noel Graham, Jonathan Ross Scotland 2008 Christchurch, New Zealand Safuan Said Gary Lawson, Russell Meyer David Peacock, Willie Wood, Wayne Hogg Gary Lawson, Russell Meyer, Richard Girvan, Andrew Todd New Zealand 2012 Adelaide, Australia Leif Selby Alex Marshall, Paul Foster Graeme Archer, Darren Burnett, David Peacock Aron Sherriff, Mark Casey, Brett Wilkie, Wayne Ruediger Australia 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand Shannon McIlroy Aaron Wilson, Brett Wilkie Robert Paxton, Andy Knapper, Jamie Walker Ali Forsyth, Blake Signal, Mike Kernaghan, Mike Nagy New Zealand
Jim Candelet was taken ill during the pool stages and had to withdraw from the championships. As the USA did not have an available substitute the organisers allowed George Adrain, a reserve with the Scottish team, to take his place for the rest of the tournament. Women's Titles [ edit ]
Year Venue Singles Gold Pairs Gold Triples Gold Fours Gold Team Champion 1969 Sydney, Australia Gladys Doyle May Cridlan, Elsie McDonald Kathy Bidwell, Yetta Emanuel, Sara Sundelowitz May Cridlan, Kathy Bidwell, Yetta Emanuel, Sara Sundelowitz South Africa 1973 Wellington, New Zealand Elsie Wilkie Dot Jenkinson, Lorna Lucas Cis Winstanley, Noeleen Scott, Irene Foote Cis Winstanley, Verna Devlin, Noeleen Scott, Irene Foote New Zealand 1977 Worthing, England Elsie Wilkie Helen Wong, Elvie Chok Enid Morgan, Margaret Pomeroy, Joan Osborne Merle Richardson, Lorna Lucas, Connie Hicks, Dot Jenkinson Australia 1981 Toronto, Canada Norma Shaw Nan Allely, Eileen Bell Lena Sadick, Rae O'Donnell, Linda King Eileen Fletcher, Gloria Thomas, Mavis Steele Betty Stubbings, Irene Molyneux* England 1985 Melbourne, Australia Merle Richardson Merle Richardson, Fay Craig Mavis Meadowcroft, Norma Massey, Dorothy Roche Frances Whyte, Annette Evans, Elizabeth Christie, Sarah Gourlay Australia 1988 Auckland, New Zealand Janet Ackland Margaret Johnston, Phillis Nolan Dorothy Roche, Marion Stevens, Greeta Fahey Dorothy Roche, Norma Wainwright, Marion Stevens, Greeta Fahey England 1992 Ayr, Scotland Margaret Johnston Margaret Johnston, Phillis Nolan Frances Whyte, Janice Maxwell, Joyce Lindores Senga McCrone, Frances Whyte, Janice Maxwell, Joyce Lindores Scotland 1996 Leamington Spa, England Carmen Anderson Margaret Johnston, Phillis Nolan Hester Bekker, Barbara Redshaw, Jannie de Beer Daphne Shaw, Margaret Sumner, Marilyn Peddell, Gordana Baric South Africa 2000 Moama, Australia Margaret Johnston Joyce Lindores, Margaret Letham Anne Lomas, Sharon Sims, Patsy Jorgensen Anne Lomas, Patsy Jorgensen, Jan Khan, Sharon Sims England 2004 Leamington Spa, England Margaret Johnston Jo Edwards, Sharon Sims Loraine Victor, Jill Hackland, Trish Steyn Amy Monkhouse Jean Baker, Ellen Falkner, Jayne Christie England 2008 Christchurch, New Zealand Val Smith Jo Edwards, Val Smith Lorna Trigwell, Loraine Victor, Sylvia Burns Karen Murphy, Claire Duke, Julie Keegan, Lynsey Clarke Australia 2012 Adelaide, Australia Karen Murphy Rebecca Van Asch, Kelsey Cottrell Karen Murphy, Lynsey Clarke, Natasha Scott Margaret Letham, Caroline Brown, Lynn Stein, Michelle Cooper Australia 2016 Christchurch, New Zealand Karen Murphy Jess Sims, Laura Daniels Rebecca Van Asch, Natasha Scott, Carla Krizanic Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch, Carla Krizanic, Kelsey Cottrell Australia
* Irene Molyneux played in the 1981 Fours & Pairs as an injury replacement helping England to the Fours Gold medal.
Summary [ edit ] See also [ edit ]
World Bowls Events References [ edit ] External links [ edit ]