Lawn bowls at the Commonwealth Games

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Bowls is one of the sports at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition. It has been a Commonwealth Games sport since the inaugural edition of the event's precursor, the 1930 British Empire Games. It is a core sport and must be included in the sporting programme of each edition of the Games. It was not included in the programme of the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.

Editions[edit]

Games Year Host city Host country Best Nation
I 1930 Hamilton, Ontario  Canada England
II 1934 London  England England
III 1938 Sydney, New South Wales  Australia New Zealand
IV 1950 Auckland  New Zealand New Zealand
V 1954 Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada Southern Rhodesia,
South Africa
VI 1958 Cardiff  Wales South Africa
VII 1962 Perth, Western Australia  Australia England
IX 1970 Edinburgh  Scotland England
X 1974 Christchurch  New Zealand England
XI 1978 Edmonton, Alberta  Canada Hong Kong
XII 1982 Brisbane, Queensland  Australia Scotland
XIII 1986 Edinburgh  Scotland Wales
XIV 1990 Auckland  New Zealand Australia
XV 1994 Victoria, British Columbia  Canada Scotland
XVI 1998 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia South Africa
XVII 2002 Manchester  England England
XVIII 2006 Melbourne, Victoria  Australia Australia
XIX 2010 Delhi  India South Africa
XX 2014 Glasgow  Scotland South Africa
XXI 2018 Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia

All-time medal table[edit]

Updated after the 2014 Commonwealth Games

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 England 19 9 17 45
2 South Africa 17 8 12 37
3 Scotland 16 8 8 32
4 New Zealand 12 11 15 38
5 Australia 9 20 11 40
6 Northern Ireland 4 5 11 20
7 Wales 3 9 13 25
8 Malaysia 3 4 6 13
9 Hong Kong 3 2 4 9
10 Zimbabwe 3 1 7 11
11 Papua New Guinea 1 1 0 2
12 Canada 0 9 3 12
13 Guernsey 0 1 0 1
Namibia 0 1 0 1
Zambia 0 1 0 1
16 Fiji 0 0 2 2
17 Botswana 0 0 1 1
Norfolk Island 0 0 1 1
Total 90 90 111 291

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