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.


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 (SRH) , Northern Ireland,  South Africa
VI 1958 Cardiff  Wales  England, New Zealand,  South Africa
VII 1962 Perth, Western Australia  Australia  England
VIII 1966 (Not included) Kingston  Jamaica
IX 1970 Edinburgh  Scotland  England
X 1974 Christchurch  New Zealand  England, New Zealand, Scotland
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  England
XX 2014 Glasgow  Scotland

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