World Indoor Bowls Championships

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World Indoor Bowls Championships
Sport Bowls
Founded 1979
Continent International (Professional Bowls Association / World Bowls Tour)
Most recent champion(s) 2014 Men's Singles
Scotland Darren Burnett
2014 Women's Singles
England Katherine Rednall
2014 Open Pairs
England Greg Harlow & Nick Brett
2014 Mixed Pairs
ScotlandWales Paul Foster & Laura Thomas
TV partner(s) BBC Two[1] (UK (Final))

The World Indoor Bowls Championship was first held in 1979 at Coatbridge in Scotland for men's singles only. The event was sponsored by Embassy in the early years and grew in stature. In 1988 the venue changed to Alexandra Palace and one year later Churchill Insurance took over the sponsorship when the championships were held at Preston Guild Hall. The Midland Bank and SAGA were two more sponsors during the Preston era. In 1999 Potters Holidays came in to take over the sponsorship and the event moved to Hopton-on-Sea, where it is still held today. The BBC also show live coverage of the championships during the last week which includes all four competition finals.

The men's pairs started in 1986, the women's singles in 1988 and the mixed pairs in 2004.[2]

World Indoor Mens Singles Champions[edit]

Alex Marshall from Scotland has won the event a record five times. Fellow Scot Paul Foster is one win behind with four successes.

Year Winner
1979 England David Bryant (1/3)
1980 England David Bryant (2/3)
1981 England David Bryant (3/3)
1982 Scotland John Watson
1983 Scotland Bob Sutherland
1984 Republic of Ireland Jim Baker
1985 Wales Terry Sullivan
1986 England Tony Allcock (1/3)
1987 England Tony Allcock (2/3)
1988 Scotland Hugh Duff (1/2)
1989 Scotland Richard Corsie (1/3)
1990 Wales John Price
Year Winner
1991 Scotland Richard Corsie (2/3)
1992 Australia Ian Schuback
1993 Scotland Richard Corsie (3/3)
1994 England Andy Thomson (1/3)
1995 England Andy Thomson (2/3)
1996 Scotland David Gourlay
1997 Scotland Hugh Duff (2/2)
1998 Scotland Paul Foster (1/4)
1999 Scotland Alex Marshall (1/5)
2000 Wales Robert Weale
2001 Scotland Paul Foster (2/4)
2002 England Tony Allcock (3/3)
Year Winner
2003 Scotland Alex Marshall (2/5)
2004 Scotland Alex Marshall (3/5)
2005 Scotland Paul Foster (3/4)
2006 England Mervyn King
2007 Scotland Alex Marshall (4/5)
2008 Scotland Alex Marshall (5/5)
2009 England Billy Jackson
2010 England Greg Harlow
2011 Scotland Paul Foster (4/4)
2012 England Andy Thomson (3/3)
2013 Scotland Stewart Anderson
2014 Scotland Darren Burnett

World Indoor Womens Singles Champions[edit]

Year Winner
1988 Republic of Ireland Margaret Johnston (1/2)
1989 Republic of Ireland Margaret Johnston (2/2)
1990 Guernsey Fleur Bougard
1991 England Mary Price
1992 Scotland Sarah Gourlay
1993 Scotland Kate Adams
1994 Scotland Jan Woodley
1995 Scotland Joyce Lindores
1996 England Sandy Hazell
1997 England Norma Shaw
1998 Scotland Caroline McAllister (1/2)
1999 Scotland Caroline McAllister (2/2)
2000 New Zealand Marlene Castle
Year Winner
2001 Scotland Betty Brown
2002 England Carol Ashby (1/3)
2003 England Carol Ashby (2/3)
2004 England Carol Ashby (3/3)
2005 England Ellen Falkner (1/2)
2006 England Ellen Falkner (2/2)
2007 Scotland Caroline Brown
2008 Australia Ceri-Ann Davies
2009 England Debbie Stavrou (1/2)
2010 England Debbie Stavrou (2/2)
2011 Guernsey Alison Merrien
2012 Australia Karen Murphy
2013 England Rebecca Field
Year Winner
2014 England Katherine Rednall

World Indoor Mens Pairs/Open Champions[edit]

The Mens Pairs now Open Pairs allows women to compete, this is not to be confused with the Mixed Pairs. It was a men's only competition until 2012.

Year Winner
1986 England Tony Allcock & David Bryant (1/6)
1987 England Tony Allcock & David Bryant (2/6)
1988 Australia Ian Schuback & Jim Yates
1989 England Tony Allcock & David Bryant (3/6)
1990 England Tony Allcock & David Bryant (4/6)
1991 England Tony Allcock & David Bryant (5/6)
1992 England Tony Allcock & David Bryant (6/6)
1993 England Gary Smith & Andy Thomson
1994 Australia Ian Schuback & Cameron Curtis
1995 Scotland Richard Corsie & Alex Marshall
1996 Australia Ian Schuback & Kelvin Kerkow
1997 England Tony Allcock & Mervyn King
1998 Scotland Richard Corsie & Graham Robertson
1999 Wales John Price & Stephen Rees
2000 Scotland David Gourlay & Alex Marshall
2001 England Les Gillett & Mark McMahon
2002 Scotland Hugh Duff & Paul Foster
2003 England Tony Allcock & David Holt
2004 Northern Ireland Ian McClure & Jeremy Henry
2005 Australia Kelvin Kerkow & England Mervyn King (1/2)
2006 England Billy Jackson & Scotland David Gourlay (1/2)
2007 England Billy Jackson & Scotland David Gourlay (2/2)
2008 England Andy Thomson & Ian Bond (1/2)
2009 Australia Kelvin Kerkow & England Mervyn King (2/2)
2010 England Andy Thomson & Ian Bond (2/2)
2011 Scotland Paul Foster & Alex Marshall (1/3)
2012 Scotland Paul Foster & Alex Marshall (2/3)
2013 Scotland Paul Foster & Alex Marshall (3/3)
2014 England Greg Harlow & Nick Brett

World Indoor Mixed Pairs Champions[edit]

Year Winner
2004 Scotland Alex Marshall & England Amy Monkhouse
2005 Wales John Price & England Carol Ashby (1/2)
2006 Wales John Price & England Carol Ashby (2/2)
2007 England Greg Harlow & Jo Morris
2008 Scotland David Gourlay & Ceri Anne Davies (1/2)
2009 Scotland David Gourlay & Ceri Anne Davies (2/2)
2010 Scotland Alex Marshall & England Carol Ashby
2011 England Simon Skelton & Guernsey Alison Merrien
2012 Scotland David Gourlay & England Debbie Stavrou
2013 Scotland Paul Foster & Wales Laura Thomas
2014 Scotland Paul Foster & Wales Laura Thomas

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennis, football and bowls: Must-not-miss on the BBC." BBC. Retrieved on 26 January 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/17151954
  2. ^ Newby, Donald (1989). Bowls Year Book 89. the Daily Telegraph. ISBN 0-330-31093-3.