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.

World Indoor Womens Singles Champions[edit]

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.

World Indoor Mixed Pairs Champions[edit]

External links[edit]


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