Bowls South Africa
JurisdictionSouth Africa
AbbreviationBowls SA, BSA
AffiliationWorld Bowls[1]
LocationBlock 2, Unit 5, Visiomed Office Park, 269 Beyers Naude Drive, Blackheath, Johannesburg 2195
PresidentHeather Boucher
CEOBobby Donnelly
Vice president(s)David Hamer
Official website
South Africa

Bowls South Africa (Bowls SA), (BSA) is the governing body for the sport of bowls in South Africa. Bowls South Africa is responsible for the promotion and development of lawn bowls in South Africa, and is affiliated with the world governing body World Bowls, as well as SASCOC.[2]

Bowls SA organise tournaments such as men's and women's South African National Bowls Championships, with competition in the main bowls disciplines of fours, pairs and singles,[3] as well as Mixed Pairs Championships.[4] Affiliate member associations (or Districts),[5] alongside associate members and bowling clubs assist with the nurturing and training of potential bowls players.[6]


Bowls as a sport began in South Africa around 1882, when the initial bowling green was commissioned. A lawn bowls club was subsequently established in Port Elizabeth at St Georges Park. South African Bowling Association was founded in 1904 as the governing body for the sport of bowls in South Africa. Afterwards, the growth of the women's game led to the establishment of South African Women's Bowling Association in 1935 to control and promote the women's game. The two controlling bodies merged in 1996 to establish Bowls South Africa.[7]

Bowls players

Further information: Category:South African male bowls players

Further information: Category:South African female bowls players

See also


  1. ^ "South Africa". Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Bowls South Africa". SASCOC. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Men's bowling tourney this month". Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Bowls SA champs at Honeydew Bowling Club". Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Districts". BSA. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Community members enjoy a morning of bowls". bedfordvieweden Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  7. ^ "About Bowls SA". BSA. Retrieved 22 October 2017.