Lawn bowls at the Commonwealth Games
Tournament information
SportLawn bowls
Administrator(s)Commonwealth Games Federation

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; however, it was not included in the programme of the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica due to no sufficient bowling greens being available. Along with swimming, athletics, cycling, table tennis, powerlifting and triathlon, bowls is one of the EAD (Elite Athletes with a Disability) sports.



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  Australia
XXII 2022 Birmingham  England  Australia

Commonwealth champions

Commonwealth champions tabulated:[2]

Men's singles

Men's pairs

Men's triples

Men's fours

Women's singles

Women's pairs

Women's triples

Women's fours


Men's blind singles