|Current season, competition or edition:|
2023 World Indoor Bowls Championship
|Continent||International (Professional Bowls Association / World Bowls Tour)|
|2023 Open Singles|
2023 Women's Singles
2023 Open Pairs
Nick Brett &
2023 Mixed Pairs
Stewart Anderson &
Ceri Ann Glen
|TV partner(s)||BBC Two, YouTube|
The World Indoor Bowls Championship is an international bowls competition held annual at Potters holiday park in Hopton on Sea.
The last week of the competition is televised live on BBC where the open singles and open pairs', women's singles and mixed pairs' finals are shown.
The competition was first held in 1979 in Coatbridge, Scotland as a men's singles only event. The first event was sponsored by Embassy Cigarettes.
In 1986, the men's pairs competition was added to the championship. In 1988, a rule change allowed women to compete for the first time and the women's singles competition was created. This rule change also changed expanded the men's singles and pairs competition and both become open tournaments.
In 1989, the championships moved to the Guild Hall in Preston, England And Churchill Insurance took over the sponsorship. While the competition was being held in Preston, Midland Bank and SAGA were also sponsors at various times.
In 1999, Potters Holidays took over the sponsorship and, as part of the agreement, the event moved to its current home at the company's resort in Hopton-on-Sea. The mixed pairs competition was added to the championship in 2004.
Wins by individual (Open Singles only)
|Name||Titles||Runners up||Winning Years|
|Alex Marshall||6||1||1999, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2015|
|Paul Foster||5||2||1998, 2001, 2005, 2011, 2017|
|Richard Corsie||3||4||1989, 1991, 1993|
|Andy Thomson||3||2||1994, 1995, 2012|
|David Bryant||3||1||1979, 1980, 1981|
|Tony Allcock||3||-||1986, 1987, 2002|
|Hugh Duff||2||1||1988, 1997|
|Stewart Anderson||2||1||2013, 2019|
|Mark Dawes||2||-||2018, 2021|
Performance by country (Open singles only)
|Country||Titles||Runners up||Winning Players|
The Men's 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.
|Name||Nation||Open singles||Women's singles||Open Pairs||Mixed Pairs||Total|
|David Gourlay||Scotland / Australia||1||N/A||3||3||7|