NEW DATES CONFIRMED FOR WORLD BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

 Following the recent announcement of the postponement of the 2020 World Bowls Championships,  I am delighted to now be able to provide you with the new dates for the event, which has now been rescheduled for 2021 as agreed with Host National Authority Bowls Australia following their consultation with all major stakeholders.

 The new dates for the event are as follows:

 Practice days – Saturday, May 22– Monday, May 24, 2021

Play Days – Tuesday May 25 – Sunday, June 6, 2021

Rest Day – Monday, May 31, 2021

 Over the forthcoming months all those Member National Authorities who had previously confirmed their participation in the disciplines in  the finalised field for these Championships will be requested to re-confirm their participation in the relevant disciplines and advise of any changes to their previously selected player(s) and playing positions. It is currently anticipated that deadlines for submission in these respects will follow similar timelines as before.

 We at World Bowls take this opportunity to thank Host National Authority Bowls Australia, key stakeholders and all concerned parties for all their efforts and cooperation in being able to reach agreement to these revised dates during what has been and continues to be  a very difficult and concerning time for us all.

 Gary Smith

World Bowls Chief Executive”