2023 World Championships | Preview

26th August, 2023

It’s here! Our Aviva England squad is at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia for the 2023 World Championships.

Our 18-strong squad is poised to make a significant impact on the tournament. With a history steeped in the World Championships, the team brings a blend of experience, talent and determination to the greens Down Under.

Led by Performance Director Mo Monkton, all players are hoping to bring home plenty of medals having won a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal at the last World Championships in 2016 (Christchurch, New Zealand).

World Championships 2016 – England medal winners
Gold – Men’s Triples – Jamie Walker, Andy Knapper & Robert Paxton
Silver – Women’s Fours – Rebecca Wigfield, Jamie-Lea Marshall (née Winch), Wendy King & Ellen Falkner
Bronze – Women’s Pairs – Sophie Tolchard & Ellen Falkner

Mo is joined by Kirk Smith (Men’s Manager), Sandy Hazell (Women’s Manager) and Helen Lewis-Wall (Para Manager) to complete our Management Team.

“We’ve got a really strong and compatible squad. They all seem to be working well together and hopefully that will continue. I think we’ve got a good chance of medalling in probably all the events.

“I’m really confident, I think we’ve got a good management team. Fingers crossed that they really enjoy it, everyone settles down and just do the business,” said Mo Monkton.

Mo spoke to us at the World Championship Squad Day in July. Watch the interview here.

This year’s World Championships take place from Tuesday 29th August to Sunday 10th September (AEST). The event is split into two weeks of play.

For the first time in the event’s history, Para events will also be included in the programme of play.


View all the 2023 World Championships competition schedules and draws here.

Week One (29th Aug – 3rd Sep) Week Two (5th Sep – 10th Sep)
Women’s Singles Men’s Singles
Women’s Fours Men’s Fours
Men’s Pairs Women’s Pairs
Men’s Triples Women’s Triples
Para Women’s Pairs
Para Men’s Pairs
Para Mixed Pairs



With England competing in 11 competitions, here’s how the squad is lining up:

Discipline Players
Women’s Singles Katherine Rednall
Men’s Singles Sam Tolchard
Women’s Pairs Sophie Tolchard and Amy Pharaoh
Men’s Pairs Ed Morris and Sam Tolchard
Women’s Triples Jamie-Lea Marshall, Lorraine Kuhler and Katherine Rednall
Men’s Triples Louis Ridout, Nick Brett and Jamie Walker
Women’s Fours Sophie Tolchard, Jamie-Lea Marshall, Lorraine Kuhler and Amy Pharaoh
Men’s Fours Louis Ridout, Ed Morris, Nick Brett and Jamie Walker
Para Women’s Pairs Jennie Sandford and Gill Platt
Para Men’s Pairs Fynn Kyser and Jack Pullin
Para VI Mixed Pairs Alison Yearling, Jane Herbert (Director), Stephen Hartley and Isaac Shieh (Director)



Five clubs on the Gold Coast of Australia are hosting to the largest instalment of the World Championships across 12 days of bowls action. See the host clubs here.


Sectional games and a selection of knockout rounds will be streamed live via the Bowls Australia Facebook page and YouTube channel.

For more details on how you can tune in, please click here.

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