Birmingham 2022 represents an unparalleled opportunity for the sport of lawn bowls to grow in this country. As one of the sports that make up the Commonwealth Games, a home edition constitutes a fantastic chance for our sport to be in the spotlight.
Also including para-lawn bowls, the spectators will witness bowlers maintaining composure under immense pressure as they battle to get closest to the jack. Demanding strategy and cunning moves, this event at the Commonwealth Games is one of the most uniquely nerve-wrecking sports.
We will be updating this page with lots more content as we approach the start of the Games in 2022!
Our Performance Squad have been preparing over the course of the past few years for this showcase of the sport.
Playing under the Team England banner, the squad of 10 will be aiming to secure glory at Victoria Park next year.
Our squad for the event is still being whittled down. You can see the current members of the Performance Squad here.
Para Lawn Bowls also present a fantastic opportunity for success, and the England squad will be announced in due course.
The home of English Bowls will be transformed next year, as the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games programme is played on the hallowed greens of Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.
In just the third ever Games hosted by an English city, the lawn bowlers vying for Commonwealth glory will compete for victory between Friday 29 July and Saturday 6th August.
Find out more about the sport at the Games here.
To see the full schedule, please click here.
England Roll of Honour
|2018||Gold Coast, Australia||Bronze – Men’s Singles – R Paxton
Bronze – Men’s Fours – L Ridout, D Bolt, J Chestney & S Tolchard
Bronze – Women’s Triples – K Rednall, E Falkner & S Honnor
|2014||Glasgow, Scotland||Gold – Women’s Triples – S Tolchard, E Falkner & S Honnor
Silver – Women’s Singles – N Melmore
Silver – Women’s Pairs – J Winch & N Melmore
Silver – Men’s Fours – A Knapper, J Mc Guinness, S Airey & J Chestney
Bronze – Men’s Pairs – A Knapper & S Tolchard
Bronze – B6/B7/B8 Triples – R Love, D Fisher & P Brown
|2010||Delhi, India||Gold – Women’s Singles – N Melmore
Gold – Women’s Pairs – E Falkner & A Monkhouse
Silver – Men’s Pairs – S Airey & M King
Bronze – Men’s Triples – G Shadwell, M Bantock & R Newman
Bronze – Women’s Triples – J Winch, S Hazell & S Gordon
|2006||Melbourne, Australia||Silver – Men’s Pairs – M Bantock & I Bond
Bronze – Women’s Triples – S Harriott, J Baker & A Monkhouse
|2002||Manchester, England||Gold – Men’s Fours – J Ottaway, S Skelton, R Newman & D Holt
Gold – Women’s Fours – E Falkner, S Page, G Mitchell & C Duckworth
Gold – Women’s VI Singles – R Small
Silver – Men’s Pairs – S Farish & D Morgan
Bronze – Women’s Pairs – L Whitehead & A Gowshall
|1998||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Bronze – Women’s Singles – J Baker
Bronze – Women’s Fours – S Page, N Shaw, M Jacklin & C Anton
|1994||Victoria, Canada||Silver – Men’s Singles – A Allcock MBE
Bronze – Women’s Singles – N Shaw
Bronze – Women’s Pairs – M Price & B Atherton
Bronze – Men’s Pairs – G Smith & A Thomson
Bronze – Women’s VI Singles – M Lyne
|1990||Auckland, New Zealand||Bronze – Women’s Pairs – M Price & J Roylance|
|1986||Edinburgh, Scotland||Gold – Women’s Singles – W Line
Bronze – Women’s Pairs – J Valls & B Stubbings
Bronze – Men’s Pairs – D Ward & C Ward
Bronze – Women’s Fours – M Price, M Allan, B Atherton & B Fuller
|1982||Brisbane, Australia||Bronze – Women’s Triples – N Shaw, M Steele & B Stubbings|
|1978||Edmonton, Canada||Gold – Men’s Singles – DJ Bryant MBE|
|1974||Christchurch, New Zealand||Gold – Men’s Singles – DJ Bryant MBE
Silver – Men’s Pairs – PA Line & JC Evans
|1970||Edinburgh, Scotland||Gold – Men’s Singles – DJ Bryant MBE
Gold – Men’s Pairs – PA Line & N King
|1966||Kingston, Jamaica||No Lawn Bowls event|
|1962||Perth, Australia||Gold – Men’s Singles – DJ Bryant
Gold – Men’s Fours – S Drysdale, JL Watson, GT Fleming & DJ Bryant
|1958||Cardiff, Wales||Gold – Men’s Fours – N King, JH Bettles, WF Phillips & GH Scadgell
Silver – Men’s Singles – EP Baker
|1954||Vancouver, Canada||No medals won|
|1950||Auckland, New Zealand||No team entered|
|1946||No Games held||N/A|
|1942||No Games held||N/A|
|1938||Sydney, Australia||No medals won|
|1934||London, England||Gold – Men’s Pairs – TC Hills & GWA Wright
Gold – Men’s Fours – R Slater, PD Tomlinson, F. Biggin & EF Gudgeon
|1930||Hamilton, Canada||Gold – Men’s Singles – R Colquhoun
Gold – Men’s Pairs – TC Hills & GWA Wright
Gold – Men’s Fours – A Hough, J Frith, J Edney & EF Gudgeon
1930-1950: British Empire Games
1954-1966: British Empire & Commonwealth Games
1970-1974: British Commonwealth Games
1978 – present: Commonwealth Games
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The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is perfectly positioned, sitting at the heart of the UK and standing for the diversity of the Commonwealth.
As Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin CBE said on awarding the 2022 Games to Birmingham: “With its rich history, cultural diversity, youthful dynamism and ambitious spirit, Birmingham embodies all that we cherish about the Commonwealth, and so the Commonwealth Sports Movement looks forward to collaborating with all the Games partners to showcase the city’s humanity and pride to a global audience over the coming months and years.”
One of the youngest cities in Europe, Birmingham is vibrant and richly diverse. It is well known for always offering a warm welcome to visitors from around the world.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will demonstrate the very best of Global Britain to the world, showcasing the region’s strengths of: being connected and accessible; youth and inclusivity; and a focus on regeneration and rejuvenation. Birmingham is perfectly positioned to attract people to the Games and to ensure that the benefits of hosting extend from the city and region, to the UK and the Commonwealth.
The lawn bowls event for the 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.
You can visit the official 2022 Commonwealth Games website at: www.birmingham2022.com
We are working on five key initiatives in order to take advantage of the profile a home Commonwealth Games. The media focus will be unprecedented and is a great chance for us to get more people on the green.
You can learn more about these here.