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.
The Lawn Bowls & Para Lawn Bowls 2022 Commonwealth Games programme will commence on the 29th July 2022, running through to the 6th August.
The best place to follow all the action – if you can’t be in Victoria Park, Leamington – is via our social channels, using #EngBowls and our website. There will also be live coverage across the BBC, and we’ll post daily reminders of where you can watch via our channels
The Commonwealth Games is organised by Birmingham 2022, not Bowls England and further information can be found here.
- What are the route and parking restrictions in Royal Leamington Spa? There will be a number of parking and route restrictions in Royal Leamington Spa.
- What can I take into the venue? There are strict restrictions in place for what you can bring into the venue. Your bag should not exceed 50cm (H) x 30cm (W) x 20cm (D) and will be inspected at the entry points. You can read the prohibited and restricted list here.
- Where are the access points for the venue? A map of the site, showing all facilities and the entrance/exit can be found at here.
- Where do I sit in the venue? All seating at Victoria Park is unallocated and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you have entered the venue you are not able to leave and re-enter.
- What are the accessibility options for the venue? At this venue there is a mix of hard-standing pathways, trackway, and grass. Some areas of the park outside of the ticketed spectator area may become muddy and wet in bad weather, which may not be suitable for wheelchair or mobility scooter users or those with limited mobility. Accessible facilities and services at this venue include a changing places toilet. Further details can be found here.
What spectator facilities are there? There are a range of refreshment facilities including a drinks bar and food vendors
What facilities are there for Blue Badge holders? Free parking for Blue Badge holders is available at Leamington Spa Station Car Park. A shuttle bus will provide onward travel to the venue.
Can I book all day parking? If you have competition tickets at this venue for more sessions later on this day, please make sure you purchase a car park ticket within the same car park for the second session to cover your space.
How can I watch the bowls on TV? The BBC holds the broadcast rights for the Commonwealth Games in the UK. They have committed to showing over 200 hours of action across 11 live streams. This will be across BBC One, Two, Three, the red button service as well as iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. We will do our best to update our audience as to when they can see the Lawn Bowls live on TV via our social media channels and our website.
The BBC Schedule can be found here. Please note, it does not show which sports are on when – purely the timings of their coverage.
Our squad of 18 Lawn Bowls & Para Lawn Bowls athletes are ready to go!
They have been preparing for months for the showpiece event, all with one goal – to bring home gold for Team England.
You can find full profiles on all the squad by clicking on the button below, or here.
You can also find out more about our Management Team by clicking here.
We’ve also produced a series to get to know a number of our team better – episode one features our Commonwealth Comeback Queen, Amy Pharaoh.
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.
As the crowds descend on the home of English Bowls over the next few weeks, it’s important to plan your travel in advance.
Birmingham 2022 have put together a very helpful route planner page on their website, which you can access by clicking here.
There are a number of parking restrictions in Royal Leamington Spa over the course of the Games – please click here to see what parking is available and when.
There are still limited tickets available for the Lawn Bowls event – don’t miss out on the once in a generation Home Games!
To find out more, please click here.
Great! We’re launching a new platform called PlayBowls, where you can find opportunities to play the sport casually at a club near you! We’re also launching an exciting new format of the game which you can play in an hour – so get ready to get competitive.
Find out more by clicking 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
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