British Isles nations announce new-look International Series as part of a packed summer of bowls

23rd February, 2024

We are delighted to confirm plans for British Isles Bowls events for 2024.

The season kicks off with the British Isles Championships and Internationals at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, England from Wednesday 26th June to Sunday 30th June. Players from England, Ireland, Jersey, Scotland and Wales will come together to battle for individual and team honours across five days of action-packed bowls.

Taking the lead from World Bowls, there will be a format change at this year’s Internationals to include all disciplines being executed by 15 player teams across both the men’s and women’s event.

Every international match will see action across a full green, with each session featuring either three singles and three fours matches, or three pairs and three triples matches, with the score on each of the six rinks contributing to the overall result.

This will maintain the traditional home nation rivalries, mean each nation fields one team per gender and will conjure up some great battles amongst the top British players. Over the three days, there will be 10 sessions of play and 20 international matches, so plenty of top-class bowls for fans to enjoy. We encourage all those who love our sport to come along and soak up the atmosphere.

This will be followed by the U18 Internationals at Belmont, Belfast, Ireland on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st July. This event continues to provide international action for Britain’s top young players.

To top the season off the fiercely competitive British Isles U25 Internationals will also take place in Belfast on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September, and in line with previous years, a men’s, women’s and a joint team trophy are up for grabs.

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will participate in both the U18 and U25 events.

Bowls England Performance Director Mo Monkton said:

“The 2024 season is fast approaching and we’ve got a packed programme of international bowls across the age groups. In particular, we’re looking forward to welcoming Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Jersey to Royal Leamington Spa for the Championships and International Series in June, which is sure to be an exciting event. The embers of the amazing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are still glowing, and we hope England fans will make the trip to Victoria Park and cheer on our team.”

In addition to the British Isles events, England teams will also participate in a Test Match against Ireland at Royal Leamington Spa in July, and the European Championships in Ayr, Scotland, in September.


Dates for your Diary:


Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June:

British Isles Championships

Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, England


Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June:

British Isles Internationals

Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, England


Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July:

Test Match v Ireland

Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, England


Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd July:

U18 International Series

Belmont BC, Belfast, Ireland


Tuesday 3rd to Sunday 8th September:

European Championships

Northfield, Ayr, Scotland


Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September:

U25 International Series

Belmont BC, Belfast, Ireland


Our top players will also be in action at Victoria Park for the Aviva National Finals between 15th August and 1st September.

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Click below to view a detailed update from Performance Director Mo Monkton.


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