About The Event

Join us for the pinnacle of the British International bowls, as players from across the British Isles will meet for the British Isles Championships from Wednesday 26th June – Thursday 27th June and British Isles Series from Friday 28th June – Sunday 30th June. Hosted by England this year, bowlers from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Jersey will come together to compete on one of the biggest stages in international bowls at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.

The British Isles Championships are the National Champions from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Jersey all coming to Royal Leamington Spa to compete against one another to be crowned British Isles champion.

The British Isles series is slightly different as each competing nation, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Jersey will select their international team based on last seasons performances and trials at the start of this season. Each nation will then play a number of formats to earn bragging rights against the other home nations.

The British Isles is not to be missed, whether you’re an avid bowls fan, a lover of big sporting occasions or just looking for a completely new experience, there’s something for everyone. Head down to Victoria Park and cheer on your England stars!

 

 

Ticket Information

The British Isles is a ticketed event but tickets are free of charge. All you have to do is simply click below, register for your free tickets and you’ll be able to watch the best bowlers in Britain battle it out on the famous Victoria Park greens. 

Why do I have to register? This is so we can monitor spectator numbers and ensure safety for all visitors to the venue. By registering you will also be the first to receive all of the latest Bowls England news including upcoming events, international news and much more.

 

Volunteering Opportunities

You can play your part at this year’s British Isles event with a variety of volunteer opportunities on offer. To register your interest please complete this form and for more information, please email laura.blatherwick@bowlsengland.com.


How To Get Here

The British Isles will be hosted at the home of Lawn Bowls and the Aviva National Finals, Victoria Park. The venue is situated in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa; its central location ensures several convenient major transport links.  

 

 

Getting Here By Car 

Victoria Park is ideally situated for ease of travel by car, with links to major UK motorway networks. The venue is located approximately 5 miles from junctions 13 and 14 of the M40, 4 miles from the A46 and 11 miles from the M45. Routes via the M6 (J4a) are also accessible from the North, with clear signage for Royal Leamington Spa. 

Parking will be available on Archery Road with limited spaces, there is also parking available at the west end of the park just off Princes Drive. Alternatively, there are several affordable car parks located 10 minutes away, click here to view Royal Leamington Spa Car Parks.  

There are approximately 23 electric car charging points located in and around Royal Leamington Spa area. For their locations, please click here.

If using a Sat Nav please enter: Royal Leamington Spa Bowling Club, 23 Archery Rd, Leamington Spa CV31 3PT

 

Getting Here By Train 

Situated on the Old Warwick Road, the train station is only a 3-minute drive and 10-minute walk from the venue. There are many direct trains to Royal Leamington Spa from many major neighbouring towns and cities such as: 

Coventry – 11 minutes
Banbury – 17 minutes
Birmingham International – 21 minutes
Birmingham – 25 minutes
London Marylebone – 1 hour 15 minutes 

For the latest timetables and fares please visit West Midlands Railways, Chiltern Railways , The Timeline or National Rail.

 

Getting Here By Bus 

There are several bus services which run to and from the town centre bus centre, with links to a number of major neighbouring towns and cities. For more details on bus routes and timetables please visit Warwickshire County Council or National Express.

 

Format

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.

Whether you’re a bowls enthusiast or a newcomer to the sport, the British Isles events offer something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to get behind the best bowlers from your nation.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know more about tickets, the event or how to get here? Click below for our frequently asked questions. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Email enquiries@bowlsengland.com and we will help.

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