2021 World Outdoor Bowls Championship

The 2021 World Outdoor Bowls Championship will to be held at the Broadbeach Bowls Club, Musgrave Hill Bowls Club and Club Helensvale on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Originally scheduled from 23 May to 7 June 2020,[1][2] before the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak forced the postponement of the event as Australia's borders are closed to foreign travellers. It was rescheduled from 22 May to 6 June 2021[3] but then suffered a further delay with new dates of 7 September to 19 September being announced.[4]

World Outdoor Championships 2021
14th World Outdoor Bowls Championships
LocationAustralia Gold Coast, Australia
Date(s)Revised - 7 September to 19 September 2021
CategoryWorld Bowls Championship
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There are eight events that determine the 2021 world champions, the men's singles, doubles, triples and fours and the women's singles, doubles, triples and fours and in addition there are two overall team winners who receive the Leonard and Taylor trophies respectively.

PostponementEdit

The event followed suit of other sporting events around the world in early 2020, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic wreaking havoc across the sporting industry. On March 17, 2020, World Bowls and host organisation Bowls Australia made the decision to postpone the event. No time was set as to when the event would be postponed until, due to the uncertain nature of the coronavirus.

“We believe this is the right decision to minimise the risk of public exposure to the coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation [sic] recently declared a global pandemic," World Bowls Chief Executive Officer Gary Smith said at the time.

On March 31 it was announced that the event would be held on 25 May to 6 June 2021

Participating teamsEdit

There are 36 nations/associations competing at 2021 Championships.[5]

  •   Australia (hosts)
  •   Argentina
  •   Botswana
  •   Brunei
  •   Canada
  •   China
  •   Cyprus
  •   England
  •   Fiji
  •   France
  •   Guernsey
  •   Hong Kong, China
  •   India
  •   Isle of Man
  •   Ireland
  •   Israel
  •   Japan
  •   Jersey
  •   Malaysia
  •   Malta
  •   Namibia
  •   Netherlands
  •   New Zealand
  •   Niue
  •   Norfolk Island
  •   Papua New Guinea
  •   Philippines
  •   Samoa
  •   Scotland
  •   Spain
  •   Singapore
  •   South Africa
  •   Thailand
  •   Tonga
  •   United States
  •   Wales
  •   Zimbabwe

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Bronze
Men's Singles
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Men's Pairs
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Men's Triples
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Men's Fours
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Men's Team         N/A
Women's Singles
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Women's Pairs
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Women's Triples
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Women's Fours
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Women's Team         N/A

ResultsEdit

Men's Team (W.M.Leonard Trophy)Edit

Top five

Team Singles Pairs Triples Fours Total
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Women's Team (Taylor Trophy)Edit

Top five

Team Singles Pairs Triples Fours Total
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 World Bowls Championship". Bowls Australia.
  2. ^ "WORLD EVENTS CALENDAR". Bowls Malaysia.
  3. ^ "2020 World Bowls Championships to be postponed indefinitely". Bowls Australia. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  4. ^ "WORLD BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS DEFERRED TO SEPTEMBER 2021". Bowls England.
  5. ^ "WBC2020 COMPETING COUNTRIES". Bowls Australia.