World Cup Singles

World Cup Singles
Tournament information
SportBowls
LocationVarious
Established2005
Defunct2019
Administrator(s)World Bowls

World Cup SinglesEdit

The World Cup Singles was an event inaugurated in 2005 by the organisation known as World Bowls and was held until 2019. It was contested annually between bowlers from national bowls organisations. The competition was seen as the Southern Hemisphere equivalent of the World Indoor Bowls Championships held annually in the United Kingdom and organised by the World Bowls Tour.[1]

The event was first held from 3-10 April 2005, at the Hong Kong Football Club indoor bowling green and Ap Lei Chau Sports Centre in Hong Kong[2] but eventually took place every year at the Warilla Bowls Club in New South Wales, Australia.

Although players from both hemispheres were able to compete, travelling restricted the entries and the majority of the leading indoor players from the Northern hemisphere did not take part.[3]

In 2019, World Bowls came to an agreement with the International Indoor Bowls Council (IIBC), formerly the WIBC. The agreement was to merge their two international indoor championships, the World Cup Singles and the IIBC Championships. The new event would be called the World Bowls Indoor Championships.[4][5]

Past WinnersEdit

Men's singlesEdit

Year Winner Runner-Up
2005   Mark Casey[2]   Terence Lee
2006   Neil Speirs[6]   Safuan Said
2007   Kelvin Kerkow[7]   Jeremy Henry
2008   Safuan Said   Ali Forsyth
2009   Leif Selby   Safuan Said
2010   Leif Selby   Anthony Kiepe
2011   James Talbot[8]   Graeme Archer
2012   Jeremy Henry   James Talbot
2013   Jeremy Henry[9]   Tony Grantham
2014   Jeremy Henry[10]   Tony Wood
2015   Iain McLean[11]   David Holt
2016   Jeremy Henry[12]   Andrew Kyle
2017   Jeremy Henry[13]   Muhammad Soufi Rusli
2018   Jeremy Henry[1]   David Ferguson
2019   Gary Kelly[14]   Brendan Aquilina

Women's singlesEdit

Year Winner Runner-Up
2005   Grace Chu[2]   Litia Tikoisuva
2006   Shirley Choy[6]   Doreen Hankin
2007   Judy Nardella[7]   Lorna Trigwell
2008   Alison Merrien[15]   Val Smith
2009   Jo Edwards[16]   Karen Murphy
2010   Jo Edwards   Karen Murphy
2011   Jo Edwards[8]   Alison Merrien
2012   Alison Merrien   Jo Edwards
2013   Jo Edwards[9]   Alison Merrien
2014   Caroline Brown[10]   Alison Merrien
2015   Siti Zalina Ahmad[11]   Julie Forrest
2016   Carmen Anderson[12]   Siti Zalina Ahmad
2017   Jo Edwards[13]   Lucy Beere
2018   Lucy Beere[1]   Rebecca Van Asch
2019   Jo Edwards[14]   Lucy Beere

See alsoEdit

World Bowls Events

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Bowls World Cup to begin in Warilla". Inside the Games.
  2. ^ a b c "International Events". Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association.
  3. ^ "Past results" (PDF). World Bowls.com.
  4. ^ "Preview a new World Championship" (PDF). Bristol Indoor Bowls. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  5. ^ "World Bowls Indoor Championships". World Bowls. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Past results". The Telegraph.
  7. ^ a b "Nardella, Kerkow win world bowls titles". Sydney Morning Herald.
  8. ^ a b "Results". Irish Examiner.
  9. ^ a b "Henry Crowned Again". Bowls Australia.
  10. ^ a b "Scot conquers world en route to the Commonwealth Games". The Herald.
  11. ^ a b "2015 World Cup Singles Warilla Bowls Club, NSW, Australia, Day 9, Results". World Bowls.
  12. ^ a b "World Cup glory for Jeremy and Carmen". World Bowls.
  13. ^ a b "Edwards, Henry win fifth World Cup Bowls crown at Warilla". Bowls New Zealand.
  14. ^ a b "World Cup indoor singles – Day 9". Bowls International.
  15. ^ "Merrien conquers Indoor World Cup". BBC Sport.
  16. ^ "Jo Edwards (possibly) bows out in style". Radio NZ.