Competitors from many countries met for twelve days in the World Bowls Championship at Worthing, on the south coast.
Competitors from many countries met for twelve days in the World Bowls Championship at Worthing, on the south coast. The first five days of competition were devoted to competition play for pairs and triples. The last week of the tourney saw the fours and the singles competition.
England beat South Africa and Canada on Saturday (17 June), the last day of competition, to secure the top honours for the four-man bowling. Scotland placed second and Hong Kong third in the fours competition. For three days the singles race was fierce. Maldwyn Evans, the welsh champion, took first place in the singles completion after losing his last two matches. His early lead was sufficient to keep him ahead.
Taking part were teams from Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Jersey, Malawi, New Zealand, Papua-New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, United States and Wales.