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Minister for Sport takes part in Commonwealth Games bowls draws at Victoria Park

Leamington Editorial 12th Jul, 2022 Updated: 13th Jul, 2022   0

MINISTER for Sport, Nigel Huddleston, carried out the official draw for the Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls competition at Leamington’s Victoria Park.

The Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls tournament will be held at Victoria Park during the Games from Friday, July 29 to Saturday, August 6.

And Mr Huddleston visited the venue to draw seven of the 11 medal events that make up the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls competition at Birmingham 2022.

This included the draws for the women’s singles, the men’s singles, the men’s pairs, the women’s triples, the men’s fours, the Para men’s pairs and the Para women’s pairs.




Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Mr Huddleston said: “Lawn bowls will be one of the hottest tickets for British fans at Birmingham 2022 with home nation teams drawn together across the medal events.

“Victoria Park is a stunning setting for the lawn bowls and Para lawn bowls and it’s great to see how investment from the Commonwealth Games will leave a real legacy for this venue and the local community.”


The draw pits England against New Zealand, Malaysia, Niue and Singapore in Section A of the Women’s Singles draw with England’s Women’s Pairs to play Scotland, Northern Ireland and Fiji.

And England will play Malaysia, Fiji, Jamaica and Namibia in Section C of the Men’s Singles with the Men’s Pairs to face Cook Islands, Malaysia, India and Falkland Islands.

Gary Smith, Chief Executive of World Bowls said: “With the draw now completed the stage is now set for the Commonwealth’s best players to exhibit their high-class talents and to showcase our sport to a global audience.

“We are all looking forward to an exciting event in a superb setting at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.”

Matt Kidson, Director of Sport for Birmingham 2022, added: “It’s great that the draw for Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls has now been completed. With the world’s best players taking part, it’s going to be an exciting competition and a really popular sport during the Games.

“Victoria Park is going to be a superb venue for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Our temporary infrastructure is currently being installed and we can’t wait for the teams to arrive to play in this fantastic setting.”

Andrew Day, Warwick District Council Leader, said: “It was fantastic to welcome the Minister of Sport to Victoria Park, who referred to the greens as the ‘Wimbledon of lawn bowls!’

“It was an opportunity to show the tremendous amount of work that’s gone in over the past few years to make this a world-class facility.

“With just three weeks to go until the Games it’s all systems go and we’re excited and ready to be welcoming the thousands of visitors and spectators over the summer.”

A total of 24 different nations and territories will compete with several home nation battles lined up for the early rounds of the competition.

The seedings for the competition are done based on the results from Gold Coast 2018 with any new teams that did not compete four years ago being added to the different sections (pools) through the draw process.

Tickets are currently available for all Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls sessions. Tickets cost £22 for adults and £8 for under-16’s.

The eyes of some of the home nations will be firmly fixed on Section B of the Women’s Singles with Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all drawn together.

Intriguing groups have also emerged in the Men’s Triples and the Men’s Fours with Section D in the former featuring Canada, England, Malaysia and South Africa and Section A of the latter featuring reigning champions Scotland, New Zealand, South Africa, Jersey and Malta.

All of the Para Lawn Bowls competitions will be round robin events with each team, in each of the three competitions, playing one another.

The Para events for this sport include mixed pairs for players with a visual impairment and men’s pairs and women’s pairs for B6 to B8 athletes (ambulant and wheelchair bowlers).

England, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa have pairs entered in all three competitions.

Full details for all 11 medal events are now available at birmingham2022.com, where you can also take a look at the schedule and buy tickets for the competition which will get underway on Friday, July 29.

Tickets are currently available for all Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls sessions. Tickets cost £22 for adults and £8 for under-16’s.

 

Bowls draws for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Sectional Draw for the Women’s Singles 

Section A – New Zealand, Malaysia, England, Niue, Singapore

Section B – Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, India, Falkland Islands

Section C – South Africa, Norfolk Island, Fiji, Cook Islands

Section D – Canada, Australia, Kenya, Guernsey

 

Sectional Draw for the Men’s Singles 

Section A – Australia, South Africa, Guernsey, Kenya, Cook Islands

Section B – Canada, Northern Ireland, Wales, Norfolk Island, Niue

Section C – England, Malaysia, Fiji, Jamaica, Namibia

Section D – Scotland, New Zealand, Jersey, India, Falkland Islands

 

Sectional Draw for the Women’s Pairs 

Section A – Malaysia, Norfolk Island, Malta, Cook Islands, Guernsey

Section B – South Africa, India, New Zealand, Niue

Section C – Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Fiji

Section D – Canada, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Wales

 

Sectional Draw for the Men’s Pairs 

Section A – Wales, Norfolk Island, Northern Ireland, Jamaica, Namibia

Section B – Scotland, New Zealand, Canada, Niue, Jersey

Section C – Cook Island, Malaysia, England, India, Falkland Islands

Section D – South Africa, Australia, Guernsey, Fiji

 

Sectional Draw for the Women’s Triples 

Section A – Australia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Falkland Islands, Singapore

Section B – Scotland, Wales, Cook Islands, Botswana

Section C – England, New Zealand, India, Niue

Section D – Canada, Malaysia, Fiji, Norfolk Island

 

Sectional Draw for the Men’s Triples 

Section A – Scotland, New Zealand, India, Malta

Section B – Australia, Jersey, Cook Islands, Niue

Section C – Norfolk Island, Wales, Fiji, Northern Ireland

Section D – Canada, England, Malaysia, South Africa

 

Sectional Draw for the Women’s Fours 

Section A – Australia, Scotland, Fiji, Botswana

Section B – South Africa, New Zealand, Wales, Niue

Section C – Malta, Malaysia, Norfolk Island, Northern Ireland

Section D – Canada, India, England, Cook Islands

 

Sectional Draw for the Men’s Fours 

Section A – Scotland, New Zealand, South Africa, Jersey, Malta

Section B – Australia, Northern Ireland, Canada, Niue

Section C – England, India, Fiji, Cook Islands

Section D – Wales, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Norfolk Island

 

Sectional Draw for the Para Mixed Pairs (B2-B3) 

Round Robin – Australia, South Africa, Wales, Scotland, New Zealand, England

 

Sectional Draw for the Para Men’s Pairs (B6-B8)

Round Robin – South Africa, England, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales, Australia

 

Sectional Draw for the Para Women’s Pairs (B6-B8)

Round Robin – Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Scotland

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