2021 World Indoor Bowls Championships cancelled

by Bowls Australia

World Bowls (WB) has formally announced the cancellation of the 2021 World Indoor Bowls Championships (formerly known as the World Cup), which was set to be staged at Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club in Australia.

Please see the official announcement from WB below:

With Coronavirus (COVID 19) continuing to be a major threat globally, World Bowls, along with its partners the International Indoor Bowls Council and Bowls Australia, have after much discussion agreed to cancel the 2021 World Indoor Championships originally planned to held in Australia.

As with all world championships they must be held in a climate which would ensure the best chance for competing countries to attend and send their elite players. The current restrictions of travel arrangements and quarantine periods would not allow that to happen.

World Bowls and its partners would like to convey their thanks to all stakeholders involved in determining this course of action which has been taken in the best interests of athletes, administrators, volunteers and spectators whose safety remains paramount in any decision making process.

The World Bowls Indoor Championships are scheduled to be rotated between the U.K. and Australia and we now look forward to the 2022 Championships which will be held in the U.K.