2024 World Bowls Indoor Championships preview

by Val Febbo on April 2, 2024

The indoor conquerors of 2023 will make the long trek to Guernsey for the 2024 World Bowls Indoor Championships to mix it with some of the most formidable opponents under a roof.

Ray Pearse and Samantha Atkinson will carry the Australian hopes in the United Kingdom as they look to replicate their form from last August and take home their maiden world titles.

The pair will take part in both the singles and mixed pairs and will have a target on their backs in the latter as the defending nation following the exploits of Aron Sherriff and Kelsey Cottrell at Warilla last year.

Pearse and Atkinson’s section will see the duo pitted against the Welsh unit of Kristian Crocker and Marion Kidney-Purcell, Namibia’s Carel and Yvonne Olivier, Isle of Man’s Clive McGreal and Caroline Whitehead and the Swiss pairing of Beat Matti and Marianne Kuenzle.

In singles action, Pearse faces some intriguing contests in Ireland’s Simon Martin, USA’s Loren Dion, Hong Kong China’s Stanley Gon Lap Lai, Jamaica’s Robert Simpson and Turkiye’s Ozkan Akar.

Atkinson’s singles group consists of Kidney-Purcell, Norfolk Island’s Christine Jones, Israel’s Irit Grencel and Singapore’s Lee Beng Hua.

Under the tournament’s former name of the World Cup Singles, Australians such as Mark Casey, Jeremy Henry, Kelvin Kerkow, Leif Selby and Judy Nardella have saluted at the event, while Sherriff and Cottrell enjoyed success in last year’s tournament under its new moniker.

The 2024 World Bowls Indoor Championships will take place on April 21-27, 2024, with live streaming details to be confirmed by World Bowls in due course.

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