European Championships 2022
The initial stages of the European Bowls Championships will be run as a “round-robin sectional play”. After the completion of the round-robin stage, the tournament will move onto a “knockout” format.
The full conditions to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament will be made known, once the number of entries is finalised.
The competition will be played on grass at –
National Centre for Bowls,
between Saturday 9th and Thursday 14th July 2022, with an official practise day on Friday 8th.
A Para Bowls Championships will take place at the same time, the format of which will be agreed once the number of participants is known.
The playing format of the Championships will allow up to five men and five women to take part, from each country. Countries can, however, choose to enter individual events.
Disciplines and formats
- SINGLES: Four bowls, 21 shots up, in excess of 21 shots shall not count, with a time limit of two hours 15 minutes per match (not including trial ends).
- PAIRS: Three bowls per athlete, 18 ends, with a time limit of two hours 15 minutes per match (not including trial ends).
- TRIPLES: Two bowls per athlete, 18 ends, with a time limit of two hours 15 minutes per match (not including trial ends).
- FOURS: Two bowls per athlete, 15 ends, with a time limit of two hours 15 minutes per match (not including trial ends).
Teams will be divided into sections in each discipline.
The Pairs and Triples will take place between Saturday 9th and Monday 11th July 2022.
The Singles and Fours will take place between Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th July 2022.
The presentation of medals will take place immediately following the finals.
The section winners will progress to the semi-finals, depending on the number of entries section runners up may also progress to the semi-finals.
Time limits will apply to all games, in all disciplines, in sectional play only. All finals will have no time limit.
Should a match be stopped due to extreme weather, the time limit will be extended by the equivalent amount of the time for the delay.
The singles, pairs, triples and fours competitions shall be played throughout by the competitors, whose names appear on the scorecard of the first game, and in their nominated discipline.
During the playing of the competition, changes in the player positions within each discipline, i.e. pairs, triples or fours, shall be permitted before the commencement of each game and upon the tournament director being notified.