Lawn Bowls at Commonwealth Games 2022: Full schedule, format, India squads, venue, timings

Commonwealth Games 2022L India’s Lawn Bowls team will be hoping to make a mark in a sport that has been dominated by the likes of Australia, England and Scotland.

India have named a 10-member squad for Lawn Bowls for the Commonwealth Games 2022.

India have named a 10-member squad for Lawn Bowls for the Commonwealth Games 2022. | Photo Credit: TEAM SPORTSTAR/Bowling Federation of India

Commonwealth Games 2022L India’s Lawn Bowls team will be hoping to make a mark in a sport that has been dominated by the likes of Australia, England and Scotland.

Lawn Bowls is one of the oldest sport in the Commonwealth Games, and has featured in every edition since the 1930. England and Scotland have been the most successful nations in the sport, winning 20 gold medals each.

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, it was Australia that dominated and bagged four out of the eight gold medals up for grabs.

This year, over 20 nations will be taking part in the sport across the four formats. Besides, Para Lawn Bowls will also feature in the Birmingham Games.

Brief Rules

Lawn Bowls is played in four formats - singles, pairs, triples and fours.

The sport involves rolling a bowl down a green stretch, aiming it towards a target called ‘The Jack’. The Jack is at a distance between 75 to 105 feet. The team with its bowl/bowls closest to the jack, wins the point/points.

In the singles, the first to 21 points wins the tie. In all other formats, bowls are thrown from 18 ends and the team with the higher aggregate score wins.

Tournament Format

Across all four game formats, teams will be divided into four groups. The top two from each group will qualify for the quarterfinals.

India Squad

India will be fielding its players in all four format. Following are the athletes who will represent India:

Lawn Bowls - Singles
Men’s - Mridul Borgohain
Women’s - Tania Choudhury
Lawn Bowls - Pairs
Men’s - Sunil Bahadur, Dinesh Kumar
Women’s - Nayanmoni Saikia, Lovely Choubey
Lawn Bowls - Triples
Men’s - Mridul Borgohain, Navneet Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh
Women’s - Pinki, Tania Choudhury, Rupa Rani Tirkey
Lawn Bowls - Fours
Men’s - Navneet Singh, Sunil Bahadur, Dinesh Kumar, Chandan Kumar Singh
Women’s - Rupa Rani Tirkey, Nayanmoni Saikia, Lovely Choubey, Pinki

Lawn Bowls Schedule, venue and timings

India will kick-off its campaign on July 29, with the men’s pairs and women’s fours teams playing Malaysia and England, respectively. The men’s triples team will also be facing New Zealand on the same day.

The venue for the Lawn Bowls tournament at the Commonwealth Games 2022 will be the Victoria Park in Birmingham.

Men’s Pairs schedule for India
July 29: Malaysia vs India - 7:30 pm
July 29: India vs Falkland Islands - 10:30 pm
July 30: Cook Islands vs India - 7:30 pm
July 31: England vs India - 4:00 pm
Women’s Pairs schedule for India
August 1: India vs New Zealand - 1:00 pm
August 3: India vs Niue - 1:00 pm
August 3:South Africa vs India - 4:00 pm
Men’s Triples schedule for India
July 29: New Zealand vs India - 1:00 pm
July 29: Scotland vs India - 4:00 pm
July 30: India vs Malta - 1:00 pm
Women’s Triples schedule for India
August 1: India vs New Zealand - 1:00 pm
August 1: England vs India - 8:45 pm
August 3: India vs Niue - 7:30 pm
Men’s Fours schedule for India
August 1: India vs Fiji - 8:45 pm
August 3: India vs Cook Islands - 7:30 pm
August 3: England vs India - 10:30 pm
Women’s Fours schedule for India
July 29: India vs England - 7:30 pm
July 29: India vs Cook Islands - 10:30 pm
July 30: Canada vs India - 10:30 pm

*All timings are in Indian Standard Time

*The draws for the singles competitions are yet to be confirmed

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