Team Canada!

Meet one of the Team Canada Para Bowlers! The inaugural Para Bowls Team will be competing at the World Championships sanctioned by International Bowls for the Disabled in May in Johannesburg, South Africa. Andy Caldwell, from Woodstock and Peterborough Lawn Bowling Clubs, has been bowling for 22 years. He is not new to the international stage, as his sons represented Canada. yet this will be his first time competing on the

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Classifier

Classifier Training in Scotland

Technical Classifiers team across the world Another successful IBD Technical Classifier Session delivered with Bowls Scotland last month when Gillian Allibone, International Medical Classifier in the UK joined Amanda Easson, Mary Wilson and Ian Hepworth at Stirling Indoor Bowling Club. A huge thanks to the Bowls Scotland Para Players who supported the event on the day with Fraser Mathieson pictured here with the team. The new classifiers are all Bowls

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Australia

Classifier Training in Australia

Great to see IBD Head of Classification Sheila Corcoran and Allan Starrett delivering Classifier training at Cabramatta Bowling Club on Mon 12th Feb and Tues 13th Feb 2024. The medical classifiers going through their training are: Angela Loran, (sitting), an OT from Western Australia and Dr Margaret Charles (standing)from NZL. The two technical classifiers are: Gerry Meichels, Umpire from New South Wales (also in sitting photo) and David Cameron, Coach

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cerebral palsy awareness

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month – March 2024​

March 2024 is Cerebral palsy awareness month and we thought it a good opportunity to highlight some of our fabulous CP members starting with Jonathan Stokes. Jonathan started bowling in 2011. Before this he had been a keen footballer and helped run a local team. He joined DBE (Disabled Bowls England)  in 2016 and has been successful in numerous competitions representing both his club and county. He is also a

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International Regulations

WADA rules with effect 1 Jan 2024

A reminder to all that new laws came in to force on 1 January this year. The link to all medications that are prohibited either in competition or at all times is available here in an easy to read format. Noteworthy, in this update from WADA is the prohibition of Tramadol in competition. Access a copy of the rules currently in force here: https://www.wada-ama.org/sites/default/files/2023-09/2024list_en_final_22_september_2023.pdf

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New Zealand Para Lawn Bowls

Player Profile

Peter Whiting – Para Bowler, New Zealand After spending four years working abroad in Australia, the UK, and Los Angeles, I returned to New Zealand in 1988 only to face a life-altering incident. While working on a two-storey building, I had a fall that resulted in a spinal cord injury at the T12 level, affecting my quads while leaving me without the use of my glutes, calf muscles, or feet.

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Canada

Canadian Para Championships

Great to see the Canadian Para-Bowls Championship getting underway showcasing disabled bowls to World. Good luck to all the competitors and hope to see you all our upcoming future International Bowls for the Disabled events including the 2024 IBD World Champs in South Africa

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