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Birmingham 2022 | Frequently Asked Questions

With just days to go until the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, we’ve received lots of enquiries from our readers and social media followers.

To help you out, we’ve put together a handy guide below containing the answers to the various questions we have been asked.

WHEN IS THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES?
The lawn bowls events for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games run from Friday, July 29, and run through to Saturday, August 6. The lawn bowls will be taking place on the greens located at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.

HAVE THE DRAWS BEEN MADE?
Yes, the sectional draws for the lawn bowls have been made and can be found here.

The fixtures and daily schedule for the lawn bowls and para lawn bowls events at the Commonwealth Games can now be found on the official Birmingham 2022 website.

CAN I STILL BUY TICKETS?
Tickets for the Games have been selling fast, but there may be some still available – head over to the Birmingham 2022 website to purchase any remaining tickets.

Don’t miss out on your chance to be at the biggest multi-sport event in the UK for a decade. 

WHAT FORMATS ARE BEING PLAYED AT THE GAMES?
Singles: Four bowls per player, first to 21 shots
Pairs: Three bowls per player, 18 ends
Triples: Two bowls per player, 18 ends
Fours: Two bowls per player, 15 ends
Para pairs events: Three bowls per player, 15 ends

A limit of 2 hours 15 minutes applies to all sectional matches for all disciplines. Time limits will not apply to knockout matches.

WILL I BE ABLE TO WATCH THE LAWN BOWLS ON THE TV?
Bowls International understands that there are two rinks that will be filmed each session. At this stage, the detailed television schedule has not been confirmed. We suggest keeping an eye on the BBC’s Red Button and online broadcasting services.

WILL BOWLS INTERNATIONAL BE ABLE TO INTERVIEW THE BOWLERS?
Yes, we hope to share regular interviews on our website and social media channels. Make sure you follow us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to keep up to date with the latest happenings from Victoria Park.

We will also be keeping some content from the Commonwealth Games exclusively for our magazine readers. Click here to subscribe to the world’s No.1 bowling magazine to ensure you don’t miss out – subscriptions are available both as digital or in print.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE SCORES/RESULTS?
We shall ensure that all results are added to the Bowls International website at the end of each session/day. Once the action is underway, we anticipate that all results will also be added at the end of each session to the Birmingham 2022 website.

HOW DO I GET TO VICTORIA PARK?
The Birmingham 2022 website offers a comprehensive guide on how to get to Victoria Park, in addition to providing travel guidance.

IS CAR PARKING AVAILABLE ON SITE?
Unfortunately there is no car parking available at the venue, however there is the opportunity to pre-book parking at a nearby park and ride facility. Click here to pre-book your car parking – make sure you select the correct date/session for your visit.

If you’ve got a question that you’d like us to add to the FAQ guide, please drop us an email and we’ll try our best to assist.

Bowls International is the world’s most respected bowling magazine, available monthly in both digital and print formats. A comprehensive Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games supplement is included in July’s issue of Bowls International.

A six-month print subscription to Bowls International is priced at just £19.90, or a 12-month subscription is £35.99 – that’s less than £3 per month and includes FREE POSTAGE.