The Unofficial 2019 Barefoot Bowls World Championships was hosted by the Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club.
Wednesday February 13 through Friday February 15, 2019
The winners are:
1st - d'Aulan and Jay Gentry
2nd - Hetta Danford and Phil Westscott
3rd - Jean and Robert Garry
The Unofficial 2018 Barefoot Bowls World Championships was hosted by the Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club.
Wednesday February 14 through Saturday February 17, 2018
Championship (King Kamehameha Division)
1st Place - Mark Berwick & Nancy Miller (Honolulu, HI)
2nd Place - Mike Clancy and Diana Wong (Walnut Creek, CA)
3rd Place - Mary Scott and Mary Stuart (Walnut Creek, CA)
Runners-Up (Captain Cook Division)
1st Place - Carolyn Choy & Mary Kung (Walnut Creek, CA)
2nd Place - Brian Flynn and Judy Rasmussen (Honolulu, HI)
3rd Place - Peter Oleson and Hetta Danford (Honolulu, HI)
Aloha Barefoot Bowls
Answers to frequently asked questions
Q: The participation is open to social bowlers (member bowlers who do not compete in leagues)?
A: YES, teams are being comprised of either one or two social bowlers. You are encouraged to bring your team with you. If you are an individual, we can pair you with another participating bowler once you arrive in Honolulu.
Q: What is included in the entry fee per person?
A: Included for your entry fee is unlimited bowling in Honolulu for the months of January and February, lunch for three days along with a constant supply of bottled water, a club pin, dinner at the awards luau on the Friday evening, prizes and trophies. The balance of the funds will go to pay for improvements to the club facilities related to hosting the event such as green upgrades.
Q: Do we have to bowl barefoot?
A: You can if you wish but it is not mandatory. Most bowlers wear flat soled shoes. The name "Barefoot Bowls" suggests that this is a fun, social competition.
Q: Do I need to bring my own bowls?
A: NO, we have forty sets of bowls available for you to use at no charge.
Q: What is the match format?
A: Teams of two bowlers will bowl a total of five bowls per end. Three bowls by the lead and two bowls by the skip. Matches will last for seven ends.
Q: How many teams can participate in the tournament?
A: The 2018 tournament format accommodated 24 teams of two bowlers.