Bowls3Five

Bowls3Five

Bowls3Five is a new fast format of the game which aims to provide a competition where everyone interested can get involved. Depending on the competition you play in,  you can face a set number of ends, a shot clock, double points, and a tiebreaker end. Bowls3Five aims to fit into busy lifestyles of those finding themselves short on time but still wish to compete in sport and those who are stepping up to accept the challenge of the shorter format.

Bowls3Five offers three levels of competition – a social format for twilight competitions, a nationwide interclub competition and the inaugural Bowls3Five television league.


Bowls3Five – Twilight/Social

Bowls3Five TWILIGHT.  This is for the casual bowler or for people looking to get into the sport but has limited time due to work, family or other sporting commitments.  This will be run by clubs on a weeknight, so get in touch with a club if you and your mates are interested.

Contact your nearest club to see when their Bowls3Five twilight competition starts or click here to find a club near you.


Bowls3Five – Interclub

Bowls3Five INTERCLUB. This is a national interclub competition that is FREE for clubs to enter.  Centres will organise a round robin competition during a weeknight for those clubs taking part.  The clubs that have won their centre round will then take part in the post section play to find a national champion.

Download conditions of play here


Bowls3Five – LIVE  Televised League

Bowls3Five LIVE! This is the televised league that is broadcast live on SKY Sport for eight weeks From October 22nd to December 5th 2019.  The Bowls3Five Televised League will be played at New Lynn Bowling Club on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

It will always be on Sky Sport 59, with replays on other channels. If you don’t have Sky Sport, check out their very affordable online packages  here.

Specifically for television, the games will be played in one direction with two sets of five ends.  If each team has won a set or both sets are drawn there will be a tie-break end to decide the winner of the game.  For more information on the format of Bowls3Five televised league click here for conditions of play*.