Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games

Peter Clare (M.D. Of Drakes Pride) was fortunate in being able to attend the bowls competition at the Broadbeach Bowls Club, Gold Coast, Australia during the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Great venue, great sport, great supporters and great volunteers and officials.

Gold Coast Logo


Peter with the Games Mascot Borobi

The Venue Broadbeach Bowls Club 

In the stands at Broadbeach Bowls Club


Kelsey Cottrell 

Kelsey Cottrell

(Australia - fours) won Gold plays with Drakes Pride bowls

Rob Paxton 

Robert Paxton

( England Singles) Bronze - plays with Drakes Pride bowls


Rob also donated to the sport of bowls memorabilia collection an England Commonwealth Games vest signed by the England bowls team.

Shirt England Bowls Team

Signatures of :-

Rob Paxton; Jamie Chestney;Louis Ridout; Sam Tolchard; David Bolt; Natalie Chestney; Ellen Falkner; Sian Honnor;; Katherine Rednall; Sophie Tolcard; Mike Robertson; Kieran Rollings;Paul Brown Steve Simmons; Alison Yearling; Mark Wherry; Sue Wherry


During his stay in Australia ,Peter was also able to visit a few other Bowls clubs -

Mount Lewis Bowls Club

a Mount Lewis Bowls Club towel

Cabramatta Bowls Club 

The covered green at Cabramatta Bowls Club


Guildford Bowls Club 

Guildford Bowls Club.


St Johns Bowls Club 

St. John's Park Bowls Club

The building work at the club was to expand it's 2 levels car park to make it into a 4 level car park!


Warilla Bowls Club 

Warilla Bowl Club

Has a indoor green as well as four outdoor greens,


All these clubs would be the envy of any UK bowls club but they are reliant on their poker machines to fund the bowls section of the membership.


acknowledgements :- Gold Coast Commonwealth Games logo 2018

for pictures:-

Rob Paxton from Robert Paxton

Warilla Bowls Club - Warilla B.C.

All other pictures - Peter Clare


©the sport of bowls 2018 ©Peter Clare 2018