World Cup 2005

Inaugural World Cup and World Junior Cup Bowls Singles 2005

HKLBA were very honoured and prilvileged to be invited by our world governing body, the World Bowls Ltd, to host this grand inaugural event between 3 April and 10 April 2005 at Hong Kong Football Club indoor bowling green and Ap Lei Chau Sports Centre indoor bowling green.

The event was jointly organized by the Association and the World Bowls Ltd, LCSD, World Bowls and our Association provided the financial support for this event. The 19 countries/regions participating were Australia, Botswana, Canada, Canary Island, China, Fiji, Israel, Isle of Man, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and the USA. China sent her best male player to take part in this highest level of international competition since they joined World Bowls Ltd in 2004.

The event comprised an Open Age group and Junior group (age 18-25) for both men and women. A total number of 51 entries were received, of which 17 men and 16 women competed in the Open Age group and 11 men and 7 women in the Junior group. Hong Kong had four representatives in the events.

Final result:

Event Champions Runners-up
Men Singles Mark Casey (AUS) Terence Lee (HKC)
Women Singles Grace Chu (HKC) Litia Tikoisuva (FIJ)
Men Junior Singles Safuan Said (MAL) Ali Forsyth (NZL) 
Women Junior Singles Lynsey Armitage (AUS) Azlina Arshad (MAL)

HKLBA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Grace Chu and Terence Lee for their excellent result in this event and to thank HKFC and LCSD for their assistance in providing the venues and related facilities for this tournament.

Vincent Cheung
Chairman, Organizing committee of Inaugural World Cup & World Junior Cup