Lawn Bowls celebrates 40 years in Pacific Games

Lawn bowls is celebrating 40 years since its inclusion into the Pacific Games back in 1979.

The competition was recently dominated by Fiji at the last Pacific Games with four gold, two silver and two bronze medals across men’s and women’s events.

The event will also feature popular names that will be defending their titles.

The young Cook Islands men’s pair Taiki Paniani and Aidan Zittersteijn, who won bronze at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (the country’s first ever Commonwealth Games medal) will be competing at Samoa 2019 in all four men’s events, and gunning for further silverware.

Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea and Norfolk Island also collected multiple medals, while Niue enjoyed a single moment on the podium.

Meanwhile, eight nations (Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tokelau and Tonga) will contest eight medals across singles, pairs, triples and fours in both Men and Women’s categories.

The competition is taking place at the Lawn Bowls Greens Faleata and runs for the first six days of the Games, with free entry.