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During the World Indoor Championships at Preston Guildhall in 1992 the world’s top players got together to launch what was first called the World Bowls Players Association with the aim to develop the sport of bowls for television and thereby give the sport a permanent ‘window’ for all to see. Founder members of this new Association included the well known names of Tony Allcock, Peter Bellis, David Bryant, Richard Corsie, Rob Parrella, Ian Schuback, John Price, Andy Thomson MBE and Willie Wood MBE.
The name was later shortened to the Professional Bowls Association and the aims and thoughts of the Association were developed and then in 1997 the PBA’s proposals for opening up the Professional Sport and it’s ideas for development were accepted by the sport’s governing bodies.
There are PBA Branches in the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- UK and Europe