A brief History of the AIBBC
Indoor bias bowls is a fun sport that older members of the community have been enjoying for years. Now it is being discovered and enjoyed by young people through to the older generations, as well as those with disabilities (wheelchair, amputees, etc).
Although similar games have been played with wooden bowls in former centuries, the sport as we know it originated in Australia and was initially known as “carpet bowls”. It was pioneered by Ray W. Hensell, the founder of Henselite (manufacturers of all bowls equipment) to cater for lawn bowlers who were continually being frustrated by unpleasant weather conditions. Now Indoor Bias Bowls is an international sport in its own right, with the Trans Tasman Cup being played every second year.
Indoor bowls is played most Commonwealth countries around the world.