Canadians Prepare for the 2019 World Cup

Ottawa, ON | March 1, 2019

Hirendra Bhartu (Nanaimo, British Columbia) and Josephine Lee (New Westminster, British Columbia) are preparing to go to Warilla, Australia to compete in the 2019 World Cup.  This annual singles tournament features competitors from over 20 countries and is played on the indoor greens of the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club.  The 2019 event is set to begin on March 5th and runs through until March 13th. 

Bhartu and Lee earned the right to compete in Warilla when they won the 2018 Canadian Indoor Singles Championship titles last October in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Bhartu will be making his sixth appearance at the World Cup, having represented Canada for three years in a row from 2007-2009, as well as 2017 and 2018. For Lee, this will be her first trip back to the World Cup since 2012.

Bhartu will be playing in Section 1 of the men’s draw against 11 opponents including Australia’s Aaron Teys and Ireland’s Gary Kelly. Lee will also be competing in Section 1 of her draw against 9 opponents, including Australia’s Rebecca Van Asch. Round robin play will begin on Tuesday March 5th and will continue until Monday March 12th.  Playoffs begin in the afternoon of Monday March 11th, finishing with the finals on Wednesday March 13th. 

For a full list of competitors and the complete draw please visit:

For more information on Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club please visit:

For more information, please contact:
Jake Schuknecht, Bowls Development Officer, Bowls Canada Boulingrin 

About Bowls Canada Boulingrin
Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is the governing body responsible for lawn bowls in Canada.  The BCB mission is to advance the sport of bowls in Canada.  For more details on Bowls Canada Boulingrin and the sport of lawn bowls, visit