Multi-Nations Event – First Half

Ottawa (ON) | November 15, 2019

Play begins this weekend at the Multi-Nations Event in Gold Coast, Australia. The event takes place from November 18 to 24 at Club Helensvale, Musgrave Hill, and Broadbeach Bowls Clubs. The event consists of teams from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, South Africa, and Wales.  

The first half of the event features women’s singles and fours, while the men compete in pairs and triples. With a two hour and fifteen-minute time limit, games take place at 8:45am, 12:00pm, and 2:45pm local time each day from November 18 to November 20 for the round robin games and semifinals. All final matches take place on November 24.  

Men’s Pairs
John Bezear (Toronto, ON), formerly from Australia, is teaming up with Ryan Bester (Hanover, ON), who is currently residing in Gold Coast, Australia, to compete in the men’s pairs discipline. Bezear and Bester have had success on the international stage before, winning a bronze medal for Canada at the 2012 World Championships in men’s pairs.  

Men’s Triples
Cameron Lefresne (Enfield, NS) and Greg Wilson (Cochrane, AB) are teaming up with Rob Law (Winnipeg, MB) in the triples. Lefresne and Wilson have joined forces previously in the Commonwealth Games and the Asia Pacific Championships. Law, who secured a bronze medal at the Asia Pacific Championships in men’s pairs, will now be playing lead for Lefresne and Wilson. This triple is looking for success against a competitive field.

Women’s Singles
Kelly McKerihen (Toronto, ON) is representing Canada once more in the women’s singles discipline. After a 4th place finish at the Commonwealth Games, followed by a quarter-final exit at the Asia Pacific Championships, McKerihen is hungry to make it to the podium.

Women’s Fours
Leanne Chinery (Victoria, BC), Jordan Kos (Regina, SK), Joanna Cooper (Calgary, AB) and Jackie Foster (Bridgetown, NS) form Canada’s women’s fours team. This squad is looking to build on their momentum from the Asia Pacific Championships where they finished with a 6-2 record before taking a tough loss in the quarter-finals.

For standings and results:

2019 Multi-Nations Event Team Canada Roster
Men’s Singles:  Ryan Bester (Hanover, ON)
Men’s Pairs:  Ryan Bester, John Bezear (Toronto, ON)
Men’s Triples:   Cameron Lefresne (Enfield, NS), Greg Wilson (Cochrane, AB), Rob Law (Winnipeg, MB)
Men’s Fours:     Cameron Lefresne, Greg Wilson, John Bezear, Rob Law

Women’s Singles: Kelly McKerihen (Toronto, ON)
Women’s Pairs:  Kelly McKerihen, Joanna Cooper (Calgary, AB)
Women’s Triples: Leanne Chinery (Victoria, BC), Jordan Kos (Regina, SK), Jackie Foster (Bridgetown, NS)
Women’s Fours, Leanne Chinery, Jordan Kos, Joanna Cooper, Jackie Foster

About 2019 Multi-Nations Event
The 2019 Multi-Nations Event will take place on the Gold Coast, Queensland from November 18 to 24 and feature teams from 8 countries. The event will be held at the Broadbeach Bowls Club, Club Helensvale and Musgrave Hill Bowls Club.  The Multi-Nations Event is a preparation event for the World Bowls Championships 2020 which will also be held at the same venues in May and June next year.

About Bowls Canada
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

For more information, please contact:
Anna Mees
Executive Director, Bowls Canada