Visually Impaired


Rule must be >6/24 State (NSW) acuity

• B1: Right eye small light perception. Left eye No light perception.

• B2: Right eye <1/60. Left eye 1/60. R/L eyes 2/60. Vision about 3 metres, or between 5-7 paces from mat.

• B3: Both eyes 3/60 – 4/60 – 5/60 – 6/60. Are able to walk around unaided and recognise some objects within 8-10 metres. If they have tunnel vision they can often see the head but have limited vision either side.

• B4: 6/36 – 6/24. Have more freedom of movement and will not need as much assistance on or off the green.

The Vision Impaired and Blind Bowlers of Western Australia (VIBBWA) formerly WABBA is a non profit organisation dedicated to assisting totally blind and vision impaired people in participating in lawn bowls. Formed in 1975 to provide, or to assist in the provision of, facilities to encourage visually impaired persons to play the game of bowls so that their conditions of life may be improved.

We are located at: Perth and Tattersall’s Bowling & Recreation Club Inc., 2 Plain Street, EAST PERTH WA 6004

Contact VIBBWA (current as of 2024):

Previous Champions

Singles Championships*

YearWinnerRunner-UpEqual Third*
2023Calvin Rodgers
Michael Pullinger
(Perth & Tattersalls)
Ray Graham (Forrestfield)
Graeme McLean (VIBBWA)*
2022**Calvin Rodgers
Ray Graham
Glen Evans (Perth & Tattersalls)
Michele Stanton (Harvey)
2021Serge Ansquer
(Mt Barker)
Calvin Rodgers
2020Ray Graham
Mavis Ballantyne
2019Barry Green
Elwyn Willis
2018not held 
2017 not held
2016 Graham McLean 
Sharon Ferres
(North Beach)
2015Sharon Ferres
Jayne Parsons
*VIBBWA stands for “Vision Impaired and Blind Bowlers WA
** 2022 First year of Equal Thirds

Pairs Championships*

YearWinnersRunner Ups
2022*Lead: Michele Stanton – VI (Harvey)
Skip: Calvin Rodgers – VI (Harvey)
Lead: Joseph Lehane – I (Gosnells)
Skip: Peter Pewsey – I (Kalamunda)
2021*Lead: Kane McSherry – VI (Rossmoyne)
Skip: Calvin Rodgers – VI (Harvey)
Lead: Peter Pewsey – I (Kalamunda)
Skip: Joseph Lehane – I (Gosnells)
2020*Lead: Joseph Lehane – I (Gosnells)
Skip: Peter Pewsey – I (Kalamunda)
Lead: Ray Graham – VI (Forrestfield)
Skip: Serge Ansquer – VI (Albany)
2019*Lead: Mavis Ballantyne – VI (VIBBWA)
Skip: Steven Hubbard – VI (Yanchep)
Lead: Joseph Maiolo – I (Gosnells)
Skip: Joseph Lehane – I (Gosnells)
2018not held – no entries
2017not held – no entries
2016Lead: Michael Pullinger (Perth & Tatts)
Skip: Graham McLean (Warwick)
Lead: Gregory Strachan (Manning)
Skip: Sharon Ferres (VIBBWA)
2015*Lead: Joseph Maiolo – I (Gosnells)
Skip: Joseph Lehane – I (Gosnells)
Lead: Jayne Parsons – VI (VIBBWA)
Skip: Julie Srhoy – I (Spearwood)
* Combined Vision Impaired (VI) & Intellectual (I) Disability Pairs