Jersey is to host the 2017 European Bowls Team Championship, it has been announced.
It will be the third time the island has staged the event, having previously done so in 1999 and 2001.
Les Creux Bowls Club in St Brelade will again be the venue for the competition, which due to take place from September 23 until 29, as it was 15 years ago.
"This is a showcase event that bowls in Jersey really does need to give us some profile," said Bowls Jersey president Greg Davis.
Derek Boswell and Cyril Renouf won a silver medal for Jersey in the men's pairs at the 2015 Championship in Israel.
Jersey's last gold medal came in 2011 when Katie Nixon and Joan Renouf won the women's pairs at Vilamoura Bowling Club in Portugal.
Cyril Renouf had taken the men's singles gold medal at Athena Beach in Cyprus two years earlier.
There could be as many as 16 countries and territories competing at Les Creux next year.
Three events are held; the men's pairs, ladies pairs and mixed fours.
The overall team champions are determined based on a points system.
The tournament was established by the European Bowls Union so it enabled smaller countries in Europe to participate competitively against other more established bowls-playing countries.
The first championship was held in 1997, with financial help from the Guernsey Tourist Board.
"They call it the friendly games as it encourages some of the developing nations to come along as well," said Davis.
"You end up with the likes of Germany and Switzerland, countries that have only recently started playing bowls and are getting help with the equipment and facilities to build their greens."
The last Championship was held in 2015 at Ramat Gan Bowling Club in Israel when the overall winners were England.