BOB CHRISTIE

DOB - 13th January 1960.

Club - Montrose BC.

How you got into the sport – My first encounter with bowling was when I was around 10 years of age, our football match was called off at the local park and 5 of us saw the opportunity to go onto the local bowling green for a game only to be thrown off by the members who arrived a short time later.

Were they frightened that we would be able to beat them in a couple of years’ time? Who knows? This put me off until 1987 when I was serving in Brechin along with a colleague who was looking for a bowling partner to team up for the Tayside Police Championships. I went along and we managed to get to the semi-final. The following year I played with my father at his club and was hooked

Bowling Highlights – I have had many highlights during these years, the first being selected to play and represent Scotland at the Home International series. Elected to captain the winning British Police bowls team against an Australian Police touring team just after my retirement from the force. Another being asked to play a part of the Bowls Scotland High Performance squad as the Para Bowls Head Co-Ordinator.

Best bowls advice received - During your career on the bowling green you always get great advice from the side lines and other players. I always remember an old bowler when I first started saying, “you’re only as good as your last bowl” which made me concentrate on all bowls. I followed this along with hard work and never taking anything for granted.

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