ROBERT BARR

DOB – 30th June 1961.

Club – Hyndland BC.

Bowls used – Taylor Blaze size 3.

How you got into the sport – Several generations of my family played bowls, but my grandfather was the one who encouraged me to join the Elder Park Public BC at the age of 16. 

Scotland debut – 2016.

Bowling highlights – Representing Scotland at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. 

Winning the Inaugural Bowls Scotland Visually Impaired Singles at Northfield with Director Sarah Jane Ewing. 

Captaining Scotland on several occasions. 

Gents Club Champion at Jordanhill BC.

3x SDS/SIBA Visually Impaired Singles Champion with Director Sarah Jane Ewing.

3x U.K. Visually Impaired Singles Champion with Director Chris Morrow. 

Visually Impaired Scottish Singles Champion with Director Chris Morrow. 

Most embarrassing moment on the green - In the 1980’s before I knew anything about visual aids, I constantly had trouble trying to centre the Jack. This led to me taking a 20-year break from bowls through embarrassment until I was encouraged to try again using a monocular. Thankfully the game is more inclusive now. 

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