2023 World Bowls Championships - Coach Profile: Bob Christie
Earliest bowls memory: When about 10 years of age with pals being put off the local village green by older members for making noise.
Best bowls achievement: Leading the para squad at Birmingham 2022 to three gold medals.
Your all-star bowls rink:
Lead – David Gourlay MBE
Second – Myself
Third - Alex Marshall MBE
Skip - Richard Corsie MBE
Occupation: Bowls Scotland Para Bowls Co-Ordinator.
Describe yourself in 3 words: Honest hard worker.
Favourite meal: Steak Pie.
Biggest fear: Snakes.
Apple or Android: Android.
Pineapple on pizza: Yes.
Favourite movie/TV show: Cheers.
Three items you couldn’t live without and why:
My garden, great for relaxation.
Radio, love listening to 70’s music.
My watch, a gift from my wife Christina.
Dream job: Have always been happy in roles I have undertaken in the past and present but had hopes and ambition to be a professional footballer.
Favourite past or present non-bowls athlete and why: Denis Law, loved the way he played football with a great smile on his face and the way he celebrated his goals.
Cats or dogs: Neither.
Funniest player and why: Garry Brown when he starts telling his stories and renditions of Still Game scenes.
Favourite song: Rod Stewart – Maggie May.
Your biggest pet peeve & why: Most likely to forget their passport going to Australia: Carla Banks.
Proudest non-bowls accomplishment: Having a happy marriage.
Dream holiday destination and why: Lanzarote where Christina and I have spent many great times.
Goal for 2023 World Bowls Championships: To assist the players to play a high standard of bowls and be successful.