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.

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