2023 World Bowls Championships - Day 10 Round Up
After yet another hectic day of World Bowls Championships action, Scotland have secured more medals in both the Women’s Pairs and Men’s Fours disciplines.
In the Women’s Pairs, Emma McIntyre and Claire Anderson produced a nail-biting win over Selina Goddard and Katelyn Inch from New Zealand. Scotland held a 16-8 lead, but the kiwis began clawing that lead back to trail by only 3-shots going into the last end. The New Zealand pair held the 3 they required to force an extra end, but thankfully Scottish skip Claire managed to draw third shot with her last bowl to win 17-16.
Emma and Claire then advanced to the semi-finals where they faced Malaysia. The Scottish duo fought hard throughout the match and only trailed by one shot after 12 ends. Malaysia used all their experience in the last third of the game to eventually come away with a 17-10 victory. Congratulations to both Emma and Claire on medalling in their first World Bowls Championships appearance, ensuring all five players in our women’s team will be coming home from Australia with a medal.
Iain McLean continued his strong showing in the Men’s Singles as he got the better of Cook Islands 21-8 and USA 21-14 in his final two group matches. Despite only losing one of his nine sectional games, Iain qualified in second place from Section 3 after Izzat Shameer Dzulkeple from Malaysia maintained a 100% winning record. The Scot will now take on England’s Sam Tolchard in what should be one of four intriguing quarter-final encounters.
Scotland’s Men’s Fours team featuring Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE will be going for gold tomorrow courtesy of two excellent wins in today’s knockout rounds. In the quarter-final, the Scottish quartet trailed 3-10 in the opening stages but delivered a stunning fightback to win 20-12 and set up a semi-final contest against New Zealand.
The Scots had the upper hand in the early stages, but New Zealand were not going to be defeated easily and Scotland held an 8-7 advantage after 9 ends. Jason, Derek, Paul and Alex remained patient and took their opportunities in the final few ends to clinch an 18-8 victory. At 12am (BST) tonight, Scotland will once again take on Australia in another highly anticipated final.
A full breakdown of Scotland’s scores from day 10 can be found below. Keep up to date with all the results from the 2023 World Bowls Championships here: https://results.bowlslink.com.au/event/676867aa-a209-4339-a5c4-0b50eab54ae2
- Quarter Final: Women’s Pairs – Emma McIntyre & Claire Anderson beat New Zealand 17-16
- Group Match 8/9: Men’s Singles – Iain McLean beat Cook Islands 21-8
- Quarter Final: Men’s Fours – Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE & Alex Marshall MBE beat Cook Islands 20-12
- Semi Final: Women’s Pairs – Emma McIntyre & Claire Anderson lost to Malaysia 10-17
- Group Match 9/9: Men’s Singles – Iain McLean beat USA 21-14
- Semi Final: Men’s Fours – Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE & Alex Marshall MBE beat New Zealand 18-8