2023 World Bowls Championships - Day Eight Round Up
Scotland continued to make strong progress on day eight of the 2023 World Bowls Championships as they recorded eight wins and a draw from their 11 matches.
Emma McIntyre and Claire Anderson produced the perfect day in the Women’s Pairs by winning all three of their contests. The duo kicked off proceedings with a comfortable 21-8 victory over Macao before going on to get the better of Canada and Malaysia in two crucial matches for their hopes of advancing to the knockout stages. After today’s hat-trick of wins, Scotland now sit top of Section 3 going into tomorrow’s final two group matches against Cook Islands and India.
Our Women’s Triples team of Carla Banks, Stacey McDougall and Caroline Brown had another mixed bag of results. Scotland started the day off in fine fashion, dispatching Niue 19-11. However, things got trickier throughout the day as they led for the majority of their second game against Malaysia but were only able to come away with a draw. The trio then tasted their second defeat of the group phase as they lost out 18-20 to Philippines in a back-and-forth battle. Carla, Stacey and Caroline now have a must win final group game against Singapore tomorrow and hope that Niue can deliver an unlikely victory over Malaysia for them to have any chance of qualifying.
In the Men’s Singles, Iain McLean also had an up and down day as he retuned one win and one loss from his two tricky encounters. His first match of the day was an accomplished display as he got the better of Jersey’s Malcolm De Sousa 21-12. Iain then narrowly lost out to Izzat Shameer Dzulkeple from Malaysia 18-21 in a game that could have gone either way towards the end. Despite this defeat, qualification for the quarter-finals is still within Iain’s hands as he still has another five matches to complete over the next two days.
Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE put down a marker in the second day of Men’s Fours group matches, chalking up three high quality wins to put themselves in top spot of Section 4. The Scottish quartet made quick work of the Samoan team and ran out with a convincing 33-4 victory. Next up was the strong English rink of Louis Ridout, Ed Morris, Nick Brett and Jamie Walker, who the Scots managed to control throughout and record an important 14-10 win. In their final contest of the day, the Scottish team again put in an experienced display to get the better of Canada 16-10. A win against France in their final group game tomorrow would guarantee Scotland top the section.
A full breakdown of Scotland’s scores from day eight can be found below. Keep up to date with all the results and standings from the 2023 World Bowls Championships here: https://results.bowlslink.com.au/event/676867aa-a209-4339-a5c4-0b50eab54ae2
- Group Match 3/7: Women’s Pairs – Emma McIntyre & Claire Anderson beat Macao 21-8
- Group Match 4/7: Women’s Triples – Carla Banks, Stacey McDougall & Caroline Brown beat Niue 19-11
- Group Match 4/7: Men’s Fours – Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE & Alex Marshall MBE beat Samoa 33-4
- Group Match 4/7: Women’s Pairs – Emma McIntyre & Claire Anderson beat Canada 21-10
- Group Match 5/7: Women’s Triples – Carla Banks, Stacey McDougall & Caroline Brown drew with Malaysia 14-14
- Group Match 3/9: Men’s Singles – Iain McLean beat Jersey 21-12
- Group Match 5/7: Men’s Fours – Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE & Alex Marshall MBE beat England 14-10
- Group Match 5/7: Women’s Pairs – Emma McIntyre & Claire Anderson beat Malaysia 15-12
- Group Match 6/7: Women’s Triples – Carla Banks, Stacey McDougall & Caroline Brown lost to Philippines 18-20
- Group Match 4/9: Men’s Singles – Iain McLean lost to Malaysia 18-21
- Group Match 6/7: Men’s Fours – Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE & Alex Marshall MBE beat Canada 16-10