2023 World Bowls Championships - Day Five Round Up

Scotland had to settle for two silver medals on the first finals day at the 2023 World Bowls Championships.

In the Para Women’s Pairs, Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson enjoyed a back-and-forth battle with New Zealand’s Julie O’Connell and Teri Blackburn. The Scots took an early 3-1 advantage after four ends but then found themselves trailing 5-10. Despite holding shot on a few occasions in the later stages, New Zealand skip, Teri, came up with all the answers to earn a well-deserved victory. Rosemary and Pauline can both be extremely proud of their efforts to win a silver medal.

Our Men’s Triples team of Paul Foster MBE, Derek Oliver and Alex Marshall MBE also came up short in today’s Men’s Triples final. Scotland found themselves trailing 1-8 after five ends and although they improved in the second half of the contest, Australia’s Corey Wedlock, Aron Sherriff and Carl Healey were in terrific form. The final score was 8-17 to Australia but Paul, Derek and Alex can take confidence from reaching yet another final as they head into the Men’s Fours next week.

The Scottish team will now enjoy some well-earned rest over the next couple of days before starting fresh in the Women’s Pairs, Women’s Triples, Men’s Singles and Men’s Fours events on Monday 4th September at 11.30pm (BST). A preview of those opening group matches will be provided at the beginning of next week.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches on an amazing first week which has seen Scotland clinch four medals from a possible seven disciplines!

A breakdown of Scotland’s scores from day five 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

Session 1:

  • Final: Para Women’s Pairs – Rosemary Lenton & Pauline Wilson lost to New Zealand 8-14

Session 2:

  • Final: Men’s Triples – Paul Foster MBE, Derek Oliver & Alex Marshall MBE lost to Australia 8-17

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