2023 World Bowls Championships - Day Nine Round Up
Scotland will feature in the knockout stages in potentially three of the four disciplines currently being contested following their six wins and one defeat in today’s matches at the 2023 World Bowls Championships.
After recording one win and one defeat in their remaining two group matches, Emma McIntyre and Claire Anderson have successfully qualified for the quarter-finals of the Women’s Pairs. A 21-12 victory against Cook Islands in their first game of the day ensured they advanced to the knockout stages but unfortunately a defeat to India in their last match saw them slip to second place in Section 3. The Scottish duo now take on New Zealand’s Selina Goddard and Katelyn Inch in a highly anticipated quarter-final tomorrow.
Despite winning their final group game against Singapore 20-10, other results did not go in favour of Carla Banks, Stacey McDougall and Caroline Brown as they bowed out of the Women’s Triples at the group stages. Congratulations again to all three ladies on a solid tournament, each winning a bronze medal last week in the Women’s Fours.
Iain McLean delivered perfection in his third day of group matches in the Men’s Singles, notching up three victories over Macao, Namibia and Switzerland respectively. Qualification is well within Iain’s grasp if he can win one of his final two group games tomorrow against Cook Islands and USA.
Our Men’s Fours team of Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE had a resounding 26-6 victory over France in their final group game to finish top of Section 4. The Scots now face Cook Islands in their quarter-final encounter at 11.30pm (BST) on Thursday 7th September.
A full breakdown of Scotland’s scores from day nine 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 5/9: Men’s Singles – Iain McLean beat Macao 21-6
- Group Match 7/8: Women’s Pairs – Emma McIntyre & Claire Anderson beat Cook Islands 21-12
- Group Match 6/9: Men’s Singles – Iain McLean beat Namibia 21-12
- Group Match 7/7: Men’s Fours – Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE & Alex Marshall MBE beat France 26-6
- Group Match 8/8: Women’s Pairs – Emma McIntyre & Claire Anderson lost to India 12-17
- Group Match 7/7: Women’s Triples – Carla Banks, Stacey McDougall & Caroline Brown beat Singapore 20-10
- Group Match 7/9: Men’s Singles – Iain McLean beat Switzerland 21-15