2023 World Bowls Championships - Day Seven Round Up
Scotland have made a positive start to week two of the 2023 World Bowls Championships, winning seven and drawing one of their opening 10 games in the four mainstream disciplines now being contested.
In the Women’s Pairs, it was a mixed day of results for Emma McIntyre and Claire Anderson as they opened their account with comfortable 22-13 win against Botswana. However, the duo suffered defeat in their second match at the hands of Jersey, as the Scots went down 13-19. Emma and Claire now face a tough second day of fixtures as they take on Macao, Canada and Malaysia respectively in crucial games which will have a big bearing on their qualification hopes.
Carla Banks, Stacey McDougall and Caroline Brown also had mixed fortunes in the Women’s Triples as they lost their opening match to India 12-14. After that narrow defeat, the trio showed resilience and responded well to win their next two games against Papa New Guinea and Norfolk Island. The Scottish triple now face Niue, Malaysia and Philippines in more important sectional matches tomorrow.
Iain McLean made an impressive start to his Men’s Singles campaign, chalking up two well earned wins in his first two group games. In his opening encounter he got the better of Thailand’s Uthen Ontong 21-7, but his second game of the day wasn’t all plain sailing. After a back-and-forth battle with Gary Tyrrell from Falkland Islands, Iain found himself drawing 10-10 at the halfway stage. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist managed to find another gear in the second half and ran out with a 21-11 victory.
Our Men’s Fours team of Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE also managed to navigate their way through day one unbeaten. The Scottish quartet found themselves trailing 0-6 in their opening match against a spirited Argentina side, but they eventually used their experience to produce a 19-9 win. Life didn’t get any easier in their next game as they were behind for the majority of the match against Hong Kong but were able to rescue an important draw at the last end. In their final game of the day, the Scots saw off a strong challenge from Thailand to record a 16-11 victory.
A full breakdown of Scotland’s scores from day seven 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 1/7: Women’s Pairs – Emma McIntyre & Claire Anderson beat Botswana 22-13
- Group Match 1/7: Women’s Triples – Carla Banks, Stacey McDougall & Caroline Brown lost to India 12-14
- Group Match 1/9: Men’s Singles – Iain McLean beat Thailand 21-7
- Group Match 1/7: Men’s Fours – Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE & Alex Marshall MBE beat Argentina 19-9
- Group Match 2/7: Women’s Pairs – Emma McIntyre & Claire Anderson lost to Jersey 13-19
- Group Match 2/7: Women’s Triples – Carla Banks, Stacey McDougall & Caroline Brown beat Papua New Guinea 16-13
- Group Match 2/9: Men’s Singles – Iain McLean v Falkland Islands 21-11
- Group Match 2/7: Men’s Fours – Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE & Alex Marshall MBE drew with Hong Kong 13-13
- Group Match 3/7: Women’s Triples – Carla Banks, Stacey McDougall & Caroline Brown beat Norfolk Island 17-10
- Group Match 3/7: Men’s Fours – Jason Banks, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster MBE & Alex Marshall MBE beat Thailand 16-11