2023 World Bowls Championships - Player Profile: Melanie Inness
Earliest bowls memory: Watching my parents bowl in Elie during our summer holidays. My brother and I preferred tennis at the time.
Best bowls achievement: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medal.
Your all-star bowls rink:
Lead – Melanie Inness
Second – George Miller
Third – Sarah Jane Ewing
Skip – Robert Barr
Occupation: NHS Accountant until 2010.
Describe yourself in 3 words: Determined, Approachable, Quiet.
Favourite meal: Anything with friends.
Biggest fear: Anything that buzzes.
Apple or Android: Apple.
Pineapple on pizza: No.
Favourite movie/TV show: Working Girl.
Three items you couldn’t live without and why: Hot water bottle to help battle the Scottish weather. iPad Pro to keep in touch with family and friends. Insulin, a matter of life or death!
Dream job: Dog breeder but I’d keep them all!
Favourite past or present non-bowls athlete and why: Laura Muir as she combines ability with guts.
Cats or dogs: Dogs.
Which player is most likely to be invited to Bob’s house for dinner: Danny Porter, he loves his food!
Funniest teammate and why: Pauline Wilson as she has a wicked sense of humour.
Favourite song: Spandau Ballet – Gold.
Your biggest pet peeve & why: People without blue badges parking in disabled spaces.
Most likely to forget their passport going to Australia: Sarah Jane Ewing as she has so many things to juggle.
Proudest non-bowls accomplishment: My B.A. degree in Accounting & Finance.
Dream holiday destination and why: New Zealand as it’s a much warmer version of Scotland.
Goal for 2023 World Bowls Championships: Gold, of course!