2023 World Bowls Championships - Player Profile: Robert Barr

Earliest bowls memory: Playing football outside Elderpark Public Green watching two generations of family and biding my time until I was old enough to allow a shot.

Best bowls achievement: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medallists.

Your all-star bowls rink:

Lead – Darren Gualtieri

Second – Kevin Bain

Third – Paul Ward

Skip – Calum Taggart

Occupation: Unemployed Traffic Sign Maker.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Competitive, Disciplined, Encouraging.

Favourite meal: Lamb Bhuna.

Biggest fear: Losing!

Apple or Android: Apple.

Pineapple on pizza: Yes.

Favourite movie/TV show: Gregory’s Girl.

Three items you couldn’t live without: Visual & Hearing Aids, Phone and Travelcard.

Dream job: Architect.

Favourite past or present non-bowls athlete and why: Sir Chris Hoy, phenomenal achievements and likeable person.

Cats or dogs: Dogs.

Which player is most likely to be invited to Bob’s house for dinner: Melanie Inness.

Funniest teammate and why: Garry Brown, an entertainer and glue of the para team.

Favourite song: John Legend – All Of Me. Me and my wife Anne’s wedding song.

Your biggest pet peeve & why: Poor organisation.

Most likely to forget their passport going to Australia: Garry Brown.

Proudest non-bowls accomplishment: Carrying the Queens Baton in 2022.

Dream holiday destination and why: Iceland for the scenery.

Goal for 2023 World Bowls Championships: A gold medal, no point in competing if you don’t think you can be the best.

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