Birmingham 2022 - Day 1 Round Up
Team Scotland got their Commonwealth Games medal quest underway today at Victoria Park, Leamington Spa.
In the Women’s Singles, Dee Hoggan made the perfect start to her campaign by recording two victories against India and Northern Ireland. She currently sits in first position in Section B and still has Falkland Islands and Wales to come in her remaining matches.
Our Women’s Fours team of Hannah Smith, Claire Johnston, Lauren Baillie-Whyte and Caroline Brown unfortunately suffered a 12-13 defeat to Fiji in their opening match. The Scottish team held 3 shots at the last end which would have been enough to see them win but a perfect stun and run last bowl from the Fiji skip saw the Scots agonisingly beaten. The quartet couldn’t bounce back in their second match as they lost out 11-21 to Botswana, a defeat which sees them eliminated.
The dynamic duo of Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE are looking to win a third gold medal in the Men’s Pairs together and got off to a positive start. Their experience and know how shone through against Jersey’s Derek Boswell and Ross Davis as they secured a 22-7 victory. Paul and Alex have still to face Canada, New Zealand and Niue in Section B.
Stewart Anderson, Iain McLean and Darren Burnett also recorded two victories of their own in the Men’s Triples. They claimed a comfortable 28-6 win over Malta in their first match and a hard fought 19-12 triumph against India to maintain a 100% record on day one. The Scottish triple are top of Section A and play New Zealand in their final group match tomorrow morning.
In the Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8, Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace stamped their authority on the competition by claiming two key wins against England and Wales. Garry and Kevin are currently in first position as the only nation with two wins from two matches. The Scottish pairing have still to take on Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson were on the receiving end of two losses against Australia and South Africa on the first day of competition in the Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8. Qualification for the knockout stages is still in their hands if they can win their remaining group games against England and New Zealand.
A full breakdown of Scotland’s scores from day one can be found below:-
Session 1 – 8:30am:
- Group Match 1 - Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8 (Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace) beat England 23-12
- Group Match 1 - Women’s Singles (Dee Hoggan) beat India 21-10
- Group Match 1 - Men’s Triples (Stewart Anderson, Iain McLean and Darren Burnett) beat Malta 28-6
Session 2 – 11.30am:
- Group Match 1 - Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8 (Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson) lost to Australia 15-16
- Group Match 2 - Women’s Singles (Dee Hoggan) beat Northern Ireland 21-14
- Group Match 2 - Men’s Triples (Stewart Anderson, Iain McLean and Darren Burnett) beat India 19-12
Session 3 – 3pm:
- Group Match 1 - Women’s Fours (Hannah Smith, Claire Johnston, Lauren Baillie-Whyte and Caroline Brown) lost to Fiji 12-13
- Group Match 1 - Men’s Pairs (Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE) beat Jersey 22-7
- Group Match 2 - Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8 (Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace) beat Wales 19-9
Session 4 – 6pm:
- Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8 (Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson) lost to South Africa 11-23
- Women’s Fours (Hannah Smith, Claire Johnston, Lauren Baillie-Whyte and Caroline Brown) lost to Botswana 11-21
Full Results and Standings here: https://results.birmingham2022.com/?fbclid=IwAR187slYkAsXz_mwcBeHluUDLfDPudQwmYbk110uBhQ_OlltuEpimuIme0s#/sports-selection