Para bowlers draw the crowds

For the fourth consecutive year, the National Championships include five disciplines that para bowlers will be competing in, and Friday's early rounds of the Bowls Scotland/SDS Championship featured some great bowling, interesting results and an enthusiastic crowd.

Organised in conjunction with Scottish Disability Sport, the physically and visually impaired competitions have been integrated into the main schedule of the National Championships since 2015.

This year's competitions feature Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games bowlers Robert Barr, his director Sarah Jane Ewing, Garry Brown and Mike Nicoll, and several newcomers to the Championships, with all receiving the applause and support of the crowds on Green B on Friday.

John Fox of Spateston BC is competing in the gents' visually impaired B2/B3 competition but was also in the gents' pairs in the main draw, where he and Alistair Pratt reached the third round.

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For more information, please visit the SDS website.

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