Tri-Nations Day 3 Report
Scotland rounded off the Tri-Nations event at Leamington Spa with more positive results across the final days play.
The Scots took on Australia’s Gold team during the first session with one victory from the four mainstream rubbers being provided by Paul Foster MBE and Derek Oliver in the men’s pairs. In the para disciplines, the points were shared yet again as both Scotland and Australia recorded two wins each. Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson made it two wins from three as a pair across the event with a 15-9 triumph in the women’s physically disabled pairs. Melanie Inness and Robert Barr also clocked up another victory in the visually impaired pairs.
As the final session of play concluded proceedings at the Victoria Park venue, Scotland’s mainstream players finished the event with two promising wins against Australia Green. Iain McLean and Aaron Teys had a thrilling tussle in the men’s singles with the Scotsman coming out on top 21-15. Stewart Anderson, Darren Burnett, Paul Foster MBE and Derek Oliver also finished the week with a 13-12 win in the men’s fours. The para team continued their impressive results and chalked up another three victories from four contests. Melanie Inness and Robert Barr claimed the biggest winning margin with a 17-12 win in the visually impaired pairs. Garry Hood and Kevin Wallace secured their third win from four matches as a pairing courtesy of a 19-15 victory. There was also a spirited display from Mary Wilson and John Wardrope in the physically disabled pairs as they got the better of Cheryl Lindfield and Serena Bonnell 14-11.
Bowls Scotland would like to thank both Bowls Australia and the Irish Bowls Federation for a great three-day competition. We wish both countries well with their future preparations and look forward to seeing everyone at the Commonwealth Games in July.
SESSION ONE V AUSTRALIA GOLD:
- Women’s Singles – Dee Hoggan 14 v Rebecca Van Asch 21
- Women’s Fours – Hannah Smith, Claire Johnston, Lauren Baillie-Whyte & Caroline Brown 12 v Genevieve Delves, Kristina Kristic, Jamie-Lee Worsnop & Ellen Ryan 15
- Men’s Pairs – Paul Foster MBE & Derek Oliver 11 v Ben Twist & Cody Packer 10
- Men’s Triples – Stewart Anderson, Iain McLean & Darren Burnett 11 v Barrie Lester, Mathew Lucas & Corey Wedlock 22
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Rosemary Lenton & Pauline Wilson 15 v Serena Bonnell & Alison Meakin 9
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Garry Hood & Kevin Wallace 11 v Tony Bonnell & Josh Thornton 23
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Garry Brown & Glen Livingston 11 v Damien Delgado & Chris Flavel 15
- Visually Impaired Pairs – Melanie Inness & Robert Barr 10 v Helen Boardman & Jake Fehlberg 9
SESSION TWO V AUSTRALIA GREEN:
- Women’s Pairs – Hannah Smith & Claire Johnston 7 v Kylie Whitehead & Chloe Stewart 18
- Women’s Triples – Dee Hoggan, Lauren Baillie-Whyte & Caroline Brown 14 v Lynsey Clarke, Dawn Hayman & Natasha Van Eldik 20
- Men’s Singles – Iain McLean 21 v Aaron Teys 15
- Men’s Fours – Stewart Anderson, Darren Burnett, Paul Foster MBE & Derek Oliver 13 v Wayne Ruediger, Jesse Noronha, Carl Healey & Aaron Wilson 12
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Garry Hood & Kevin Wallace 19 v Tony Bonnell & Chris Flavel 15
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Mary Wilson & John Wardrope 14 v Cheryl Lindfield & Serena Bonnell 11
- Visually Impaired Pairs – Melanie Inness & Robert Barr 17 v Helen Boardman & Fred McConnell 12
- Visually Impaired Pairs – Mary Stevenson & Sandy Mackintosh 12 v Alison Meakin & Jake Fehlberg 15