The Scottish Association for Blind Bowlers (SABB) hosted the UK Indoor Singles Home International at Glasgow Indoor Bowls Club from 6 -8 October 2017.
SABB, led by Team Manager David Thomas, were keen to put in a performance in order to defend their unbeaten record of winning the UK Indoor Friendship Team Trophy, which they have held since 2007!
The selectors made a number of changes to the team. There are a number of promising layers coming through at the moment and Robert Barr, Melanie Inness and Ian Graham made their first appearance at a UK Visually Impaired Bowls (UK V.I.B) Home International.
86 ties would be played over 11 sessions in all sight categories: B1, B2, B3 and B4
After a disappointing start to the tournament all players rallied to produce some excellent results to draw level with England on points 22-22.
This was an exceptionally good day for Scotland with all players supporting each other to produce a massive turnaround with Scotland gaining 30 points to lead England 52-43.
By the end of Day 2, Scotland were certainly in contention to win some medals but the player still had to produce some big results against some very good opposition.
Scotland produced some exceptional wins over England and Wales and produced some medal winning performances, claiming five golds, one silver and three bronze medals.
Final Team Standings
Scotland: 67 points
England: 60 Points
Wales: 43 Points
As well as some great individual performances, the retention of the Team Trophy for the sixth time in a row was particularly pleasing for everyone involved in SABB.
Eleanor Clark (Doreen Strachan) – Gold
Elizabeth Morrison (Ann Moss) – Bronze
Mary Stevenson (John Stevenson) – Gold
Melanie Inness (Grace Whitton) – Gold
Ian Graham (Marday Vyapooree) – Gold
Billy Edgar (Gerry Blasby) – Bronze
Robert Barr (Chris Morrow) – Gold
William Caulfield (Moira Thomson) – Silver
Robert Rodgers – Bronze