The Scottish Para bowls team competed against England and Wales in the Home Nations tests series from the 27 – 29 October 2017. The format included B2/B3 Mixed Pair and B6/B7/B8 Open Triples, replicating that of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next year.
This was the final opportunity for the bowlers to put in a performance ahead of selections next month as competition for places are as fierce as they ever have been.
Although winning the competition was a goal for all players and coaches, it was deemed secondary to trialling player combinations and positions in order to inform our final selections. In this regard the competition was a huge success.
There were some excellent performances across the board, with the physically disabled triple only losing twice in eight matches. This highlighting the quality Scotland possess, with all six players competing well. The visually impaired players had a mixed competition, losing five from eight matches, however, there were some top performances throughout from all players and directors.
Although finishing runners up by a narrow margin wasn’t the result we were all looking for, the competition served a great purpose and was hugely beneficial. The individual and team performances has left all the coaches and selectors much to contemplate over the next few days as we draw closer to naming our Gold Coast 2018 team.
Scottish Disability Sport wishes to thanks all the players, directors and coaches for their hard work and dedication over the weekend.
Open Triples B6/B7/B8
Mixed Pair B2/B3
Sarah Jane Ewing
Bob Dick (Head Coach)
The Mixed Pair B2/B3, Directors and Open Triple B6/B7/B8 will be nominated to Commonwealth Games Scotland prior to the team being fully announced on the 30 November.