The Fantastic Four win Silver and Bronze in Seville

Last week four Scottish boccia players competed against the best players from across the world as part of the Boccia UK Team in the Boccia World Open in Seville, Spain.

In addition to the players the Scottish contingent also included Boccia UK Performance Coach Claire Morrison and three ramp assistants, Linda McCowan, Gary McCowan and William Wilson.

In the BC3 pairs, Jamie McCowan and Patrick Wilson also triumphed in both of their opening fixtures, the first coming against France.

Player Home Town Team & Pairs Results Individual Results
Patrick Wilson Peebles Silver Medal 4th Place
Jamie McCowan Dundonald Silver Medal Group stages
Scott McCowan Dundonald Silver Medal Group stages
Stephen McGuire Hamilton 4th Place Bronze Medal

The BC4 duo of Stephen McGuire and Evie Edwards had a strong start beating Germany and Portugal to progress through to to the semi- final stages against Hong Kong. Unfortunately a score of 1-7 put them in the bronze medal play off with Portugal who put them into fourth place in the pair’s competition.

Stephen McGuire put the disappointment of the pair’s result behind him and focussed on strong performances in the Individual Competition. He went on to the semi – final stages and again went on to the bronze medal play off. Stephen is delighted that he won his game against the reigning Paralympic Champion and World number one Ywing Leung from Hong Kong to win the bronze medal.

The McCowan brothers Jamie and Scott, and team mate Patrick Wilson formed a formidable team when competing against the best BC3 players in the world, beating France and Portugal to head into the final with Portugal. A tie break situation resulted in a Silver medal for the trio.

In the BC3 Individual competition Patrick Wilson was the BC3 Player to progress to the quarter and semi – finals. Unfortunately Patrick finished outside the medals following a 5-1 defeat against Alexsandr Legostaev from Russia


SDS with partners will shortly be rolling out new Boccia participation sessions across Scotland thanks to funding through the BIG Lottery Fund.

If you or anyone you know has a disability and would like to try the sport of Boccia please telephone Scottish Disability Sport on 0131 317 1130 or alternatively please  email