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WORLD BOWLS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
This exciting and brand new event brings together
the World Cup, organised by World Bowls, and the World Championships of the
at Bristol Indoor Bowls Club 25-29 April, 2022
World Indoor Bowls Council under one banner. It involves 64
players from 29 countries, playing in men´s singles, women´s singles and
The 29 countries are (in alphabetical order):- Australia,
Botswana, Canada, England, Falkland Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary,
Isle of Man, Israel, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Malaysia, Namibia,
Netherlands, Pakistan, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka,
Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA and Wales.
Thursday 28th April
The semi finalists in the World Indoor Mixed
Pairs championship lined up in Bristol today (THU).
LtoR Jason Evans,
Colleen Piketh, Gary Kelly, Lara Reaney, Mike Stepney, Claire Anderson,
Stewart Anderson, Alison Merrien.
WORLD BOWLS INDOOR MIXED PAIRS CHAMPIONS, 2022 STEWART ANDERSON & ALISON
History was made at the inaugural World Bowls Indoor
Championships in Bristol today, when, for the first time, a husband
faced his wife in the final of the mixed pairs event.
Scotland´s Stewart Anderson had been invited to these championships
as the International Indoor Bowls Council´s reigning men´s singles
champion, and was duly partnered by the holder of the IIBC women´s
singles title, Alison Merrien, from the Channel Island of Guow Scot
Mike Stepney, from Elgin, so the final, which was always going to be
fascinating, had an extra dimension.
All four finalists
looked tired and they were entitled to, having spent ten hours on
the green during the day - but the quality of bowls was astonishing,
the leads consistently setting up good heads, and the skips often
converting with inch-perfect deliveries.
And it was the
favourites, Alison and Stewart, who came out on top, predictably on
a tiebreak, winning the title with a 7-8, 8-6, 1-0 scoreline.
In the semi finals, Merrien and Anderson scorched to a 10-1,
14-3 victory over Ireland´s Lara Reaney and Gary Kelly, while
Anderson and Stepney needed a tiebreak before they overcame South
African duo Colleen Piketh and Jason Evans.
and Mike Stepney could meet again tomorrow (FRI) in the final of the
men´s singles, but first Anderson has to beat England´s Andy
Walters, a man who has a devastating drive in his armoury, and
Stepney has to get past Evans.
In the women´s singles, serial
winner Julie Forrest, from Scotland, faces Welsh star Amy Williams
in one semi final, while Hong Kong´s Gloria Ha, who edged past
Merrien, 0-10, 8-7, 1-0, in a remarkable quarter final, will meet
Ireland´s Sandra Bailie, who pipped Welsh ace Kerry Packwood, 7-6,
Note players marked * were invited to compete as
holders of WB and IIBC singles titles. Gary Kelly is the holder of
the WB World Cup, while Stewart Anderson and Alison Merrien were the
last winners of the IIBC men´s and women´s world indoor
(Guernsey) & *Stewart Anderson (Scotland) bt Lara Reaney & *Gary
Kelly (Ireland) 10-1, 14-3;
Claire Anderson & Mike Stepney
(Scotland) bt Colleen Piketh & Jason Evans (South Africa) 5-8, 8-6,
*Alison Merrien (Guernsey) & *Stewart Anderson
(Scotland) bt Claire Anderson & Mike Stepney (Scotland) 7-8, 8-6,1-0
*Stewart Anderson (Scotland) bt Wattana Kadkhunthod 7-13, 10-5, 1-0;
Ian Merrien (Guernsey) bt Arthur Lam (Hong Kong) 6-6, 10-2;
Robert Chisholm (Wales) bt Zoher Motiwalla (Singapore) 12-6, 10-7;
Jason Evans (South Africa) bt Mark McGreal (Isle of Man) 11-10, 5-9,
David Bolt (England) bt Fairus Jabal (Malaysia) 8-7, 7-3;
Mike Stepney (Scotland) bt *Gary Kelly (Ireland) 14-3, 8-4;
Walters (England) bt Andi Duncan (Ireland) 8-8, 9-6;
Bhartu (Canada) bt Selwyn Hare (Israel) 11-3, 10-5.
Mike Stepney (Scotland) bt Hirendra Bhartu (Canada) 9-3,
Andy Walters (England) bt David Bolt (England) 7-10, 7-4,
*Stewart Anderson (Scotland) bt Robert Chisholm (Wales)
Jason Evans (South Africa) bt Ian Merrien (Guernsey)
Draw for tomorrow´s (FRI) semi finals:
Walters; Evans v Stepney.
Sandra Bailie (Ireland) bt Megan Kivlin (Jersey)
13-4, 4-8, 1-0;
Amy Williams (Wales) bt Mariekjie Van den Bergh
(Namibia) 12-5, 7-7;
Kerry Packwood (Wales) bt Saskia Schaft
(Nederland) 12-1, 10-3;
Devon Cooper (England) bt Ruby Hill
(England) 8-5, 6-14, 1-0;
Gloria Ha (Hong Kong) bt Lara Reaney
(Ireland)9-4, 5-9, 1-0;
Claire Anderson (Scotland) bt Colleen
Piketh (South Africa) 8-7, 5-8, 1-0;
*Alison Merrien (Guernsey)
bt Nurul Alyani Jamal (Malaysia) 11-2, 7-5;
(Scotland) bt Anne Nunes (USA) 13-0, 9-3.
Julie Forrest (Scotland) bt Claire Anderson (Scotland) 9-4, 5-8,
Sandra Bailie (Ireland) bt Kerry Packwood (Wales) 7-6, 7-7;
Gloria Ha (Hong Kong) bt *Alison Merrien (Guernsey) 0-10, 8-7. 1-0
Amy Williams (Wales) bt Devon Cooper (England) 3-9, 12-1, 1-0.
Draw for tomorrow´s (FRI) semi finals:
Bailie v Ha; Williams v
STORY & RESULTS FILED BY
EVENT PRESS LIAISON OFFICER
DAVID RHYS JONES