Mixed matches for the Ladies yesterday. I didn’t see all of them. Ceri-Ann and Giulia didn’t seem to be having their best game, whereas Nicole had a storming win over Ailsa.
Personally, I didn’t think Katherine didn’t look over comfortable and obviously Annalisa pushed her to a draw in the second set which was good, but it did mean Katherine secured her place in the semi-final. The most exciting one, on which I need to catch up, is Julie v Lauren which went to a nail-biting tie-break. With Lauren holding match at 1-1 in the tie break, Julie pulled out a masterful final shot out of the bag to win through. The girls will now have time to practice until the semi-finals on Wednesday. As there is only one portable rink, it is not unusual for any of the players to be out practising at 2;00, 3:00 or 4:00 am. It must mess up their body clocks!
Today features the men again with the all Scottish LIVE Final of the Pairs on BBC2 at 1:00. Early lunch then feet up with a cup of coffee to enjoy the entertainment … unless you’re at work, then it will have to wait until post leagues tonight! Who is your money on? Stewart has been drawing on a sixpence in all of his singles matches but Jason has been holding his own with Paul and Paul will have had a warm up on the rink as he’s first up in the morning for singles. Seems a bit odd that. Stewart has to wait until after his Mixed Pairs Final to play his next round of singles. Maybe they’ll change the order . You can watch Paul v Aron on the BBC red button .
Whether you’re watching bowls on anything else, have a good Monday.
Paul Foster MBE vs Aron Sherriff
Stewart Anderson & Darren Burnett vs Jason Banks & Paul Foster MBE
Jamie Walker vs Iain McLean
Michael Stepney vs Desmond Lai