Irish Women's Bowling Association

Cardiff 10 Nation Series

What a magnificent event we have just been part off. Teams of the calibre of Australia, Malaysia, South Africa and Wales to name but a few. The Event was played in a similar format to World and Commonwealth Games with a round robin section followed by a knockout for those sides who came out of their groups. The following is a summary of our medallists:
Ladies Singles Bernie O'Neill  Bronze Medal
Ladies Pairs Donna Meneely, Paula Montgomery  Bronze Medal
Men's Singles Gary Kelly Gold Medal
Men's Pairs Stephen Kirwood, Gary Kelly Bronze Medal
Men's Triples Stuart Bennet, Neil Mulholland, Mark Wilson Gold Medal
Men's Fours  Stuart Bennett, Neil Mulholland, Stephen Kirkwood, Mark Wilson Silver Medal

The weather was outstanding throughout the tournament, with no rain whatsoever, and the greens, at times running at up to 19 seconds.

A new High-Performance App was developed prior to the Series and valuable feedback will be given to players over the coming days.

Gary Kelly added to his British Isles Pairs Title and 3 unbeaten games in the International Series with an awesome performance to win the Blue Riband Singles event against South Africa.

Mark Wilson and his triple also turned in a top-notch display to collect Triples Gold with Wilson turning in an awesome skipping performance.

Valuable information was gained in relation to the logistics of the Atlantic Rim Event next May and we hope to continue in the same form come next year.

Neil Booth
High Performance Coach