6th December 2018
Grampian’s Ritchie helps take home Team GB gold at World Championships
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Grampian’s oldest para bowls competitor, Jim Lamb, took home the gold after a hotly-contested final where he beat Kevin Duncan 4 – 3 on a stifling afternoon in the Granite City.
This year’s event, the first held at the new home of parabowls in Grampian, Aberdeen’s Albury Outdoor Sports Centre, featured two pools of competitors who competed in a round robin event before play-offs between the two pools.
The Championships brought together players of all backgrounds including Aberdeen’s blind bowlers, bowlers with physical impairments and those with learning disabilities, and the medalists will now go through to the SDS National Bowls Championships, which are held in Aberdeen’s Westburn Park on Saturday 1st September.
Congratulations to our medalists: Jim Lamb; Kevin Duncan; Ali Burt; Martin Morrison; Bryan Neave; and Kelly McDonald (who played her first ever outdoor competition – well done, Kelly).
A huge thank you goes to Agnes MacDonald of Albury Community Sports Hub for opening & operating the centre out of hours (and for generously supplying teas, coffees and biscuits), to Kevin Duncan for collating entries and organising matches, and to all of the volunteer markers and umpires who gave up their time so generously on the day.
If you, or anyone you know, lives in Grampian with a physical, sensory or learning disability and is keen to get involved in Para Sport, please contact Alison Shaw on email@example.com or on 07828 744 848