The team draws have been made for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games’ Lawn Bowls competition, seeing representatives from across the Commonwealth compete for a place in the coveted knock out stages.
While the top teams from the Commonwealth were seeded into sections, based on their performances at the 2012 World Championships, the remaining teams were drawn by Gary Smith, Chief Executive of World Bowls. He said of the draw:
“The Lawn Bowls competition at the XX Commonwealth Games will be a phenomenal fight for medals. All the way through the competition there will be amazing matches to see, with the draw giving us some thrilling encounters involving all the teams taking part.”
Due to the new format for the two integrated Para-Sport events, all teams were drawn randomly into two sections per event, with the top two teams from each progressing directly to the Semi-finals.
The home nations of England, Scotland and Wales will all battle against one another in both events for these two prized positions, also challenged by Australia in the Mixed Pairs and Malaysia in the Open Triples.
The Commonwealth Games provides a great opportunity for the Commonwealth’s best bowlers to be involved in a multi-sport event and showcase the sport to the world. The strongest bowls nations come from the Commonwealth, with one of the most even spreads of medals won across previous Games.
Greg Warnecke, Head of Sport at Glasgow 2014, said of the venue for the competition at this year’s Games:
“The Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre is one of the most dramatic settings of all Games venues, situated next to the stunning Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and overlooked by spectacular Victorian edifice of Glasgow University.”
You can download the results of the draw here.
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