Julie Thomas & Gilbert Miles with Directors John Wilson and Bryon John today took on South Africa in the B2/B3 mixed pairs semi-final match and narrowly missed out on a spot in the final; it was a close fought game going all the way to the last bowl. Wales will now play Scotland to contest for the Bronze medal tomorrow 10am (BST)
The morning saw Dan Salmon’s winning streak continue in his singles campaign with a 21-18 victory over Brendan Aquilina of Malta, before beating the Cook Islands 21-17 in round four. An evening match set to have everyone on the edge of their seats,the recently crowned gold medallist taking on section leader Australia’s Aaron Wilson. In a close encounter the score was level 13-all after 15 ends, before Wilson went ahead to take a 21-16 victory. The group stage of the Men’s Singles has now been completed with the Dan finishing third in the group.
Our Women’s Triple of Emma Woodcock, Caroline Taylor and Anwen Button enjoyed their day, securing their third successive win guaranteeing them a spot in tomorrow’s Quarter Finals. The trio will finish their final sectional battle tomorrow morning against New Zealand, which will determine the top spot.
The reigning World Pairs champions Laura Daniels and Jess Sims got the day off to a good start with a 22-14 victory over Jersey. Back on the greens tomorrow the pair will take on Northern Ireland and section leaders South Africa.
The Men’s Fours contingent of Ross Owen, Steve Harris, Marc Wyatt and Jon Tomlinson secured their second win against Canada, after a tight start before gathering momentum to turn the match in their favour, taking a 23-10 victory. Currently sitting top of the table the four will take on Cook Islands tomorrow.