Celebration and Friendships in Cardiff while Scotland storm through to take title!!!

The Learning Disability Indoor Bowls International Series Management team, athletes, coaches and volunteers descended on Cardiff this week. After the event being postponed, due to the covid 19 pandemic a total of three times, the LDIBIS event for the Munro Cup finally went ahead.

The team at LDIBIS had been working hard behind the scenes to give the athletes something to plan for and look forward too. “Covid has affected us all and cancelling the previously scheduled events was the right decision but so heart wrenching for all involved,” said LDIBIS Competition Manager Janice Gower.

Athletes from Wales, Scotland and England arrived at Cardiff IBC for what was an amazing show of team work and prowess.

After the first two sessions on day one the home nation Wales led the way on points then defending champions England upped a gear and at the end of day one led Scotland by 5 points and Wales by 7.

Day two and Scotland focused on team effort and supporting each other across the rinks and some amazing performances from several of the Scottish athletes lifted the team. And it was Scotland the brave who stormed through to win the 2022 LDIBIS Munro Cup. Final scores: Scotland 35: England 22: Wales 15.

Ron MacArthur team Scotland’s Head Coach said, “After Falkirk 2019 and Covid causing havoc to the World and our athletes it’s been fabulous to get this all going again. One of the sad losses after Falkirk was fellow Scot Ian Munro (Deputy head LDIBIS Official and donator of the Munro Cup) and we would like to dedicate this win to Ian. Also I would like to express thanks to everyone involved including the LDIBIS Management team. I’m so proud of the Scottish athletes but also all the athletes of all the countries. Here’s to the next one.”

All had a fantastic time in Wales, Cardiff a fantastic welcoming club for all the athletes, Volunteers and everyone involved.

World No6 Greg Harlow arrived to shrieks and applause from the athletes. Greg presented every athlete with a medal and every volunteer with a memento of the event. He also took part in a fun session involving all the athletes and volunteers. “It’s an honour and privilege to be invited to attend and be involved in this amazing event. They are such talented athletes and Kay and I have seen so much improvement since we saw you all last time. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here watching the play and experiencing the atmosphere. Long may it continue,” said Greg.

LDIBIS moves to York and District for 2023 and England’s turn to host.