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πŸπŸŽπŸπŸ‘ πˆπˆππ‚ 𝐖𝐨𝐫π₯𝐝 π”π§ππžπ« πŸπŸ“ 𝐒𝐒𝐧𝐠π₯𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐒𝐱𝐞𝐝 π‚π‘πšπ¦π©π’π¨π§π¬π‘π’π©π¬ – day two

Once again the day opened with the Mixed Pairs groups being split over the first two sessions, surprisingly only one team is guaranteed a quarter final place. Emily Kernick and Harry Goodwin (England) were one of the teams to played two matches today and booked their quarter final ticket despite losing their second game to Rebecca Rixon (Malta) & Joh-Pierre Fouche (Namibia) 13 – 1, 6 – 7, 0 – 1. In their first game they defeated Aleena Binti Ahmad Nawawi & Mohammad Idham Amin Bin Ramlan (Malaysia) 4 – 4, 10 – 8. Second place in the group is still available for all the remaining teams.

Mixed Pairs Group A Standing: –

Emily Kernick & Harry Goodwin (England)​​​​​- 3 wins and 1 loss

Aleena Binti Ahmad Nawawi & Mohammad Idham Amin Bin Ramlan (Malaysia) ​- 2 wins and 1 loss

Erin Bedwell (Scotland) & Angel Gomez (USA)​​​​​- 1 win & 2 losses

Shae Wilson & Jordy Jones (Norfolk Islands)​​​​​- 1 win & 2 losses

Rebecca Rixon (Malta) & John-Pierre Fouche (Namibia) ​​​​- 1 win & 2 losses

Rebecca Moorbey (England) & Jan Klossner (Switzerland) lead group B after their second win against the host country representatives of Sophie McGrouther & Bradley Buchan. In a strange game Sophie and Bradley looked in control of the first set only to drop the maximum count on the last end to hand the set to Rebecca and Jan. The second set was almost a mirror image with Rebecca and Jan almost home and dry with a 7 – 2 lead with one end to go. Sophie and Bradley rallied but could only collect a 5 on the last end to tie the set, leaving Rebecca and Jan, with a quarter final place in their own hands, although it is still possible for any of the teams in the group to gain a quarter final spot. The other group game ended in a narrow tie break victory for Catherine & Josh Bonsall (Guernsey) over Gloria Ha & Langley Au Yeung (Hong Kong).

Mixed Pairs Group B standings: –

Rebecca Moorbey (England) & Jan Klossner (Switzerland)​​​- 2 wins & 0 losses.

Gloria Ha & Langley Au Yeung (Hong Kong)​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Catherine Bonsall & Josh Bonsall (Guernsey)​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Sophie McGrouther & Bradley Buchan (Scotland)​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Shauna O’Neill & Ryan McElroy (Ireland) lead the way in group C win 2 wins from 2.  This morning they defeated Estee Parry (Wales) & Myles Ng (Macau) 11 – 6, 13 – 0. Jessie Cottell & Nathan Black (Australia) put yesterday’s defeat behind them to bounce back with a must win victory over Jordan Kos & Erik Galipeau (Canada) 15 – 0, 9 – 5. This leaves Jessie and Nathan in second in the group.

Mixed Pairs Group C standings: –

Shauna O’Neill & Ryan McElroy (Ireland)​​​​​​- 2 wins 0 losses

Jessie Cottell & Nathan Black (Australia)​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Jordan Kos & Erik Galipeau (Canada)​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Estee Parry (Wales) & Myles Ng (Macau)​​​​​​- 0 wins & 2 losses

Lauren Gowen & Ryan Davies (Wales) are almost guaranteed a quarter final place from group D. Their 2 game wins and 4 sets wins together with a massive shot difference would have to see some amazing results from the remaining matches to push them out of top place in the group. This morning they defeated nearest rivals, Emma Murphy & Kholwani Khanyile (South Africa) 6 – 3, 7 – 5. The other game saw Aimee Harris (Wales) & Yuta Nagamoto (Japan) also complete a 2 sets to nil victory over Sarolta Schrank & mate Dobos (Hungary).

Mixed Pairs Group D standing:

Lauren Gowen & Ryan Davies (Wales)​​​​​​- 2 wins & 0 losses

Emma Murphy & Kholwani Khanyile (South Africa)​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Aimee Harris (Wales) & Yuta Nagamoto (Japan)​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Sarolta Schrank & Mate Dobos (Hungary)​​​​​- 0 wins & 2 losses

Group A of the Ladies competition sees Shauna O’Neill (Ireland) top the group with 3 wins from 3 matches. Shauna defeated Erin Bedwell (Scotland) 7 – 4, 8 – 3 and then completed a close 5 – 4, 5 – 5 victory over Aleena Binti Ahmad Nawawi (Malaysia). Jordan Kos (Canada) is second in the group and needs to avoid a 2 sets to nil defeat by more than 4 shots to qualify for the quarter final. A defeat by 5 shots or more will see her lose out to Lauren Gowen (Wales) after their match this evening ended in a tie break win for Lauren 6 – 8, 7 – 4, 1 – 0 Earlier in the day Lauren had defeated Aleena Binti Ahmad Nawawi 7 – 6, 9 – 4.

Ladies Group A standing:

Shauna O’Neill (Ireland)​​​​​​​​- 3 Wins & 0 losses

Jordan Kos (Canada)​​​​​​​​-  2 wins & 1 loss

Lauren Gowen (Wales)​​​​​​​​- 2 wins & 2 losses

Erin Bedwell (Scotland)​​​​​​​​- 1 win & 2 losses

Aleena Binti Ahmad Nawawi (Malaysia)​​​​​​- 0 wins & 3 losses

Group B has everything to play for, all 4 players are on 3 points so the winners of tomorrow’s matches will qualify for the quarter finals. This afternoon Aimee Harris (Scotland) finished off both sets strongly to defeat Emily Kernick (England) 8 – 4, 9 – 5, whilst Gloria Ha (Hong Kong) beat Shae Wilson (Norfolk Island) 9 – 7, 8 – 3.

Ladies Group B Standing:

Gloria Ha (Hong Kong)​​​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Shae Wilson (Norfolk Island)​​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Aimee Harris (Scotland)​​​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Emily Kernick (England)​​​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Jessie Cottell (Australia) controls group C and has qualified for the quarter finals, another convincing victory over Sarolta Schrank (Hungary) in an unassailable position at the top of the group. Emma Murphy (South Africa) is currently second in the group, but probably needs to beat the Australian tomorrow by 2 sets to 0 to guarantee going through to the knockout stages. Waiting for any slip ups is Estee Parry (Wales) who would go through with a 2 sets to 0 victory herself if the other games result goes her way. This afternoon’s victory by Estee over Emma 6 – 6, 8 – 4 was important to keep her hopes alive.

Ladies Group C standing:

Jessie Cottell (Australia)​​​​​​​​- 2 wins & 0 losses

Emma Murphy (South Africa)​​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Estee Parry (Wales)​​​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Sarolta Schrenk (Hungary)​​​​​​​- 0 wins & 2 losses

Catherine Bonsall (Guernsey) can enjoy a relaxing evening having qualified for the knockout stages from group D, currently sitting top of the group after her 5 – 3, 12 – 2 win over Rebecca Rixon (Malta). Rebecca Moorbey’s (England) hopes of reaching the knockout stages were ended by local Sophie McGrouther (Scotland) 7 – 5, 10 – 2. Sophie and Rebecca Rixon play tomorrow with the winner progressing to the next round of the event.

Ladies Group D standing:

Catherine Bonsall (Guernsey)​​​​​​​- 2 wins & 0 losses

Sophie McGrouther (Scotland)​​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Rebecca Rixon (Malta)​​​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Rebecca Moorbey (England)​​​​​​​- 0 wins & 2 losses

Following todays results the qualifiers from the Men’s groups is more clearer, already six of the quarter finalists have booked their places. Ryan Davies (Wales) leads the way in group A with four victories. In his two games today he overcame Yuta Nagamoto (Japan) 12 – 3, 6 – 3 and then followed that up with a victory over John-Pierre Fouche (Namibia) 1 – 9, 8 – 5, 1 – 0. The remaining 4 players in the group all have 1 win and 2 losses at present. In the evening game Yuta just managed a tie break win over Angel Gomez (USA) and it is still mathematically possible for him to reach the quarter finals although this would rely on an extraordinary result in the other match tomorrow. This afternoon Angel just reached the winning post with a tie break win over Kholwani Khanyile (South Africa). In view of his superior shot difference a win by John-Pierre matching the result of Kholwani’s game will she him reaching the quarter finals.

Mens Group A standing:

Ryan Davies (Wales)​​​​​​​​- 4 wins & 0 losses

John-Pierre Fouche (Namibia)​​​​​​​- 1 win & 2 losses

Kholwani Khanyile (South Africa)​​​​​​- 1 win & 2 losses

Angel Gomez (USA)​​​​​​​​- 1 win & 2 losses Yuta Nagamoto (Japan)​​​​​​​​- 1 win & 2 losses

Harry Goodwin (England) & Myles Ng (Macau) to the group B table with 2 wins each. Their game tomorrow will decide the positioning in the group. Today Harry defeated Erik Galipeau (Canada) on the tie break and Myles completed a 2 sets to 0 win over Josh Bonsall (Guernsey).

Mens group B standing:

Harry Goodwin (England)​​​​​​​- 2 wins & 0 losses

Myles Ng (Macau)​​​​​​​​- 2 wins & 0 losses

Erik Galipeau (Canada)​​​​​​​​- 0 wins & 2 losses

Josh Bonsall (Guernsey)​​​​​​​​0 wins & 2 losses

Group C is in exactly the same position as group B, Muhammad Idham Amin Bin Ramlam (Malaysia) & Bradley Buchan (Scotland) will be playing tomorrow to decide the top spot as both players have two wins from two. Muhammad eased his way past Mate Dobos (Hungary) 2 sets to 0 whilst Bradley won by the same score against Jordy Jones (Norfolk Island).

Mens group C standing:

Muhammad Idham Amin Bin Ramlam (Malaysia)​​​​​- 2 wins & 0 losses

Bradley Buchan (Scotland)​​​​​​​- 2 wins & 0 losses

Jordy Jones (Norfolk Island)​​​​​​​- 0 wins & 2 losses

Mate Dobos (Hungary)​​​​​​​​- 0 wins & 2 losses

In the final mens group, Nathan Black leads the way with 2 wins, in his game today he overcame Ryan McElroy (Ireland) 7 – 2, 8 – 5, whilst in the other game Langley Au Yeung (Hong Kong) needed a tie break to beat Jan Klossner (Switzerland). Whilst Nathan looks a firm favourite to win the group the other quarter final place will be taken by the winner of the match between Ryan and Langley.

Mens group D standing:

Nathan Black (Australia)​​​​​​​​- 2 wins & 0 losses

Ryan McElroy (Ireland)​​​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Langley Au Yeung (Hong Kong)​​​​​​​- 1 win & 1 loss

Jan Klossner (Switzerland)​​​​​​​- 0 wins & 2 losses.

Matches continue tomorrow morning with the conclusion of the Mixed Pairs group matches.

Live scoring is available through the IIBC website πŸ‘‰- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQ1wugqkKnjGDE04Ab_nbCzXKWgIltmZBTF2iJh2pZ-cHz_MsPt9kawwdh-k8gG837O10QKUvJdoyvA/pubhtml

Match scores can be found on the World Bowls Match Center Results πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/47EViyp

Caption: England’s Harry Goodwin and Emily Kernick

β€‹β€‹πŸ“· Article and photos Gordon Woods

The International Indoor Bowls Council (IIBC) and World Bowls Under 25 World Championships is being staged at East Kilbride IBC, December 4-8.