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Team South Africa performed phenomenally on the first day of the World Indoor Bowls Championship in Bristol, winning the first three matches.

 

Bristol, United Kingdom (26 April 2022) – The inaugural World Bowls Indoor Championships is taking place in Bristol, UK and team South Africa has already won their first three games.

The championship came about after World Bowls’ (WB) and the International Indoor Bowls Council’s (IIBC) flagship events were merged to create one super event this year.

The championship sees 64 players from 29 countries come together from the 25th of April 2022 to the 29th of April 2022.

“We are delighted that in partnership with the IIBC, we are able to finally launch this much-anticipated event, which will showcase a truly global level of participation, including a host of leading exponents of our great sport,” –  Gary Smith, World Bowls Chief Executive.

The championship has been two years in the making as it was due to take place in 2020 but faced delays due to the global pandemic.

Colleen Piketh, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Jason Evans are playing for South Africa. Evans found himself earning the first win for South Africa against Singapore’s Zoher Motiwalla in the men’s singles. Piketh won against Falkland Islands’ Daphne Arthur-Almond in the women’s singles.

Piketh and Evans then went on to play in the mixed doubles. Together they overcame a jew clenching tiebreaker.

It was an exceptional first day for South Africa! Stay tuned as we will share more results from the championship as it comes in.


Sources: Inside the Games / iol 
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