2015 Atlantic Championships – Day 10

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2015 Atlantic Championships – Day 10

DAY TEN
Wednesday, 9 December

MEN’S SINGLES
SECTION 1
Round 5: England bt Namibia 21-7; Jersey bt Turkey 21-10; Ireland bt Portugal 21-5; Spain bt Israel 21-10.
Group standings after five rounds: 1 Jamie Walker (England) 15pts (+56 shots); 2 Pete Bonsor (Spain) 12 (+31); 3 Gary Kelly (Ireland) 12 (+25); 4 Zvika Hadar (Israel) 9 (+19); 5 CabousOlivier (Namibia) 6 (+8); 6 Malcolm de Sousa (Jersey) 6 (-); 7Ozkan Akar (Turkey) 0 (-51); 8 Gui Gomes (Portugal) 0 (-88).

SECTION 2
Round 5: Wales bt Netherlands 21-16; S Africa bt Scotland 21-13; Cyprus bt Zimbabwe 21-11; Argentina bt Kenya 21-13; Guernsey – Bye.
Group standings after five rounds: 1 Robert Weale (Wales) 12pts (+52 shots); 2 Darren Burnett (Scotland) 9 (+23); 3 Todd Priaulx (Guernsey) 9 (+21); 4 Bob Manson (Cyprus) 9 (+8); 5 Rudi Jacobs (South Africa) 6 (-4); 6 James Ngugi (Kenya) 6 (-10); 7 Ricardo Rubinat (Argentina) 6 (-39); 8 Peter Snel(Netherlands) 3 (-15); 9 Clive Robertson (Zimbabwe) 0 (-36).

MEN’S FOURS
SECTION 1
Round 4: Scotland bt Namibia 31-9; Wales bt Turkey 17-12; England bt Guernsey 25-8; Jersey bt Kenya 29-14.
Group standings after four rounds: 1 Scotland 9 (+52); 2 Wales 9 (+29); 3 England 9 (+13); 4 Guernsey 9 (+9); 5 Jersey 6 (+17); 6 Kenya 6 (-8); 7 Namibia 0 (-43); 8 Turkey 0 (-69).

SECTION 2
Round 4: Ireland bt Cyprus 19-7; Israel t/w Isle of Man 16-16; Zimbabwe bt Spain 17-10; S Africa t/w Netherlands. 18-18.
Group standings after four rounds: 1 Ireland 12pts (+21 shots); 2 South Africa 10 (+15); 3 Israel 7 (+17); 4 Zimbabwe 7 (+3); 5 Cyprus 6 (+3); 6 Netherlands 2 (-22); 7 Isle of Man 1 (-21); 8 Spain 0 (-16).

WOMEN’S SINGLES
SECTION 1
Round 4: Ireland bt Scotland 21-8; Guernsey bt Spain 21-8; Wales bt Argentina 21-10; Kenya bt Zimbabwe 21-18; Turkey – Bye.
Round 5: Wales bt Scotland 21-12; Guernsey bt Zimbabwe 21-13; Spain bt Turkey 21-11; Kenya bt Argentina 21-6; Ireland – Bye.
Group standings after five rounds: 1 Lucy Beere (Guernsey) 12pts (+26 shots); 2 Catherine Beattie (Ireland) 9 (+21); 3 Caroline Taylor (Wales) 9 (+17); 4 Mirrie Ndungu (Kenya) 9 (+2); 5 Debbie Robertson (Zimbabwe) 6 (+2); 6 Lorna Smith (Scotland) 6 (+1); 7 Lynn Greenland (Spain) 6 (-3); 8 HavvaKonanc (Turkey) 3 (-19); 9 Anette Wyss Gallart (Argentina) 0 (-47).

SECTION 2
Round 4: England bt Cyprus 21-20; Jersey bt Namibia 21-10; Israel bt Isle of Man 21-20; S Africa bt Netherlands 21-12.
Round 5: England bt Namibia 21-9; Jersey bt Cyprus 21-0; S Africa bt Israel 21-8; Netherlands bt Isle of Man 21-5.
Group standings after five rounds: 1 Colleen Piketh (South Africa) 15pts (+46 shots); 2 Saskia Schaft (Netherlands) 12 (+36 shots); 3 Sophie Tolchard (England) 12 (+23); 4 Lindsey Greechan (Jersey) 9 (+38); 5 Fran Davis (Cyprus) 3 (-25); 6 Bernice McGreal (Isle of Man) 3 (-33); 7 Debbie Voigts(Namibia) 3 (-34); 8 Edna Zomberg (Israel) 3 (-51).

WOMEN’S FOURS
SECTION 1
Round 5: England bt Spain 18-9; Cyprus bt Netherlands 18-17; Wales bt Namibia 27-13; Turkey bt Isle of Man 14-12.
Group standings after five rounds: 1 Wales 15pts (+42); 2 England 9 (+70); 3 Turkey 6 (-12); 4 Spain 7 (-); 5 Cyprus 7(-19); 6 Namibia 6 (-8); 7 Netherlands 3 (-19); 8 Isle of Man 0 (-57).
SECTION 2
Round 5: S Africa bt Ireland 17-11; Scotland bt Guernsey 35-10; Israel bt Argentina 20-18; Jersey – Bye.
Group standings after five rounds: 1 South Africa 12pts (+54shots); 2 Scotland 9 (+32); 3 Ireland 9 (+25); 4 Israel 6 (-8); 5 Guernsey 6 (-30); 6 Jersey 3 (-11); 7 Argentina 0 (-62).

TALKING TURKEY

The youthful and inexperienced – but extremely keen – Turkey squad have achieved some surprising results at the Athena Beach Hotel

While the exploits of the sport’s established stars command respect, one of the most exciting aspects of the Atlantic Bowls Championships has been the emergence of Turkey as a force to be reckoned with – and their story is certainly worth telling.

Four years ago, when these championships were last held at the impressive Athena Beach Hotel, Turkey was not represented. It was about this time that sports fanatic and switched-on businessman Ozkan Akar (pictured centre) stumbled upon bowls on television while watching Eurosport.

He liked what he saw, and did some research – then laid a carpet in an empty warehouse, and kick-started the Turkish Bowling Association. Bringing a team of novices to Cyprus, Ozkan’syoung charges have chalked up wins over England, South Africa, Spain, Holland, Jersey, Argentina and the Isle of Man.

“They are learning all the time, and we realise we have to spend a bit more time teaching them the etiquette of the great game of bowls,” Ozkan said yesterday. “But I am incredibly proud of what they have achieved so far!”

If shock results make events interesting, we certainly had a few today, with Lorna Smith going down, 21-8, to Ireland’s Catherine Beattie, and her fellow Scot and Commonwealth Games champion Darren Burnett losing, 21-13, to South Africa’s Rudi Jacobs.

Beattie, the defending champion, dominated her game with Smith, while Jacobs stormed into a 17-2 lead before Burnett got to grips with the green and made a spirited fightback. However, Smith’s hopes were further dented in the evening session, when she was defeated by Caroline Taylor, from Wales.

Jersey’s Lindsey Greechan distinguished herself by inflicting a rare 21-0 whitewash on Scots-born Cyprus hope Fran Davis, and beat Namibia’s Debi Voigts, 21-10. A good say’s work that still sees her trailing in fourth place in her group.

Only three singles competitors remain unbeaten at this stage: South Africa’s in-form Colleen Piketh has won all five of her matches, while England’s Jamie Walker has also won five out of five in the men’s Section One. Robert Weale, who won his first Commonwealth gold medal way back in 1986, and his latest in 2010, has won all four of his games in Section Two.

ATLANTIC BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

LIVE STREAMING

You can watch the action from the Athena Beach Hotel
as it is streamed live by Mel Evans and Lynn Pratchett on a daily basis.

Live streaming of the event is available at
http://livebowls.eventpages.org/watch-live.html

Day Eleven – Thursday 10thDecember
0830hrs – Women’s Singles – WALES v SPAIN
1130hrs – Women’s Fours – ENGLAND v WALES
1430hrs – Men’s Fours – IRELAND v ZIMBABWE

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