British Isles Short Mat Bowls Championships 2019 A Team Champions
Over the weekend of 16 & 17 November, Michael Hall of Year 13 went to Aberdeen to represent England in the British Isles Short Mat Bowls Championships.
This is the first season Michael has played in the main England squad after having played for the England Under 21 squad for years.
The British Isles Championships are played as both a team competition and individual disciplines and Michael was chosen to play in the individual 4’s competition, the four consisted of 1 person from West Midlands and 2 other players from Dorset, Michael was playing as the number 2.
In the first game the English four played against Scotland and whilst the English should have won quite easily, a dogged performance from the Scottish team meant the England four won 16 – 5
In the 2nd game on Saturday, the English payed against Wales. Again England should have won by a larger margin but eventually came through 19-14.
Then it came to the Sunday where England would play against and Irish team in a ‘Winner takes all’ clash. Michael’s 4 ran out easy winners beating the Irish 17-7 and claiming the British Isles A Team Individual Fours title 2019