November 9th 2017 | Kowloon, Hong Kong
Alberta’s Greg Wilson and Quebec’s David-James Smith are headed to the 2017 Hong Kong International Bowls Classic this coming weekend. Canada is one of the thirteen countries invited to this world renowned competition, with 128 players participating in singles and pairs. The Hong Kong Classic will be played at three different venues: Kowloon Bowling Green Club, Club de Recreio and Kowloon Cricket Club. The competition kicks off November 11th with a two day singles event, followed by the pair’s competition until November 19th.
Canada’s representatives are more than prepared for this event: Wilson claimed pairs bronze at the 2017 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships (with Derek Dillon), and two bronze medals from the 2016 season in both the Outdoor and Indoor Singles Championships; Smith, who is on the Canadian Development Squad and recently won bronze at the 2017 Outdoor Singles Championship, will be making his first international appearance for Canada. Both athletes will compete in singles and pairs, with Wilson first up against B. Yim (Sky Oasis) and Smith against K.F. Chan (HEGSC) starting November 11th, then both competing against C. de R. on November 13th.
The finals of the Hong Kong International Bowls Classic will be live streamed here: https://www.hklba.org/new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1605&Itemid=251&lang=en
For results and standings: https://www.hklba.org/new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1613&Itemid=251&lang=en
For more information, please contact:
Sarah Moss, Communications Coordinator, Bowls Canada Boulingrin
About Bowls Canada Boulingrin
Bowls Canada Boulingrin (BCB) is the governing body responsible for lawn bowls in Canada. The BCB mission is to advance the sport of bowls in Canada. For more details on Bowls Canada Boulingrin and the sport of lawn bowls, visit www.bowlscanada.com.
About the Hong Kong International Bowls Classic
The 36th annual competition will take place in Kowloon, Hong Kong. This week long event will feature competitors from 13 invited countries as well as local club members. 2 representatives from Canada are invited to compete. For more information, visit: https://www.hklba.org/new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1613&Itemid=251&lang=en