Two edge closer to Glasgow spots
Friday 30th August 2013, 12:00PM BST.
MATT LE BER and Garry Collins have now both qualified for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Having accrued 46.5 points, Le Ber leads the pack with over double the standard required – 20 points being the criteria set by Bowls Guernsey and the Guernsey Commonwealth Validation Committee.
Bowlers receive points from winning international matches over the qualifying period of four years, but the points are on a reducing base, winning a match in 2010 is only half a point, while 2013 wins count for the maximum two points, plus bonus points for high finishing.
Le Ber has received points from all seven of the qualifying events played over the last four years, with 12 this year at the British Isles and 12 from last year’s World Champion of Champions.
Collins, currently on 30 points, announced his retirement from administrating and playing the sport to start a family and focus on his political career last year.
However, he started playing again early this summer after Le Ber convinced him that he was still a top-class player.