LAWN BOWLS ISLE OF MAN | INTERNATIONALS

MARK McGREAL

Date of Birth

2nd May 1986

International Appearances (Caps)

48 (38 Lawn Bowls Isle of Man, 6 Isle of Man Indoor Bowling Association & 4 Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association)

International Competitions & Achievements

2018 (XXI) Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - Pairs
2017 EBU European Team Championships, Jersey - Pairs & Mixed Fours
2017 British Crown Dependencies Tri-Test Match, Guernsey - Singles & Pairs
2017 World Indoor Bowls Council Senior Championships, Swansea, Wales - Singles & Mixed Pairs
2017 Bowls World Cup Singles, Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club, NSW, Australia
2015 Atlantic Rim Championships, Athena Beach, Paphos, Cyprus - Pairs

National Playing Achievements

2018 IOM Outdoor Pairs Championship - Champion
2018 IOM Outdoor Triples Championship - Champion
2018 IOM Outdoor Fours Championship - Champion
2018 IOM Outdoor Singles Championship - Runner Up
2018 IOM Outdoor Singles League - Winner
2018 IOM Indoor Singles Championship - Champion
2018 IOM Indoor Premier Team League - Winner
2018 IOM Indoor Premier Pairs League - Runner up
2017 IOM Outdoor Pairs Championship - Champion
2017 IOM Outdoor Singles Championship - Runner up
2017 IOM Outdoor Singles League - Winner
2017 IOM Outdoor Premier Pairs League - Winner
2017 IOM Indoor Singles Championship - Champion
2017 IOM Indoor Open Pairs Championship - Champion
2017 IOM Indoor Premier Team League - Runner up
2017 IOM Indoor Premier Pairs League - Winner
2016 IOM Outdoor Pairs Championship - Champion
2016 IOM Outdoor Premier Pairs League - Winner
2016 IOM Outdoor Singles League - Runner up
2016 IOM Indoor Pairs Championship - Champion
2016 IOM Indoor Premier Pairs League - Winner
2015 IOM Outdoor Pairs Championship - Champion
2015 IOM Outdoor Premier Pairs League - Winner
2015 IOM Outdoor Singles League - Runner up
2015 IOM Indoor Pairs Championship - Champion
2015 IOM Indoor Premier Pairs League - Winner
2014 IOM Outdoor Singles League - Winner
2014 IOM Outdoor Pairs Championship - Champion
2014 IOM Outdoor Singles Championship - Runner up

Type of Bowl Used

Taylor Blaze - Size 3

How Did You Start Playing Bowls?

Following moving back to the Island after university, I was persuaded to attend the indoor bowls hall to get out of the house by both my parents. It transpired that my natural hand/eye coordination put me in good stead, so I decided to join the outdoor leagues in the summer.

Bowling Highlight

Playing against bowls legends Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE.
Despite unluckily not progressing from the group stage, beating the eventual champion of the WIBC senior championships was special.

Bowling Aspirations

Having achieved my goal of being selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and experiencing it first hand, it is something I would love to be a part of again, but with a larger team of bowlers. I look forward to events that will hopefully enable the first IOM team to qualify for the World Bowls Championships and also develop a team that could meet the required standard to be selected for the next Commonwealth Games.