Hong Kong International Bowls Classic

The Hong Kong International Bowls Classic is an international lawn bowls competition. It is one of the most prestigious events on the lawn bowls calendar. It started out as a pairs competition for men in 1981, with a singles event added for men in 1983 and later singles and pairs competition for women added to the programme in 2008.

Hong Kong International Bowls Classic
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The event was cancelled in 2019 due to the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests[1] and 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

Men's FinalistsEdit

Year Singles[3] Pairs[4] Ref
Winner Finalist Winner Finalist
1981 no event held   Rob Dobbins
  Darby Ross
  Jimmy Hobday
  Tony Allcock
1983   Peter Belliss   John Bell   Philip Chok
  George Souza Jr.
  Peter Belliss
  Phil Skoglund
1984   George Souza Jr.   John Bell   Philip Chok
  George Souza Jr.
  Denis Dalton
  Dennis Katunarich
1985   George Adrain   Cecil Bransky   Willie Wood
  George Adrain
  Denis Dalton
  Ken Williams
1986   Paul Richards   Bob Fishlock   Willie Wood
  George Adrain
  Rowan Brassey
  Peter Belliss
1987   Paul Richards   Noel Kennedy   Brian Middlemass
  Richard Corsie
  Willie Watson
  Ernie Parkinson[5]
1988   Richard Corsie   Barry Salter   Noel Kennedy
  Mark McMahon
  Brett Morley
  John Bell
1989   Peter Belliss   Trevor Morris   Rex Johnston
  Trevor Morris
  Brett Morley
  Ron Gass
1990   Graham Robertson   Wynne Richards   Graham Robertson
  Alex Marshall
  David Tso (CCC)
  George Souza Jr. (CCC)
1993   Graham Robertson   Cecil Bransky   Jeff Rabkin
  Cecil Bransky
  Kevin Campbell
  Ashley van Winkel
1994   Noel Kennedy   Bill Boettger   David Tso (CCC)
  George Souza Jr. (CCC)
  Donny Piketh
  Neil Burkett
1995   Noel Graham   Neil Burkett   Kenny Logan
  Alex Marshall
  Donny Piketh
  Neil Burkett
1996   John Noonan   Gerry Baker   Gerry Baker
  Neil Burkett
  Andrew Curtain
  David File
1997   Adam Jeffery   David Le Marquand   Stuart Airey
  Andrew Wills
  Gerry Baker
  Neil Burkett
1998   Adam Jeffery   Willie Lai   Stuart Airey
  Andrew Wills
  Jason Greenslade
  Robert Price
1999   Adam Jeffery   Noel Kennedy   Noel Graham
  Jonathan Ross
  David Harding
  Andrew Fleming
2000   George Sneddon   Peter Belliss   Noel Graham
  Jonathan Ross
  Bobby Donnelly
  Neil Burkett
2001   Jason Greenslade   Neil Burkett   George Sneddon
  Alex Marshall
  Jason Greenslade
  Robert Jones
2002   David Peacock   George Sneddon   Russell Meyer
  Paul Girdler
  Tom Ellem
  Kelvin Kerkow
2004   Mark Walton   Eric Johannes   Mark Walton
  Graham Shadwell
  Jim Baker
  Noel Graham
2005   Paul Girdler   Heron Lau (KBGC)   Noel Graham
  Jonathan Ross
  K H Lee
  Ken Chan
2006   Jeremy Henry   Wayne Hogg   Neil Burkett
  Wayne Perry
  Paul Daly
  Jeremy Henry
[6][7]
2007   Mark Watt   Mervyn King   Ken Chan
  Noel Kennedy
  Mark Harding
  Stephen Harris
[8]
2008   Mark Walton   Leif Selby   Mark Walton
  Graham Shadwell
  Chadwick Chen (KCC)
  Jimmy Chiu (KCC)
2009   Leif Selby   Hommer Mercado   Andrew Kelly
  Richard Collett
  Safuan Said
  Fairul Izwan Abd Muin
2010   Robert Newman   Andrew Kelly   Sam Tolchard
  Robert Newman
  Robert Marshall
  Iain McLean
[9]
2012   Barrie Lester   Matthew Baus   Barrie Lester
  Matthew Baus
  Graham McKee
  Mark McPeak
[10]
2013   Richard Catton   Stanley Lai   Iain McLean
  Robert Grant
  Dan Delany
  Richard Girvan
[11]
2014   Robert Grant   Muhammad Hizlee Abdul Rais   Christopher Dagpin
  Angelo Morales
  Mathew Pietersen
  Matthew Baus
[12]
2015   Jordi Lo (CCC)   Andrew Duncan   Nathan Pedersen
  Corey Wedlock
  Marc Wyatt
  Robert Weale
[13][14][15]
2016   David Bolt   David Wyn (Kingdon)   Nathan Pedersen
  Corey Wedlock
  Kevin Anderson
  Ryan Burnett
2017   Jesse Noronha   John Fleming   Jesse Noronha
  Ben Twist
  David Bolt
  Taylor Monk
2018   Ben Twist   Aaron Tennant   Aaron Tennant
  Ian McClure
  Curte Guarin
  Angelo Morales
2019 cancelled due to the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.[1]
2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

Women's FinalistsEdit

Year Singles[16] Pairs[17] Ref
Winner Finalist Winner Finalist
2008   Margaret Letham   Shirley Ko   Siti Zalina Ahmad
  Nor Hashimah Ismail
  Hannah Smith
  Anwen Butten
2009   Genevieve Baildon   Josephine Lee   Kelsey Cottrell
  Julie Keegan
  Siti Zalina Ahmad
  Nor Hashimah Ismail
2010   Nor Hashimah Ismail   Siti Zalina Ahmad   Kelsey Cottrell
  Julie Keegan
  Milagros Witheridge
  Sonia Bruce
[9]
2012   Sandy Hazell   Camilla Leung (Phoenix)   Judith Wason
  Kelly Packwood
  Nor Hashimah Ismail (HKLBA-M)
  Pinky Chan (HKLBA-M)
[10]
2013   Lorraine Malloy   Milagros Witheridge   Kelsey Cottrell
  Carla Odgers
  Val Smith
  Mandy Boyd
[11]
2014   Siti Zalina Ahmad   Sonia Bruce   Ainie Knight
  Sonia Bruce
  Kelsey Cottrell
  Carla Odgers
[12]
2015   Dorothy Yu (HKLBA)   Millicent Lai (SBSC)   Amy Choi (HKYT)
  Vivian Yip (HKYT)
  Kristina Krstic
  Karen Murphy
[13][14][15]
2016   Zuraini Khalid   Dorothy Yu (HKLBA)   Rosita Bradborn
  Sonia Bruce
  Zuraini Khalid
  Noorazlinda Zakaria
2017   Vivian Yip   Julie Keegan   Songsin Tsao
  Jintana Visanuvimol
  Nici Neal
  Colleen Piketh
2018   Siti Zalina Ahmad   Emma Firyana Saroji   Natasha Scott
  Ellen Ryan
  Emma Firyana Saroji
  Siti Zalina Ahmad
2019 cancelled due to the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.[1]
2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Cancellation for the Hong Kong International Bowls Classic Events". Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association.
  2. ^ a b c "Cancellation of Hong Kong International Bowls Classic 2020". HKLBA. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  3. ^ "HK Classic winners Men Singles". HKLBA. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  4. ^ "HK Classic winners Men Pairs". HKLBA. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Irish bowlers will put in strong challenge". Aberdeen Evening Express. 3 July 1996. p. 44. Retrieved 8 April 2021 – via The British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Henry holds off Scottish challenge in thrilling final". South China Morning Post. 11 December 2006. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Burkett rolls back years after pairs win". South China Morning Post. 18 December 2006. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Chan helps Kennedy relive Classic glory". South China Morning Post. 17 December 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Newman makes the most of second chance". South China Morning Post. 6 December 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Sport Digest". South China Morning Post. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  11. ^ a b "'Lucky charm' makes the difference for International Classic title". South China Morning Post. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Robert Grant 'overwhelmed' as he lifts Classic singles title". South China Morning Post. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Jordi Lo and Dorothy Yu Make History". Bc magazine. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Day to remember for local bowlers at Hong Kong International Bowls Classic". South China Morning Post. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Classic example for Hong Kong youngsters as history is created". South China Morning Post. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  16. ^ "HK Classic winners Women Singles". HKLBA. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  17. ^ "HK Classic winners Women Pairs". HKLBA. Retrieved 31 October 2016.

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