David Gourlay

Profile

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Being recognised by all the players as one of the most technically gifted in the sport of bowls David has been on the Professional circuit since 1994 and has never dropped out of the top 16 in all that time.

Despite the season end adjustments in ranking points David’s decent season kept him up at No. 5 for the 2017-18 season and he will be looking to add to this to give the top three a run for their money!

Resuming the role as Head Coach for Scotland David has taken some time out and now resides in Spain so he does not have as much indoor time on the rinks, however, his natural ability is such that players never rule him out.


Bio

Date of Birth 22 April 1966
Occupation Bowls Retailer
Marital Status/Children
Hometown Glasgow
Indoor Club Prestwick B.C.
Outdoor Club Crookston
Bowls Manufacturer Outdoor Taylor International
Indoor Taylor Ace 4 heavy
Favourite Green Portable Rink
Favourite Food Chicken
Hobbies Tennis
Other items of interest Music


Ranking History

2017    World No. 5

2016 5 2008 2
2015 6 2007 1
2014 5 2006 3
2013 2 2005 2
2012 3 2004 2
2011 8 2003 1
2010 13 2002 1
2009 5  2001 1

Recent Rounds Reached

  • 2017     SF     Just World Indoor Pairs
  • 2017     SF     Just World Indoor Mixed Pairs
  • 2017    QF     Just World Indoor Singles
  • 2017    QF     The Co-op Funeralcare International Open
  • 2016    W      The Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open
  • 2016    SF     Just Retirement World Indoor Singles
  • 2016    QF     Just Retirement World Indoor Mixed Pairs
  • 2016    R1     Just Retirement World Indoor Pairs
  • 2016    W      The Co-operative Funeralcare International Open
  • 2015    R1     The Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open
2015 SF Just Retirement World Singles
2015 QF Just Retirement World Singles
2015 QF Just Retirement World Pairs
2015 R2 The Co-operative Funeralcare International Open
2014 R1 Just Retirement World Singles
2014 SF Just Retirement World Mixed Pairs
2014 QF Just Retirement World Pairs
2014 SF The Co-operative Funeralcare International Open
2014 R2 Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2013 SF Fred Olsen Cruiselines World Singles
2013 QF World Mixed Pairs
2013 QF World Pairs
2013 R2 Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2013 R2 Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2012 W The Co-operative Funeralcare Welsh Grand Prix
2012 SF Fred Olsen Cruise Lines World Singles
2012 W World Mixed Pairs
2012 R1 World Pairs
2012 R2 Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2011 RU Welsh International Open
2011 QF World Pairs
2011 R1 Potters Leisure Resort World Singles
2011 QF Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2010 RU World Mixed Pairs
2010 RU World Pairs
2010 R1 Welsh International Open
2010 QF Potters World Indoor Singles
2010 SF Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2009 W World Mixed Pairs
2009 RU World Pairs
2009 R3 Potters World Indoor Singles
2009 QF Gravells Welsh International Open
2009 RU World Matchplay
2009 R1 Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2008 W World Mixed Pairs
2008 SF World Pairs
2008 R2 Potters World Indoor Singles
2008 R2 Welsh International Open
2008 QF World Matchplay
2008 R2 International Open
2008 QF Dales Sports Surfaces Scottish International Open
2007 QF World Mixed Pairs
2007 W World Pairs
2007 SF Potters World Indoor Singles
2007 SF Welsh International Open
2007 QF World Matchplay
2007 SF engage International Open
2007 QF Scottish International Open
2006 SF World Mixed Pairs
2006 W World Pairs
2006 R3 Potters World Indoor Singles
2006 RU Welsh International Open
2006 RU engage International Open
2006 RU Scottish International Open
2005 R1 World Pairs
2005 R2 Potters World Indoor Singles
2005 QF Welsh Masters
2005 QF engage International Open
2005 R2 Scottish International Open
2004 R1 World Pairs
2004 R3 Potters World Indoor Singles
2004 SF Welsh Masters
2004 RU BUPA Care Homes Open
2004 RU Scottish Masters
2003 SF World Pairs
2003 SF Potters World Indoor Singles
2003 RU Welsh Masters
2003 R1 BUPA Care Homes Open
2003 R1 Scottish Masters
2002 SF World Pairs
2002 R3 Potters World Indoor Singles
2002 W BUPA Care Homes Open
2002 W Scottish Masters
2001 R1 World Pairs
2001 SF Potters World Indoor Singles
2001 R2 BUPA Care Homes Open
2001 SF Scottish Masters
2000 W World Pairs
2000 QF Potters World Indoor Singles
2000 W BUPA Care Homes Open
1999 QF World Pairs
1999 RU Potters World Indoor Singles
1999 RU BUPA Care Homes Open
1998 QF World Pairs
1998 R1 SAGA World Indoor Singles
1998 W BUPA Care Homes Open
1997 RU BUPA Care Homes Open

Achievements

2015 WBT Lifetime Achievement Award
2014 Head Coach for Scotland Bowls since 2012 to
1999 Soham Masters
1999 Bryant Cup
1996 World Singles

News

David Gourlay, Coach for Scotland, lifts the Co op Funeralcare trophy

The final line up for the Co op Funeralcare Scottish International Open 2017 featured Co Op Funeralcare's Wild card, Elgin's, ...
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Scotland’s coach david Gourlay makes it to the finals

The second semi final and Darren Burnett faced his bowls Scotland Head coach David Gourlay. Burnett took end one but ...
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Coach Gourlay drives into the semi finals

The first quarter final featured two of the most naturally talented players in the world. David Gourlay from Scotland and ...
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Coach gourlay adds his name to the quarter finals

The final game of the day was another England v Scotland line up. Scot David Gourlay played England's Mark Royal ...
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Chestney takes a ‘rollercoaster’ ride into the semi’s at blackpool

First quarter final of the Co-op International Open saw David Gourlay line up against Jamie Chestney. Both players have been ...
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defending champion Gourlay joins the quarter final fray

First match of the afternoon here to a packed crowd in the arena at Newton Hall was between Mike Stepney ...
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Gourlay safely through first Round International Open 2017

In the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in Blackpool the first match of the day ...
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All action day and it’s Scotland v England semi finals time tomorrow

Will Stewart Anderson, Greg Harlow or Paul Foster  regain the ‘Just.’ World Indoor Singles title or will Les Gillett see ...
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‘Coach’ gourlay drives into the worlds quarter finals

For Scotland, world number 6 David Gourlay, winner of this title in 1996, and a beaten semi-finalist on four of ...
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foster & field oust gourlay & murphy from the mixed pairs

In today’s semi-final Foster joined up with new partner Rebecca Field from Norwich as they traded blows with Scotland’s elite ...
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