Third match of the day here at the Live Active Centre was Englands Les ‘Razor’ Gillett against Hong Kong’s Anthony YIP and I think it would be fair to say that Anthony found the portable rink a bit of a struggle. Gillett is vastly experienced on the portable and also playing in front of a close audience and camera’s and Yip probably found it a bit daunting.
Although Yip had a few good bowls he struggled to get the line and weight together in the right combination and most of the match went Gillett’s way in the first set which Gillett took with ease.11-2. In the second set Yip did find his feet and made a spirited comeback but again the inexperience came to show as he dropped a bowl to the 30 second shotclock. The experience of Gillett showed as he denied Yip any comeback and took the second set and match. 11,2 – 9,5.