Participants

Paul FOSTER

Paul FOSTER
    Lawn Bowls
Birth Date:  13 Mar 1973
Place of Birth:  Irvine
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  45
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  186
Weight (Kg):  95

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
LBO Lawn Bowls Men's Pairs 2 Silver
Men's Fours 1 Gold

Paul FOSTER - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 16:01
Men's Pairs Section D - Round 1
Scotland
14
Niue
11
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 19:00
Men's Pairs Section D - Round 2
Scotland
37
Samoa
6
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 16:01
Men's Pairs Section D - Round 3
Scotland
17
India
12
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 19:00
Men's Pairs Section D - Round 4
Scotland
14
Norfolk Island
12
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 12:00
Men's Pairs Section D - Round 5
Scotland
27
Malaysia
9
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 19:30
Men's Pairs Quarter Final
Scotland
16
Malaysia
11
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 12:30
Men's Pairs Semi Final
Malta
8
Scotland
18
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 9:01
Gold Medal Event Men's Pairs Gold Medal Match
Scotland
10
Wales
12
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 17:01
Men's Fours Section D - Round 1
Scotland
25
Brunei Darussalam
9
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 16:01
Men's Fours Section D - Round 2
Scotland
29
Singapore
5
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 16:01
Men's Fours Section D - Round 3
Scotland
12
England
8
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 12:30
Men's Fours Quarter Final
Scotland
13
Malaysia
12
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 17:31
Men's Fours Semi Final
England
10
Scotland
18
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 12:30
Gold Medal Event Men's Fours Gold Medal Match
Scotland
15
Australia
13
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Pairs 1
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Fours 1
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Singles 5
2006 Melbourne, AUS Men's Pairs 1

Champion of Champions
Year Location Event Rank
2005 Christchurch, NZL Men's Singles DNS

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2016 Christchurch, NZL Men's Pairs 3
2016 Christchurch, NZL Men's Fours 3
2012 Adelaide, AUS Men's Singles 5
2012 Adelaide, AUS Men's Pairs 1

Nickname: Fozzie ("I got it years ago, probably when I used to play football. I used to be called ‘Fozzie Bear’ and I think the Fozzie part has just stuck.") (pottersholidays.com, Jan 2017)
Hobbies: Golf (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Occupation: Taxi proprietor (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

NATIONAL: David GOURLAY (SCO) (bbc.com, 3 Oct 2017)


Other sports: Played football in his teenage years and was scouted by Scottish Premier League teams Hibernian FC and Motherwell FC. (dailyrecord.co.uk, 1 Jul 2012)
Injuries: Injured an ankle playing football at age 12, which sidelined him for a few months. (dailyrecord.co.uk, 1 Jul 2012)
Reason: Started playing lawn bowls at age 12 while recovering from an ankle injury. "My dad was a keen bowler who competed at county level, so he got me involved. I needed something to keep me occupied and active while I was recovering. I loved bowling straight away and enjoyed the games I played. So when I was fit enough for football, I decided to stick to bowls." (dailyrecord.co.uk, 1 Jul 2012)
Ambition: "To become the national team manager." (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Memorable: Winning the 1998 World Indoor Championships in Preston, England. "You have to go with your very first world title, so 1998 will always be the most memorable one." (bbc.com, 29 Jan 2017)
Hero: French footballer Thierry HENRY. "Great attitude to his sport." (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Influence: His father. "He introduced me to the game." (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Additional information

DONATION
Donated his bowls from his gold medal-winning performance at the Glagow 2014 Commonwealth Games to the Scottish Select Visually Impaired bowling team in April 2016, to be auctioned off to raise money for the team to travel to Israel. (ayradvertiser.com, 8 Apr 2016)

SENT PACKING
During a team meeting at an indoor bowls international series event in 2015, he became very outspoken and disagreeable to team officials, resulting in his removal from the team. "I now realise that I should not have acted the way I did at the team meeting. I should have spoken to the selectors on my own and not in front of everyone. I do regret my actions and I will be sending an apology to the SIBA [Scottish Indoor Bowls Association]." (heraldscotland.com, 13 Mar 2015)

HONOUR
In 2014, he was awarded an Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. "It’s a memory that I will never forget." (pottersholidays.com, Jan 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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