Participants

Darren BURNETT

Darren BURNETT
    Lawn Bowls
Birth Date:  27 May 1976
Place of Birth:  Arbroath
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  41
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  176
Weight (Kg):  105

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
LBO Lawn Bowls Men's Singles 4
Men's Triples 1 Gold

Darren BURNETT - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 9:00
Men's Triples Section D - Round 1
Scotland
27
Cook Islands
11
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 9:01
Men's Triples Section D - Round 3
Scotland
17
Malaysia
17
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 12:00
Men's Triples Section D - Round 4
Scotland
20
Norfolk Island
11
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 9:01
Men's Triples Section D - Round 5
Scotland
14
Northern Ireland
16
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 16:01
Men's Triples Quarter Final
Scotland
15
Wales
13
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 9:01
Men's Triples Semi Final
Norfolk Island
8
Scotland
20
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 12:30
Gold Medal Event Men's Triples Gold Medal Match
Scotland
19
Australia
14
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 12:15
Men's Singles Section C - Round 1
Darren BURNETT
21
Edward BELL
2
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 17:01
Men's Singles Section C - Round 2
Darren BURNETT
21
Dalton TAGELAGI
3
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 9:01
Men's Singles Section C - Round 3
Darren BURNETT
21
Todd PRIAULX
13
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 12:00
Men's Singles Section C - Round 4
Darren BURNETT
21
Abd Rahman OMAR
8
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 16:01
Men's Singles Section C - Round 5
Darren BURNETT
21
Muhammad Soufi RUSLI
19
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 9:01
Men's Singles Quarter Final
Darren BURNETT
21
Muhammad Soufi RUSLI
13
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 12:30
Men's Singles Semi Final
Ryan BESTER
21
Darren BURNETT
19
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 17:31
Bronze Medal Event Men's Singles Bronze Medal Match
Robert PAXTON
21
Darren BURNETT
14
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Singles 1
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Triples QF
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Pairs 4
2006 Melbourne, AUS Men's Singles 9
2002 Manchester, ENG Men's Singles QF

Champion of Champions
Year Location Event Rank
2006 Christchurch, NZL Men's Singles 1
2003 Moama, AUS Men's Singles 2

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2016 Christchurch, NZL Men's Singles 3
2016 Christchurch, NZL Men's Triples 5
2012 Adelaide, AUS Men's Triples 1
2012 Adelaide, AUS Men's Fours 3
2008 Christchurch, NZL Men's Singles QF
2008 Christchurch, NZL Men's Pairs 2

Nickname: Daz, Dazzler (taylorbowls.com, Dec 2016)
Hobbies: Watching football clubs (Aberdeen, Manchester United, Arbroath FC), golf. (taylorbowls.com, Dec 2016; worldbowlstour.tv, 23 Oct 2016)
Occupation: Police officer (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

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


Sporting relatives: His father Willie represented Scotland in lawn bowls. His younger brother Ryan plays lawn bowls and won a gold medal in the men's singles at the 2015 Youth World Championships at Broadbeach, Australia, and, with Darren, won the men's pairs at the 2016 British Championships. (taylorbowls.com, Dec 2016)
Reason: "Bowls always seemed to play a big part in our family. I was just five years of age when my father won his first international honours and it was only three years later when I took up the game." (heraldscotland.com, 13 Mar 1999)
Ambition: "To become world number one." (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Memorable: Winning a gold medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. "It's probably the best feeling ever, to win the Commonwealth Games gold medal in the singles event in your own country, probably tops anything I've ever done." (PoliceScotland YouTube, 2 Aug 2014)
Hero: Scottish footballer and manager Sir Alex FERGUSON, English rower Sir Steve REDGRAVE and Scottish cyclist Sir Chris HOY. (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Influence: His father Willie. (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Ritual: "Won't shave until the next day (after competition)." (Athlete, 4 Jun 2017)
Additional information

NO LEAVE
During the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Police Scotland cancelled leave for all officers. BURNETT applied for an exemption to compete and won gold in the men's singles. "There's a lot of officers around the place right now and if they didn't know I was a policeman before, most of them know now. As you come through the security gates, you get the old 'You better win' sort of thing. I'm due to go back to work next week sometime. My immediate boss said I might get an extra day off if I won the gold, so I'll hold him to that." (dailyrecord.co.uk, 1 Aug 2014)


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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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