Participants

Andrew NEWELL

Andrew NEWELL
    Lawn Bowls
Birth Date:  13 Oct 1973
Place of Birth:  Clapham, GBR
Country of birth:  JAM
Age:  44
Gender:   Men

Weight (Kg):  0

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
LBO Lawn Bowls Men's Singles 17
Men's Pairs 22

Andrew NEWELL - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 16:01
Men's Pairs Section B - Round 1
Northern Ireland
28
Jamaica
6
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 19:00
Men's Pairs Section B - Round 2
Isle of Man
21
Jamaica
10
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 16:01
Men's Pairs Section B - Round 3
South Africa
28
Jamaica
6
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 19:00
Men's Pairs Section B - Round 4
Wales
33
Jamaica
4
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 12:15
Men's Singles Section A - Round 1
Shannon McILROY
21
Andrew NEWELL
0
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 20:00
Men's Singles Section A - Round 2
Cephas Kimwaki KIMANI
21
Andrew NEWELL
2
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 9:01
Men's Singles Section A - Round 3
Robert PAXTON
16
Andrew NEWELL
21
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 12:00
Men's Singles Section A - Round 4
Krishna XALXO
18
Andrew NEWELL
21
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 9:01
Men's Singles Section A - Round 5
Andrew NEWELL
3
Arun KUMAR
21
Finished

Biographical Information


Occupation: CEO of the Caribbean Bowls Tour, owner of the bowls equipment brand, ReggaeRollers (Instagram, 15 Nov 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Reason: "Lawn bowls was shown a lot more on TV in the 1980s and I watched it with my mum. About eight or nine years ago (approx. 2003), I was off work during school holidays. I thought, ‘Let’s go’, and I went to Battersea Park to see the bowls. I wanted to try it and they said, ‘All right, let’s have a go.’" (BBC Radio, 19 Jul 2014)
Ambition: "On a mission to get Jamaica playing (lawn bowls) in Commonwealth Games, which has never been done before." (BBC Radio, 19 Jul 2014)
Hero: Footballers, Les FERDINAND (ENG) and Chris HUGHTON (IRL) (Instagram, 10 Nov 2017)
Influence: "Will always be a family man, so I can only say my parents. Although my dad is not with us any more, as he died about 15 years ago of cancer. My event is named after him (Kermit Newell Challenge Cup)." (jamaicans.com, 2013)
Additional information

HERITAGE
Born in London to Jamaican parents. "Once playing this sport, I automatically felt I could play for Jamaica and pursued the opportunity. Both my parents are born in Jamaica and I am well within my rights to call myself a Jamaican and legally allowed to represent the country, so why not?" (jamaicans.com, 2013; caribbeanintelligence.com, 2014)


BEST IN... JAMAICA
Refers to himself as "the world's best Jamaican lawn bowls player", and uses several hashtags comparing his ability to other famous athletes. "#BoltofBowls, #GayleoftheGreen, #TigerontheLawn, #BowlsandtheBeast #SmoothRunnings." (jamaicans.com, 2013)


TRAILBLAZER
As lawn bowls was non-existent in Jamaica, he worked hard to promote the sport within the country and build the profile internationally. Started his own tournament to help get approval from World Bowls to allow Jamaica to compete internationally, particularly at the Commonwealth Games. Opened the first bowling green in the Caribbean in December 2015, at the Bluefield Bay Resort in Westmoreland, Jamaica. "What about the children who can’t run fast and can’t play football? You’re giving them another angle. Who wouldn’t want to be in the Commonwealth Games?" (choiceagency.co.uk, 2014; Andrew Newell YouTube, 17 Dec 2016; caribbeanintelligence.com, 2014)


RASTA BOWLERS
Formed the Jamaican lawn bowls team, the Reggae Rollers. (Instagram, 21 Oct 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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