Alex Marshall (bowls)

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Alex Marshall
Commonwealth Bowls Mens Doubles 2014 2.JPG
Alex Marshall (left) at the medal award ceremony for the men's doubles teams at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
Personal information
Nationality Scottish
Born (1967-02-08) 8 February 1967 (age 50)[1][2][3]
Edinburgh, Scotland[1][2][3]
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[1][2][3]
Sport
Sport Bowls

Alex "Tattie" Marshall, MBE (born 8 February 1967) is a Scottish bowls player.[1][2][3]

Marshall plays at Gifford Bowls Club (outdoor) and East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club.[1] He was awarded an MBE in the 2007 New Year Honours List for his services to the sport.[7] Marshall began bowling at the age of eight supported by both his father and grandfather and first represented his country in 1988.[7]

He is a record breaking six-time World Indoor Singles Champion. He has six World Indoor Pairs titles to his credit (four Men's Pairs and two Mixed Pairs).[4] Marshall has won six World Outdoor Championship Gold medals (Pairs in 1992, 2000 and 2012, Fours in 1992, and Team in 1992, 1996 and 2004).[4][8]

His other achievements include four Commonwealth Games Gold medals (Pairs in 2002, 2006 and 2014, and Fours in 2014),[1][4] one Atlantic Games Team Gold (in 2015),[4][5] and three Hong Kong International Classic Pairs titles (in 1993, 1996 and 2002).[1]

In 2012, Marshall and Paul Foster became the first pair to win the World Indoor and Outdoor Pairs titles in the same year.[8] In 2013, he claimed his first major WBT title outside the World Indoor title at the UK International Open.[9] In 2014, he won the Australian Premier League with the Murray Steamers and was named Most Valuable Player at the end of the season.[10]

In 2016 two more bronze medals were added when he competed in the 2016 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Christchurch.[11]

World Indoor Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Men's Singles W SF SF QF W W R2 R2 W W R2 R2 RU R1 R2 QF W SF
Men's Pairs DNE W R1 SF SF QF QF SF R1 SF R1 QF W W W RU RU SF
Mixed Pairs Not held W DNE QF SF RU SF W R1 R1 DNE QF SF RU

Men's Doubles partners = 2000 - 2003 David Gourlay, 2004 - 2016 Paul Foster.
Mixed Doubles partners = 2004 Amy Monkhouse, 2006 Laura Hawryszko, 2007 Allison Merrien, 2008 Caroline Brown, 2009 Debbie Stavrou, 2010 - 2011 Carol Ashby, 2012 Janice Gowler, 2014 Allison Merrien, 2015 - 2016 Julie Forrest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Alex Marshall". WBT. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Alex Marshall". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Alex Marshall". Premier League Bowls. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Alex Marshall". BTotW. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "ATLANTIC BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS - Day 14 results". Bowls Scotland. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Scotland wins medals of every colour on week one of Atlantic Championships". Bowls Scotland. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Alex Marshall". Scottish Places. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Foster and Marshall World Pairs Champions". Bowls Scotland. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Marshall's First International Open Win". WBT. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "MARSHALL LEADS STEAMERS TO APL02 TITLE". Henselite. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "2016 World Bowls Championship Finals". Burnside Bowling Club.