Richard Corsie

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Richard Corsie
Personal information
Nationality Scotland
Born (1966-11-27) 27 November 1966 (age 52)
Scotland

Richard Corsie MBE (born 27 November 1966) is a Scottish international outdoor and indoor bowls player, he is considered to be among the best bowls players of all time.[1]

Bowls career[edit]

Corsie won the World Indoor Bowls Championships singles title three times during his career[2] and also won the pairs title twice with Alex Marshall and Graham Robertson respectively.

He won the pairs title at the 1992 World Outdoor Bowls Championship with Marshall and two years later won a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the singles at the 1994 Commonwealth Games beating his long-time nemesis and friend Tony Allcock in the final.[3]

He was the Chairman of the Professional Bowls Association when the World Bowls Tour was formed on 1 January 1997.[4]

Awards[edit]

Corsie was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in March 2010.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] BBC - New Champions 1990- 1999
  2. ^ [2] Scottish Indoor Bowls Organisation - FACTS
  3. ^ [3] BBC - A Sporting Nation
  4. ^ "Jones, David Rhys. "New body defended by Corsie." Times, 1 Jan. 1997, p. 29". Times Digital Archives.
  5. ^ "Six sporting legends honoured in Scottish Sports Hall of Fame". Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. 16 March 2010. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2010.