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Celebrity Bowlers
Bowls Cyprus have invited four well known bowlers to join us and promote the
Atlantic Senior fours 2023.

They will mingle with players, commentate on some of the games and be available for photo opportunities.
Anne Dunwoodie
Anne Dunwoodie is a Scottish International lawn bowler and journalist.
In 2011 she won the Triples Gold Medal at the Atlantic Bowls Championships in Cyprus with Lorna Smith and Mandy O'Donnell
She writes for Bowls International and in 2010 was made an honorary life member of the Scottish Indoor Bowls Association
Robert Weale
Robert Arthur Weale is a Welsh International lawn and indoor bowler. A twice Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Singles & Fours. A world Indoor Singles Gold Medalist and numerous other Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals.
Lorna Smith
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Lorna Smith has won four Commonwealth Games medals at consecutive games. In 1994, she won a Gold Medal in the Women's fours at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria with Anna PretoriusColleen Grondein and Hester Bekker. It was the first time that South Africa had won a gold medal since 1958.

Four years later she repeated the feat in Kuala Lumpur when winning Gold with Hester Bekker, Loraine Victor, and Trish Steyn at the Women's fours. She then won consecutive singles Bronze medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

She has won three World Outdoor Championship medals at consecutive championships. After three Bronze medals and a Silver medal a fourth Gold arrived in 2008, when she won the triples by winning the Women's Triples at the 2008 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Christchurch.

In 1995 she won the pairs Gold medal with Jo Peacock and the fours Silver medal at the Atlantic Bowls Championships. Two years later she won fours Gold at Llandrindod Wells and in Cape Town in 1999 she repeated the fours Gold success A fifth medal was won in 1997 when winning a Silver in the fours.

In 2011 under her married name of Lorna Smith and bowling for Scotland she won the triples Gold medal at the Championships and in 2015 she won the triples bronze medal bringing her total to seven medal of which four were Gold.

In 2008 she emigrated to Scotland and took up residence there. From 2012-2014 she set a Scottish record of three consecutive Scottish National Bowls Championships, bowling for the Linlithgow Bowling Club.

John Bell

John Bell won his first gold medal as part of the England team that won the team event, Leonard Cup, at the 1980 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Melbourne. Four years later he won another gold at the 1984 World Outdoor Bowls Championships. Following a team Gold and double Bronze in the triples and fours at the 1988 Auckland Bell won a fourth Gold medal in the fours with Andy ThomsonBrett Morley and David Cutler at the 1996 World Outdoor Bowls Championship.

John Bell represented England in the fours at the 1994 Commonwealth Games and the fours at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.

John Bell made his first appearance in the National Championships at Mortlake in 1966 when he was just 18. He won National Championship titles in the singles in 1983, the triples in 1976 and pairs and triples in 1991. He also won the singles at the British Isles Bowls Championships in 1984

He bowled for the Wigton Club (outdoors) and the Cumbria Club in Carlisle (indoors). In the mid1980s he joined the BBC bowls commentary team

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