Burntisland bowler’s best year to date

Martin Hunter Burntisland Bowling Club and Disabilty Sport Fife
Martin Hunter Burntisland Bowling Club and Disabilty Sport Fife

Martin Hunter from Burntisland Bowling Club is enjoying his most successful year to date in lawn bowls.

At club level he has won more honours than in any previous year and as a member of the national disability regional and national squads he has excelled in local and national competitions.

In his final competition of the year in the Burntisland club, Martin skipped his triple to victory soon after finishing runner up in the mixed pairs, a title he won in 2013.

In singles his results have been exceptional. For the second year in succession Martin was crowned singles champion following on from a win in the President’s singles.

Martin retained the Disability Sports Fife single hand title which he won early in the summer at the Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy.

This earned him the right to represent Team Fife at the Scottish Disability Sport Championships at Westburn Park in Aberdeen early in September, where he defeated his international team mate Billy Allan from Cowdenbeath in the final.

Para-bowls in Scotland is exceptionally strong in 2014. Scotland’s visually impaired mixed pairs team won silver in Glasgow at the Commonwealth Games and the physically disabled triple just missed out on bronze with a very commendable fourth place.

Martin was a member of the Scottish squad leading up to final selection but he just missed out on a Scottish team place. Currently the Burntisland man is going through the challenges of trials for the Scottish team for the IBD World Championships in New Zealand in February 2015.

On current form Martin will be challenging strongly for inclusion in the team for his first world championships.