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Wallis on verge of bronze

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 August, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 August, 1994, 12:00am

LAWN bowler Ken Wallis is on the verge of giving Hong Kong their fourth bronze medal of the Commonwealth Games.


Men's singles bowler Wallis split his eighth and ninth matches at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, but finds himself in an excellent position to take the bronze medal by finishing second in Section B.


Scotland's Richard Corsie looks destined to win the group and play off for the gold medal despite dropping his first match of the competition.


But the battle is on for second place and the bronze between Wallis and Jersey's David le Marquand, who the Hong Kong player beat 25-11 in his penultimate group match.


Earlier, Wallis lost 25-20 to Guernsey's Adrian Welch. But with one match remaining against Welshman Will Thomas, Wallis is one win ahead of le Marquand, in third place, and has a far superior shot difference.


Le Marquand plays Singapore's Chai Hon Yoong in his last match and must hope Wallis is blanked by Thomas, and wins comfortably himself, to overtake the Hong Kong player.


The Hong Kong men's pairs team of Mark McMahon and Bill McMahon completed their programme with a 27-10 victory over Canada. But they were already out of the medal race.


The women's pair of Rae O'Donnell and Linda Smith lost 28-11 to Zambia in their last match.


In shooting, Hong Kong's Gilbert U and Li Hao-jian finished 20th and 21st respectively in the men's individual centre-fire pistol competition.


U shot 558 while Li scored 557. India's Jaspal Rana and England's Michael Michael Gault top-scored with 581.


In the individual full-bore rifle open, the territory's Peter Rull Snr finished 35th out of 44 shooters with a score of 374. Northern Ireland's David Calvert and New Zealand's Geoffrey Smith both top-scored with 398, a Games record.


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