Sport Digest, November 12, 2012

A disconsolate Marc Guillemot after his exit. Photo: AP

Guillemot forced out of Vendee yacht race

Monday, 12 November, 2012, 6:25am

Sport Digest, November 5, 2012

Aussie Lester claims Hong Kong bowls title

5 Nov 2012 - 4:33am

Bowls star Stanley Lai aims to break Classic duck

Stanley Lai Gon-lap (right)

Stanley Lai Gon-lap's success at the World Champion of Champions tournament in Cyprus may have given him a huge morale boost for this weekend's Hong Kong International Classic, but he will still need the rub of the greens to make a breakthrough in the city's flagship tournament.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Novices help inspire team to success

A lack of experience in lawn bowls did not mean young talents were unable to match veterans of the sport at this year's Inter-school Lawn Bowls Competition.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Building confidence through sport

Form Five student Yeung Hiu-lam is not focused just on getting into university to study psychology. The wheelchair-bound 18-year-old is an elite boccia player and has her sights set on the 2012 London Paralympics.

Yeung is ranked sixth in the world and is a key member of the Hong Kong team that will vie for honours at the international games next year.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Operation Santa Claus supports Hong Kong boccia champions

Being limited to a wheelchair does not mean that one has to be a spectator it comes to sports. Wheelchair users are able to enjoy the game of boccia, which is similar to bowls.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Angel So Ka-he School St Stephen's Girls' College Grade Form Seven Sport Lawn bowls


Angel, 18, is a member of Hong Kong's youth squad and captained the team from 2008 to 2009.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dedicated young bowlers on a roll

Lawn bowls is a sport with a long history. It was introduced to Hong Kong more than 100 years ago.

The white ball, called the jack, is rolled down the green at the start of the match. The players then have to deliver balls, called bowls, and the one who gets closest to the jack is the winner.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

HK misses out on medals

Hong Kong's boccia team narrowly lost medal chances yesterday in the last two events, leaving it with an overall prize tally of one gold and one silver. Individual gold medallist Karen Kwok Hoi-ying led her teammates to the quarter-finals in the mixed team BC1-2 event but lost 8-4 to Spain.

12 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

HK's Kwok wins opening two games

Hong Kong athlete Karen Kwok Hoi-ying won two straight games in the Paralympics boccia tournament yesterday. Kwok first handed Elisabeth Wilhelmsen of Norway a resounding 15-0 defeat in the opening round of Group A of the BC2 class before a nail-biting 3-2 victory over New Zealand's Jeremy Morris hours later.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Kiwi teenager wins singles title

Nineteen-year-old New Zealand teenager Mark Watt claimed the Hong Kong International Classic singles title yesterday when he beat English veteran Mervyn King in the final at Kowloon Bowling Green Club. Watt, making his first competitive visit to Hong Kong, took the first set 11-5. King, 46, the 2006 world indoor champion, won the second set 13-3 before Watt took the tiebreaker 2-1.

10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Youth and experience a winning combination

South African Neil Burkett treats pairs partner Wayne Perry as a gauge of sorts, using the 25-year old not as a measure of talent, but one of age and experience.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Boccia player keeps her eye of the tigress on London Paralympics

Tsang Ling-yan is confined to a wheelchair with no control of her limbs, but her desire to compete in the Paralympics is as acute as that of any committed athlete.

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Burkett rolls back years after pairs win

South Africa's evergreen champion Neil Burkett is reconsidering his decision to retire from international bowls after he teamed up with Wayne Perry to snatch the pairs title at the Hong Kong International Bowls Classic yesterday.

18 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Henry holds off Scottish challenge in thrilling final

Ireland's Jeremy Henry clinched the singles title at the Hong Kong International Bowls Classic after staving off the challenge of Scotsman Wayne Hogg in an entertaining final at Football Club yesterday.

11 Dec 2006 - 12:00am