Canada just misses first ever lawn bowling gold medal

Allan Bester just missed winning Canada's first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,...

Allan Bester just missed winning Canada's first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (Jim Young/Reuters)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:35 PM ET

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - It was only the second time in the eight Commonwealth Games covered I've uttered the words.

“Which bus to lawn bowling?”

The previous time was in Auckland in 1990.

For the first time, Canada was in a final at bowls.

It was doubles. And George Boxwell and Alf Wallace lost.

But, this time, it was singles.

Allan Bester, a 29-year-old from Hanover, Ont., was in the gold medal game.

The ultimate stage in a multi-sport Games in lawn bowling. There's no lawn bowling at the Olympics.

Canada had never won a Commonwealth Games lawn bowling gold before.

'Canada Wins Bowls Gold' is a headline that has never been written in 20 editions of Commonwealth Games coverage.

“Which bus to lawn bowling?”

Located in Kelvingrove, easily the most picturesque part of Glasgow, the bowls venue itself is easy on the eyes and a nice place to spend an evening.


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