“Stevie” Wonder! McGuire and Edwards win Gold in Sant Cugat
Boccia UK won two medals in the team and pairs events at the 2017 BISFed European Regional Open in Sant Cugat, Spain.
The BC4 Pair of Stephen McGuire and Evie Edwards took Gold after winning every match they played and beating Russia 11-4 in the final. The pool stage saw triumphs of 10-1 and 7-1 against Slovenia and Freece respectively. Hungary were the semi final opponents but were comfortably beaten 6-1. Bothe players will look to take their form into the individual event which starts on the 13th April.
The BC1/BC2 Team of David Smith, Claire Taggart and Will Hipwell also won all their games until they came up against an improving young Russian team who beat them 5-3 in the final. To come away with a Silver medal is a great result for a new look team.
The BC3 Pair of Patrick Wilson, Scott McCowan and Jamie McCowan made the semi finals after losing to Spain and beating France but missed out on the Bronze losing to Russia in the Semi's and Spain again in the 3rd/4th playoff.
Results from the Team and Pairs can be found here