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Connie Rixon Strikes Silver at the World Bowls Indoor Championships, Guernsey

Malta’s Connie Rixon struck silver in Guernsey as Malta competed in the World Bowls Indoor Championships in Guernsey over the past week.

Rixon delivered a consistent performance throughout as she had to contend with some of the world’s leading bowlers in her group.  Earlier on in the week she beat 2023 Ladies Singles World Champion Tayla Bruce from New Zealand. Rixon ended Bruce’s hopes of another title following a nail biting game, with both ladies winning a set each and the winner being determined by a tie breaker. Ultimately it was Rixon who took the win and saw her progress to the semi-final in which she played against Scotland’s Natalie McWilliams in what was another nail biting tie-breaker.  Another win for Rixon meant that history was made, as this was the first time a Maltese bowler had made it to the final.   Rixon’s final match was against Malaysia’s Nor Farah Ain Abdullah, who won the final in straight sets.

This is not the first time that Rixon has put Malta’s name on the Bowls map. In 2018, she – together with her sibling Rebecca and mother Rosemary and Sharon Callus brought a Bronze Medal in the Women’s Fours during the Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast.

The Maltese contingent in Guernsey competed in the Women’s Singles, Men’s Singles and Mixed Pairs event and consisted of Connie Rixon and Joe Saragozza.  Paul Kajewski performed Team Manager duties, whilst Birmingham Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist Lucy Beere undertook coaching duties.

“We are immensely proud of Connie Rixon’s remarkable achievement in securing the silver medal at the World Bowls Indoor Championships in Guernsey. Her success not only brings glory to Malta but also inspires our entire sporting community. We congratulate her on this historic milestone and look forward to witnessing more great achievements from our talented athletes in the future.” – Julian Pace Bonello, President, Maltese Olympic Committee.

Photo Credit: Sporting Highlights