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George Adrain
Lawn Bowls

George is from a famous bowling family, his father, Willie Adrain, and uncle, also called Willie were both Scottish internationals. George won the Scottish Triples in 1974 and British Triples in 1975.

In a strange twist, George won gold at the 1984 World Outdoor Championship in the Pairs event, but for the USA. A reserve for the Scotland team, George stepped in as the replacement for American Jim Candelet who fell ill during the competition and went onto win with partner Skippy Arculli.

He won two gold medals for Scotland when he partnered Grant Knox to win the Pairs gold at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh and was part of the gold medal winning fours team at the 1990 Games in Auckland, New Zealand alongside Denis Love, Ian Bruce and Willie Wood.

He was also part of the triples team that took Gold at the 1996 World Outdoor Championships.

  • Date of Birth 12/04/1953
  • Commonwealth Games Representation 1986, 1990

Did You Know?

  • George won the Scottish National Singles title in 2016 at the age of 63

Career Highlights

1 st
1996 World Outdoor Championships
Triples - Men
1 st
Auckland 1990
Fours - Men
1 st
Edinburgh 1986
Pairs - Men
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1984 World Outdoor Championships
Pairs - Men