The 2018 Gold Coast games saw two thrilling finals to decide the gold medals. Will it be the same in 2022? Read our exclusive preview below.


The pairs competition at Birmingham will be played over 21 ends, with sectional rounds followed by a knockout finals series.

Womens’ Pairs

In 2018, the Malaysian pair of Emma Firyana Saroji & Siti Zalina Ahmad completed a stunning comeback to edge South Africa 15-14.

Sectional Draw for the Women’s Pairs 
Section A – Malaysia (Emma Firyana Saroji, Siti Zalina Ahmad), Norfolk Island (Shae Wilson, Carmen Anderson), Malta, Cook Islands, Guernsey 
Section B – South Africa, India, New Zealand (Katelyn Inch, Selina Goddard), Niue 
Section C – Scotland (Hannah Smith, Claire Johnston), England (Sophie Tolchard, Amy Pharaoh), Northern Ireland (Megan Devlin, Shauna O’Neill), Fiji 
Section D – Canada, Australia (Kristina Krstic, Ellen Ryan), Brunei Darussalam, Wales (Sara Nicholls, Caroline Taylor) 

Mens’ Pairs

In the men’s side of the draw, the Welsh pair of Daniel Salmon and Marc Wyatt took the gold 12-10 over the Scottish pair of Paul Foster and Alex Marshall. Foster and Marshall will be back seeking to go one better in 2022, while Wales have selected Jarrad Breen to replace Wyatt.

Sectional Draw for the Men’s Pairs 
Section A – Wales (Jarrad Breen, Daniel Salmon), Norfolk Island (Tim Sheridan, John Christian), Northern Ireland (Sam Barkley, Martin McHugh), Jamaica, Namibia 
Section B – Scotland (Paul Foster, Alex Marshall), New Zealand (Shannon McIlroy, Tony Grantham), Canada, Niue, Jersey 
Section C – Cook Island, Malaysia, England (Jamie Walker, Sam Tolchard), India, Falkland Islands 
Section D – South Africa, Australia (Corey Wedlock, Aaron Wilson), Guernsey, Fiji 

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