Glasgow 2014: Sam Tolchard aims to banish 2010 bowls nightmare

Sam Tolchard
Tolchard has two chances of a medal in Glasgow 2014

England bowler Sam Tolchard says he does not want a repeat of his 2010 Commonwealth Games disappointment when he takes to the greens in Glasgow.

Tolchard topped his group in Delhi only to lose both his semi-final and bronze medal match on tie breaks.

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"This time I hope I can win my semi-final game and get a chance at a gold or silver, that'd be the ideal aim," Tolchard told BBC Sport.

"It was very difficult because I was going very well, I'd only lost one game all week."

Tolchard still has difficult memories of his semi-final with Welshman Robert Weale, and his subsequent bronze medal play-off loss to Northern Ireland's Gary Kelly.

"I lost the semi-final to a chap I beat in the group stage, which was rather ironic - he only just squeezed through and went on and won the gold so that was quite disappointing.

"I had to go straight onto play the bronze medal game and lost that on a tie break in the last end, so I suppose hopefully I'll just learn from it and this time it'll be a different result."

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