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Chestney is the New Co-op Funeralcare International Open Champion 2017

In just his second season on the World Bowls Tour, 29 year old  Aero Sales Executive Jamie Chestney from Exeter won his first ever Ranking event denying Blantyre’s Stewart Anderson  in the final of the Co-op Funeralcare International Open at Blackpool last night.   After an engrossing two hour head to head, Chestney, seeded 14,

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Anderson and dawes in superb battle for the last place in the final

Blackpool’s Mark Dawes faced off against Scotland’s Stewart Anderson for the remaining place in todays final here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open and what a match that turned out to be. Dawes was on top form as he powered into the first set and just did not let Anderson

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Chestney gives paxton the slip into the final

In the first semi final here at Newton Hall Holiday Park at Blackpool it was Jamie Chestney, newcomer into the WBT Rankings at No.14 up against No 3, Robert Paxton and it was Chestney that got off to a flying start in the first set. Although Paxton picked up 3 shots in the first two

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Anderson completes the line up for the semi final’s at Blackpool

Quarter final 4 between England’s Greg Harlow and Scotland’s Stewart Anderson was last match of the evening . At end 3 it was 3 all, then it was Harlow that gradually pulled away from Anderson to take the set 8-5 as Harlow stuck to the longer length jack. In the second it was Anderson that

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Dawes slam shut on Burnett for a place in the semi finals at blackpool

Quarter final 3 here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in Blackpool was between local hope Mark Dawes and Scotlands Darren Burnett and in truth was a match of two halves with these two players. Into the first set it was Burnett that was the dominant player as he set a 31 metre jack and Dawes

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Paxton gets a berth in the semi finals at Newton Hall

Andy Thomson MBE was up against Robert Paxton in the second quarter final in a bid to seal a place in the semi final just could not quite slip past Paxton. In the 1st set it was a tight affair with both players leap frogging each other throughout the first half of the set but

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Chestney takes a ‘rollercoaster’ ride into the semi’s at blackpool

First quarter final of the Co-op International Open saw David Gourlay line up against Jamie Chestney. Both players have been playing really well throughout and the spectators were not disappointed. The match was an exciting roller coaster ride between the players as they vied for the first semi final berth. The first two ends went

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Anderson in awesome form as Brett departs blackpool

Second match of the day was Scotland’s Stewart Anderson up against the World No 1, Nick Brett.  It was Anderson that started off well going 4-2 up by the 4th end of the 1st set. Brett then took a double but it was Anderson that just edged Brett in play as he took the next

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Harlow blunts gillett’s razor going into the quarters

First match of the day in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park was between Greg Harlow and Les ‘ Razor’ Gillett and it was Harlow that just piled on the pressure throughout the match. It was Gillett that started out well taking a double and a single in the first

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England’s Paxton scrabbles past Aussie Brown into the quarters

Final match of the day was between Australia’s Kurt Brown and Englands Robert Paxton. It was Brown in the first set that was leading the way, 4 all on the 5th end Brown outbowled Paxton over the next 3 ends to go 8-5 up in the 8th end and then in the 9th end disaster

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