Just Retirement Professional World Indoor Championships 2017

defending ladies champion, falkner, makes the final

Defending champion Ellen Falkner from Ely booked her berth in tomorrow’s Ladies matchplay singles title decider against former winner Kathering Rednall   A winner of the title three times since 2006, 38 year old Falkner held on in both sets to deny English compatriot Janice Gower 6-5, 8-7.   In the first set Gower had

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Singles match of the tournament gets standing ovation

Club bowler Charlie Bence, a 71 year old retired coach trimmer from Blantyre may not have been the winner in his second round match of the ‘Just.’ World indoor singles campaign, but he was certainly the headline maker as he took defending champion and world number 1 Nicky Brett  right to the very last nailbiting

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Chestney & Foster also win their matches for quarter final slots

Jamie Chestney also sealed his quarter final place.  In a mediocre exchange with last year’s beaten finalist Rob Paxton,   he only scored on four of the nine ends  in each set and won 8-6, 6-5.   He scored a treble and single on the last two ends of the opening set and fended off a

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Harlow joins the ranks in the quarters

Harlow was the first player to book his berth in the quarter finals leaving it until the very last bowl of his tiebreak match against Anglo Scot James Rippey who now lives in Halstead, Essex, and who won through from a qualifying event to seal his place in the event proper and who took his

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Brett and Johnston take the mixed pairs title

The ‘Just.’ World Indoor Bowls Mixed Pairs title decider turned into an epic two and a half hour head to head before the title eventually went  to world number 1 Nicky Brett from Peterborough and Auchinleck’s Claire Johnston who denied Troon’s Paul Foster and Rebecca Field from Norwich 7-6, 7-9, 2-1.   It was a

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‘Tattie’ Marshall melts away the ‘Iceman’ in the first round

In the last match of the day, Alex Marshall who holds the record of six world indoor titles, the last of which came two years ago against Andy Thomson, was in sublime form, putting in a brisk, businesslike display against 32 year old Bowls Retail Advisor Rob Chisholm who now lives in Swansea, requiring just

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World No 1 Brett safely through 1st round in the Open Singles

World number 1 Brett was pushed all the way in his opener against Ireland’s Andy Kyle, who qualified for the event courtesy of winning the WIBC World Singles title and then coming through the overseas qualifier at the Potters venue, winning his section and then accounting for Hong Kong’s Vivien Yip who won the other

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‘Razor’ Gillett eases past Warner to the second round

First match here today at Potters Resort in the ‘Just’ 2017 World Indoor Open Singles Championship was in the first round of the Open Singles and was between Les’Razor’Gillett and To m Warner. Gillet was in good form against newcomer Warner who put up a good spirited fight with some cracking bowls. Although Warner won

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brett & johnston dash hopes of harlow and stanton

In the second semi, Auchinleck’s Claire Johnston teamed up with world number 1 Nick Brett and turned out to face the all English pairing of Amy Stanton and Greg Harlow.   It turned out to be a crowd thrilling semi as the two pairs slugged it out in the first set, the scores being 5

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foster & field oust gourlay & murphy from the mixed pairs

In today’s semi-final Foster joined up with new partner Rebecca Field from Norwich as they traded blows with Scotland’s elite squad coach and three time former holder of this title, David Gourlay and Australia’s top woman bowler Karen Murphy. Foster and Field took the first set 6-3, but only managed one scoring end in the

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