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David Gourlay, Coach for Scotland, lifts the Co op Funeralcare trophy

The final line up for the Co op Funeralcare Scottish International Open 2017 featured Co Op Funeralcare’s Wild card, Elgin’s, Michael Stepney and Scotland’s Commonwealth Game Head Coach David Gourlay. Two sets of eleven ends to decide the Champion here at the Dewars Centre in Perth and it was Gourlay who lifted the trophy 4.9

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Scotland’s coach david Gourlay makes it to the finals

The second semi final and Darren Burnett faced his bowls Scotland Head coach David Gourlay. Burnett took end one but Gourlay equalized at end two. Another single to Gourlay end thee. The next end and Burnett plays a runner and takes the jack into the ditch. The score all square at 2.2 after four ends.

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The co-op funeralcare wildcard gets all the way to the final

Semi Final day and a packed crowd for the Co op Funeralcare Scottish International Open 2017 at the Dewars centre in Perth. Four Scots men. Who would be taking their chances and making their way into the final line up tomorrow? The first of the semi finals pitted tournament favourite Paul Foster MBE against the

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wildcard stepney upsets the applecart

The last quarter final pitted Mervyn King and Michael Stepney, the Co-op Funeralcare Wild card, on the rink. It was Stepney’s runners that did all the damage in the game. End after end the Scot came up with big bowls to deny King in the first set 8.4. The second set and the score was tight

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Foster keeps his form with a place in the semi’s

One of the enticing matches of the quarter final draw of the Co op Funeralcare Scottish International Open 2017 featured Scot Paul Foster MBE and England’s Jamie Chestney. Foster, who bec   ame tournament favourite after Mervyn King saw off the defending Champion Greg Harlow’s challenge, took to the rink in a fine run of form. But Chestney

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burnett battles his way to the semi finals

First match here at the Dewars Centre this afternoon in the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open was another England v Scotland battle between Les Gillett and Darren Burnett. Into set one and it seemed as if Gillett was getting the better of Burnett as he opened a 5-3 lead by end 4 but then Burnett

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Coach Gourlay drives into the semi finals

The first quarter final featured two of the most naturally talented players in the world. David Gourlay from Scotland and England’s Nick Brett – the World No5 against World No2. The first set was played with extraordinary level of concentration and both players went shot for shot at each other.  By end 4 it was 2-3

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Coach gourlay adds his name to the quarter finals

The final game of the day was another England v Scotland line up. Scot David Gourlay played England’s Mark Royal. Gourlay, in impressive form this week, took the first set 8.6. The second set Royal kept in the game and at five ends the score line was in Royals favour 3.2. End six and Gourlay played

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Burnett secures quarter final berth

The day continued to see England v Scotland in most of the ties and next up was Scotland’s Darren Burnett against England’s Robert Paxton. Burnett came through a crowd entertaining game against Robert Paxton. The first set was all Burnett’s and Paxton only counted at one end. Burnett won the set 11.1. The second set,

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Gillett ousts marshall for a place in the quarter finals

First match of the afternoon was between Scotland’s 6 times World Indoor Champion, Alex Marshall MBE, and England’s Les Gillett. Into the first set and it looked as if it was all going the way of Marshall as he took a 4-2 lead by the 5th end. Into the 6th and Marshall took another well

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