Greg Harlow was up against Carol Poto, the first ever lady to qualify from the USA PBA and the match opened up seemingly much in Harlows favour. It took Poto a while to adjust to playing under match conditions and she played fairly well. Harlow did not get it all his way and the plucky lady scored a double but it was Harlows set. 11-2. The second set was a lot different as Poto’s confidence grew and she matched Greg to go 4 all in the 5th end. Then Poto made an error of line and weight and dropped a four count to go 8-4 down and Harlow piled on the pressure taking a further single to go 9-4 up into the eighth end. Poto managed a single count which was not enough and it was game, set and match to Harlow. 11-3, 9-5.
Alex Marshall MBE from Scotland faced Shalom Ben Ami in the first match of the day of the Scottish International Open here at the Dewars Centre and he was more than ready for the match. In practice before the mornings match Ben Ami had shown good form and Alex expected a tough opponent. It was soon apparent that Ben Ami was struggling with the rink under match conditions and he just could not find the form he had practised with and within a very few minutes Marshall was heading off like a streak of lightening. Ben Ami just could not find the pace or line and was annihilated in the first set with Marshall’s blistering bowling and the set was over 16-0. The same followed in the second set and it was a very dejected Ben Ami that left the portable rink going down to Marshall in two sets 16-0, 13-0. Marshall faces Harlow in the second round