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Potters wildcard slips past Andy Thomson MBE into second round

Final match here in the International Arena for the day was local hero Wayne Willgress from Norwich up against the great Andy Thomson MBE and that promised to be a special match. Another packed auditorium with coachloads of supporters on Willgress it promised to be a noisy affair. It was indeed a sensational match from

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harlow and brett edge past thomson and royal

The second semi final of the Pairs was between Andy Thomson MBE and Mark Royal against Greg Harlow and Nick Brett. This was an incredible match with all four players and none giving way to the other. In the first set Harlow and Brett took an early lead of 2-4 going into the 5th end

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Thomson and royal line up for the second pairs semi

Scotland’s David Gourlay and England’s Mervyn King lined up against the England pairing of Mark Royal and Andy Thomson MBE in Quarter final 3 of the World Indoor Pairs Championship here at Potters Resort in Hopton on Sea. Set one saw some superb bowls from both partnerships with neither pair getting the advantage of the

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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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Thomson makes it over the line for a space in the quarters

Penultimate match of the day was between England International Andy Thomson and USA Qualifier Steve Halmai both hunting a space in the quarter finals of the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park. It was Thomson that got out of the blocks first in the first set. To be fair neither player

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on fire Harlow with Stanton make it through to the semi’s

In the last match of the day here at Potters Resort, Greg Harlow and Amy Stanton were up against Andy Thomson MBE and partner Janice Gower. In the all English exchange the first set saw an on form Stanton leading against Gower and it was Stanton that was able to get the better of Gower

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Ireland’s mckee is on blistering form

In the first round of the ‘Just’ 2017 World Indoor Open Singles here at Potters Resort this opening match was one of blistering form from Ireland’s qualifier – one Graham McKee. He was up against England’s Andy Thomson MBE who was also in good form but it was Mckee that was on fire. Despite 3

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marshall takes out thomson for the last semi final place

Final game of the quarter finals and Alex Marshall MBE faced Andy Thomson MBE. Two tough competitors. But it was Marshall that got the opening plaudits in the first set, leading 6.2 after six ends. At end seven Thomson played a runner but was off target, and with one bowl left Marshall held three shots, Thomson plays

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Thomson gets into the quarter finals

This mornings game at the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open pitted Andy Thomson MBE against Stewart Anderson. Last year the two players played here in the quarter finals and it was Anderson that took the plaudits then and moved into the semi finals. Some great bowls from both players in the first set. Anderson drawing

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thomson makes it through to the second round

It was the English “Statesman of Bowls”, Andy Thomson MBE , who was up against Australian Jamie Smith in this afternoons match and one match that is certainly worth a watch on the WBT Youtube Stream. Smith led Thomson a merry dance throughout the first set and made Thomson work hard throughout the whole set.

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