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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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defending champion Gourlay joins the quarter final fray

First match of the afternoon here to a packed crowd in the arena at Newton Hall was between Mike Stepney from Elgin, Scotland and David Gourlay also from Scotland and it was some match to watch! In the firstStepney that dominated and it seemed to be the case of,”anything you can do, I can do

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Gourlay safely through first Round International Open 2017

In the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in Blackpool the first match of the day was between Bowls Scotland’s High Performance Coach and defending International Open Champion – David Gourlay and Professional Bowls Association qualifier all the way from Canada, Mike McNorton. It was Mike’s first time in front of

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All action day and it’s Scotland v England semi finals time tomorrow

Will Stewart Anderson, Greg Harlow or Paul Foster  regain the ‘Just.’ World Indoor Singles title or will Les Gillett see his name in lights for the first time?   All won through in today’s quarter finals while holder and world number 1 Nick Brett, David Gourlay, Jamie Chestney and Darren Burnett saw their challenge come

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‘Coach’ gourlay drives into the worlds quarter finals

For Scotland, world number 6 David Gourlay, winner of this title in 1996, and a beaten semi-finalist on four of the last five years held off a determined effort from Neil Furman from the USA 9-5, 13-4 and meets 2010 holder Greg Harlow who is employed by the Potter Resort as their Bowls  Ambassador.   The

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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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David Gourlay & Karen Murphy through to the Semi’s in Mixed Pairs

In the first match of the day here on Mixed Pairs day it was David Gourlay of Scotland teamed up with Karen Murphy from Australia – both together from the drawn mixed pairs up against Scotland’s Darren Burnett and Englands Katherine Rednall in front of a packed stadium. In the first of the new format

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gale blows out in the World open singles

The final match of today in the ‘Just’ 2017 World Indoor Open Singles was between Blackpool’s hopeful Chris Gale, a PBA Qualifier, against Scotland’s David Gourlay. Into the first set and neither player was giving away a lot on the portable rink – Gourlay taking the first two ends with two singles, Gale responding on

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gillett & greenslade take out king & Gourlay

In the first of the Open Pairs semi finals it was David Gourlay (S) & Mervyn King (E) up against Jason Greenslade (W) & Gillett (E) and it turned out to be a bit of a humdinger match. With Gourlay and King going into a 6 nil lead in the first two ends of set

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Holt & Cann bow out of the World Championships

In the first match of the evening here at Potters Resort in the Just 2017 World Indoor Open Pairs it was Gourlay and King who saw off the Aussie’s Holt and Cann. In the first set it was a great game of nip and tuck as both pairs tried to out fox each other on

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