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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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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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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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