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The king swerves into the next round

On the opening match in the fourth day here at the Live Active Centre the spectators in Perth were treated to an exceptional opening game of the second round between David Gourlay and Mervyn King. Punch for punch the opening set saw, initially King take a 4.0 lead, only to see Gourlay reply with three

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Gilor nearly derails the coach

First of the afternoon matches here in the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open was between Ruti Gilor from Israel up against David Gourlay from Scotland.  Gilor is an accomplished Israeli outdoor player and everyone thought that she would struggle to get to grips with playing on the Indoor Portable Rink – however Gilor soon showed

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Gourlay edges out Brett for a place in the final

In the first of today’s semi finals it was England’s Nick Brett against Scotland’s David Gourlay and what a stunning match that was. In the first set it was bowl for bowl and set tied at 6th end 5 all, this continued and it was Gourlay lost it by 1 point 8-7. In the second

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Gourlay makes it through to the semi’s

Scotland’s David Gourlay faced up against Englands Mark Royal in the second of today’s quarter finals and the first set was a great nip and tuck affair. Gourlaqy got of to a great start going 5-1 up by the 4th end but Royal struck back taking a treble in the 5th. Taking a single apiece

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Gourlay joins the fray in the quarter finals

Last match of the day was David Gourlay against Waynne Hogg, both players from Scotland. The first set was a scintillating affair with both players producing stunning bowls of a high calibre. Gourlay got off to a good start against Hogg going 4-3 up by the 5th end in the first set but Hogg responded

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Gourlay makes the second round

David Gourlay against wildcard Steven Allan, both from Scotland, was the second to last game for today on the blue rink and it was Gourlay that got off to a flying start before Allan pitched in. It was 7 across by the 6th end of the first set and Allan grabbed a single in end

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Brett grinds out gourlay into the World open singles final

First Semi Final of the Indoor World Championships 2016 and World No1 Nick Brett faced David Gourlay. First end saw World No1 Brett put two bowls in close only to see Gourlay run the jack out of the rink onto the re spot and pick up two himself. Great exhibition bowls at end two saw

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Gourlay enters the cast for the semi finals

Fourth quarter final of the day and World No 6 David Gourlay faced English qualifier Mathew Orrey. The opening three ends went to Gourlay with one shot an end. Then a loose opener at the fourth end let Orrey into the game and he was holding two shots till a Gourlay runner hit target but Orrey managed

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Gourlay is through a tough one

First match of the afternoon here at the World Indoor Championships was between David Gourlay and Gary R Smith. The first set was an incredible affair and show of draw bowls and some very tight heads with Gourlay getting off to a great start with three doubles and a single in the first 4 ends,

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Will the ‘Ginja Ninja’ complete a Hat Trick?

With both Nick Brett and Paul Foster MBE at opposite sides of the draw will we see yet another double header this year between these two outstanding players. Nick Brett, who was dubbed the ‘Ginja Ninja’ by Crown Green bowlers at the 2014 Superbowl, is only ten points ahead in the WBT Ranking list from

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