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Anderson and dawes in superb battle for the last place in the final

Blackpool’s Mark Dawes faced off against Scotland’s Stewart Anderson for the remaining place in todays final here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open and what a match that turned out to be. Dawes was on top form as he powered into the first set and just did not let Anderson

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Dawes slam shut on Burnett for a place in the semi finals at blackpool

Quarter final 3 here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in Blackpool was between local hope Mark Dawes and Scotlands Darren Burnett and in truth was a match of two halves with these two players. Into the first set it was Burnett that was the dominant player as he set a 31 metre jack and Dawes

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Blackpool’s Dawes opens the way to the quarter finals

Final match of the afternoon here at Newton Hall Holiday park in the International Open was between local hero, Mark Dawes, and Scotland’s legend, Alex Marshall MBE. It was as if someone had plugged Dawes into the tower as he powered his bowls to a mega win to see him into the quarter finals. In

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Charles Bence makes stunning first round victory

In todays first match in the ‘Just’ 2017 World Indoor Open Singles it was Scotland’s 71 year old PBA Qualifier, Charles Bence from Blantyre up against England’s young Mark Dawes from Blackpool Newton Hall and what a match. Into the first set Bence opened up proceedings taking two singles in swift order. Dawes then took

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PBA Qualifiers Doubler & Salmon make the World Indoor Pairs Final

In the second semi final of the Just 2017 World Indoor Open Pairs Championships it was the Welsh duo of Damian Doubler & Daniel Salmon that took on England’s Mark Dawes and Jamie Chestney. What a cracking second semi final as they started in the first set taking 4 shots in the first two ends.

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chestney & dawes topple seeds paxton & ross in the World Indoor pairs

In the first match of the afternoon here at Potters Resort in the ‘Just’ World Indoor Pairs it was the new kids on the block, Jamie Chestney and Mark Dawes up against the top seeds of Robert Paxton and Jonathan Ross in the 3rd quarter final. It was a tight fought match and in the

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foster joins the fray for the quarter finals

Twice Scottish International Open Champion Paul Foster MBE looked comfortable in the opening set of his second round game against Blackpool’s Mark Dawes. Foster was in form from the start and was merciless in set one and won it 10.4 after just eight ends. Dawes rallied in set two and took a 4.2 lead after four

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Dawes shows the ‘door’ to jackson

Second match of the afternoon was between Blackpool’s Mark Dawes and Lincoln’s Billy Jackson and was a match of high interest. Dawes freely admitted that he had a terrible first set against Jackson and struggled to get to grips with the rink. 8-3 down by the 5th end it was beginning to look as if

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Blackpool’s Mark Dawes through to the second round

It was local man Mark Dawes who was up against Irelands qualifier Graham McKee in the second match of the afternoon and Dawes quickly built up a 5-0 lead by the end of the 4th. Going into the 5th end though McKee found his way and pounced taking a single from Dawes and repeating this

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Marshall and Dawes get standing Ovation

A jam packed audience in the International Arena at Potters Resort sat down to watch Alex Marshall MBE, 6 times World Indoor Champion, play against qualifier Mark Dawes from Blackpool Newton Hall Holiday Park Bowls Club. The first set saw two players at the top of their game absolutely nailing the sport to the rink

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