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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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Royal is ‘dazzled’by burnett for a place in the quarters

Second match today was England’s Mark Royal and Scotland’s Darren Burnett and it was another great second round match to watch. Into the first set and Royal played outstandingly, although Burnett took the opening two ends with a double and a single he was totally outshone by an on fire Royal who took the next

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Royal enters second round with regained form in a spirited match

England’s Mark Royal was up against the young gun of  Connor Cinato in the first evening match here and it was a match where Royal just did not let the young gun settle. Royal opened up with a single and a double, Cinato resorted to timing shots and managed a double on end 3 but

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Wilford from N Z through in the World Indoor Open Singles

The first of the afternoon session in the ‘Just’ 2017 World Indoor Singles makes another slice of history as she faced up with seed 11, Mark Royal, from England. Royal has been in the top 16 for a number of years and most were forecasting that Wilford would go out in the first round, but

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royal falls at the first hurdle

The final game of the day here at the Live Active Centre in the Coop Funeralcare Scottish International Open featured World No11 Mark Royal against Cumbrian Trevor Taylor. Both players have been on form in recent months Taylor winning both the Scopttish and also the International PBA qualifiers at his home club back in September. It

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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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Mark Royal returns to form and reaches quarter finals

In the first match of the afternoon it was the England duo of Mark Royal v Robert Paxton. Royal has had a few lean years but enjoys a superb return to form and this continued in this match. This was a match that is well worthy of watching on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/worldbowlstour) – superb

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Royal is through to the second round

Mark Royal versus Steve Halmai from Australia was the first match up this morning in the Co-operative Funeralcare International Open and it took the Australian the first set to find his way on the rink. Halmai played some good bowls and the scoreline does not reflect the bowls played both players. It was in the

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Paxton goes through

Robert Paxton against Mark Royal for the first match of the morning at Potters Resort in the Just Retirement World Championships and it was another really close match with both players again playing well. The first set was a fighting affair as both players were inching each other off the jack and it got to

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Thomson & Royal through to the Pairs Semi Finals

First match of the afternoon here at Potters Resort in the Just Retirement World Professional Indoor Pairs Championship was quarter final 3 of the World Pairs and it was between Andy Thomson MBE & Mark Royal against the Welsh duo of Jason Greenslade & John Price. The first set opened with both pairs fighting to

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