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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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burnett stops royalty in it’s tracks

Quarter final four of the Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open, a rejuvenated Mark Royal verses, Commonwealth games gold medallist and ex World Champion, Darren Burnett. A full house crowd were treated to an exceptional game of bowls. Burnett took the early lead and when Royal got the jack back he tried to shake up Burnett’s

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Foster is royally stopped in his run to the final

So could Paul Foster make if four finals here in a row? The final here at Dewars had been Foster and Brett for the last three years.  Brett had failed in the previous game before and Foster really had a game on his hands with Mark Royal.  Royal, who himself has not been in the

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A Rejuvenated Royal gets through the first round

Last match of the day here at the Dewars Centre in the Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open was between a rejuvenated Mark Royal and Robert Chisholm. Royal was certainly the strongest of the two and proved this by his consistant play and sheer determination and he hardly let Chisholm get a look in. Chisholm only

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Shocks and Spills & Thrills today at the International Open

Day four at the Co-operative funeralcare International Open at Blackpool Newton hall had thrills and spills throughout. Starting first thing in the morning when the morning saw two of the bookies favorites for the title felled by their opponents. Mark Royal faced David Gourlay in the opening game of the day and Gourlay looked to

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Foster Fights off Foe

World No 1 and defending champion Paul Foster was not at top form and struggled to get over the line in the first game of his title defence at the Co-operative Funeralcare International Open at Blackpool Newton Hall this morning. He made hard work of the game against Australian qualifier Des Cann but managed to

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