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wildcard stepney upsets the applecart

The last quarter final pitted Mervyn King and Michael Stepney, the Co-op Funeralcare Wild card, on the rink. It was Stepney’s runners that did all the damage in the game. End after end the Scot came up with big bowls to deny King in the first set 8.4. The second set and the score was tight

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King defies Harlows 3 times try

The recent “King” of the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open here at the Dewars Centre in Perth, World No 1 Greg Harlow, met his match today in his good friend Mervyn King. King who had impressed in his first game back on the first day of the tournament played immaculate bowls which left Harlow playing difficult runners to

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Australian Kurt Brown overthrows seed Mervyn King in first round

First match of the second day in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park was between England’s Mervyn King and Australia’s Kurt Brown and what a match that was. In the first set and the first few ends were a bit scrappy as both players settled in and by the 5th

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king’s ‘crown’ slips as he leaves the championships

2014 winner Darren Burnett added to the Scottish quarter final  challenge when he took the opening set 7-5 with a single on the last and in the second once again did the business on the last end, drawing   two shots to a displaced jack in the  ditch to end the hopes of  local Norfolk star and

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The King of the draw denies gower a place

First match of the day here at Potters Resort in the ‘Just’ 2017 World Open Singles Championship, Blackpool Newton Hall’s Janice Gower, one of only three women who sealed a berth in the open singles event proper, did her best to dispose of 2006 champion Mervyn King. Gower made a slow start in the first

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gillett & greenslade take out king & Gourlay

In the first of the Open Pairs semi finals it was David Gourlay (S) & Mervyn King (E) up against Jason Greenslade (W) & Gillett (E) and it turned out to be a bit of a humdinger match. With Gourlay and King going into a 6 nil lead in the first two ends of set

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Holt & Cann bow out of the World Championships

In the first match of the evening here at Potters Resort in the Just 2017 World Indoor Open Pairs it was Gourlay and King who saw off the Aussie’s Holt and Cann. In the first set it was a great game of nip and tuck as both pairs tried to out fox each other on

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Paxton is the first through to the semi finals

Quarter final one was an all English affair with Mervyn King playing Rob Paxton. King was frustrated in the first set and struggled for a consistent length. Paxton picked up a score of four at end two and stayed in control of the set from that point on. Paxton closed out set one 11.4 after

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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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king draws and featherby goes out

Australia’s Lisa Featherby faced up against England’s Mervyn King in the second match of the afternoon and it was a supremely confidant King that opened up against Featherby who freely admitted after her match that she was very nervous about her first appearance on the famous blue portable rink. ” It took me too long

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