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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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Nick Brett is the first semi finalist through

Nick Brett, the defending champion, here at Blackpool Newton Hall in the Co-operative Funeralcare International open came through a tight match against Mervyn King. Brett had the best of the first set whilst King seemed to struggle just a little. Neither player quite was at the top of their game but it was Brett that

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Mervyn King makes the quarter finals

First match of the day here saw Kody Olthof from Canada up against England’s Mervyn King and it was a bit of a scrappy affair to start with with both players looking for their length out there on the rink. Olthof was struggling to get his weight against King but King was also fishing a

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Mervyn King battles through first round

It was Mervyn King against qualifier Michael Cheeseman in the third match of the afternoon here at Newton Hall that produced a really good tight and close game for the audience. In the first set neither player got away to a head start and such was the standard that at end 7 it was 6

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Anderson pips King in the tie break for a place in the Quarter finals

First up today at Potters Resort in the Just Retirement World Professional Singles was Mervyn King against Stewart Anderson and was a much anticipated match by the packed arena audience. The first four ends it was King that seemed to not quite find his line and Anderson quickly took full advantage as he gained a

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