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Coach Gourlay drives into the semi finals

The first quarter final featured two of the most naturally talented players in the world. David Gourlay from Scotland and England’s Nick Brett – the World No5 against World No2. The first set was played with extraordinary level of concentration and both players went shot for shot at each other.  By end 4 it was 2-3

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Brett joins the quarters fray

In the first match here at the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open at the Dewars Centre today it was Torquay’s Danny Denison up against Nick Brett from Cabridgeshire. Both players opened up well and it was some great bowls to see. In the first set it was 4 all by end 5. With DenisonBrett a

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Anderson in awesome form as Brett departs blackpool

Second match of the day was Scotland’s Stewart Anderson up against the World No 1, Nick Brett.  It was Anderson that started off well going 4-2 up by the 4th end of the 1st set. Brett then took a double but it was Anderson that just edged Brett in play as he took the next

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brett joins the second round contenders

World number 1 Nicky Brett was the last of the seeds in action and he eventually overcame South African Shawn Nell 12-3, 8-3. The scoreline does not reflect the match though as Brett had to come up with some big bowls throughout both sets to keep Nell at bay during the match, particularly in the

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All action day and it’s Scotland v England semi finals time tomorrow

Will Stewart Anderson, Greg Harlow or Paul Foster  regain the ‘Just.’ World Indoor Singles title or will Les Gillett see his name in lights for the first time?   All won through in today’s quarter finals while holder and world number 1 Nick Brett, David Gourlay, Jamie Chestney and Darren Burnett saw their challenge come

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Singles match of the tournament gets standing ovation

Club bowler Charlie Bence, a 71 year old retired coach trimmer from Blantyre may not have been the winner in his second round match of the ‘Just.’ World indoor singles campaign, but he was certainly the headline maker as he took defending champion and world number 1 Nicky Brett  right to the very last nailbiting

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World No 1 Brett safely through 1st round in the Open Singles

World number 1 Brett was pushed all the way in his opener against Ireland’s Andy Kyle, who qualified for the event courtesy of winning the WIBC World Singles title and then coming through the overseas qualifier at the Potters venue, winning his section and then accounting for Hong Kong’s Vivien Yip who won the other

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brett & johnston dash hopes of harlow and stanton

In the second semi, Auchinleck’s Claire Johnston teamed up with world number 1 Nick Brett and turned out to face the all English pairing of Amy Stanton and Greg Harlow.   It turned out to be a crowd thrilling semi as the two pairs slugged it out in the first set, the scores being 5

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Awesome – Standing ovation for the afternoon Mixed Pairs

If the second match was balanced on a knife edge then there are no words to describe the dynamic exchange between twice winner Alex Marshall  as he skipped  England’s Katy Smith, one of the youngest players on the circuit against world number 1 Nick Brett and his Scottish partner Claire Johnston from Auchinleck who was

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Harlow & Brett get swept aside by doubler & Salmon

In the last quarter final of the day in the Just 2017 World Indoor Pairs it was Welsh Qualifiers Damian Doubler & Daniel Salmon that faced up against the English duo of Nick Brett and Greg Harlow. On paper everyone had looked at the draw and it was hot favourite for the English duo to

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