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lifetime achievement for alex marshall mbe

The Scottish Sports Association gave Alex ‘Tattie’ Marshall MBE the treasured Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of Alex’s extraordinary results throughout his Scottish playing history. From Tranent this man has become Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth Games athlete ever when he won a record fifth gold medal in the Gold Coast Games in Australia in an

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David Gourlay takes the Co-op Funeralcare International Open 2018 Title

The final of the Co-op Funeralcare International Open 2018 was a cracking match full of twists and surprises with both players missing a few here and there and then also playing some blinding cracking millimetre perfect edge of seat bowls. David Gourlay from Scotland  and England’s Greg Harlow faced off for the title and it

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Scotland V England as Harlow wins the second semi

The second semi final between Mervyn King and Greg Harlow got under way and it was quite tense out there on the rink with both players under intense concentration wanting to make the final berth. It was King that seemed to get the better start as he went 6,3 up by the fifth end and

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Gourlay takes the route to the final in the tie break

First semi final of the day here in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in Blackpool was an all Scottish affair between two exponents of the sport with Head Coach for Scotland’s Commonwealth Games Team, David Gourlay, facing up to one of the masters, six times World Indoor Champion, Alex

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Harlow joins the throng for the semi finals

Final quarter final in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in Blackpool this afternoon saw the World Indoor Number 1, Greg Harlow, go up against the Scottish Ace,  five times World Indoor Champion Paul Foster. Foster got off to a great start and he went 4,0 in the lead by

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Kingjust scrapes over the line to the semi finals

The third quarter final in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open was a game after the Lord Mayors show for both players. Neither player really showed the form that they had had in their previous matches and it did turn into a rather scrappy affair in parts. In the first set it was England’s Mervyn King

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Marshall plays his way right into the semi’s

Second quarter final of the day here in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open was between England’s Robert Paxton and the six times World Indoor Champion, Scotland’s Alex Marshall MBE. Some great bowls played throughout the match and both players were in great form. It was Marshall though that got off to a great start, just

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Gourlay on to form heads into the semi finals

The first quarter final of the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in Blackpool got off to a flying start with Scotland’s David Gourlay, up against England’s Mark Royal. With just a small crowd in first thing due to closed roads and travel as the cold weather and snow settled back

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Harlow on top form and into the quarter finals

Last match of the day here at Blackpool Newton Hall Holiday Park in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open and was between PBA Qualifier Scott Edwards and the Worlds No 1, Greg Harlow. Edwards had come through the first round beating Reigning World Indoor Champion Mark Dawes and was feeling really good and at the same

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Foster in tight battle to come past Aussie Healey

It was Australian Trentan Healey that came out to face the 5 times World Indoor Champion from Scotland, Paul Foster MBE to fight for a place in tomorrow’s quarter finals of the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in Blackpool.  Healey knew he had a tough match on his hands and

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