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burnett makes the grade

First round match between Scotland’s Darren Burnett and PBA Qualifier from Hong Kong, Bronson Fung, took to the portable rink in the second match of the afternoon. It was Fung’s first appearance on the WBT Circuit and also on the fast paced portable rink and it took him a few ends to settle into this

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paxton adds to the second round

Robert Paxton was up against Irish Qualifier Graham McKee in the first of the afternoons session at the Scottish International Open here at the Dewars Centre in Perth which is hosted by Live Active. With a first few tentative ends from both players in the first set neither looked quite on the ball, but it

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Thomson beats skelton for the second round berth

Both Simon Skelton and Andy Thomson MBE were head to head today to gain maximum points in the rankings. Skelton needs them to gain further places and Thomson provisionally is out of the top 16. The first three ends of set 1 was a nail biter with both players edging each other for shots with

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marshall makes it in the tie break

The opening match of the second day of the Scottish International Open here at Perth was a mouth watering one between 6 times World Indoor Champion, Alex Marshall MBE, and the up and coming PBA qualifier who is just hovering outside the elite top 16, Norfolk’s Wayne Willgress. Willgress showed he meant business as he

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foster completes the line up from today

In a last match clash it was an all Scottish affair between Scotlands qualifier, Graeme MacDougall and the world number 3, Paul Foster MBE. The firsts set saw both players finding their way a little bit but it was Foster that found his magic first, though he did have to produce inch perfect bowls to

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gourlay fends off rands for a place in second round

Scotland’s David Gourlay MBE found himself up against Lincoln’s Kevin Rands in his first round match in the Scottish International Open. Rands had come through one of the toughest qualifying fields having to place 6 hard matches in one day to get here. Gourlay knew he was up against a tough opponent and used all

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Greenslade adds himself to the second round

Welsh wizard, Jason Greenslade, knew he absolutely had to play well to earn vitally needed World Ranking points to help him stay in the World’s Top 16 elite player group and he had to earn them here at the Scottish International Open. Up against Israels Daniel Alonim, who has also many Israeli and National titles,

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Stepney sets up second round clash

Elgin’s Michael Stepney, new boy in the World Top 16 rankings, faced the Canadian PBA Qualifier Josh Cameron in his first round match and Cameron’s first time onto the blue portable rink. Into the first set and it was Cameron that was finding difficulty in getting to grips with the blue rink and the speed

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brett is still on form

Engalnd’s Nick Brett came up against Australian Hailey Packer in the third match of the day and though he was the favourite he did not get it all his way. The first set saw a spirited fight by Packer to hold him at bay but it was to no avail as Brett dominated the first

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‘Razor’ Gillett sees off Shaun Jones

Second match of the day was between Les Gillett and PBA qualifier Shaun Jones. Gillett was on top form and quietly but firmly shut down Jones in the first set. No matter what Shaun played it was an on form Gillett that simply took away any opportunity from Jones to close out the first set

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