Can Harlow do the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish Treble?
12 October, 2017
Back to back wins for Greg Harlow in the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open set him up for another possible World Bowls Tour treble, having done the Treble in the International Open a few years ago. Could Harlow make more history in the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open 2017 at the Dewars Centre in Perth on Saturday 4th November and runs to its conclusion on Saturday 11th November. Proudly sponsored again by The Co-op Funeralcare there should be a feast of bowling for all.
Neil Furman might have something to say in the matter, as he faces Harlow in the last 32 at Perth. Furman himself needs to stop Harlow’s treble chances to give himself a chance of a World Top 16 place. Furman, the USA qualifier and current World No. 17, is no stranger to the portable rink and will know he has a real chance of getting into the World’s top 16 if he has a good run at Perth.
Could the title go to six time World Champion Alex Marshall MBE who has never lifted the Scottish title and wants to add it to his list of major wins? David Bolt is Marshalls first opposition at Perth and Bolt himself, a regular WBT qualifier, had a fantastic run in this event only a couple of years ago. Or could Paul Foster, runner up last year in a nail biting final, get his hands on this years title to add to his five World Championship titles? Foster faces Chris Gale from Blackpool Newton Hall who has beaten Foster before.
Jamie Chestney will want to add to his International Open title from March. Chestney faces Daniel Alonim from Israel. Meanwhile David Gourlay has returned to more regular green time and faces Damian Doubler. Doubler was runner up in the World Pairs in January and is used to the portable rink but Gourlay will be hoping to start the WBT season well.
Or could Alison Merrien MBE make her mark at the event, Merrien came through the qualifiers at Lincoln and for her prize faces former No1 Nick Brett in the last of the 32 draw. Qualifiers are strong and the Top 16 will have to be on their metal to reach the second round.
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