Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open 2016

Harlows defies foster and retains the Scottish title for the second year

Greg Harlow – England………..Paul Foster MBE – Scotland…..England v Scotland Final!! To the resounding sound of a piper the two gladiators took to the rink for the final of the Coop Funeralcare Scottish International Open 2016. England versus Scotland, who could and would win? Defending champion Greg Harlow has been outstanding all week but his

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forster is just totally formidable against marshall

The eagerly anticipated battle between the Scottish Bowling royalty of Alex Marshall MBE and Paul Foster MBE didn’t disappoint the large crowd at the Dewars Centre in Perth for the second semi final of the Coop Funeralcare Scottish International Open 2016. The first two ends in the opening set saw Foster in formidable form, picking

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on form harlow dismisses paxton and goes into the final

The first semi final of the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open was an all England affair. Defending champion Greg Harlow continued the top class drawing he has produced all week to take a 7.2 lead after five ends. End six another two for Harlow and the man from Cambridge dominating every end. Paxton under pressure

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marshall takes out thomson for the last semi final place

Final game of the quarter finals and Alex Marshall MBE faced Andy Thomson MBE. Two tough competitors. But it was Marshall that got the opening plaudits in the first set, leading 6.2 after six ends. At end seven Thomson played a runner but was off target, and with one bowl left Marshall held three shots, Thomson plays

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brett v foster and foster takes the match in style

The game that caught the eye of all concerned was the battle between World No1 Nick Brett and Scotland’s Paul Foster MBE. Having met three times before here, in three consecutive finals, the battle between these two giants of the game stood at 2.1 in games to Brett. What a game. First two ends saw

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Willgress misses out in getting a semi final place to Harlow

The only qualifier to remain in the event, Wayne Willgress, had the unnerving task of facing defending champion Greg Harlow in the quarter finals. Harlow led exceptionally well in the opening set. Relentlessly placing his first two bowls close to the jack. Willgress hung in all the way though and going into the last end

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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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Brett makes it through quarters to face Foster

World No 1 Nick Brett featured in the last game of the day here in the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open at the Dewars Centre in Perth. Up against fellow Englishman Les Gillett, Brett was on outstanding form in the first few ends of the first set picking up two threes at the first two

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foster joins the fray for the quarter finals

Twice Scottish International Open Champion Paul Foster MBE looked comfortable in the opening set of his second round game against Blackpool’s Mark Dawes. Foster was in form from the start and was merciless in set one and won it 10.4 after just eight ends. Dawes rallied in set two and took a 4.2 lead after four

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Marshall drives his way into the quarter finals

The start of game two of the day, between Alex Marshall MBE and Jamie Chestney, looked like it was going to be a one sided affair all the way. Marshall taking a commanding lead at 6.0. But Chestney stuck and forced Marshall into playing some big bowls to take the set 10.6. Set two and Chestney

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