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defending pairs champions bow out to foster and marshall

In the first of the Pairs quarter finals it was the defending Champions, Jamie Chestney and Mark Dawes up against the Scots Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE. It was Foster and Marshall that got off to a great start as they went 1,4 in the lead in end four. Chestney and Dawes were

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Aussie’s Rankin & McIlroy into the pairs quarter finals

Second match of the day here in the International Arena saw Scotland’s Darren Burnett & Stewart Anderson up against the Australian pairing of Dave Rankin & Kyle McIlroy. Rankin and McIlroy had previously had a good run in the preliminary rounds and were looking forward to this match. Into set one and all four were

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royal & thomson survive first round blitz

First match of the day here was in the pairs with England’s Mark Royal and Andy Thomson MBE up against brothers Edward Elmore and Robert Elmore in what promised to be a mouth watering match and the good crowd in the stands were not disappointed. Into the first set and it was a real bowl

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Duncan & Walker start their blaze for pairs title

Final match of the day was between the pairing of England’s Les Gillett and Jason Greenslade from Wales up against the Scot’s Colin Walker and Ronnie Duncan and everyone was expecting a tight match and that is exactly what they got. First set and it was Gillett/Greenslade that got off to a good start but

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Marshall and Foster clinch the tie breaker

It was Scotland’s duo of Alex Marshall MBE & Paul Foster MBE next who were up against the Welsh Qualifiers Damian Doubler and Daniel Salmon and this was a great match to watch in the Arena. With all four players sending down some good bowls neither side was getting away too quickly and in the

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Aussies Rankin & Mcilroy topple Irelands Mclure & smith

Second Match of the day here was the much vaunted Playoff final between Australia’s Dave Rankin & Kyle McIlroy against Ireland’s Ian McClure and Derek Smith and was heavily tipped as Ireland’s win. Things though soon showed that the Australian pair were up to scratch and they were giving the Irish lads a hard battle

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The Brothers Elmore make it through the pairs

The first match on the portable rink in the International Arena was the final of the English pairs qualifiers between brothers Robert and Edward Elmore against north of England Paul Sharman and Mike Titcombe. It may have been that the superbly running rink caught out the Northern lads as the Elmore’s simply brushed them aside

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Anderson on cloud nine as the Scottish International open champion 2018

After a great week on matches we have arrived at the final of the Scottish International Open 2018 and it was an all Scottish affair between Stewart Anderson and Paul Foster MBE. The arena was absolutely packed with audience and it was a phenomenal experience. Two of Scotland’s great bowlers going head to head in

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All scottish final as Anderson pulls past harlow

The second semi final between Greg Harlow and Stewart Anderson was a much anticipated game and as the two players came out to the arena you could feel the excitement in the air. Being a home crowd the roof nearly lifted off when Anderson entered. Into the first set and it was a nervous start

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foster is in top form and ready for the final

First semi final off the afternoon saw Les Gillet face off against Paul Foster MBE in front of a packed house here at the Dewars Centre in Perth, Scotland. Into the first set and it was Foster that got of to a great start taking 7 shots in the first three ends. Gillett responded then

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