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Anderson is the first player to book his quarter final slot in the world open singles

It was Scotland’s Stewart Anderson, former World Open Singles Champion up against England’s Jamie Chestney who was last years Mixed Pairs and Pairs Champion in the first of the second round matches. Anderson is World Ranked at No. 8 and Chestney World Ranking is No. 7 so not a lot between them in this respect.

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elgin’s stepney scrabbles over the line to second round in the world open singles

The last of the first round singles matches was between Elgin’s Michael Stepney, a recent newcomer into the top 16,  and Cumbrian Gary Smith who is just outside the top 16 and looking to gain entry to the top squad. Neither of these players is a complete stranger to the portable rink and both players

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defending champion, dawes, through to the second round

In the afternoon first round singles match it was the Defending Champion, Mark Dawes from Blackpool against Ireland’s qualifier, Graham McKee. The first set was a low scoring match with both players playing nip and tuck with each other with neither player really getting the upper hand. By the close of end five Dawes was

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Foster & Marshall take the World Indoor Pairs Trophies for the fourth time

It was the Final of the World Indoor Pairs in the afternoon in front of a capacity crowd in the International Arena here at Potters Resort. Stepping out onto the famous blue portable came the pairs of Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE to face against the great English pair of local heroes Nick

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harlow gets past the australian egan in a great match

First match today was back to the World Indoor Open Singles first round and it was Brendon Egan from Australia up against the World Indoor No. 1, Greg Harlow, from England. Egan has a good pedigree from Australia having won their Australian Sides Championships three time and also Queensland State Pairs. First set took Egan

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Paxton & Falkner take the last place in the mixed pairs final

Second semi final of the afternoon in the mixed pairs saw England’s Robert Paxton and Ellen Falkner up against the pairing of Scotland’s Paul Foster MBE and England’s Janice Gower. With Paxton and Falkner already previously winning here before they were a tough pair though Paul Foster has won the World Indoor Singles no less

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Brett and carman book their place in mixed pairs final

First match of the afternoon was the first semi final of the mixed pairs between New Zealand’s qualifier, Helen Carman and her drawn pairs partner, England’s World No. 6 Nick Brett and Scotland qualifier Lesley Doig with England’s Jamie Chestney. Carman was overjoyed to get to the semi finals and had said before the start

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thomson plays out willgress for singles second round berth

First of today’s matches was between European PBA Ranked No 3 and World Ranked No.17, Wayne Willgress, and the three times World Indoor Champion, the Statesman of Bowls, Andy Thomson MBE. It was a much anticipated match as Willgress just needed this match to assist him to gain entry into the Worlds top 16 and

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falkner through to fill the last place in ladies semi-finals

The last of the quarter finals here saw the top No 1 ranked lady on the PBA Ranking list, Janice Gower, who is the current reigning English Ladies National Champion facing England International Ellen Falkner who has previously won the Ladies World Singles Title three times. Gower has also previously been one of only a

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guernsey’s merrien makes the semi finals in the Ladies world singles

Third quarter final of the day here in the International Arena at Potters Resort was between New Zealand’s qualifier, Helen Carman, and No 3 Lady on the PBA Ranking list, Alison Merrien MBE.  Merrien has previously won both the World Indoor Ladies Singles and Mixed Pairs Titles. It was Carman that started well with a

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