Scottish International Open 2018

Greenslade bows out to Harlow by fractions of millimetres

First match of the day at the Dewars Centre in the Scottish International Open 2018 was between the ‘Welsh Wizard’ Jason Greenslade and World No. 1, Greg Harlow. It was Harlow on the card first with a single and then, as Greenslade not quite on the mark t the start, Harlow took a full count

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chestney dismisses royal for a place in the quarter finals

Last match of the day was between Jamie Chestney and Mark Royal and in the first set it was Chestney that got off to a slow start going 3,7 down at the completion of the fifth end. Then, all of a sudden, Chestney seemed to come alive, taking a full four count in end 6

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foster overturns stepney for a place in the quarters

Second match of the afternoon was between the big man from Elgin, Michael Stepney, up against Troon’s Paul Foster MBE. In Stepney’s first season in the WBT Rankings he was looking forward to seeing what he could do against the five times World Indoor Champion and both players knew that they had to be performing

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Scotland battle ends with Anderson

It was Alex Marshall MBE next up against fellow countryman Stewart Anderson and a much vaunted match expectation was within the audience and they were not disappointed. Both players came out with top flight bowls and it was Marshall that seemed to have to have the slightest of edges against Anderson as he bowled into

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stepney survives first round hurdle

Last match of the day and also of the first round it was newcomer to the WBT Rankings, Scotland’s Michael Stepney up against Australia’s qualifier, Dean McWhinney. McWhinney notched the first on the scorecard with a single on the first end and he looked comfortable on the portable rink. Stepney had to play well to

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edwards bows out to on form foster

Second match of the afternoon was between Scotland’s Paul Foster MBE and England qualifier Scott Edwards. Edwards was looking to make his mark in this event and was most certainly up for this match. Into set one and it was Foster on the card first with a double on the first end. Edwards then took

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‘razor’ gillett is on top form in Scotland

In the second match of the Sunday afternoon here at the Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland it may have been damp and dismal outside but it was electric in the arena with Scotland’s Graeme MacDougall, who had been given the wildcard entry, facing up against No 12 seed. England’s Les Gillett. It was Macdougall that got

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Qualifier willgress takes out burnett

Last match of the day here at the Dewars Centre in the Scottish International Open was between Wayne Willgress, the qualifier from Lincoln against Scotland’s Darren Burnett. Willgress is just outside the Top 16 at No. 17 and was full of determination and said before the match ,” I just want to bowl well and

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Andy Thomson goes out of the Scottish International open

Second to last match of the day was between PBA Qualifier Perry Martin and World 15 Andy Thomson MBE. The first few ends went the way of Thomson and by end six it was looking like a Thomson first set as the scoreline read 6,2 and he looked in command of the rink. Then it

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Wallace joins the shot clock club

Next up was World Indoor No.1, Greg Harlow of England up against fellow England player, Paul Wallace who had qualified from Carlisle PBA Qualifiers. It was Harlow that got off to a good start taking the first four ends of set 1 to go 5.0 in the lead. Wallace remained totally calm and composed as

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