Scottish International Open 2019

on form foster in quarter finals

Last match of the day was termed as the Clash of the Titans, probably the most decorated bowls sports players going head to head on the portable rink for a place in the Scottish International Open quarter finals on Thursday this week. Paul Foster MBE & Alex Marshall MBE. First set and it was Marshall

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Gourlay heads into the quarters

It was Scotland’s Head Coach, David Gourlay MBE, up against the ‘Welsh Wizard’ , Jason Greenslade in the second match of the afternoon looking for a quarter final berth in the Scottish International Open. It was Gourlay that started the first set in electric style as he peppered the jack and very quickly built a

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Brett adds his name to the quarter final line up

Nick Brett, World No 6, stepped up against Michael Stepney, now ranked at No 13 in the WBT World Rankings for the second match of the afternoon in the Scottish International Open. THe first set was a real nip and tuck between the two players, neither getting the advantage over the other in a closely

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gillett makes the quarter finals

Mark Royal, World No. 14, was first up today against World No 5, Les Gillett in the start of todays 2nd round matches in the Scottish International Open. It was Gillett that started well with Royal fishing a little out there on the portable for his weight and line. By end five it was Gillett

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harlow makes the second round

Last match of the day and also of the first round was between World No 2, Greg Harlow, and qualifier Alexander Elwell from Australia. It was Elwell that got off to a great start in the first set, he seemed to have picked the pace and line of the fast running portable rink up quicker

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Dawes closes on Bennett

Second match of the afternoon was Ireland’s PBA Qualifier, Stuart Bennett, up against England’s Mark Dawes on the blue rink. It really was Dawes that entered this in the right mind set and he soon proved that he was fully focused on getting the job done. He powered his way to a 9,4 lead by

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Anderson is given a fright

First match of the afternoon here at the Dewars Centre hosted by Live Action was between World No 1, Scotland’s Stewart Anderson, defending Scottish International Open Champion faced up with PBA Qualifier from Wales, Ross Tomlinson. Into the first set and it was Tomlinson with first blood taking a swift three in end one. Anderson

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chestney turns it on

Last match of the day saw England’s Jamie Chestney up against New Zealand’s Colin Rogan who came through the route of the PBA NZ Qualifiers. The New Zealander struggled to catch the pace of the rink to start with as it was running very fast and by end four in the 1st set Chestney was

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king scrapes in to the second round

England’s Mervyn King faced up to PBA Qualifier John Carswell from Scotland in the 3rd match of the afternoon in the Scottish International Open and this was a match that Carswell really wanted to win. Having qualified on a few occasions before Carswell felt he had the experience know to take on the portable rink

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burnett makes the grade

First round match between Scotland’s Darren Burnett and PBA Qualifier from Hong Kong, Bronson Fung, took to the portable rink in the second match of the afternoon. It was Fung’s first appearance on the WBT Circuit and also on the fast paced portable rink and it took him a few ends to settle into this

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