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Paxton books his slot

Second match of the afternoon was between two former World Indoor Champions, Andy Thomson MBE and Robert Paxton. Both well used to appearances on the portable rink here in Scotland. It was Paxton that got off to a roaring start 5 shots against Thomson’s 2 in the first four ends. Thomson got a great single

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royal and thomson in a nail biter quarter final

Pairs Quarter Final 3 between Robert Paxton (E) & Michael Stepney (S) against Mark Royal and Andy Thomson MBE (E) proved to be a high tensile nail biter of a match and the audience loved every minute of it. If you dd not see it then it is a must watch on Youtube.com/worldbowlstour. Set one

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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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wildcard, michael stepney from elgin, topples andy thomson mbe

Co-op Funeralcare wildcard, Elgin’s Michael Stepney was up against the master of the sport, Andy Thomson MBE, in the third match of the day in the Co-op Funeralcare International open and a great cat  and mouse game was played between them. It was Stepney that found some good big bowls as kept his nose out

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Potters wildcard slips past Andy Thomson MBE into second round

Final match here in the International Arena for the day was local hero Wayne Willgress from Norwich up against the great Andy Thomson MBE and that promised to be a special match. Another packed auditorium with coachloads of supporters on Willgress it promised to be a noisy affair. It was indeed a sensational match from

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harlow and brett edge past thomson and royal

The second semi final of the Pairs was between Andy Thomson MBE and Mark Royal against Greg Harlow and Nick Brett. This was an incredible match with all four players and none giving way to the other. In the first set Harlow and Brett took an early lead of 2-4 going into the 5th end

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Thomson and royal line up for the second pairs semi

Scotland’s David Gourlay and England’s Mervyn King lined up against the England pairing of Mark Royal and Andy Thomson MBE in Quarter final 3 of the World Indoor Pairs Championship here at Potters Resort in Hopton on Sea. Set one saw some superb bowls from both partnerships with neither pair getting the advantage of the

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Paxton gets a berth in the semi finals at Newton Hall

Andy Thomson MBE was up against Robert Paxton in the second quarter final in a bid to seal a place in the semi final just could not quite slip past Paxton. In the 1st set it was a tight affair with both players leap frogging each other throughout the first half of the set but

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Thomson makes it over the line for a space in the quarters

Penultimate match of the day was between England International Andy Thomson and USA Qualifier Steve Halmai both hunting a space in the quarter finals of the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park. It was Thomson that got out of the blocks first in the first set. To be fair neither player

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on fire Harlow with Stanton make it through to the semi’s

In the last match of the day here at Potters Resort, Greg Harlow and Amy Stanton were up against Andy Thomson MBE and partner Janice Gower. In the all English exchange the first set saw an on form Stanton leading against Gower and it was Stanton that was able to get the better of Gower

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