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Game on for the World’s top Indoor players in Perth

The World Indoor Bowls Tour descends on Perth in the first week of November for  an incredible “Lucky for someone” thirteenth consecutive year at the Dewars Centre. And another star stacked line up will be live on show at the Scottish venue. Defending Champion David Gourlay will be hoping to have a successful title defence

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David Gourlay takes the Co-op Funeralcare International Open 2018 Title

The final of the Co-op Funeralcare International Open 2018 was a cracking match full of twists and surprises with both players missing a few here and there and then also playing some blinding cracking millimetre perfect edge of seat bowls. David Gourlay from Scotland  and England’s Greg Harlow faced off for the title and it

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Gourlay takes the route to the final in the tie break

First semi final of the day here in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in Blackpool was an all Scottish affair between two exponents of the sport with Head Coach for Scotland’s Commonwealth Games Team, David Gourlay, facing up to one of the masters, six times World Indoor Champion, Alex

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Gourlay on to form heads into the semi finals

The first quarter final of the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in Blackpool got off to a flying start with Scotland’s David Gourlay, up against England’s Mark Royal. With just a small crowd in first thing due to closed roads and travel as the cold weather and snow settled back

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gourlay hangs in and edges past stepney into the quarters

It was the much awaited match of the day as Scotland’s Michael Stepney, on the cusp of joining the ranks of the World Bowls Tour Top 16, came out on the rink to face Scotland Head Coach for the Commonwealth Games team, David Gourlay for a place in the quarter finals of the Co-op Funeralcare

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chris chau from hong kong gives david gourlay a run for his money

Chris Chau from Hong Kong gave Scotland’s David Gourlay quite a fright in the fourth match of the day here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open. As they opened the first set it was Chau that set up a great lead as he opened with great bowls against Gourlay. By

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Chestney and Doig were walking on water

Second match of the afternoon was between Scotland’s David Gourlay partnered with English International Janice Gower against England’s Jamie Chestney and Scotland’s International Lesley Doig. It was Chestney and Doig that opened up with a double on the first end and Gourlay and Gower responded with a triple on the second and Chestney –Doig followed

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gourlay whips past mccrorie in a blur

Second match Crorie was struggling to get his line and weight and was very quickly put under the cosh by Gourlay. By end five of the first set Gourlay was 5-2 up and he took another single in end six. McCrorie managed to grab a single in end seven but Gourlay shut him down in

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David Gourlay, Coach for Scotland, lifts the Co op Funeralcare trophy

The final line up for the Co op Funeralcare Scottish International Open 2017 featured Co Op Funeralcare’s Wild card, Elgin’s, Michael Stepney and Scotland’s Commonwealth Game Head Coach David Gourlay. Two sets of eleven ends to decide the Champion here at the Dewars Centre in Perth and it was Gourlay who lifted the trophy 4.9

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Scotland’s coach david Gourlay makes it to the finals

The second semi final and Darren Burnett faced his bowls Scotland Head coach David Gourlay. Burnett took end one but Gourlay equalized at end two. Another single to Gourlay end thee. The next end and Burnett plays a runner and takes the jack into the ditch. The score all square at 2.2 after four ends.

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