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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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Mark Royal through to second round

First match of the day here on Sunday in the Scottish International Open 2018 was between No3 on the European PBA Ranking list, Chris Gale from Blackpool up against World No 13, Mark Royal from Suffolk, England. It was Royal that got off to a flying start taking the first two ends with two doubles

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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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royal takes the honners and gets to quarters

First match of the second round here at Blackpool Newton Hall Holiday Park in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open 2018 and it was between Ian Honnor and Mark Royal. Honnor opened up proceedings in the first set and left a struggling Royal well behind very quickly.  6-2 up by the completion of the fifth end

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New Zealand’s Andrew Kelly is ‘royally’ dispatched

Last match of the day saw England’s Mark Royal facing up to New Zealand’s Andrew Kelly. Kelly had come through the first round after beating Alex Marshall MBE in a good match and hoped his form would hold out for the second round match. Royal knew he had to play well to beat this New

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Walker has to take a royal bow out of the singles

In the first match of the day here at Potters Resort in the ‘Just’ 2018 World Indoor Championships it was England’s Mark Royal up against Scott Walker from Australia. It took the Australian a few ends to get into the match by which time Royal had forged ahead by end four to a 5,0 lead.

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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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Coach gourlay adds his name to the quarter finals

The final game of the day was another England v Scotland line up. Scot David Gourlay played England’s Mark Royal. Gourlay, in impressive form this week, took the first set 8.6. The second set Royal kept in the game and at five ends the score line was in Royals favour 3.2. End six and Gourlay played

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Royal is ‘dazzled’by burnett for a place in the quarters

Second match today was England’s Mark Royal and Scotland’s Darren Burnett and it was another great second round match to watch. Into the first set and Royal played outstandingly, although Burnett took the opening two ends with a double and a single he was totally outshone by an on fire Royal who took the next

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Royal enters second round with regained form in a spirited match

England’s Mark Royal was up against the young gun of  Connor Cinato in the first evening match here and it was a match where Royal just did not let the young gun settle. Royal opened up with a single and a double, Cinato resorted to timing shots and managed a double on end 3 but

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