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Action from Day 4 of the Scottish International Open

It’s been what some might say was a cracking game… quite literally with the jack being split into two!First on to the portal rink this morning saw Jamie Chestney against Andy Thomson MBE.Both players knowing each others game inside out, they settled in quickly.By the 9th end both players had won four ends, but it was Chestney who managed [...]

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Scottish International Open 2017 Schedule Of Play

Scottish International Open 2017 ScheduleSaturday 4th November: 10.00 am Match S2 Mervyn King (E) (14) v Martin Head (SA) Match S3 Jonathan Ross (S) (15 v Perry Martin (E) 2.00 pm Match S4 Stewart Anderson (S) (7) v Michael Stepney (S) Match S5 Jamie Chestney (E) (8) v Daniel Alonim (Is) Match S6 Andy Thomson MBE (E) (10) v Stephen Halmai (Aus) Match S7 Mark Dawes (E) (12) v Graham McKee (Ir) Match S10 Les Gillett (E) (11) v Scott Edwards (E) Sunday 5th [...]

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The Scottish International Open Scores

Last updated; 10: 00 10.11.2017FinalMichael Stepney (S) v David Gourlay (S) 4,9 – 7,11Semi FinalMichael Stepney (S) v Paul Foster MBE (S) 8,6 – 7,6 Darren Burnett (S) v [...]

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The Scottish International Open is coming - who will lift the trophy?

With only around two weeks until the Scottish International Open begins the 16 top players and 16 world qualifiers are preparing to take to the carpet. Who will claim the title? As the Dewars Centre in Perth opens its doors on Saturday 4th November and runs continuously until its final on Saturday 11th November. Greg Harlow [...]

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Scotland retain the title as the Test Matches conclude...

As Scotland retain the test match title it has certainly been a couple of days of quality, first class and skilled bowls play.The England Team of; Nick Brett (Huntingdon), Jamie Chestney (Exonia), Mark Dawes (Blackpool Newton Hall), Greg Harlow (City of Ely), Robert Paxton (Taunton Deane), Jamie Walker (Kingsthorpe). The Scotland Team of; Stewart Anderson (Blantyre), Ronnie Duncan (Midlothian), Paul Foster MBE [...]

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The EIBA Test Matches continue...

This week saw the ladies take to the carpet for the EIBA Test Matches in New Earswick.The England Team of ladies were; Carole Baker (Norfolk BC), Michelle Coleman (St. Neots & District), Ellen Falkner (City of Ely), Rebecca Field (Norfolk BC), Sandy Hazell (Swale), Wendy King (Swale).The test matches format of 2 Triples and 3 pairs matches followed by 6 Singles matches [...]

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Greg Harlow challenges 12 Year Old Joe Sanford.

Today we met with Joe Sanford.A 12 year old bowler from Kent.Greg challenged Joe to a match in the International Arena where they drew 6-6.Joe had been playing all week with The Warren bowls team in our Potters Bowls Tournament.While The Warren team didn’t quite make it through to the Bowls Break final, Joe definitely held his nerve on the [...]

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The Complete Bowls Bias Trajectory Guide

The Complete Bowls Bias Trajectory GuideNarrow, wide, indoor, outdoor, lead, skip?? It’s a minefield when choosing a bowl. What bias trajectory is really right for you.With the leading bowls brands such as Taylor, Henselite, Drakes Pride and Aero all providing bowls model bias trajectories – is it really as simple as picking from [...]

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England conquer Wales

It was battle of the Laura's to start the bowls test matches this morning. Laura Holden, the England player started strongest of the two bowlers. Comfortably winning the first set. 8-2. Holden couldn't repeat this in the second set and Laura Daniels tied the affair. Due to the format of the one end tie breaks, the crowd were on [...]

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The test match is on…

The test match is on…Today has seen the England squad take to the carpet in Bristol for the England v Wales Mixed Test Match.The England squad consisted of Ian Bond (Exonia), Janice Gower (Blackpool Newton Hall), Laura Holden (Clevedon), Perry Martin (Swale), Martin Spencer (Spalding), Amy Walters (Welford-On-Avon).The Wales squad contains Laura Daniels (Earlswood), Kerry [...]

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