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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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Greg Harlow named as 2017 World Number 1

After some amazing play, wins and competition shocks, the Co-Op International Open 2017 is now over and the bowlers have headed home. The tournament marks the end of the World Bowls Tour season, which is when the points get added up and calculated to decide future rankings.The World Number 1 is then announced and we are over the moon [...]

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Chestney named as International Open Champion 2017

In just his second season with World Bowls Tour, 29-year-old Jamie Chestney from Exeter won his first ever ranking event by denying Blantyre’s Stewart Anderson in the final of the Co-op Funeralcare International Open at Blackpool over the weekend.Chestney, seeded 14, lost in the final last year to Scotland’s David Gourlay, but this year had an engrossing two hour [...]

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