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Potters World Bowls players win Commonwealth Games medals

Bowls competitions at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia have now concluded with a fair bit of medal success for bowlers who've also graced the blue carpet for World Bowls here at Potters. The Games provided a particularly special moment for a player who calls Potters his "second home", Scotland's Alex Marshall MBE. The man who [...]

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Just 2018 World Indoor Bowls Championships - RESULTS

The Just 2018 World Indoor Bowls Championships run from Friday 12th January to Sunday 28th January and feature the world's top players battling for the sport's major honours. See below for latest results from all competitions. World Mixed Pairs ● 2017 champions - Nick Brett E & Claire Johnstone S Quarter-Finals - Fri 19th Nick Brett E & Claire [...]

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The Biggest & Best Open Singles Circuit Grand Final 2017

This year sees the biggest and best Open Singles Circuit Grand Final hosted at Potters Resort. On Saturday 25th November and Sunday 26th November 32 top players from the past years ranking list will be split into groups to play matches on Saturday to qualify for the last 16 knockout stages on Sunday leading up to [...]

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The 2018 International Open Draw

Last March we saw Jamie Chestney beat Stewart Anderson to win the International Open.  It was 14th-seeded Jamie's first ever win in a ranking event. The player from Norfolk, who's now based in Exeter, had spectators engrossed for a two-hour match, and sealed the title with a 9-4, 8-6 victory.The 2018 draw has just been announced [...]

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The 2017 Scottish International Open

We saw Perry Martin kick things off with a great win over top seed player, Jonathan Ross. A good match with the pressure turned up.Stewart Anderson struggled slightly against wildcard Michael Stepney in his first set, but found his form more in the second. A tie break was forced and Stepney played some brave shots, which [...]

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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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