Tag Archives: David Gourlay

Michelle Cooper in good form for 4 Nations Test

Kilwinning’s Michelle Cooper is in good form ahead of this weekend’s 4 Nations Test event at Kelvingrove (Fri 31 May – Sun 2 June, practice Thurs 30 May) which marks the official opening of Team Scotland’s selection period for the Glasgow 2014 Games. The 26 year old was Lead in the World Championships winning Scottish Fours in Adelaide last December. Since then she has kept the results flowing r Read More...

Family battle for the Andersons

Stewart Anderson, the World Indoor Champion from Cumnock, is not only aiming to get his qualification for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games off to a good start at this weekend’s 4 Nations Test event in Kelvingrove (Fri 31 May – Sun 2 June, practice Thurs 30 May), but he has a score to settle with his brother who will be competing in the Irish team. “It will be a family battle and he’s very good Read More...

More thrills at Blackpool as the championship heats up

By Janice Gower at the International Open The crowds were treated to a roller coaster ride at the Blackpool Newton Hall Indoor Bowling Centre. First game of the day saw world number 8 Simon Skelton take on Co-operative Funeralcare Tour Card winner Jamie Chestney. And what an opener to the day it was. The first set went Devon man Jamie’s way 7-2, but the wheels came off in the second set when he dropped two fours Read More...

Bowls International Open starts on Sunday in Blackpool

THE Co-operative Funeralcare International Open gets under way at the Blackpool Newton Hall Indoor Bowling Centre this weekend. The new event, which runs from Sunday evening (3 February) through to the following Friday afternoon, replaces The Co-operative Funeralcare Welsh Grand Prix that has been withdrawn from the World Bowls Tour ranking tournament circuit following the decision by BBC Wales to withdraw its cove Read More...

Foster and Anderson through to world indoor bowls finals

SCOTLAND’S Paul Foster and Stewart Anderson are through to Sunday’s final of the Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines World indoor singles championship at Potters Leisure Resort. In the first all-Scottish semi-finals since 2001, third seed Foster, bidding for a record-equalling fifth title, was pushed all the way by qualifier Colin Walker before winning 7-5, 4-8, 2-0, while number nine seed Anderson, through to his Read More...

Scots dominate the quarter finals at Potteers

SCOTTISH players marked the Burns Night celebrations by winning all the quarter-final matches at the Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines World indoor singles championship at Potters Leisure Resort. In Saturday’s semi-finals, Stewart Anderson, the number nine seed, faces fourth seed David Gourlay, while third seed Paul Foster, bidding for a record-equalling fifth title, takes on qualifier Colin Walker. Given their outstan Read More...

Upset for bowls ace Marshall as he goes out to fellow Scot Gourlay

PottersAlex Marshall’s hopes of extending his record number of singles wins to six at the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines World indoor singles championship at Potters Leisure Resort, were quickly extinguished by fellow Scot David Gourlay. Number four seed Gourlay swept to a straight sets victory, 9-4, 12-1, and a place in the quarter-finals. Fresh from winning the pairs for the third year in a row, Marshall was firm Read More...

Shock at World singles as defending champion crashes out

There was a major shock in the opening round of the singles competition when defending champion Andy Thomson was beaten by New Zealand qualifier Phil Bennett. Bennett, beaten in the first round on his previous two visits, made it third time lucky at the expense of England’s number one seed, winning 8-8, 8-3. It’s the second year in a row that the defending champion has lost in the opening round, Scotlan Read More...

Thrills but no spills at World Indoor Singles

AFTER two days of first round upsets in the Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines World indoor singles at Potters Leisure Resort, the form book remained intact on the third full day of singles action, although two of the four matches went to a tie-break. Welshman Jason Greenslade, the beaten finalist 12 months ago, had to come from behind against England’s Billy Jackson, a ‘wild card’ entry, to keep alive his d Read More...

Tough time for world pairs champions

SCOTLAND’S Alex Marshall and Paul Foster encountered something of a white-knuckle ride before keeping alive their hopes of winning the Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines World indoor title at Potters Leisure Resort for the third year in a row. Bidding to become the first pair since England legends David Bryant and Tony Allcock more than twenty years ago to complete a title hat-trick, the Scots were pushed all the way to Read More...