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Scottish International Lawn Bowls Grand Final: Full Time

Ninth seed Australian Kelvin Kerkow has easily accounted for fourth seed fellow Australian David Gourlay to win the Scottish International Bowls Tournament in Perth, Scotland.

After winning the first set 11-5, Kerkow went on to win the second set 13-3

Kerkow was the more composed of the two, with Gourlay appearing consistently frustrated at Kerkow’s excellent bowling, and resorting to mostly unsuccessful drives. Whilst Gourlay had a small comeback late in the first set, it was one of the few times where he appeared to have any chance of winning.

In the second set, Kerkow kept Gourlay scoreless for five ends, getting out to an 8-0 lead, before Gourlay scored 2 points in the sixth end. It too little too late though, as Kerkow blitzed Gourlay from there on, getting out to a 13-2 lead at the end of the 8th end. Gourlay won the next end, but at 13-3 it was all over.

Kelvin Kerkow understandably told BBC Scotland that he is "over the moon".

Samuel Gordon-Stewart reporting for Samuel’s Blog and John Kerr

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#1 Comment By Unusually Large Meat On December 3, 2006 @ 2:28 pm

I dont know how Gourlay continues to get invited to these tournaments. No score for 5 ends? What a disgrace.

#2 Comment By Samuel On December 3, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

It happens, I think everyone was expecting a closer contest, but the BBC Scotland people seemed very impressed with Kerkow, who apparently was not really seen as a big chance to win the tournament.

#3 Comment By Unusually Large Meat On December 3, 2006 @ 11:37 pm

Well, Im still very disappointed with the lunatics who make up the Australian Lawn Bowls Selection Commitee.

Do you have any tips on other exiting up-and-coming lawn bowlers to look out for?

#4 Comment By Perciville Jenkins On December 4, 2006 @ 6:41 am

Top ranked Australian singles bowler Nathan Rice will fill the coveted singles position in a new-look national team at the 2007 Asia Pacific Bowls Championship in January.