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posted 2 Aug 2018, 10:13 by Stamford Indoor Bowls   [ updated 3 Aug 2018, 00:11 ]
The current World Indoor No.1 bowler Greg Harlow (pictured right) together with former world champion Nick Brett will feature in the Nigel Kettle Memorial Open singles tournament at Stamford IBC on Sunday September 30, chasing the £750 first prize.

The rivals will be part of a star-studded line-up that also includes defending champion Paul Maynard, former winner Mark Royal and 2016 world outdoor bowls gold medallist Jamie Walker.

Harlow - a Potters Leisure Resort
Bowls Ambassador is the only player on the World Bowls Tour (WBT) to have won 3 consecutive International Open Titles and has 7 other WBT Titles to his name. He last played the Stamford tournament in 2016 when he lost in the final to Jordan Philpott (Spalding).

Brett (pictured left), a former World Indoor Bowls no. 1, who lives at Yaxley, and who has slipped to the no, 6 spot this season is renowned to be one of the game's fiercest competitors, with dozens of professional titles to his name he will be fighting to the last bowl to prove himself again this season.

Brett's daughter Chloe - an England Under 25 international - is also playing.

Other England internationals taking part include Philpott and Spalding colleague Graham Smith together with Ed Elmore (City of Ely), the current British Isles Under 25 singles champion.

The event will start at 6pm on Saturday, September 29 and will include several Stamford bowlers including Chris Ballard, Christine Ford, Shirley Suffling, Tony Barwell, Derek King John Holroyd and his daughter Helen, together with a handful of players from clubs local to the venue hoping to progress to the last 16 on the Sunday afternoon when some of the worlds top indoor bowlers are likely to be in contention.

The tournament is part of the the Open Singles Circuit with players seeking ranking points as well as cash leading to a grand final at Potters Resort in November following.

The Potters Leisure Bowls retail outlet will also be at the event during Sunday's play.

Less than a handful of entry places still remain. Download an entry form HERE.