The results: Tuesday 22 January
Tuesday saw the Mixed Pairs final in the International Arena at Potters Resort. Discover which pair won the title, and other match highlights and results from the day.
Tuesday 22 January
The first match of the day was Scotland’s Stewart Anderson, former World Open Singles Champion, up against England’s Jamie Chestney, former Mixed Pairs and Pairs Champion. This was the first of the second round Singles matches and promised to be an excellent game. The upper hand kept switching in the first set, but it was Anderson who took the set. The second set was a really tight affair, with only one shot difference between the players for much of the game. It ended with a draw, meaning that Anderson won the game and his place in the next round.
The Mixed Pairs final was between New Zealander, Helen Carman and England’s Nick Brett versus England’s Robert Paxton and Ellen Falkner. In the first set it was Carman and Brett who settled in quickest, with some decent lead bowls. The first set ended with an impressive win for Carman and Brett of 15,1. The second set saw Paxton and Falkner pull back a win, which led to an exciting tie break match. Falkner led with great bowls and was backed up by Paxton. They took the match to be named Mixed Pairs Champions.
The next match of the day was between Scotland’s Paul Foster MBE and England’s Les Gillett. The first set went to Gillett but it was Foster that managed to take the second set 9,2 and take the match to a tie break. In the tie break it was Gillett that just about managed to pip Foster to the post on both ends and will go through to the quarters.
The evening match was between Scott Edwards and the newly crowned 2019 World Indoor Mixed Pairs Champion, Robert Paxton - fresh off his win less than three hours ago. It was Edwards though who took the first set with some great bowls, and the second as well. Edwards will be going through to the quater final against Les Gillett on Friday.
Tuesday 22 January
S19=8: Stewart Anderson (S) v Jamie Chestney (E): 12,5 – 6,6
Final: Nick Brett (E) & Helen Carman (NZ) v Robert Paxton & Ellen Falkner (NZ): 15,1 – 3,10 – 0,2
S19: Paul Foster MBE (S) v Les Gillett (E): 4,5 – 9,2 – 0,2
S20: Scott Edwards (E) v Robert Paxton (E): 7,3 – 7,6