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DARREN BURNETT DIGS DEEP TO BOOK A 2nd ROUND SINGLES SPOT IN THE WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Number 15 seed Darren Burnett had to dig deep and pull on all his experience to take a last gasp 6-9, 11-5, 2-0 win over Kiwi Colin Rogan and book a second round ticket for the @Imagine Cruising World Indoor Bowls Singles Championship on Thursday 19th January against either Paul Foster MBE or Hong Kong’s Jason Choi.


Darren started off in a confident mode, reaching out to a 4-2, four end lead. However, as the fifth end concluded, Darren’s holding shot fell out of the count with no 30 second time request being asked for – as is the ruling, and he lost the shot.


With control of the jack, Colin went for a longer length, and, with the fifth end scenario still replaying in his mind, Darren lost his focus and dropped a full count of four shots to trail 4-7. And in turn lost the set 6-9.


He struggled to cut Colin’s winning run, and trailed 0-4 after three ends of the second, and knowing that he couldn’t let the match slip any further, he found a purple patch of form and scored on five of the last six ends to win 11-5 and take the match to a tie break – which he won 2-0.


“I was within one end of being bombed out of the event. I knew that if I didn’t score on the fourth end of the second set that I wouldn’t have a chance of catching up” said Darren.


Adding “the situation with my bowl falling out of the head really riled me, and I couldn’t concentrate after that. Just thankful that I did manage to put that behind me and take a win”.



Match Result -

Darren Burnett (Scot/15) bt Colin Rogan (New Zealand/Q)




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