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Tim reaches world stage

PUBLISHED: 11:00 03 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:56 03 July 2010

Tim Stone will play at Potters in January

Tim Stone will play at Potters in January

ACLE bowler Tim Stone has qualified for the Potters Holidays World Indoor Bowls Championships.

Over last weekend the World Bowls Singles qualifying rounds were played in Lincoln.

ACLE bowler Tim Stone has qualified for the Potters Holidays World Indoor Bowls Championships.

Over last weekend the World Bowls Singles qualifying rounds were played in Lincoln.

Acle Indoor Bowls Club member Tim Stone played Tristan Morton in the first round and won in two straight sets. He then played another Norfolk man, Jamie Chestney, losing the first set 6-7. In the next set he was 6-4 down with one end to play, but scored three shots to win 7-6.

In the play-off he was one down but won the next two to go into the quarter-final.

In this game he played Simon Reeson and won in two straight sets. Going into the semi-final against Chris Moore he again was in top form and won in two straight sets.

In the final he played Martin Tomlin from Boston in Lincolnshire, and won 7-1, 9-1.

Stone will now play in the television World Championships held at Potters Leisure in January. His first game will be against an Australian qualifier on Sunday, January 11, at 9.30am and if he wins will have to play Norfolk's Mervyn King in the next round.

In the World Pairs qualifiers Acle's Lewis Moore and Daniel Noble lost in the final to Nicky Brett and Jamie Chestney.

Lewis Moore has already qualified for the Welsh Open Championship, which is played after the World Singles event.

Stone is following the steps of fellow Acle member George Tubby who qualified for the World Indoor Singles at Potters in 2005, and Lewis Moore is following the steps of Tim, who qualified for the Welsh Open in 2006.

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