England's Greg Harlow claimed his maiden World Indoor Bowls Championship title yesterday with a 9-8, 10-3 win over qualifier Stewart Anderson, the world junior champion.
The 24-year-old Scot, the first qualifier to reach the world final in Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk, kept it tight in the first set and the start of the second, but the key moment came when Harlow scored a triple to move 8-3 ahead.
"It's what I've been playing for all my life," said fifth seed Harlow. "I felt my tactics of using a variety of short-length jacks were spot-on today – I didn't want Stewart to get into the rhythm we'd seen him get into all week, and that worked." Harlow, from Ely, reached the final in 2006 but lost to Mervyn King.Reuse content