|January 24, 2011|
If outdoor bowls is all about adapting to different environmental conditions, indoor bowls is game of pure precision with the bowler who is able to get his bowls to draw to the jack time and time again, running out the victor.
In Sunday's dream final of the World Indoor Singles, two of the World's best met to fight it out. In the end it was World number one Paul Foster who beat Alex 'Tattie' Marshall MBE at Potters Leisure Resort to win the premier World Bowls Tour title for the fourth time.
In the most precise form of the game, both players in the final used Henselite bowls. This makes it the eighth consecutive year that this title has been won with Henselite bowls.
Foster took the early advantage in the first all-Scottish final for ten years, building up a 5-0 lead before record five-time champion Marshall replied.
But after dropping the first set by a six-shot margin, Marshall bounced back in the second, forging a 6-1 lead over his close friend with a four-shot advantage going into the final two ends.
However, Foster kept calm and won two doubles in a row to clinch his 11-5, 8-8 victory.
"I'm delighted to win my fourth title – but it's not about trying to catch Alex. He's still the best player in the world," said Foster. "It's about being world champion again."