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Billy Jackson is beaten in first round of World Bowls Championship by Jason Greenslade

By EchoSport  |  Posted: January 18, 2013

Lincoln bowls star Billy Jackson

Lincoln bowls star Billy Jackson

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Lincoln's Billy Jackson saw his singles hopes come to an abrupt halt at the Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines World Indoor Bowls Championship, as he bowed out at the first-round stage to Welshman Jason Greenslade at Potters Leisure Resort, Hopton-on-Sea.

The 2009 world champion got off to a great start against last year's runner-up, scorching to a 9-4 win in the first set as he played bowls reminiscent of his famous victory four years ago.

But the wheels completely fell off after that, with Jackson picking up just a solitary shot in the next set, losing it 10-1, and then succumbing 2-0 in the three-end tie-break, with 14th seed Greenslade setting up a second-round meeting with tournament favourite Paul Foster.

"I was very disappointed and could not find the big bowl when I needed it," admitted Jackson, who was a wildcard for the event in which he suffered his third successive first-round defeat.

"Although I won the first set, Jason picked up a notch in the second, but I did not manage to step up and in the tie-break it was Jason that found the big bowl at the right time."

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  • billybowler16  |  January 18 2013, 12:12PM

    Just a quickie, can i ask where you got these quotes from as i have not been interviewed by anyone regarding this match from any of the media, neither at the event nor via phone nor email. Please do not quote me on things i have not said. Billy.

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