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Merrien claims World Indoor title

Alison Merrien
Merrien beat Kerry Packwood in the World Indoor final

Guernsey's Alison Merrien won the World Indoor Bowls Championships women's singles title in Swansea on Sunday.

After a slow start to her campaign the world number one came back to beat Wales' Kerry Packwood 10-4 10-9 in the final to claim the crown.

It is the first time Merrien has won the singles title after success in the mixed pairs in previous years.

Merrien told BBC Guernsey: "I've been trying for this one for so many years and finally got it."

Merrien was one of four island bowlers playing in the tournament and the only woman from Guernsey.

see also
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Guernsey take both bowls crowns
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Merrien loses her World Cup semi
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Merrien wins third straight title
20 Mar 09 |  Bowls
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17 Mar 09 |  Bowls
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12 Oct 00 |  Bowls
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