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Devon's Ian Bond crowned World Matchplay champion

Ian Bond
Bond has previously won three World titles

Devon's Ian Bond has been crowned the World Matchplay Champion after beating Jason Greenslade by two sets to one in the final.

Bond overcame number three seed Greenslade 9-5, 5-6, 2-0 to win the Matchplay title, at his first appearance at the event in Sheffield.

The 37-year-old from Exeter's Exonia Club, overcame Mark Royal 9-3 8-4 in the semi-finals.

In the first round at Ponds Forge, Bond beat number one seed Meryvn King.

The new champion said: "Bond is back, it's always nice to win a title."

The Devon star has also earnt a place at the 2010 Premier League Bowls in Cyprus, which begins in September.

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