Jamie Chestney produced an impressive display today to ensure his progression from the first round of the singles event at the World Indoor Bowls Championships in Norfolk.
The reigning world indoor pairs and mixed pairs champion beat wildcard James Rippey in an all-English clash at Potters Resort.
He triumphed 10-4, 10-4 to set up a second-round meeting with Scotland's Stewart Anderson, who defeated compatriot Colin Walker 12-6, 9-8 yesterday.
That match is scheduled for next Tuesday (January 22).
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Paul Foster wins V Damian Doubler after the third end of the tie break. pic.twitter.com/ZRwKPrb3hL
Also advancing through to round two today was five-time world indoor champion Paul Foster of Scotland after he edged Wales' Damian Doubler 6-4, 2-8, 2-1 following a tense tie-break.
Next up for him is Les Gillett after the English player overcame fellow countryman Paul Coleman 7-5, 9-1.
Pairs, mixed pairs and under-25 competitions are also being held over the course of the 17-day event.
Action is scheduled to conclude on January 27.