Exeter's Robert Paxton qualifies for World Bowls Tour
Exeter's Robert Paxton will compete in next season's World Bowls Tour after a strong performance in the first round of qualifiers.
The 32-year-old was in fine form to beat Dale McCarthy 7-2 3-6 2-0 in the final of the Scottish Open Qualifier at Poole, in Dorset.
The win ensures Paxton a place in the 2011 Scottish International Open, held in Perth.
Paxton made it through to the semi-finals at the 2010 Scottish Open.