This Sunday will see the entries open for our second and third Pairs World Ranking events of the season, the Welsh Grand Prix 3-Bowl & 2-Bowl Pairs.
Alan Paul becomes the first player to defend a title on the Short Mat Player Tour after defeating Joe Beattie 9-4 in a great final.
Martin Trainor beats Kevin Conroy to claim the Bronze.
Noel Graham wins the Plate after a 8-7 victory over Joel Hager and Gerard Conroy beats Andrew Jones 11-7 in the Shield final.
Catch up on all the action from the opening day of the 2017 Irish Open from Belfast Indoor Bowls Club.
This year's Irish Open will be pivotal in determining the next World No.1, with 5 players in contention to succeed absent Belgian Dimitri Payne, who currently occupies the top spot. We take a look at the competitors who are in with a chance!