Players - Mervyn King

Norfolk’s Mervyn King, now ranked at No. 6 in the world for the 2014-15 season. Mervyn says that his best advice would be,”learn to lose before you learn to win and best of all, make sure you enjoy yourself”. Mervyn has held true to his own advice and is always ready to have a word with the fans on the WBT circuit. Bowling since he was 15 Mervyn won the World Singles Title back in 2006 and has 5 other WBT titles together with Commonwealth Games appearances in 2002, 2006 & 2010.

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News

  • Harlow Heads Provisional World Rankings
    Thursday 17th November, 2011 by

    A runner-up finish in last week’s Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open in Perth has taken England’s Greg Harlow to the top of the first provisional World Bowls Tour world rankings for next season.



  • Paxton Dethrones King To Make Maiden WBT Final
    Friday 11th November, 2011 by

    English qualifier Robert Paxton continued his stunning run in the Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open when he defeated defending champion Mervyn King in straight sets at Dewars Centre in Perth today to reach the final of a World Bowls Tour event for the first time.



  • Qualifier Paxton Powers To Perth Semis
    Friday 11th November, 2011 by

    English qualifier Robert Paxton powered through to the semi-finals of the Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open for the second year in a row after upsetting sixth-seeded compatriot Simon Skelton in the quarter-finals of the opening World Bowls Tour event of the season at Dewars Centre in Perth.



  • Foster Makes Quarter-Finals At Dewars
    Thursday 10th November, 2011 by

    After the disappointment of a second round exit last year, Scotland's world number one and world champion Paul Foster made it through to the quarter-finals of the Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open after a close-fought victory over England's former world champion Billy Jackson in the opening World Bowls Tour event of the season at Dewars Centre in Perth.



  • Gillett Gets Marshall In Perth Upset
    Monday 7th November, 2011 by

    England's Les Gillett, a wildcard entry in the Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open, produced the biggest upset on the last day of first round action in the first World Bowls Tour event of the season at the Dewars Centre in Perth when he defeated legendary Scot Alex Marshall.



  • World Champion Foster Retains World No1 Ranking
    Friday 18th February, 2011 by

    Success for the fourth time at the Potters Holidays World Indoor Singles Championship in January has led to Scotland's Paul Foster retaining the World Bowls Tour world number one ranking, according the list for the 2011/12 season announced by the WBT.



  • Top Two Seeds Through To Potters Quarter-Finals
    Wednesday 19th January, 2011 by

    Paul Foster and Greg Harlow, the top two players in the World Bowls Tour world rankings, secured their places in the quarter-finals of the Potters Holidays World Indoor Singles Championship after contrasting displays in today's second round at Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk.



  • Merrien Leads To Champions' Downfall at Potters
    Friday 14th January, 2011 by

    A star performance by Guernsey's Alison Merrien in today's first day of action in the Potters Holidays World Indoor Mixed Matchplay Championship led to the downfall of reigning champions Carol Ashby & Alex Marshall.



  • Stone Turns Over Gourlay In World Upset At Potters
    Tuesday 11th January, 2011 by

    Local wild card player Tim Stone produced a major upset in today's second day of first round action in the Potters Holidays World Indoor Singles Championship when he overturned Scotland's former world champion David Gourlay to reach the last 16 of the premier World Bowls Tour event in Norfolk for the first time.



  • King Stars At World Bowls Tour Awards At Potters
    Sunday 9th January, 2011 by

    Local hero Mervyn King emerged as the star of the night when he picked up two of the top awards at the 2010 World Bowls Tour Awards at Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk.



Bio

Country : England
Children : Sam, Emma, Jack - Step Children Harriet, Alicia
Occupation : Pest Controller
Indoor Club : Gallow
Outdoor Club : Hunstanton
Type of Bowls Used : Henselite Classic 2
Size of Bowls : 4
Weight of Bowls : Heavy
Indoor Bowls : Taylor size 3 Heavy
Hobbies : Shooting
Food : Thai
Other Pasttimes : Out with dogs & kids - plus my wife Suzanne

Achievements

Year Achievement
2010 Matchroom Premier League Winner
2010 Commonwealth Games Silver Medal
2007 National Pairs
1997 World Indoor Pairs
1994 Ely Masters Champion

Recent Rounds Reached

Competition Result
Co-operative Funeralcare World Matchplay 2010 QF
Potters World Indoor Singles 2010 R2
World Pairs 2010 SF
World Mixed Pairs 2010 QF
Welsh International Open 2010 QF
World Pairs 2009 W
World Mixed Pairs 2009 QF
Potters Leisure Resort World Pairs 2009 W
Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open 2009 SF
World Matchplay 2009 W
Gravells Welsh International Open 2009 QF
Potters World Indoor Singles 2009 R3
World Pairs 2008 QF
World Mixed Pairs 2008 QF
International Open 2008 R2
World Matchplay 2008 QF
Potters World Indoor Singles 2008 QF
Welsh International Open 2008 R2
Dales Sports Surfaces Scottish International Open 2008 QF
World Pairs 2007 QF
World Matchplay 2007 RU
engage International Open 2007 QF
Potters World Indoor Singles 2007 RU
Welsh International Open 2007 R1
Scottish International Open 2007 R2
World Pairs 2006 RU
engage International Open 2006 QF
Potters World Indoor Singles 2006 W
Scottish International Open 2006 R2
World Pairs 2005 W
Potters World Indoor Singles 2005 R2
Welsh Masters 2005 R2
BUPA Care Homes Open 2004 R1
Welsh Masters 2004 R2
Scottish Masters 2004 R1
BUPA Care Homes Open 2003 R1
Potters World Indoor Singles 2003 R2
Potters World Indoor Singles 2002 R2
World Pairs 2001 QF
Potters World Indoor Singles 2001 R3
World Pairs 2000 R1
BUPA Care Homes Open 2000 R1
Potters World Indoor Singles 2000 R2
World Pairs 1999 QF
BUPA Care Homes Open 1999 R2
Potters World Indoor Singles 1999 R2
World Pairs 1998 QF
BUPA Care Homes Open 1998 R1
SAGA World Indoor Singles 1998 RU
BUPA Care Homes Open 1997 R2