Huntingdon bowler Nicky Brett pipped in International Open semi-final thriller

Huntingdon IBC bowler Nicky Brett. Picture: JAMES BASS

Huntingdon IBC bowler Nicky Brett. Picture: JAMES BASS - Credit: James Bass

Nicky Brett saw the defence of his Co-operative Funeralcare International Open crown end in dramatic fashion at the weekend.

The Huntingdon IBC ace was pipped in a semi-final tie-break by eventual champion David Gourlay.

Brett, who won the World Indoor Singles title back in January, won the opening set 8-7 before Gourlay responded to take the second set 9-8 after holding a 9-1 advantage following the opening six ends.

And Gourlay also came out on top in the tie break with two singles earning him victory.