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Nick Brett: “I really can’t wait to get out there”

Nick Brett was an unfortunate casualty at last year’s World Indoor Championships, missing out due to an injury picked up whilst playing golf shortly before the event.

The 47-year-old, who started this season in fine form by securing the men’s national singles final for the first time, said: “I always look forward to playing in a major event, but after missing out last year due to injury I really can’t wait to get back out there on the portable rink in front of a full house.”

Nick hit the ground running straight away to win the delayed 2019/20 national singles title at Nottingham a couple of months ago. “It was nice to complete the set of winning all of the main national titles and to win the national singles 17 years after I lost in the final.”

This Championships is the first time that Nick has competed at Potters since his ‘wonder bowl’ went viral during the 2019 Championships and garnered some much-needed media attention for the game.

“I do not care who bowls a bowl that goes viral, as long as it benefits the sport,” he said.

“Hopefully something good happens again this year and we can get it out there in an even better way.”

Nick will face USA’s Loren Dion in the first round of the open singles this afternoon (Thursday, January 13) at 2pm. Nick has already been in action in the open pairs with Greg Harlow, where they reached the semi-final before losing out to Stewart Anderson and Darren Burnett in the semi-final.

The World Indoor Championships started on January 7, and has already seen six days of world-class action. Live streaming is available on the World Bowls Tour’s Facebook and YouTube channel for all matches, with BBC coverage commencing on Monday (January 17).