Royal suffers Paxton heartache again

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Stowmarket bowler Mark Royal suffered second-round disappointment at the hands of Robert Paxton for the second week in succession.

Royal was defeated by Paxton in the World Indoor Bowls Championships last week on a tie-break, and endured the same fate again at the Cooperative Funeralcare International Open in Blackpool.

As a result of his disappointing displays this year, Royal could lose his place in the world’s top 10.