Scottish International Open: Jamie Chestney first seed to exit as he loses to qualifier

Jamie Chestney became the first seed to fall at the Scottish International Open when he lost to fellow Englishman Brett Arkley in the opening round.

The 11th seed lost 9-4 1-11 2-0 to the qualifier in Livingston.

Last year's losing finalist, Simon Skelton, also suffered an early exit, beaten by fellow Englishman Mark Dawes, the world number four, 9-4 11-6.

Seeds Mervyn King, Jason Greenslade, Mike Stepney and Wayne Willgress all had narrow escapes against qualifiers.

Welshman Jason Greenslade, the world number nine, edged Englishman Lloyd Sabatini 3-8 8-2 2-1.

Belfast qualifier Matthew Crawford hit the jack with his final bowl, but an unlucky rebound handed victory to English world number 14 King 9-4 4-10 2-1.

Englishman Willgress, the number five seed, edged Scottish-born James Rippey 9-4 6-11 2-0, while Scottish 15th seed Stepney sneaked past Welsh qualifier Ross Owen 6-9 10-8 2-0.

Defending champion Stewart Anderson was given a tough test in his opening set by New Zealand's Davey Mota, who at 16 is the youngest-ever player to compete in the World Bowls Tour event.

The teenager dropped a double on the last end to lose the opening set 8-6, but experience told in the second, won 11-2 by the Scot with two ends to spare.

Reigning world indoor singles champion Jamie Walker eased through in straight sets against Hong Kong's Eric Lam 12-4 9-3, while the man he defeated in that final, Scotland's Jason Banks, swept aside Canadian Dylan Jacobs 16-0 13-0.

World number one Paul Foster defeated Australian Connor Biddle 10-3 10-7.

Three other former world champions - Scotland's David Gourlay and England's Greg Harlow and Nick Brett - also all qualified for the last 16.

The Scottish International Open is being streamed live daily on the BBC Sport website.