Wales is to host the 2019 World Bowls Atlantic Championships in May, bringing players from 20 nations to Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Four years after the threat of closure, the club is welcoming the world's best players.
Stewart Anderson takes his second World Indoor Bowls title with a tie-break win over Simon Skelton.
England's Simon Skelton reaches the World Indoor Bowls final for the first time and faces 2013 champion Stewart Anderson.
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Merthyr bowls club is about to welcome the world's best players, but four years ago it faced closure.