Winmau’s Scott Mitchell rallied from 2 sets down to defeat Willem Mandigers 3-2 in an epic comeback at 2018 Winmau World Masters.
Scotty Dog found himself trailing at 2 sets down as Mandigers rocketed ahead. The former Lakeside World Champion showed his grit and battled back to take it all the way to a deciding set. Mandigers nerves showed and Mitchell capitalised to set-up a quarter final clash with David Copley.
Scott Waites also picked up victory with a 3-1 win over Dave Parletti. The 2011 World Master was tied up in a tough encounter with Parletti but 154 and 130 finishes secure him sets three and four to win the clash.
It was relatively smooth-sailing for Glen Durrant as he defeated Gary Stone 3-0 with a strong 97.18 average. The reigning Lakeside World Champion with face his fellow thrower from the North East, Gary Robson, as big Robbo defeated Mario Vandenbogaerde 3-1.
Elsewhere there was a 101.44 losing average for Michael Unterbuchner as Wayne Warren whitewashed the German 3-0. David Copley toppled Eddie Mordica 3-1 and Adam Smith-Neale closed out the evening in a real classic against Mark McGeeney. Smith Neale triumphed 3-2 to now face Warren in today's final sessions.
In the Ladies there was a shock opening stage result as reigning champion Lorraine Winstanley was dumped out 4-0 by Casey Gallagher. The 2013 Winmau World Masters Girls Champ was un-phased facing Winstanley, who herself never got into a rhythm.
Deta Hedman edged a fanatastic encounter with Japan’s Mikuru Suzuki in a contest that went right down to a deciding leg. The Heart of Darts’ experience on the stage showed as she kept her cool to win 4-3.
Ladies Lakeside World Champion Lisa Ashton comfortably moved her way into the Ladies semi-finals with a 4-1 win over Corrine Hammond. Elsewhere Anastasia Dobromyslova picked up the 4-1 victory in a scrappy clash with Sue Gulliver.
Casey Gallagher (ENG) (77.08) 4 v 0 (69.23) Lorraine Winstanley (ENG)
Glen Durrant (ENG) (97.18) 3 v 0 (88.97) Gary Stone (SCO)
Mario Vandenbogaerde (BEL) (95.25) 1 v 3 (92.19) Gary Robson (ENG)
Sue Gulliver (ENG) (70.77) 1 v 4 (73.38) Anastasia Dobromyslova (RUS)
Scott Mitchell (ENG) (84.56) 3 v 2 (85.67) Willem Mandigers (NL)
David Copley (ENG) (82.01) 3 v 1 (74.57) Eddie Mordica (ENG)
Mikuru Suzuki (JAP)(80.38) 3 v 4 (84.02) Deta Hedman (ENG)
Jim Williams (WAL) (86.85) 3 v 1 (90.76) Richard Veenstra (NL)
Dave Parletti (ENG) (96.34) 1 v 3 (92.28) Scott Waites (ENG)
Corrine Hammond (AUS) (78.42) 1 v 4 (92.04) Lisa Ashton (ENG)
Michael Unterbuchner (GER) (101.44) 0 v 3 (97.60) Wayne Warren (WAL)
Adam Smith-Neale (ENG) (90.92) 3 v 2 (88.82) Mark McGeeney (ENG)
The action continues from 12:00 with the WDDA final before the Mens and Ladies tournaments play to their conclusions.
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