Adam Smith-Neale completed a run all the way from the first round to claim the 2018 Winmau World Masters title at The Spa, Bridlington last night.
Smith-Neale played reigning Lakeside World Champion in the final and edged a classic 6-4. Durrant broke into an early 2-0 lead over his fellow Englishman before the tie was levelled at 2-2. Both men then exchanged blows before Smith-Neale broke Duzza to lead 5-4 and sealed the iconic title 6-4.
Lisa Ashton picked up the Ladies title for a second time in her career as she defeated Casey Gallagher 5-2. Both players were neck and neck at 2-2 before Ashton kicked into another gear and took the match with 3 legs on the bounce, including an impressive 135 finish on the bull.
In the WDDA event, Michael Davies defeated Winmau’s Ricky Chilton 3-1 in an exciting final. It was especially impressive as Davies had to take to the stage after an overnight hospital visit. The BDDA Welsh Open Champion showed fantastic composure and skill on stage as he edged out the number 1 seed.
Earlier in the week, up-and-coming Dutch star Jurjen van der Velde became the 2018 Winmau Boys World Master in a fantastic 4-3 final win over Keane Barry. Jurjen posted an impressive 89.04 average as Keane struggled throughout to contend with his scoring power.
Girls youth sensation Beau Greaves defended her Winmau World Masters Girls title with a whitewash of Canada’s Hayley Crowley in the final. Greaves’ experience of the stage showed as the Yorkshire thrower hammered in a 4-0 victory.
Full results available from the BDO website.
Winmau World Masters Girls Final
Beau Greaves (ENG) (78.10) 4 v 0 (67.24) Hayley Crowley (CAN)
Winmau World Masters Boys Final
Keane Barry (IRE) (80.21) 3 v 4 (89.04) Jurjen van der Velde (NL)
WDDA World Masters 2018
Ricky Chilton (WAL) (58.32) 1 v 3 (59.41) Michael Davies (WAL)
Casey Gallagher (ENG) (73.73) 4 v 3 (74.78) Anastasia Dobromyslova (RUS)
Deta Hedman (ENG) (75.70) 2 v 4 (75.54) Lisa Ashton (ENG)
Mens Quarter Finals
Glen Durrant (ENG) (101.99) 4 v 2 (94.04) Gary Robson (ENG)
Scott Mitchell (ENG) (108.72) 4 v 0 (101.19) David Copley (ENG)
Jim Williams (WAL) 4 v 3 Scott Waites (ENG)
Wayne warren (WAL) (88.21) 1 v 4 (96.82) Adam Smith-Neale (ENG)
Glen Durrant (ENG) (98.70) W v L (99.14) Scott Mitchell (ENG)
Jim Williams (WAL) (91.19) 3 v 5 (94.50) Adam Smith-Neale (ENG)
Casey Gallagher (ENG) (77.46) 2 v 5 (84.87) Lisa Ashton (ENG)
Glen Durrant (ENG) (99.68) 4 v 6 (96.82) Adam Smith-Neale (ENG)