Winmau’s double World Champion Scott Waites fired himself into last 8 at Lakeside with a superb 4-1 win over Richard Veenstra last night.
The Yorkshireman fell to an early 1-0 deficit as Veenstra took the opening set, but Scotty 2 Hotty moved up a gear to take 4 consecutive sets with the aid of a 160 checkout.
Trina Gulliver MBE also got her 2019 Lakeside campaign off to a winning start as she defeated Karolina Podgorska 2-1. The match went all the way to a last leg decider as Trina nailed double five in the final leg to book a showdown with Lorraine Winstanley.
Elsewhere rising German sensation Michael Unterbuchner whitewashed Wayne Warren 4-0 in sets to face Willem Mandigers in the quarter-finals. Mandigers booked his place in the quarters with a 4-2 win over fellow Dutchman Wesley Harms.
Jim Williams mirrored Unterbuchner’s whitewash win as he defeated Dean Reynolds and there was a shock exit for Mark McGeeney, as he was also demolished 4-0 by Conan Whitehead.
Wednesday Day 5
Wesley Harms (NED) 2 Vs 4 Willem Mandigers (NED)
Trina Gulliver MBE (ENG) 2 Vs 1 Karolina Podgorska (POL)
Michael Unterbuchner (GER) 4 Vs 0 Wayne Warren (WAL)
Mark McGeeney (ENG) 0 Vs 4 Conan Whitehead (ENG)
Jim Williams (WAL) 4 Vs 0 Dean Reynolds (WAL)
Richard Veenstra (NED) 1 Vs 4 Scott Waites (ENG)