April 16, 2019

Australia’s Corrine Hammond and England’s Brian Dawson were riding high at the Bulls German Masters on Sunday as they took their first titles of 2019.

Brian Dawson fought through a tough field of over 600 competitors to win his first BDO ranked title 6-4 over the number three seed Wesley Harms.

Dawson, a former BDO Gold Cup Champion, beat German Open Champion Vandenbogaerde 5-4 in the quarter finals before facing Dennie Olde Kalter, sailing past the Dutch player 5-1 to reach his first ranked final.

Harms secured his fourth final spot of 2019 with a close win over Wales’ Jim Williams 5-4, having earlier beaten the in-form Leighton Bennett 4-1 to progress into the last eight.

The Women’s event saw Hammond take her first title since the Australian Masters in 2018 with a 5-4 win over 2019 Lakeside runner-up Lorraine Winstanley. The result sees Hammond move one place up the rankings into 13th place.

Hammond’s route to the final included wins over Hungary’s Vivian Czipó 4-3, who had earlier taken Fallon Sherrock out of the tournament, followed by Kirsty Hutchinson 4-2 and then the four-times World Champion, Lisa Ashton by the same scoreline in the semi-finals.

Winstanley’s quarter-final match was against close friend and pairs partner Anastasia Dobromyslova, progressing through with a 4-0 win before despatching of Germany’s Irina Armstrong in the semi-finals in straight legs. Armstrong had earlier taken out the number two seed, Aileen de Graaf, denying the Dutch player a chance of repeating her 2018 double-victory.

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