THE OREGON OPEN, now it’s 50th year, was a new and welcome addition the BDO calendar this season, bringing the total number of US based events to 12.
The USA pairing of Patrick Kithi and Michael Yaksitch progressed through to the Men’s final following semi-final wins over Wayne Smith and Rick Adcock respectively. Yaksitch stormed into a 3-leg lead in the best of seven final before Kithi fought back to take four legs on the spin and claim his first BDO ranked title.
The ladies event also saw a new face claiming her first BDO ranked title as Renee Ripol beat fellow American Carole Herriott 4-3 in the final in another match which went the distance.
The wins for Kithi and Ripol also sees the duo win a place at the World Masters to be hosted later this year.