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October 01, 2019

The final weekend before the cut-off for the BDO World Professional Championships saw Beau Greaves once again complete a double-victory, taking the Bruges and Belfry Opens to book her place as a seed in January's finals. 

Brian Raman and Nick Kenny shared the honours in the Men's events, with Raman's win in the Belfry Open propelling him up the table to see him secure a place at the Indigo at the o2. Kenny, who has finished the season strongly, moves into sixth spot on the final ranking table.

The Belfry Open saw Aileen de Graaf take on the eventual Champion Greaves in the semi-final, where the Yorkshire sharpshooter won 5-2 against the number one seed. She would face England's Fallon Sherrock in the final, who beat her England Captain Data Hedman 5-1 in the semi-final match. The final, which was played over the best of three sets saw Greaves take the title 2-0.

In the Men's event, Chris Landman was the only seeded player to make it through to the semi-final stages, where he met France's Thibault Tricole, with Raman pitched against fellow Belgian Geert De Vos. Both matches went the distance, with Raman and Tricole edging out their opponents to set up a final clash. In a very close final, it was a determined Raman who held his nerve to take his second ranking title of the season following his win earlier in the year in Denmark, winning 3 sets to 2.

Sunday's Bruges Open saw the same four ladies progress to the semi-final stages for the second consecutive day, with both Sherrock and Greaves reaching the final with whitewash wins over Hedman and de Graaf respectively. The final once again went the way of Greaves, who managed another 2 sets to nil win over Sherrock to take her second title of the weekend. 

The second day of play for the men saw number five seed as the solo seed into the last four. He faced Patrick Plotz, who had earlier taken solid wins over Wesley Harms and Mario Vandenbogaerde to reach the semi-final stages, where Kenny emerged victorious with a 2 sets to nil win to secure a place in the final. He would face either Andrew Beeton or Berkshire's Jason Heaver, the latter winning in straight sets to make his first ranking final of the season. Another entertaining final saw Heaver push Kenny all the way, but the in-form Gwent man took the title with a 3-2 win in sets over Heaver. 

Full results can be found at HERE

 

 

 

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