Anastasia Dobromyslova and Lisa Ashton will contest to the 2019 one80 L-style World Masters Ladies final as they came through testing semi-final encounters to reach the evening session in Purfleet.
The reigning World Master, Ashton, faced Japan’s Kasumi Sato in the opening match of the session. Two holds of throw opened the contest, before Ashton found her feat, nailing her first maximum of the contest and breaking the Sato throw. From then on there was no way back for the Japanese star, as the experienced former World Champion bullied her way into yet another major final.
She was joined by old adversary ‘From Russia with love’ Anastasia Dobromyslova, who defeated practice partner and good friend Lorraine Winstanley. The Buxton thrower started slowly, giving Dobromyslova a significant head-start. From then on it would be plain sailing for the three-time World Champ who has now reached anther major final.
After his terrific performance to see off Jeff Smith in the previous round, one of the few seeds remaining, Mario Vandenbogaerde booked his place in the semis. A total of six maximums and a 90 average made for a comfortable victory over Graham Usher as the Belgian’s great return year to the BDO majors continued.
He will face Ireland international John O’Shea, after the aptly named ‘Joker’ defeated Neil Duff in just five sets. O’Shea averaged 97 in his victory over Willem Mandigers yesterday evening, and continued his excellent form securing a straight-forward win over ‘The Duff Man’.
Michael Warburton will be looking to become the fourth Welsh World Master, the latest being Martin Phillips in 2014, after he defeated Ireland’s Ciaran Teehan. Teehan reeled off four legs on the spin to take a two set lead, but that would be as good as it got for the youngster.
‘Warby’ surged back to take the following three sets 2-0, Teehan rarely getting a sniff at a double. The victory would be confirmed in the following set as he nailed double five for a landmark victory on the famous Circus Tavern stage.
The afternoon’s action was rounded off as Scott Waites ended an excellent weekend of action for Carl Hamilton. The Darlington thrower made his World Masters debut on Friday evening, but was well beaten by Waites here. A 90 average along with a 170 checkout sealing a memorable victory for the Yorkshireman.
By Josh Green (@JoshGreenMedia)
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