Scottish Open 2018 Wins for Veenstra and Dobromyslova
The 25th Winmau Scottish Open Darts Championship kicked off on the Friday night with the ice-breaking Mixed Triples, the traditional opening night competition, with around 90 triples competing.
The 2018 title went to Beauty and the Beasts comprising Lorraine Winstanley, Jonathon Worsley and Wes Newton when they defeated The Shams in the final. The runners-up trio were Lorraine Hyde, Darnell McRory and Ricky Dunlop.
The semi-final teams were Heart of Brad (Deta Hedman, Jim McEwan and Steve Robertson) with 2 Times World Champion's Partners (Kirsty Hutchison, Glen Durrant and Dave Parletti).
There were a few tasty matches in the last 32 of the Mens Open with Richard Veenstra playing Mark Layton, Wayne Warren against Dennis Harbour, Ross Montgomery versus Jim McEwan, James Hughes against Wesley Harms and Ted Hankey versus Davy Mertens.
The quarter finalists were Derk Telnekes (Netherlands), Jim Williams (Wales), Tony O'Shea (England) and Glen Durrant (England).
The first semi-final featured Mark McGeeney from England and Netherlands player Richard Veenstra and it was the Netherlands player who won. Mark took the opening two legs to lead 2-0 but Richard won the third with a double three finish after some nervy finishing from both players. Mark took the next two legs to lead 4-1 and included a 174 score however Richard seemed to find an extra gear and rattled off four legs in a row to claim his place in the final. Mark's average was 27.64 with Richard hitting 29.25.
In the second semi-final England's Gary Robson started with a 180 against Wesley Harms from the Netherlands only to lose the leg as Wes checked out 86 on the bull. Gary levelled the match by taking leg two with a 95 finish on double eight for a 15 dart leg but Wesley struck back with a 13 dart leg to take a 2-1 lead.
Gary had a 180 in the fourth leg and went on to finish on double sixteen for a 15 dart leg and followed this with two consecutive maximums in leg five with a double sixteen finish and another 14 dart leg. In leg six Gary hit his sixth maximum with Wesley also hitting a 171 but the leg went to Gary to lead 4-2. Wesley took leg seven to pull the score back to 4-3 with both players hitting a 180 but Gary was not to be denied and took the eighth leg to win 5-3. Gary's average was 33.12 compared to Wesley's 31.72.
Whoever won this year's Scottish Open title would be a first time winner as neither finalist had taken the prestigious title before. Robbo had been runner-up in 2013 but it was a first appearance on the Normandy Hotel stage for Flyers from the Netherlands.
It was Veenstra who took the opening leg of this best of eleven final and followed it with the second to lead 2-0. Richard took his third consecutive leg with a checkout of 76 taking his lead to 3-0 but poor finishing in the fourth leg allowed Gary to narrow the gap to 3-1. Veenstra added the fifth leg to his tally taking the match score to 4-1 in his favour but back came Robbo with a 102 checkout to take leg six. The seventh leg went to the Dutch player but once again Robbo hit back with a top checkout, this time 122 to narrow the gap. In the ninth leg Veenstra notched a 180 before hitting an 85 finish for a 6-3 scoreline and the Scottish title for the first time. Veenstra's average was 26.59 while Gary hit a 27.30 average.
In the first Ladies Open quarter final Deta Hedman defeated Maria O'Brien 4-2 to move into the semi-finals where she was joined by defending champion Fallon Sherrock who defeated Welsh player Ann Marie Potts 4-0.
Anastasia Dobromyslova had a 4-1 win over Paula Jacklin to reach the last four and she would play Lorraine Winstanley who defeated the two times champion Tricia Wright 4-3.
This left the champions from the last four years of the Ladies Open to compete for the title at the semi-final stage with 12 championship wins between them.
The first ladies semi-final featured the five times Scottish Open champion Deta Hedman playing Fallon Sherrock the defending champion in a repeat of last year's final. Fallon took the opening leg with a fantastic 180 then single 15 and double tops only to see Deta level the match with a double 15 checkout despite both players having a throw at double. Fallon edged ahead by taking the third leg hitting 119 to set up double 16. Deta narrowly missed a bull finish but Fallon made no mistake with the double sixteen. Deta fired back with a 15 dart leg checking out on 76 but once again Fallon edged ahead with a double twenty checkout. Fallon increased her lead with a double 18 finish after hitting a 180. Deta pulled the match back to 4-3 with a double top checkout and then went on to level the tie with a double 18 finish. In the ninth and final leg Fallon hit her third 180 and went on to check out on double ten to progress to the final.
Fallon's average was 26.82 while Deta's was 25.35.
It was a different story in the second semi-final as Anastasia Dobromyslova raced to a 5-0 victory over Lorraine Winstanley. Anasatasia hit three 140's in the opening leg to win and followed that with a double twelve checkout to lead 2-0, despite a 180 from Lorraine. It was soon 3-0 as Anastasia hit a 12 dart leg with a 161 checkout on the bull.
Legs four and five followed quickly with the final checkout of 74, treble 14 followed by double 16. Anastasia hit a 29.47 average with Lorraine on 23.50.
So in the final it was to be the reigning champion Fallon Sherrock versus the three times champion Anastasia Dobromyslova. Fallon hit a 180 with her first three darts and went on to check on double twenty to win the opening leg only to see Anasatasia take out 120, shanghai on twenties, to level the match. From Russia With Love then took the third leg to open up a narrow lead only to see Fallon fire in a 15 dart leg to level the tie once more. Both players had chances to pin the fifth leg before Anastasia finally hit double ten to lead 3-2 and in the next leg some more nervy attempts at checkouts allowed Fallon to level the match at 3-3.
Fallon took the lead after the seventh leg as she checked out on 72 but it was only fitting to see Anastasia hit double sixteen to tie the final at 4-4 and take it to the deciding leg.
Despite both players having a throw for the title it was Anastasia Dobromyslova that held her nerve to hit double ten to earn her fourth Scottish Ladies Open title and deny Fallon Sherrock the defence of her title. Anastasia averaged 25.41 in the final compared to Fallon's 24.26.
The first semi-final in the Mens Pairs was between Wayne Warren & Daniel Day and Stewart Rattray & Alan Small and the Welsh/English duo won 3-1.
They would be joined in the final by Walter Vaes and Willem Mandigers from the Netherlands who defeated Jonathon Worsley & Wesley Newton 3-1 in their last four match. Walter Vaes took the opening leg in the final for the Dutch pairing but Daniel Day levelled the match at 1-1 with his first dart at double tops in leg two. The Dutch pair edged ahead 2-1 as Walter checked out on tops for leg three despite a 180 from Wayne Warren however it was Wayne who took the final to the deciding leg as he tied it all up by checking out on tops in leg four.
Willem took the title back to Holland with a double sixteen checkout after Wayne Warren had narrowly missed out on a 130 checkout on the bull.
The quarter finalists were Billy Gilmour & Scott Gethins, Gerry Hall & Craig Anderson, Mark Layton & Mark Penny and Chris Landman & Martijn Kleermaker.
In the Ladies Pairs Fallon Sherrock & Casey Gallagher defeated Heather Lodge & Jo Clements 3-0 in the last four to reach the final.
They were joined by Maria O'Brien & Deta Hedman who got the better of Corrine Hammond & Lorraine Winstanley 3-1.
In the Ladies Pairs final Maria O' Brien checked out the first leg to lead 1-0 along with Deta Hedman against Fallon Sherrock and Casey Gallagher but it was soon 1-1 as Fallon levelled the tie.
Maria checked out the third leg to edge ahead and followed that with double four in the fourth leg to take the title.
The quarter finalists were Lynsey McDonald & Louise Hepburn, Ann Marie Potts & Linda Ithurralde, Anasatasia Dobromyslova & Leanne Topper and Laura Turner & Tricia Wright
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DrawsMens Singles Draw
Ladies Singles Draw
Mens Pairs Draw
Ladies Pairs Draw
MIxed Triples Draw
Scottish Open Mens Singles Results
|Last 32||Mark McGeeney||5-1||George Mccormick|
|Last 32||Derek Stephen||3-5||Andy Boulton|
|Last 32||Maikel Verberk||2-5||Derk Telnekes|
|Last 32||Billy Johnstone||2-5||Barry Davies|
|Last 32||Richard Veenstra||5-3||Mark Layton|
|Last 32||Chris Landman||5-2||Martijn Kleermaker|
|Last 32||Wayne Warren||5-1||Dennis Harbour|
|Last 32||William Borland||0-5||Jim Williams|
|Last 32||Scott Mitchell||5-3||Chris Fidler|
|Last 32||Craig Anderson||2-5||Gary Robson|
|Last 32||Mark Penny||1-5||Tony O'Shea|
|Last 32||Kevin Inglis||5-4||Martin Phillips|
|Last 32||Ross Montgomery||5-4||Jim McEwan|
|Last 32||James Hughes||5-4||Wesley Harms|
|Last 32||Ted Hankey||5-3||Davy Mertens|
|Last 32||Gary Stafford||0-5||Glen Durrant|
|Last 16||Mark McGeeney||5-3||Andy Boulton|
|Last 16||Derk Telnekes||5-2||Barry Davies|
|Last 16||Richard Veenstra||5-3||Chris Landman|
|Last 16||Wayne Warren||4-5||Jim Williams|
|Last 16||Scott Mitchell||4-5||Gary Robson|
|Last 16||Tony O'Shea||5-1||Kevin Inglis|
|Last 16||Ross Montgomery||2-5||Wesley Harms|
|Last 16||Ted Hankey||3-5||Glen Durrant|
|QF||Mark McGeeney||5-1||Derk Telnekes|
|QF||Richard Veenstra||5-1||Jim Williams|
|QF||Gary Robson||5-3||Tony O'Shea|
|QF||Wesley Harms||5-4||Glen Durrant|
|Semi||Mark McGeeney||4-5||Richard Veenstra|
|Semi||Gary Robson||5-3||Wesley Harms|
|Final||Richard Veenstra||6-3||Gary Robson|
Scottish Open Ladies Singles Reuslts
|Semi||Deta Hedman||4-5||Fallon Sherrock|
|Semi||Anastasia Dobromyslova||5-0||Lorraine Winstanley|
|Final||Fallon Sherrock||4-5||Anastasia Dobromyslova|
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