Former Scottish Open champions Wesley Harms and Tony O’Shea will resume today to try and win the Scottish Open for a second time today as the last 32 of the mens singles are played out.
A field of more than 500 players started the day in the men’s singles at the Normandy Cosmopolitan Hotel, in Renfrew on Saturday.
Third seed Harms, the 2014 winner, went straight through to the last 32 without dropping a leg with wins over Jim Adamson, Ashley Passmore, Kevin Mcinrue and Tony Martin to progress to the final day.
The other former champion O’Shea, who won the Scottish Open ten years ago back in 2009, came through a last-leg decider in the last 128 to beat Allan Brown 3-2, before beating Alexander Morrison 4-2 in the next round to get to the last 32.
Wales International and favourite for the title Jim Williams made his return to action on the BDO circuit for the first time since Lakeside, but je was thwarted by Brazil’s Diogo Portela 3-2.
Last years winner Richard Veenstra also bowed out at the last 128 stage. The newly-crowned Dutch Open champion lost 3-1 to Scotland’s Glen Mcgrandle.
Recent Dutch Open runner-up Ryan Hogarth will resume his latest bid to win a maiden BDO ranking title tomorrow against Northern Irelands Jason Lockhart. Ryan a Scottish International will be favourite but Jason has been in good form on the NIDO circuit reaching the semi final of the NIDO Gold Cup and quarter final of the NIDO Individuals. So it will be an interesting game. UPDATE – Jason put up a good fight, going down 5-2 to Ryan Hogarth. Well played.
World Masters semi finalist Paul Brown from Northern Ireland is also through to the last 32 stage. Hopefully he can progress through and show the gritty match play qualities he possesses. UPDATE Paul was beat 5-1 by Dutch man Chris Landman.
Our other Northern Irish players that went out were Darren Clifford at the last 64 stage, Neil Duff who put out Cameron Menzies went out to Euan Hislop in the second round. Alan Boyd and Aaron Mckendry went out first round. James Walker, Norman Cairns and Rodney Kane out in the the second round. William B Mckendry made the board final and went down to Scotland Captain Ross Montgomery 3-0, great experience for William. William Hedgie Mckendry made the board final also going down to a deciding leg 3-2 loss by Tony Clarke.
Former world champion Scott Mitchell, Chris Landman, Wayne Warren, Wes Newton and Nick Kenny made it to the last 32, along with former PDC tour card holder Jamie Caven and New Zealand’s Cody Harris.
Diogo Portela v Jarred Rafferty
Paul Hogan v Mark Challenger
Ross Montgomery (9) v Mark Barilli
Paul Brown v Chris Landman (8)
Cody Harris v Neil Macdougall
Joe Devlin v Wes Newton (12)
Nick Kenny (13) v Steven Ritchie
Michael Busscher v Scott Mitchell (4)
Wesley Harms (3) v Nicholas Fullwell
Craig Venman v Graham Cummings
Tony O’Shea (11) v Gary Stafford
Darren Layden v Nathan Girvan
Wayne Warren (7) v Ian Lever
Martijn Kleermaker v Carl Hamilton
Ryan Hogarth (15) v Jason Lockhart
Jamie Caven v David Wilson
UPDATE Wesley Harms beat Cody Harris 6-5 in the final. Well done Wesley. Quick shout out to Jamie Caven, on the BDO tour and lands a semi final – not bad at all.
Onto the ladies singles
Gail Mullan and Julie hunter went the furthest from Northern Ireland into the last 32 put out by Kirsty Hutchinson and Laura Turner respectively.
Ballymena trio Katie Lynn, Isobel Niklas and Donna Service did well. Katie and Isobel won their first games and went out last 64 along with Grace Crane.Donna through to the last 64 put out by Kirsty Hutchinson as well. Kirsty would go to put out Lorraine Winstanley also, so she is a good player.
Lisa Ashton beat Deta Hedman 5-3 in the semi finals and Fallon Sherrock beat Maria Obrien 5-2. Lisa ran out a comfortable winner in the final.