Thursday, 30 April 2020

TA Pro Tour Finals, round 1 section 3/4

Urgh, Dobey managed to win it if I've done my maths right, but for now, let's look at quarter three of the TA Pro Tour Finals:


Peter WrightLegKai Fan Leung
11100
21200
31300
41400
51500
50611
50712
50813
61903
601014
711104
811204
911304
1011404

Easy enough win for the world champ, sweeping the opening session, Kai got things back close to parity in the second, but Peter didn't let anything slip from there.

Geert NentjesLegVincent van der Voort
11100
10211
10312
10413
21503
20614
31704
30815
41905
401016
401117
401218
511308
501419
5015110
Nentjes was probably the most surprising player to win in this series of events right on day one, but this all Dutch clash went with experience, with Vincent not being broken once, getting one early break, and then getting two more after the final interval to put the game to bed.

Darius LabanauskasLegJames Wade
00111
00212
11302
10413
21503
20614
31704
41804
51904
501015
501116
501217
611307
601418
601519
6016110
The Machine moves on in what was not a particularly comfortable game early on, it was all square as we came back from the second interval but Darius couldn't keep things going and James moves on to round two.

Luke WoodhouseLegChris Dobey
11100
21200
20311
31401
41501
40612
40713
40814
40915
401016
511106
501217
611307
601418
601519
6016110
And James will face our latest Home Tour winner, Luke Woodhouse had a dream opening session, but it all went downhill from there, Dobey eliminating the break and then gaining one back the other way, holding with ease and sticking another late break in to make absolutely sure of things.

Adrian LewisLegRyan Searle
00111
00212
00313
00414
00515
00616
11706
21806
31906
411006
401117
511207
501318
611408
601519
711609
7017110
Huge seeding shock here as the newest real life Pro Tour winner knocks out the twice world champ, he got into a 6-0 lead with a remarkable early burst, Adie pulled it back to 6-4, but then neither could hold their throw to save their lives, and Ryan was able to claim victory.

Jelle KlaasenLegDimitri van den Bergh
11100
10211
10312
10413
21503
20614
20715
20816
20917
201018
311108
411208
511308
501419
611509
6016110
It's the Belgian youngster who was able to get through this all low countries clash, getting a few early breaks to take a huge lead into the second interval - Jelle did claim one break back but had left way too much ground to make up and Dimitri cruised over the line with a couple of routine holds.

Glen DurrantLegMartin Schindler
11100
10211
21301
20412
31502
41602
51702
50813
61903
711003
701114
701215
811305
801416
911506
1011606
We're denied a possible all-German second round tie as Glen never really gave Martin a chance here, it stayed on serve in the first session but the second ended things as a contest with Durrant pulling out to a two break lead. Schindler got one back immediately but never got the second one back as Duzza moves on.

Jose de SousaLegMax Hopp
00111
00212
11302
10413
21503
31603
41703
51803
61903
601014
601115
711205
701316
701417
701518
701619
811709
8018110
It would have been an all-German tie, as Max Hopp pulls off a bit of an upset to take out the twice Pro Tour winner from Portugal. Jose was looking very good with a break lead at the second interval, and was still on throw at 7-7, but the momentum was with Max by that point and Hopp will face Duzza in a repeat of their actual Players Championship Finals matchup from 2019.

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