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2017 Lakeside International Playoff Results
Despite some excellent individual match performances, none of the ten Americans in action yesterday were able to secure a spot alongside Tom Sawyer on the Lakeside stage.
In the open (boys and girls combined) youth playoff, Kaylee Roy slipped to a first-round defeat against England’s Adam Paxton, while Dominik Pundt lost to Scotland’s Nathan Girvan (who went on to qualify for the World Youth Championship) just one round later. Still, young Dominik did post a tidy 14-dart leg after opening with a 180. The nice thing for both Kaylee and Dominik is that their matches were a great warm-up for the World Masters itself.
Sadly, our two women didn’t take too long to join the kids – thanks to Patricia Farrell! After a comfortable 3-0 defeat of Marzia Catino (Italy), Sandy Hudson was on the wrong end of an identical scoreline against Farrell. The Canadian’s next opponent was our other representative, Lisa Ayers, but despite taking Patricia to a deciding leg, Lisa joined Sandy on the sidelines. Farrell’s good form continued, and a spot at Lakeside was the reward for a great day’s work.
On to the men, and American representation was halved by the end of the first round. Elliot Milk, Willard Bruguier, and Chris Lim were the casualties. Jim Widmayer kicked of his day with a superb triump over the highly-rated Dutchman, Gino Vos, but saw his day ended next time out by England’s Neil Meneer. Larry Butler looked good with some impressive straight-set wins over Colin McGarry, Sean McGowan, and Patrick Rey, but Willem Mandigers emerged victorious from a three-set thriller. That left Joe Chaney. The only American in the bottom half of the draw, “Chanesaw” displayed his usual efficiency as he worked his way through to the final of Group 12. There, he faced Dane Alex Jensen, and three sets later, US hopes were ended.
The qualifiers for Lakeside were :
Youth – Nathan Girvan (Sco), Justin van Tergouw (NL)
Women – Patricia Farrell (Can), Olive Byamukama (Sco)
Men – Paul Hogan (Eng), Willem Mandigers NL), Davy van Baelen (Bel), Mark McGrath (NZ)