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Noppert impresses to win Scottish Open title

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Danny Noppert produced an excellent performance as he averaged over 100 to beat Dean Reynolds 6-0 and win the Scottish Open title.

The young Dutchman came through a field of more than 1,000 players at the Normandy Cosmopolitan Hotel in Renfrew this weekend to pick up his first big title in the BDO.

Noppert saw off two-time Lakeside champion Ted Hankey in the semi finals, with a 99.36 average helping him beat the Count 5-1.

The recent Dutch Open finalist took that form into the final, where he averaged 100.20 as he whitewashed Reynolds 6-0 to take home the £3,000 winner’s cheque.

After comfortably holding his throw in the first leg, Noppert posted two 14 dart legs to go 3-0 up and then took out a match-winning 130 checkout on the bull to go 4-0 in front.

A 13 dart leg on his throw moved him to within one of victory, which he secured in the next leg by taking out 76 to be crowned champion.

Elsewhere, Lorraine Winstanley reeled off three legs in a row to beat Deta Hedman 5-3 and win the Scottish Open Ladies title.

With the first five legs having all gone with throw, Hedman threatened the first break when she left 60, but Winstanley checked out 134 on double 16 to keep the final on throw.

Winstanley then won the next two legs to win her second Scottish Open and also end her 10 month trophy drought in the BDO.

Earlier in the day, Glen Durrant and Martin Atkins beat Stephen Lennon and Michael Meaney 3-1 to win the Men’s Pairs title, and Claire Brookin and Anne Marie Swindells edged out Hedman and Rachel Brooks 3-0 to lift the Ladies Pairs trophy.

 

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