Mark Dawes and Jamie Chestney ended the reign of the @Imagine Cruising World Open Pairs champions Greg Harlow and Nicky Brett in the first of the quarter final encounters Potters today. (Monday 8th January).
In what was a high calibre exchange, champions in 2018 and 2021, Dawes and Chestney snuck the closely fought opening set with a double on the last end to win 8-7.
The turning point in the second set came on the seventh end. Leading 5-2, Dawes and Chestnery widened that advantage with an amazing count of four shot to move 9-2 ahead and leave Harlow and Brett requiring two full counts over the remaining two ends to take the match to a tie break.
However that outcome never materialised with Harlow and Brett only managing a singles on the eighth which automatically ruled them out of contention 9-3.
RESULT - DAY 4 / Match 1
PQF1 - Mark Dawes & Jamie Chestney bt *Holders Greg Harlow & Nicky Brett 8-7, 9-3;