World number 20 Chris Dobey lived up to his favourite billing by winning the group on Night 14 of the Unibet Home Tour.
The 29-year-old put himself in a commanding position early on, by beating Ciaran Teehan 5-2 in his opening game, before seeing off Ron Meulenkamp 5-1 in his second.
Going into the penultimate two games, Teehan needed a big win over Meulenkamp to give himself any chance of catching Dobey, but a 5-1 defeat to the Dutchman meant Dobey had sealed the group before his final game.
And in that final match he came up against a resurgent Kai Fan Leung, playing at gone 5am in Hong Kong, who took a narrow 5-4 victory.
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Unibet Home Tour Group 14 – Thursday April 30 (1930 BST) Chris Dobey 5-2 Ciaran Teehan Ron Meulenkamp 5-4 Kai Fan Leung Ciaran Teehan 5-1 Kai Fan Leung Chris Dobey 5-1 Ron Meulenjamp Ron Meulenkamp 5-1 Ciaran Teehan Kai Fan Leung 5-4 Chris Dobey
Development tour player Ciaran Teehan continued his superb recent performances, Following some excellent runs on recent Development Tour weekends, it seems that Ciaran was determined to enter the Challenge Tour with a bang!
Teehan averaged in the mid-high nineties in every round. Going to win the event with a 5-2 final victory over Berry Van Peer. Every round was high quality from Ciaran as his standard did not drop from his first round to the last.
Before the final Teehan had despatched Shane McGuirk, Nick Fulwell, Chris Quantock, Andy Jenkins, Jason Askew, Sean Griffiths and Mike Whitehead, none managed to threaten the youngster or claim more than three legs.
Van Peer enjoyed an excellent run to the final and many will be pleased to see him return to something like his best form. Lisa Ashton was another player noted as being in good shape for event 17 of this year. Although Van Peer put an end to her run it was a tight 5-3 win. Her wins over Wesley Plaisier and Mark Walsh indicate a player in good shape.
Event 18 today and tomorrow’s 19 & 20 promise much more to look forward to.
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