Jeff Smith coasts to triumphant Seacoast Open campaign in America
Jeff Smith reigned victorious once again in Massachusetts as he defended his BDO-ranked Seacoast Open title, beating Danny Baggish 6-4 in a closely contested final.
Smith, who reached the televised stages of the World Masters last month, comfortably saw off Bill Davis, Brandon Rogers and Joshua Bouffard in the early rounds, before booking his place in the quarter-finals with a narrow victory over Jim Widmayer.
After surviving a scare against former champion Widmayer, Smith continued his dominance with 4-1 and 5-3 wins over Jeff Springer and Shad Newton respectively, before beating Baggish 6-4 in the final.
Smith opened up an early 3-1 lead, before Baggish reeled off two on the spin to level up proceedings. ‘The Silencer’ then pinned back-to-back 14-dart legs to move on the brink of victory.
A 125 checkout from Baggish kept him alive, though, Smith kept his cool, pinning a 67 outshot to clinch the title.
— Jeff Smith (@TheSilencer170) November 10, 2019
Despite enduring defeat at the final hurdle, Baggish gathered wins over Darin Young and David Cameron to go alongside his Mixed Triples and Pairs titles in Massachusetts, partnering Cameron and American ladies number one, Paula Murphy.
Elsewhere, Leonard Gates exited in the quarter-finals at the hands of Martin Tremblay, Joe Chaney lost out in the last 16, while Larry Butler departed in the third round thanks to narrow defeat from Stan Savitsky.
Cali West lifted the ladies’ title, beating Joanne Luke 4-3 in the final, after denying Stacey Pace in the last four.
Peter Stewart Jr took the boy’s title after averaging 83.5 in defeating Kaden Anderson, while Aaja Jalbert claimed the girl’s crown.
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