Success for Usher and Dobromyslova in Lincolnshire
Graham Usher and Anastasia Dobromyslova claimed titles as the BDO-ranked Lincolnshire Open took place at the Blues Club in Gainsborough.
Usher, who lost out to Glen Durrant at the 2009 UK Open in Bolton, reigned victorious as he enjoyed wins over Richard Hubbard, Craig Owens, Craig Venman and Dan Warrington on his way to the quarter-finals.
2011 PDC World Championship qualifier, Matt Padgett, was next to be dispatched by Usher, before the Scarborough-based ace booked his place in the final with a 4-1 victory over Simon Stainton.
A scintillating showing in the final sealed the deal for Usher as he thrashed Nick Fullwell 5-1 with a 97.92 average. Colin Osbourne, Paul Hogan and 13-year-old Leighton Bennett were dumped out at the last 16 stage, while Benidorm Open winner Paul Williams exited in the quarter-finals.
Anastasia Dobromyslova denied Deta Hedman her third title of the calendar year as she claimed the ladies’ Lincolnshire Open following a narrow 4-3 win over ‘The Heart of Darts’.
Dobromyslova, who was originally born in Tver, Russia, but now lives with her husband Tony in Ellesmere Port, didn’t drop a single leg on her way to the final. Trina Gulliver MBE, Laura Tye, Dawn Armstrong and Melanie Robinson were all thrashed in whitewash fashion by the three-time world champion.
Hedman was a worthy runner-up, however it could have been a different story with Jo Locke having the chances to defeat the 59-year-old and young Becky Hunter having match darts to dump her out at the first hurdle.