The top eight qualifiers for the round robin finals have been decided after this morning’s action at the Irish Open Championships.
England’s Matt Hann leads the men’s section from American Brian Voss, with Ireland’s Paul Stott in third. The other qualifiers are England’s Steve Kay, Mark Smith and Dave Woods, Northern Ireland’s Billy Nimick and Ireland’s Alan Gibbons.
In the ladies section, England’s Hayley White leads from Scotland’s Laura Rhoney and Ireland’s Hannah Cullen. The other qualifiers are Sweden’s Christel Carlsson, England’s Jo Allesbrook and Ireland’s Kerena Dykes, Amanda McDermott and Aimee Kellegher.
The Round Robin takes place this afternoon, with each competitor playing against each other once. Players receive a twenty pin bonus for each win, and also get five pins bonus for games over 200 and a ten pin bonus for games over 250.