There was some camera drama in Nathan Aspinall’s opening round match against Vincent van der Voort meaning the match was delayed, but it didn’t stop The Asp as he took care of the Dutchman in style to progress to the second round.
Aspinall looked in fine fettle too, scoring the second-highest average of the first round (92.04), and said in his post-match interview that he wasn’t just here for “a good run”, but that he wants to win it all.
Meanwhile, Danny Noppert knocked Daryl Gurney out of the picture in a 2-0 stunner to make his way into the next round.
NOPPERT KNOCKS OUT GURNEY
Gurney falls at the first hurdle here in Dublin after Noppert wins 2-0!
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The last 32 is the furthest the 28-year-old has made it in the Grand Prix previously and benefitted from the Northern Irishman’s lax finishing in their first-round encounter.
We weren’t too impressed by him even in victory over the out-of-form Gurney and he will find himself in an entirely different match tonight against the focused Aspinall.
The 1.5 set handicap looks very coverable.
Chizzy can’t get enough of these double-starter games!
The 39-year-old showed again in his first-round how much he enjoys this format by posting the highest average – 92.5.
Beating Gerwyn Price is no mean feat, but the world no. 12’s red-hot scoring rate overcame a first-set loss to top the Welshman.
Chizzy was very unlucky to run into MVG last year in the quarter-finals where he lost despite averaging a huge 97.78.
He clearly enjoys the format and we expect him to win well.