Richardson takes out newcomer Dawes

7 November, 2015

All eyes turned to the newcomer in the WBT Rankings, Mark Dawes from Blackpool who faced qualifier David Richardson from East Sussex. Richardson got off to a good start going 4-1 up in the first set but then dropped a three count to go 4 all. He followed up then with a single and a double to go 7-4 in the lead leaving Dawes requiring a full count of four to win the set, however he blocked off Dawes who only managed a single. Dawes started the second set extremely well going 7-0 up by the 4 end but then disaster struck in the shape of Richardson who powered away over the next 4 ends with 11 shots to leave a staggered Dawes with nowhere to go. So Richardson took the match in two sets 5-7, 11-7. Match can be seen on