Matt Ware in a tight game against Paul Drinkhall

Matt Ware v Paul Drinkhall

As ever the volume has picked up when Ware came to the court!

Good start for Ware going 5-1 up in the first end, before eventually taking it 11-4, he’s looking fast, but can he keep it up?

Trading points in the second end, neither side edged out more than a 1 point lead until Ware made it 6-4, this was however short lived, as the score evened up and they continued to trade points. Drinkhall eventually breaks the pattern to make it 12-10 and 1 game all.

Drinkhall regained composure and demolished Ware, who only manages to get a point on the board after Drinkhall had already amassed 9. Drinkhall takes it 11-4

Ware tries to fight back claiming the first two points of the fourth end before drinkhall tries to wrap things up, but a determined Matt Ware won’t let him take it that easily, bringing the game back to 11-11.

For the second time in the game Ware catches the edge of the table to steal a point, followed by another point to take it 15-13 and bring it to 2-2 with an almighty roar.

Paul definitely has the edge as far as speed and power goes, although Ware is playing the more technical game out of the two, this however was not enough to book his place in the final, Drinkhall wins the fifth game 11-7 and claims his place int he final for the fifth consecutive year.

Paul Drinkhall bt. Matt Ware 4-11, 12-10, 11-4, 13-15, 11-7

Joining Drinkhall in the final will be Gavin Evans who beat Damien Nicholls  3-2

Gavin Evans bt. Damien Nicholls 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4