SDC

Pro Tour 3 – Haavisto close to Mulheim

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FINLAND’S Jani Haavisto staked his claim for a debut at this year’s PartyPoker.net European Championships as he defeated number 1 Seed, Per Laursen, to take home the winners cheque of €1,200 whilst also moving to the top of the OOM overnight.

The World Cup of Darts Semi-Finalist faced Great Dane, Laursen, in the Final on a day which seen all 8 Seeds reach the Quarter Finals for the first time in SDC history.

Haavisto, who was celebrating his 26th Birthday, edged past fellow Finn Passi Hyttinen 6-5 in the first round before dispatching of Danish challenger, Torben Andersen 6-1 in the second round.

The Finnish Maestro then came back from 4-0 down to overcome compatriot Timo Hirsimaki 6-4 to set up a Quarter Final Clash with number 7 Seed and former Ladbrokes.com World Championship qualifier, Petri Korte, claiming a 6-4 victory.

Haavisto then ran into Sweden’s Par Riihonen, who had been throwing some of his finest darts in recent times throughout the day which seen the Swede enjoy a run to his first ever SDC Semi-Final.  Despite the Swede scoring heavily in the opening exchanges, the Finn progressed to the Final edging out Riihonen 6-4.

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Laursen, who topped the OOM at the start of play, has been enjoying a resurgence to form this season and claimed the scalps of  Rasmussen, Niskala and Rasmus to set up a Quarter Final clash with Sweden’s number 8 Seed Magnus Caris, dispatching of “Pokerface” 6-1 and then running out a comfortable winner in his Semi Final against fellow Danish club team member, number 4 Seed Dennis Lindskjold 6-2, to set up the Final encounter with Haavisto.

Sunday’s Pro Tour 4 could be a nervy affair with only a run to the Final from Laursen denying Haavisto taking to the stage in Mulheim in July.

PRELIM ROUND

Jaakko Kiiski 4 - 6 Rami Hiipakka

Aaron Knox 5 -6 Ali Roberts

ROUND 1

Per Laursen(1) 6 – 4 Jan E Rasmussen

Asko Niskala 6 - 3 Marko Simolin

Veijo Viinikka 5 - 6 Petri Rasmus

Jarkko Ronkko 6 - 2 Rami Hiipakka

Magnus Caris(8) 6 - 1 Kim F Jensen

Tatu Pehkonen 6 - 0 Martin Jangeborn

Rauno Lehtinen 2 - 6 Jann Hoffmann

Juuso Raittila 3 - 6 Ari Koponen

Dennis Lindskjold(4) 6 - 4 Seppo Rantala

Jarkko Uutela 0 - 6 Janne Kiiski

Mikko Takkaunen 0 - 6 Kari Koskiranta

Klaus Rejnhold 4 - 6 Heikki Hyvonen

Lennart Efraimsson(5) 6 - 2 Markku Kinnunen

Jani Popponen 0 - 6 Juha Makinen

Hannu Suominen 6  - 0 Jari Nissinen

Michael Hansen 4 - 6 Lean Jensen

Jani Haavisto(2) 6 - 5 Pasi Hyttinen

Jari Korvenovo 1 - 6 Torben Andersen

Timo Hirsimaki 6 - 4 Sami Reijonen

Kristian Kautianinen 0 - 6 Ali Roberts

Petri Korte(7) 6 - 0 Jouko Malm

Joonad Heiskanen 0 - 6 Niels J Hansen

Paavo Myller 5 - 6 Søren Hedegaard

Søren Christensen 1 - 6 Alex B Jensen

Ulf Ceder(3) 6 - 3 Marko Englund

Marko Kantele 6 - 2 Ville Petajamaki

Teuvo Haverinen 6 - 1 Kenneth Ljungars

Jari Haavisto 3 - 6 Teemu Harju

Pär Riihonen (6) 6 - 3 Heiko Isoranta

Reijo Ahokas 6 - 1 Michael Frydendahl

Toni Torniainen 6 - 5 Torbjörn Gustafsson

Jarkko Komula 6 - 3 Kim Viljanen

 

Round 2

Per Laursen (1) 6 v 4 Asko Niskala

Petri Rasmus 6 v 5 Jarkko Ronkko

Magnus Caris (8) 6 v 5 Tatu Penkonen

Jann Hoffmann 6 v 1 Ari Kopenen

Dennis Lindskjold (4) 6 v 2 Janne Kiiski

Kari Koskiranta 2 v 6 Heikki Hyvonen

Lennart Efraimsson (5) 6 v 2 Juha Makinen

Hannu Suominen 6 v 5 Lean Jensen

Jani Haavisto (2) 6 v 1 Torben Andersen

Petri Korte (7) 6 v 5 Niels J Hansen

Soren Hedegaard 6 v 4 Alex B Jensen

Ulf Ceder (3) 6 v 4 Marko Kantele

Teuvo Haverinen 1 v 6 Teemu Harju

Par Riihonen (6) 6 v 2 Reijo Ahokas

Toni Torniainen 3 v 6 Jarkko Komula

Round 3

Per Laursen (1) 6 v 2 Petri Rasmus

Magnus Caris (8) 6 v 2 Jann Hoffmann

Dennis Lindskjold (4) 6 v 5 Heikki Hyvonen

Lennart Efraimsson (5) 6 v 3 Hannu Suominen

Jani Haavisto (2) 6 v 4 Timo Hirsimaki

Petri Korte (7) 6 v 2 Soren Hedegaard

Ulf Ceder (3) 6 v 2 Teemu Harju

Par Riihonen (6) 6 v 1 Jarkko Komula

Quarter Finals

Per Laursen (1) 6 v 1 (8) Magnus Caris

Dennis Lindskjold (4) 6 v 4 Lennart Efraimsson (5)

Jani Haavisto (2) 6 v 2 Petri Korte (7)

Ulf Ceder (3) 1 v 6 (6) Par Riihonen

Semi Finals

(1) Per Laursen 6  v 2 (4) Dennis Lindskjold

(2) Jani Haavisto 6 v 4 (6) Par Riihonen

FINAL

(1) Per Laursen 3 v 6 (2) Jani Haavisto

 

 

 

 

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