Anastasia among Holsten Qualifiers
ANASTASIA DOBROMYSLOVA and Robert Thornton were among the final 16 Holsten Qualifiers to win a place in the Blue Square UK Open on Sunday.
Dobromyslova, the current BDO/WDF Womens World Champion, came through the North-West Regional Final to book her place in the UK Open televised finals at the Reebok Stadium next month.
The Russian star dropped just two legs during the day, whitewashing Peter Galloway in her deciding game to emulate the achiement of fiance Tony Martin - who qualified for last year^s event.
Dobromyslova - who emulates Crissy Howatt and Deta Hedman as a female UK Open qualifier - will be joined in Bolton by current World Masters winner Robert Thornton, the Scottish star who overcame Glenn Moody, Dave Prins and Alan Slater to qualify.
Former PDPA members Paul Whitworth and Dave Johnston, from Salford and Wigan respectively, won places at the Reebok Stadium in the North-West Regional Final.
Middlesbrough duo Adrian Welsh and Chris Hornby - who played in the 1997 Embassy Championship - also qualified, alongside Scottish duo Joe Bata, from Edinburgh, and Paisley^s Andrew Callary Snr.
There was disappointment for Alan Tabern Jnr, the son of world number 13 Alan Tabern, who lost 5-4 to Ian Gunion in his semi-final clash after having darts for victory.
In the South-West Regional Final, Sheerness^ Geoff Harkup qualified for a fourth successive UK Open.
London^s Stuart Pickles and Plumstead^s Nicky Turner also return to Bolton as amateur qualifiers after previously competing in the event
Harkup is joined in qualifying from Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey by Paul McDine, while Alan Casey (Feltham), Michael Smith (Luton), Ryan Francis (Blackheath) and Mel Davies (Hullbridge, Essex) also won places in the UK Open finals.
Blue Square UK Open Holsten Qualifiers
North-West Regional Final - Leigh Miners Welfare
Joe Bata 5-2 Glenn Miller
Andy Johnson 5-2 Roy Cunniff
Dave Blenkarne 5-0 Alan Addison
AdrianWelsh 5-4 Evander Stephenson
Kevin Simm 5-0 Scott Heywood
Paul Whitworth 5-1 John Minnes
Dave Johnston 5-1 Mick Littler
Malcolm Smallshaw 5-1 Alex Field
Robert Thornton 5-1 Dave Prins
Alan Slater 5-0 Ian Taylor
Anastasia Dobromyslova 5-2 Darren Place
Peter Galloway 5-4 John Newton
Chris Hornby 5-3 Paul Clark
Ian Gunion 5-4 Alan Tabern Jnr
Glen Durrant 5-0 Steven Scaife
Andrew Callary Snr 5-2 Paul Skelton
Joe Bata 5-4 Andy Johnson
AdrianWelsh 5-1 Dave Blenkarne
Paul Whitworth 5-3 Kevin Simm
Dave Johnston 5-1 Malcolm Smallshaw
Robert Thornton 5-1 Alan Slater
Anastasia Dobromyslova 5-0 Peter Galloway
Chris Hornby 5-2 Ian Gunion
Andrew Callary Snr 5-4 Glen Durrant
South-East Regional Final - Aylesbury Ex-Servicemen^s Club
Ian Searle 5-1 Paul Hale
Alan Casey 5-3 Peter Mitchell
Geoff Harkup 5-2 Andy Lewis
Chris Jones 5-2 Terry Andrews
Michael Smith 5-4 John Jenkinson
Ian Wise 5-3 Nigel Bone
Martin Wade 5-4 Gareth Thomas
Paul McDine 5-4 Andy Burmby
Moe Whelan 5-2 Chris Marshall
Ryan Francis 5-2 Seamus Gregory
Nigel Payne 5-0 Peter Green
Mel Davies 5-4 Paul Everson
Nicky Turner 5-3 Graham Inis
Peter Harris 5-2 Ian Dawson
Stuart Pickles 5-2 Lee Mant
Dave Goodchild 5-0 Robin Wigg
Alan Casey 5-2 Ian Searle
Geoff Harkup 5-1 Chris Jones
Michael Smith 5-2 Ian Wise
Paul McDine 5-3 Martin Wade
Ryan Francis 5-4 Moe Whelan
Mel Davies 5-3 Nigel Payne
Nicky Turner 5-3 Peter Harris
Stuart Pickles 5-2 Dave Goodchild