Players Championship Finals: Gary Anderson, Justin Pipe, Peter Wright and Kim Huybrechts into last eight

Last Updated: 01/12/12 5:54pm

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Gary Anderson: Scot advanced to quarter-finals in Minehead

Gary Anderson: Scot advanced to quarter-finals in Minehead

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Gary Anderson overcame a slow start to beat Robert Thornton 10-6 in the second round of the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals in Minehead.

Thornton raced into a 3-0 lead in the all-Scottish clash but Anderson responded by winning the next seven in a row, including checkouts of 100 and 121.

The comeback looked on for Thornton when he reduced his deficit to 8-6, only for Anderson to close out the result by taking the next two.


Justin Pipe 10-8 Brendan Dolan
Wayne Jones 7-10 Peter Wright
Michael Smith 6-10 Kim Huybrechts
Gary Anderson 10-6 Robert Thornton

Anderson's reward is a quarter-final against either Simon Whitlock or Ronnie Baxter.

Also on Saturday afternoon, Justin Pipe reeled off the first six legs on the way to a 10-8 triumph over Brendan Dolan.

Pipe will play Steve Beaton or Mervyn King in the last eight.

Peter Wright saw off Wayne Jones 10-7 and will play Kim Huybrechts in the quarter-finals. Huybrechts was a 10-6 winner against Michael Smith.

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