John “Gnasher” Scott claimed a tremendous pair of ranking wins this weekend. The Middlesex man defeated Paavo Myller 5-4 to win the Estonian Masters title, adding to his Estonian Open win of the day before. Scott is the second player on the BDO tour this year to double up on titles joining Martijn Kleermaker.
Both the Open & Masters events, held in the Radisson Blue hotel, are Cat D events and carried 700 & 500 (Euro) for the winner. Gnasher thus ensured a £1000+ payout to go with the hard-earned ranking points. Scott will be heading upwards in the BDO tables after his efforts with his chances of qualifying for major events significantly enhanced.
John’s victories mark a significant step in his darting career. After a few years on the Pro/Challenge Tour path, he switched focus to ‘The Road to Lakeside’ in 2018. He reached later stages of The Romanian and Iceland Opens as well as the final of The Latvian Open. In 2019 he appears to have stepped up a gear having already reached the Acropolis Open final in March.
Our full report of the Estonian events will follow.