Lisa Ashton has defended her LDO Swedish Classic title defeating Aileen de Graaf in the final with a 5-1 win in the first event of the weekend.

De Graaf is in very good form coming into this; but was beaten with ease by ‘The Lancashire Rose’. She averaged 76.83 to claim her first ranking title; since the Scottish Open in February.

Wins over Maria O’Brien, Kirsty Hutchinson and finally De Graaf capped off a great day for Ashton who will be back today to try and win the Swedish Open part of the weekend.

Click here to view the entries for the second event of the weekend on the BDO’s annual trip to Malmö.

Quarter-Finals
Lisa Ashton 4-1 Maria O’Brien
Kirsty Hutchinson 4-1 Lorraine Winstanley
Fallon Sherrock 4-2 Susianne Hagvall
Aileen de Graaf 4-0 Priscilla Steenbergen

Semi-Finals
Lisa Ashton 5-2 Kirsty Hutchinson
Aileen de Graaf 5-2 Fallon Sherrock

Final
Lisa Ashton 5-1 Aileen de Graaf

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Author: Samuel Gill