Jeffrey de Zwaan proved to be too match for Hungarian qualifier Andras Borbely easing through in a 6-2 success in a tie where 'The Black Cobra' admitted he couldn't get going due to not knowing what to expect.
"Playing a Hungarian guy in his hometown you don't know him, you don't know what to expect but I did the right things at the right moments. Hitting my doubles and I saw he was nervous so that was confidence for me as well," he said post match.
Gurney eases past stablemate Rafferty with superb 105 average, De Zwaan comfortably moves past Borbely
"The crowd is amazing and hopefully tomorrow as well. Rob (Cross) is a fantastic player, we play a lot of games, always really close and high averages. I'm really looking forward to it."