Waites started proceedings off and the multiple Lakeside World Champion will have to be better against Jonny Clayton next up but came through a 6-3 winner.
This was with an 87 average and a high checkout of 72 as both players had mirroring checkout percentages of 27.3% albeit for 'Scotty 2 Hotty', he had double the attempts.
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While Soutar endeared himself to the German crowd as he became a fans favourite in Hildesheim and he also moved through with a more clinical display.
He averaged 89, hit three 180's, a high checkout of 107 with 54.5% on the doubles as he moved through also 6-3 against the Dutchman who also performed well but it was the Scot who held the edge on the scoring which proved the difference.