White holds nerve in last leg shootout to deny Labanauskas and reach World Grand Prix Quarter-Finals
White came from two sets down to seal his spot in a wide open section of the draw where he will face either Danny Noppert or Vincent van der Voort in a match that went all the way to sudden death.
To begin the tie, Labanauskas took an opening break to stamp his authority early on and consolidated it with a 90 checkout. He sealed the set from there with White only averaging 72.
'Lucky D' made it six legs on the spin to leave White sinking without trace. He left 24 with White having a chance to get a first leg which he claimed to stop the rot but it was only a hold.
A 76 checkout saw Labanauskas level it up though. White hit a 180 after going 2-1 up to leave 65 on Labanauskas's throw as he looked to halve the deficit.
Two 140's and finally double two saw White contine his revival and with Labanauskas failing to get off for two turns, he went one away before the Lithuanian held throw to stop the rot of sorts.
Labanauskas started the deciding set with a break of throw in the form of a 90 checkout. White hit back though to leave it on serve with a 136 checkout.
A 71 checkout was missed by White but 146 was by Labanauskas which allowed 'Diamond' to hit double 20 to go one away.
A 139 set up left 167 for Labanauskas and double 10 was hit to force a decider.
White produced a 129 set up though to leave him on double eight and with Labanauskas not able to have a chance at 126, White pinned it first time.