Ricky Evans is a couple of steps away from the World Championships after a 5-3 win over Josh Payne. ‘Rapid’ Ricky, who stunned Simon Whitlock at the Ally Pally two years ago, defeated the World Youth finalist in Milton Keynes, and retains hopes of reaching three successive championships. Chris Quantock’s fine run continued as he beat Welshman Barrie Bates 5-3, while Jeffrey de Graaf sealed his quarter-final spot by seeing off Jim Walker.
A classy 170 checkout sealed a 5-1 win for Brendan Dolan, who saw off the challenge of Alan Tabern. Ron Meulenkamp was pushed all the way by Nathan Aspinall, but prevailed 5-4. Ted Evetts’ hopes are also still alive; he beat Luke Woodhouse 5-3. David Pallett won by the same scoreline against Mark Dudbridge, and Jamie Lewis rounded off the quarter-final lineup with a 5-4 win over Mick McGowan.
Last 16 results

Brendan Dolan 5-1 Alan Tabern
Ricky Evans 5-3 Josh Payne
Jamie Lewis 5-4 Mick McGowan
David Pallett 5-3 Mark Dudbridge
Chris Quantock 5-3 Barrie Bates
Ron Meulenkamp 5-4 Nathan Aspinall
Jeffrey de Graaf 5-3 Jim Walker
Ted Evetts 5-3 Luke Woodhouse
Quarter-finals
Brendan Dolan vs Ricky Evans
Jamie Lewis vs David Pallett
Chris Quantock vs Ron Meulenkamp
Jeffrey de Graaf vs Ted Evetts
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Author: Ed McCosh