Richardson won the first set 3-1 and then seemed to decide the game in two sets. An 18-darter and a 14-darter gave 'Ruthless' a 2-0 lead in the second set. But Richardson was not so ruthless for a while, as the second set went 2-3 to Goedl. Richardson then put his house in order and thanks to an 11-darter, the deciding set went 3-1 to Richardson.
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Then Aletta Wajer was the first Dutch player to take the stage at this edition of Lakeside. In a mediocre match with averages in the low sixties, Wajer proved 2-0 in sets too strong for Paula Jacklin, who has not won a single set in her seven appearances.
The third game of Saturday night's match was won by Jim Widmayer. The first set went 3-2 to Widmayer, before Patrik Kovacs managed to force a deciding set. Kovacs grabbed the lead in the final set with a 15-darter, but Widmayer broke right back with a 14-darter. The American then decided the match with an 84 finish and a 16-darter.