Adam Davis' resounding 8-1 victory over in form player Rob Wharne in the final of tour 4 has sent out a clear warning that the former World Champion is on fine form and one of the players to watch on the tour. Davis, who currently sits on top of the Premier League table, ended Tom Cousins' run of 3 successive tour wins by taking the fourth title at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.
Both players had tough routes to the final, with each making their way through a deciding frame along the way. Wharne could easily have been out in the last 64 to qualifier Chris Dyson who clawed back an early deficit and then missed a chance in the decider before Wharne managed to get over the line. After this Wharne made light work of the rest of the field until he ran into former World Champion and past tour winner, Adam Davis, who played a solid final taking out chances with relentless consistency.
Davis cruised into the last 32 with two convincing victories before encountering tour 2 finalist Dylan Leary who gave him a tougher ride. Davis edged this 7-5 and followed with a similar result against Pat Ward, who had a good weekend also making the semi-final of the Challenge event, eventually losing out to Challenge winner Ben Flack. A delayed quarter final saw Davis pitted against Neil Davey, running out a 7-3 winner and getting a well-deserved break due to the staggered start times for the semi-final to allow for the streaming of both matches. The break was much required as a long and draining semi-final awaited where he eventually ran out an 8-7 victor against D’Imperio.
|FINAL||ADAM DAVIS ||ROB WHARNE |
|SEMIS||Giueseppe D’Imperio [8-7]||Max Nosko [8-3]|
|QUARTERS||Neil Davey [7-3]||Phil Harrison [7-0]|
|LAST 16||Pat Ward [7-5]||Harjeet Singh [7-4]|
|LAST 32||Dylan Leary [7-5]||Ben Bennett [7-1]|
|LAST 64||Michael Cromwell [7-1]||Chris Dyson [7-6]|
|LAST 128||Scott Yardley [7-3]||Nigel Hilton [7-0]|