Shawn Hogan wins Gauteng Regional Ranking Tournament.
Shawn Hogan winner of the Gauteng RRT 8
SHAWN Hogan wins the SAPDO Gauteng Regional Ranking Tournament (RRT) with a thrilling 6-5 win over Roxy Iyers on Sunday 4 August 2013. Hogan, who represented South Africa at the PDC World Cup in 2012 and 2013, has been showing an impressive run of form by claiming his 4th successive RRT. His run to final saw him overcoming Joe Smith 6-0 in the quarter-finals and JP Louw 6-2 in the semi-final.
Roxy , who competed in the PDC Q-School for the last 2 years, produced some fine performances throughout the event and had a tough route to the final. He had to see off former youth Springbok Duncan Hogan 6-1 in the quarter-finals and 2-time South African Singles Champion Jeff Waterman 6-4 in the Semi-finals.
A thrilling final saw Roxy taking an early 4-1 lead with an impressive 15, 15, 18 and 12 darts, but Shawn showed great fighting spirit by hitting two 180s in the process levelling the match at 5-5. The deciding leg saw both players trading 180’s with Roxy first to the double, only to miss 3 clear darts to at double 20. Shawn however took his chance to clean up double 4 for victory.
Results: Knock-out Stage
Jeff Waterman 6-0 Joe Matthysen
Roxy Iyer 6-1 Duncan Hogan
JP.Louw 6-2 Malcolm Treges
Shawn Hogan 6 – 0 Joe Smith
Roxy Iyer 6 -4 Jeff Waterman
Shawn Hogan 6 -2 JP Louw
Shawn Hogan 6 -5 Roxy Iyer