Former champions Wesley Harms and Tony O’Shea will resume their bids to win the Scottish Open for a second time when play resumes with the last 32 tomorrow.
A field of more than 500 players started the day in the men’s singles at the Normandy Cosmopolitan Hotel, in Renfrew on Saturday.
Third seed Harms, the 2014 winner, breezed through to the last 32 without dropping a single leg, as he recorded whitewash wins over Jim Adamson, Ashley Passmore, Kevin Mcinrue and Tony Martin to progress to the final day.
The other former champion left in the field, O’Shea, who won the Scottish Open back in 2009, came through a last-leg decider in the last 128 to beat Allan Brown 3-2, before beating Alexander Morrison 4-2 in the next round.
Jim Williams made his return to action on the BDO circuit for the first time since Lakeside, but his bid to claim the title came to a halt in the last 128, as the top seed was beaten 3-2 by Brazil’s Diogo Portela.
Defending champion Richard Veenstra also bowed out at the last 128 stage. The newly-crowned Dutch Open champion lost 3-1 to Scotland’s Glen Mcgrandle as his title defence fell short before the final day.
Recent Dutch Open runner-up Ryan Hogarth will resume his latest bid to win a maiden BDO ranking title tomorrow, and he is one of nine Scots left in the tournament, along with ninth seed Ross Montgomery, Jared Rafferty, Mark Barilli, Neil Macdougall, Joe Devlin, Steven Ritchie, Graham Cummings and two-time world youth finalist Nathan Girvan.
Former world champion Scott Mitchell, Chris Landman, Wayne Warren, Wes Newton and Nick Kenny are also still in the running, along with former PDC tour card holder Jamie Caven and New Zealand’s Cody Harris.
Diogo Portela v Jarred Rafferty
Paul Hogan v Mark Challenger
Ross Montgomery (9) v Mark Barilli
Paul Brown v Chris Landman (8)
Cody Harris v Neil Macdougall
Joe Devlin v Wes Newton (12)
Nick Kenny (13) v Steven Ritchie
Michael Busscher v Scott Mitchell (4)
Wesley Harms (3) v Nicholas Fullwell
Craig Venman v Graham Cummings
Tony O’Shea (11) v Gary Stafford
Darren Layden v Nathan Girvan
Wayne Warren (7) v Ian Lever
Martijn Kleermaker v Carl Hamilton
Ryan Hogarth (15) v Jason Lockhart
Jamie Caven v David Wilson
Picture: Evert Zomer