Pipe’s back Justin time for upsets
JUSTIN PIPE is back in business among the world’s elite and now aims to cause a few upsets.
The West Country ace has smashed his way into the world’s top 16, guaranteeing invites to the top events this season.
He has already booked his place at next week’s World Grand Prix in Dublin, where he faces Robert Thornton in the first round of the £400,000 event on Monday.
Pipe, who has targeted the top 10, said: “Every player wants to be at the majors like the Grand Prix, as that’s where you can win the big money that gets you to leap up the rankings.
“But you never really want to progress up the ladder because someone else hasn’t defended their money – you want big runs in tournaments and to win competitions to be the reason you climb.
“Practice is going really well and I feel in good form.
“I’m really looking forward to a busy few weeks ahead to make the most of it.”
Other big names in action on Monday include Phil Taylor, who meets Steve Beaton, Adrian Lewis plays Daryl Gurney and James Wade is up against Andy Smith.
AIMING HIGH: Pipe