Pipe’s back Justin time for up­sets

Midweek Sport - - SPORT -

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.

Climb

“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

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