Ruthless Waites thrashes George to reach world final
16:31 GMT, 12 January 2013
17:46 GMT, 12 January 2013
Richie George saw his World Championship dream torn apart by Scott Waites on Saturday.
Waites completely dominated their semi-final clash at the Lakeside in Frimley Green, winning 6-1 to reach his first final
Richie is the son of the popular Bobby, a former world finalist and now BBC pundit.
Pure delight: Scott Waites celebrates his victory over George
Third seed Waites won the first 12
legs of the match to open up a 4-0 lead, with George missing a host of
doubles. When Waites won the fifth set as well, a humiliating whitewash
looked on the cards for George.
The youngster held his nerve to pull
one set back however, before Waites duly completed his win in front of
another full house in Surrey.
'You have to bully your opponent and that's exactly what I did,' said Waites afterwards.
'I was happy with the way the game went. I hit doubles early on – that put pressure on Richie.'
Not this time: Richie George throws during his semi-final match
George said: 'I couldn't be happier. I had my chances and didn't take them, but Scott played brilliantly. It wasn't meant to be for me.'
Waites will now try to go one step further and win the famous old trophy in Sunday's final.