Yesterdays matches were pretty straight forward, with only Wesley Harms choking himself to a deciding set by not bringing his A-game. Durrant and Smith easily won their matches 4-1 with great performances and 90+ averages. Harbour also played a good match, with a 4-1 win as well, averaging a bit lower. Crybaby Hughes though. He won after whining about the board not hanging straight again, but that's only because his opponent Razma decided not to show up anymore after the break.
Three different things on schedule today: the last second round matches of the men, all the second round matches of the women and the BDO World Youth Championship final between Irishman Jordan Boyce and Englishman Josh Richardson.
Jordan told in a recent interview that he hopes to take the title home. He also told he will be supported by 17 familymembers and friends. Yes, exactly 17. He also hopes to be at the big stage of the PDC in a while. Josh Told about the same thing in his interview, with the exception of how many friends and familymembers are supporting him. Let's just hope the match isn't at the same level as the interviews. Seriously.
Next we have the women second round matches. On paper we have some amazing matches, with reigning champion and world no. 1 Lisa Ashton versus 9 time world champ Trina Gulliver. The other big match on paper is no. 3 seed Deta Hedman playing no. 6 seed Lorraine Winstanley. If we look at first round averages though, Ashton (avg. 84) should destroy Gulliver (avg. 69) and Winstanley (avg. 84) shouldn't have it too hard against Hedman (avg. 74). But who knows, maybe something spectacular will happen. Probably not though.
In the all Dutch fixture, Aileen de Graaf will be facing Anca Zijlstra. Aileen showed no mercy to our lovely licking lady Gallagher, while Anca defeated local hotty Anastasia Dobromyslova. Again, looking at the averages in the first round, de Graaf should have a walk-over.
The least exciting fixture of the day seems to be Ann-Louise Peter playing Zoe Jones. They both averaged 70 in the first round. I'll just keep it at that.
Over at the mens department, Scott Waites will play Geert de Vos. Both had an pretty easy time in the first round, with Waites having the highest average of the whole tourney (96). If he keeps this up he will surely be a contender but the road to the final isn't easy, with Durrant waiting in the next round IF he wins this one.
In the other half of the bracket we've got Scott Mitchell and Mark McGeeney playing for a spot in the quarters, as well as Richard Veenstra against Martin Atkins. The first match could give us some fireworks if McGeeney decides to show up. He had an easy first round fixture but didn't play his best game, while Scott had a cracking match against Craig Caldwell, which went to a deciding set.
Veenstra - Atkins could be pretty close as well, looking at the averages. Fun fact: Veenstra defeated the no. 3 seed Jeffrey de Graaf in the first round. The authorities are still trying to find out where de Graaf stole his seed from though, since he never came any further than a 1st round in the world championship.
Matches Today (Men - first to 4 sets / Women - first to 2 sets):
>Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)
Joshua Richardson v Jordan Boyce (World Youth Final - first to 3 sets)
Ann-Louise Peters v Zoe Jones
Mark McGeeney v Scott Mitchell
Trina Gulliver v Lisa Ashton
>Evening Session (6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Aileen De Graaf v Anca Zijlstra
Martin Atkins v Richard Veenstra
Lorraine Winstanley v Deta Headman
Scott Waites v Geert De Vos
Let's have a good one!
>not knowing the golden girl loves the taste of cunt
Amazed at how poor Ashton was. I guess playing the best female darts player there's ever been completely got to her.
>BDO and JDC champ in the same year: http://www.pdc.tv/news/article/1it96k7wrbrc9z2pwbgikmhwq/title/2016-jdc-calendar-confirmed
Is Vindaloo Jr. the new future GOAT?
>50 years old
>have this hairstyle
What a fucking joke.
Apparently anyone can add a name to the list.
>gypsies in charge of sensible ways to register.
The thread's still up thanks to the archive: >>64647483
time for the dark destroyer
>the world's oldest 34 year old harassing Duzza and Larry yesterday
>She's crying? Lorraine?
>some nerdy looknig white guy
And so that D8 closes the last 16 and our final game was absolutely remarkable. Taking a scrappy first set, Geert De Vos then took out three consecutive bull finishes, including a huge 129, and then the first set after the break - starting off with an 11 darter - to go 3-0 up on 2013's champion Scott Waites, who was averaging in the mid-80s.
What followed was a choking implosion of unprecedented proportions. Averaging 94 after that third set, the Belgian then lost all composure to average just 68 and win 1 leg from 13 played as Scotty kept at it to end up averaging 91 and pulling off a monster finish of his own with a sensational 158. The manner of De Vos's collapse - so sudden and abrupt - is bewildering. This could be a major turning point in the number 8 seed's career.
Earlier tonight, Lakeside über-jobber Martin Atkins crashed out 0-4 against Richard Veenstra, the Dutchman looking impressive on his Frimley Green debut with another solid performance. Could he repeat the heroics of Jelle Klaasen or Christian Kist and win the BDO Worlds in his very first appearance?
In the women's draw, Deta Hedman comfortably defeated Lorraine Winstanley 2-0 while Netherlands' Aileen De Graaf struggled to get past compatriot Anca Zijlstra as she suffered a similar-but-not-as-fatal implosion to Geert De Vos, with the number 4 seed edging through 2-1.
The tournament now expands for the men to best of 9 sets (first to 5 sets) in the quarters with these matches tomorrow:
>Afternoon session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)
Wesley Harms v Jamie Hughes
Glen Durrant v Scott Waites
>Evening session (6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Deta Hedman v Ann-Louise Peters
Jeff Smith v Dennis Harbour
Trina Gulliver v Aileen De Graaf
Scott Mitchell v Richard Veenstra
See you then. Really pissed off I'll miss Duzza v Waites. Thanks, Beeb.