It's the penultimate day of action from the home of world darts - the Lakeside - as the men's semi-finals and women's final take place.
Opening the day's action is a battle of the baldies, as Jamie Hughes, the Black Country man who makes Dave Chisnall look refined and deeply intelligent, faces 2013's champion Scott Waites. The Halifax carpenter has shown typical Yorkshire Grit™ (trademarked by Brian Dawson) in his last two matches by coming back from near-certain defeat. He's thankful his opponents, Geert "I Averaged 114 Once" De Vos and Glen "Typical Boro Bottler" Durrant shat themselves big time otherwise Scotty probably wouldn't be here today.
Following that is the women's final, where Trina Gulliver looks to claim her tenth world title against Deta Hedman. The Golden Girl will want to become only the second-ever palyer to reach ten world titles (and the first to do so while keeping her MBE and not getting it stripped for services to caravan assault) while the Dark Destroyer infamously bottled it both times in her final appearances despite having darts for the match against Anastasia and Lisa Ashton. Could Hedman FINALLY win that world title?
Closing the day is what should be a fast-paced semifinal as Canada's all-around good guy Jeff Smith plays Dutch canine conqueror Richard Veenstra. The Silencer had to fight back from 2-0 down against the best darts played in the tournament from Dennis Harbour to get to this stage while Flyers scrapped with Scott Mitchell and eventually emerged a 5-3 winner.
Coverage starts from 2:30pm on BBC One before switching to BBC Two at 4:30pm and then switching to BT Sport 1 from 6:30pm.
>Afternoon session (2:30pm - 6:00pm)
Jamie "Black Country Bumpkin" Hughes v Scott "Stone Cold Carpenter" Waites
Trina "Lesbian Lover" Gulliver v Deta "Colin Lloyd's Fuckbuddy" Hedman
>Evening session (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
Jeff "Friend of John Fat" Smith v Richard "Dirk Kuyt" Veenstra
In other news, whining Scottish prick Ross Montgomery has said he's going to take some time away from darts to "consider his future": http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/local-sport/ross-montgomery-consider-darts-future-7127006
>I don’t like taking breaks either. I prefer to get on with it, but because the game was on BT rather than the BBC they make you take a break so they can go to adverts
No, Ross, you were shit all game. Not just after the break.
Just think he's a better calibre of player than the BDO.
It's his choice of course.
>He gets an easy 100k a year winning the lakeside
He'll have that if the fields get any worse than they currently are.
And on the subject of switchers: http://www.pdpa.co.uk/News/Article/529/2016-pdc-q-school
Lakeside seeds Jeffrey De Graaf and Ryan De Vreede are down for Q School, as is qualifier Rob Modra.
I find it hilarious they're announcing it on their website like that.
Just reinforces their inferiority.
Four days of jobbing merriment.
>that horrendous miss at 16
>jamie "jobba" hughes
>Leg finished in 13 darts
>this is a Womens BDO match
Tempered slightly with the knowledge you join the illustrious club of the one and only Philthy, as the only other player on double digit world title numbers.
I think he might give Waites a better game. For my money Waites and Duzza have been playing the best this year and one of them was always going to make it to the final from their side of the draw (Wolfie had he got going may have challenged i guess).
>For my money Waites and Duzza have been playing the best this year and one of them was always going to make it to the final from their side of the draw
Definitely. That quarter-final match between them was basically the top half's semi-final.
That fourth quarter was a woeful set of players.
And just to reinforce that thought, here is that quarter with Yozza's abysmal semi-final performance included.
Only two 90+ averages in the entire quarter, and that was in the quarterfinal itself.
>forgetting le gulping man
And that D10 ends an amazing evening session. Jeff Smith and Richard Veenstra have had just three Lakeside appearances between them, but played a game that defied that inexperience.
High scoring, clutch finishing and some amazing outs, the highest being a phenomenal 132 from the Canadian, took the match into a deciding set with neither player having had more than a one-set lead at any point. Veenstra's 72 sent the match into a tie-break after the Silencer missed the bull, but Flyers did not win another leg as a 14 and then a 10-dart leg won the match for last year's semi-finalist. The Dutchman looks a great prospect for the rest of the year though, so maybe he'll win some of the big ranking events and be seeded for next year.
Earlier today, the Lakeside curse continued for Deta Hedman as she completely imploded in her final set decider against Trina Gulliver. It was truly disheartening to see her fail yet again in the big one as the Golden Girl made it 10 world titles. The Dark Destroyer looks destined to never take the World title, and that's sad.
Before that, Jamie Hughes had the worst semi-final performance since 1987 with a pitiful 82 average and winning only 1 set as Scott Waites powered into the final. Hughes' complete lack of effort suggests he only played to get to the semifinal - resulting in automatic qualification for next year - which is a pathetic mindset to have for anyone, but even moreso as he's the number 4 seed. Here's hoping he has a terrible 2016 as a result.
So our final, from 6:00pm tomorrow night, is the following:
>Scott Waites v Jeff Smith
It's definitely the final everyone wanted at the start of the day. Let's hope it's a good one.