BDO Lakeside World Championship – Day 4 Report
Martin Adams 0-3 Jeff Smith
In the first game of the day, we had a major shock as 3 times world champion Martin Wolfie Adams exited at the first stage of the tournament. Right from the start of the game, the 2015 semi finalist Smith found his trebles, and despite at one stage Wolfie averaging north of 100 there was nothing he could do as Smith quickly won back to back sets.
In the third set, Adams average dropped to 91 and it was only a matter of time before the Canadian Smith found himself with match darts. As a player who is famous for his brilliant finishing, he didn’t waste any opportunities, and took out a brilliant Shanghai 120 to knock out the number 2 seed.
Mark McGeeney 3-0 Peter Sajwani
Much like the first game, this was also very one sided. Neither player really played to their potential, but it was the Englishman McGeeney that took his chances when they where given to him, as he only dropped two legs in the whole match to book his place in the last 16. Sajwani will be disappointed on how he played, as he could only average 74. He will be going back to Sweden with a sour taste in his mouth.
Gary Robson 1-3 Madars Razma
In the final game of the afternoon session another seed fell in the first round, as the Latvian produced an exhibition of finishing to knock out the 13th seed. Like the game before, neither played scored well, and a string off missed doubles by Robson allowed Razma to dominate the game from the start. After trailing by 2-0 in sets, Robson finally managed to hit a string of doubles as he kept his slight hopes alive. But he was only delaying the inevitable, as Razma won the 4th set to book his place in the last 16
Geert de Vos 3-1 Kontas Pantelidis
The first game of the evening session went the same way as all the games in the afternoon session, as the player who won the opening set, went on to dominate the match. This time it was the world masters champion de Vos that took the opening two sets to go into the break in complete control of the match. After a small comeback by the Greek Pantelidis, de Vos managed to find his doubles again to complete a pretty comfortable match.
Wesley Harms 3-2 Seigo Asada
After the first set it looked like Wesley was going to storm through to the next round in a breeze, but an inspired Asada fired back as the pair traded sets against the darts all the way into a decider. Here Harms scoring proved key as Asada just ran out of energy at the most important time. After a string of missed doubles, Harms finally hit that winning double and now sees himself in the last 16 once again
Brian Dawson 3-2 John Walton
Before the break it looked like we where going to have an early night as Walton raced into a 2-0 lead. However his lack of bottle showed as Dawson came right back at him, to take us into another deciding set. After Walton shanked 2 match darts, he didn’t look the same player and Dawson eased himself into the last 16 after his opponent all but gave up.
By Alex Powell- @Powellinho97