Mitchell Opening Day Victory - BDO World Trophy Day One Results
Winmau’s Scott Mitchell secured his place in the last 16 of the World Darts Trophy last night after a 6-2 win over Asian qualifier, Pengiran Mohamed. Both men exchanged breaks of throw in the opening legs to tie the match 2-2. Mitchell then kicked on to take the next four legs and secure the win with a 98.88 average.
Fellow World Darts Trophy qualifier Ryan Hogarth fared better than his Bruneian counter-part, as he defeated Gary Robson 6-3. The match included a massive 170 checkout from Hogarth with Robson sat on 24 to send him 4-2 ahead.
Ross Montgomery will face Hogarth in the next round as he defeated Daniel Day 6-3 in the opening contest of the evening. Next up was debutant Roz Bulmer who took out Number 3 seed, Deta Hedman. Both Ladies held their throw throughout with Bulmer taking full advantage of throwing first.
Maria O’Brien also shocked number 2 seed Aileen de Graaf as he defeated the reigning champion 4-3. De Graaf kept herself in touch with O’Brien at 3-3 after hitting two ton-plus finishes but it was O’Brien who was sharper in the final leg to take the victory.
Reigning men’s champion Peter Machin swept aside James Hurrell 6-3. Both men were hitting strong scores throughout as the opening 6 legs saw the score level at 3-3. However, Hurrell fell off his finishing game slightly and Machin pounced to win-out the rest of the legs.
There was also Celtic clash between Northern Ireland’s Kyle McKinstry and Welshman Jon Worsley which saw McKinstry run out the 6-3 winner. The Northern Irishman hit a 99.18 to brush aside the Welsh qualifier.
Sharon Prins also confirmed her place in the last 8 as she convincingly defeated Tricia Wright 4-1 to build up a strong head of steam for the rest of the tournament.
The World Darts Trophy continues tonight from 7.00pm UK time as the Ladies and Men’s opening rounds continue.
Darts fans outside of the UK can watch every game LIVE and FREE via Winmau TV. Viewers in the UK will be able to watch via free-to-air channel FreeSports (Freeview (95), Sky (422), FreeSat (252), Talk Talk (95), BT Vision (95) and the streaming service TVPlayer).
Date : 31-05-2018