Saturday is the semi-final day for the Men’s Tournament and the Ladies’ Tournament also comes to a conclusion. Both semi-finals and the final are being played today.
Saturday 11th January 2014 (all times are approximate)
Ladies Semi-Finals (here; BBC Sports Online until 2.30)
Deta Hedman (England) 2-0 Ann Louise Peters (Denmark)
Great darts from Deta in that game, an 80 average, with a 132 (bull bull d16) finish to win the game. CLASS!
Our Tip Was: Deta is a huge favourite here and you can understand why. She is playing very well! But, part of the reason for the bookies making her a strong favourite is that Ann Louise Peters has only just resurfaced onto the ladies darts scene. I have been watching her this week and Ann Louise has a great technique. I reckon she can get a set off Deta. Over 2.5 sets at 13/8 may add a bit of extra excitement to what should be a great game.
Anastasia Dobromyslova (Russia) 1-2 Lisa Ashton (England)
Lisa Ashton 2014 Ladies Champion
Well what a good comeback, Lisa really turned up the pace in that game – both averaged over 81.
Our Tip Was: I’m sticking with Ana. She’s not at her best (yet), she would admit that. Lisa missed too many doubles for my liking, if that continues it will be semi final heartbreak for Lisa!
Mens Semi-Final (live bbc 1)
Robbie Green (England) 1-6 Stephen Bunting (England)
Another great display from The Bullet, and he makes the final… can the BDO number 1 finally become the world champion?
Tip: This should be some game. What’s the bet then? Over 7.5 sets at 4/6? Over 19.5 180′s at Evens? You choose.
Deta Hedman 2-3 Lisa Ashton
Another amazing comeback from Lisa Ashton, who again saw her opponent go ahead, only for her to dig in and win with an impressive display of darts!
Mens Semi-Final (Red button)
Alan Norris (England) 6-5 Jan Dekker (Netherlands)
What a fantastic game, going down to the wire – real entertainment!
Our Tip Was: I have been told all week that Alan is going all the way at Lakeside this year! I’m not arguing anymore! If Alan is in the same mood as last night then Jan will be blown away. The killer stat for me is the darts thrown in both semi finals last night. In Dekker’s game there were 20 winning legs in 18 darts or over. In Norris’s just 9! Fewer than 36.5 legs in the match at 5/6 with Sky Bet.
BBC Transmission Schedule
Selected Connected TV’s and BBC Sports Online from 12:15 till close of play
BBC 1 14:45 – 16:30
BBC 2 16:30 – 18:00
BBC Red Button 18:00 till close of play
BBC 2 23:40 – 00:30 Highlights