The Darts at the Lakeside World Championships
Monday 9 January
Game 1 – 5.30 pm
Anastasia is one of the best known of the women dart players on the circuit due to her stint at the PDC. Anastasia was a regular at the PDC floor tournaments and also appeared in The World Championships and Grand Slam. Since moving back to the BDO Anastasia enjoyed a magical 2011, picking up 5 titles on her travels.
Julie is a very experienced player from Pembrokeshire in Wales. She has World Championship experience but has not ever got past the 1/4 final stage. Julie is the current England Classic holder.
Anastasia to go through! The odds are not appealing mind. I would say just sit back and enjoy the game but it probably won’t be televised. The coverage of the Women’s tournament (which has been non-existent) is short sighted and in the context of modern day sport unbelievable! How do the BDO imagine girls and women will be encouraged to take up the sport if there are no accessible role models to look up to?
Anastasia 2/7 Gore 7/2
Anastasia 2-0 Julie Gore
Game 2 – 6.30 pm
“The Tornado” is brother of Steve West who has already been sent packing from The Lakeside. Tony is number 12 seed and can live up to his nickname and be very destructive when the mood takes him. He is currently the Welsh Masters and Antwerp Open title holder. His best effort at lakeside is a last 16 spot. Unfortunately Tony LOST HIS DARTS, the ultimate darters crime, and has been trying other sets since arriving at the Lakeside. He decided to use a set of Anastasia’s Unicorn darts – thanks to her Hubby Tony Martin (himself a mean darter).
Geert de Vos
Geert is making his Lakeside debut and is from Belgium! Oh yes, we all know about Belgium darts at the moment with Kim Huybrechts flying the flag in the PDC. A number of ¼ final appearances gained Geert the points to make it to Frimley Green!
One brother has already “gone West” and we reckon the value is with the Belgium to blow out the Hurricane.
West 1 /2 de Vos 15/8
Results and Stats
Tony West 1-3 Geert de Vos
|0||3||17||10||2||99||13||28.03||BELGIUM||GEERT DE VOS*||0||501||0||3|
|Game format: Best of 5 sets, 5 legs.|
|Darts: 15, 20, 15, 21, 15, 20, 17, 13, 19, 16, 15, 16, 18, 18, 13, 20, 21|
|Outshots: 24, 40, 80, 40, 78, 20, 49, 24, 40, 24, 66, 40, 99, 25, 40, 8, 40|
Game 3 – 7.30 pm
“Chuck” is the current French and Luxembourg Open title holder. He has had a successful 2011 picking up points at a number of events. He is a tough opponent but has not ever progressed further than the 2nd round at Lakeside.
Benito van de Pas
Benito is only 18; he is a student studying accountancy and is another member of the Dutch contingent of players at The Lakeside this year. He is the current German Open title holder and is the seeded player of this encounter!
This should be a cracker! The seed is odds against so it figures to back the accountant in this one-Benito for us!
Norris 5/6 van de Pas 11/10
Result and Stats
Alan Norris 3-2 Benito van de Pas
|0||2||26||10||3||119||15||29.91||NETHERLANDS||BENITO VAN DE PAS||0||0||0||2|
|Gameformat: Best of 5 sets, 5 legs.|
|Darts: 15, 12, 15, 18, 19, 16, 16, 19, 16, 16, 11, 17, 17, 15, 18, 18, 15, 16, 17, 16|
|Outshots: 61, 41, 40, 71, 24, 20, 8, 30, 40, 16, 46, 10, 4, 105, 20, 25, 119, 36, 32, 20|
Game 4 – 8.30 pm
“Over the Top “is popular with BDO and PDC fans alike! Deano won his group at the Grand Slam before departing in the last 16. He was runner up at Lakeside last year and at the World Masters. He is not a “nearly man” though, Dean is currently British Classic and Czech Open title holder.
Joey ten Berge
“The Entertainer” qualified via the international play offs along with Christian Kist – and we saw what a quality player Kist was yesterday! Joey is the 2011 USA Dart Classic champion and a semi-finalist in the Swedish Open.
Have the bookies gone “over the Top” with their favouritism for Deano? He is a quality player but come on! Let’s see if we can get some entertainment by backing ten Berge in the handicap.
Winstanley 2/7 ten Berge 14/5
Dean Winstanley 3-1 Joey ten Berge
Dean showed great sportsmanship at one point in that game, by correcting a(nother) Rab Butler mis-count, correcting down his score. Well deserved win.