Sport Defending champion Durrant faces McGeeney in BDO World Championship final

00:15  14 january  2018
00:15  14 january  2018 Source:   Press Association

Durrant finally sees off McGeeney to defend BDO title

  Durrant finally sees off McGeeney to defend BDO title Mark McGeeney missed two darts for the title as Glen Durrant successfully defended his BDO World Championship title with a 7-6 victory at Lakeside. The 47-year-old Englishman had to bide his time as the first eight sets went with the throw.Having finally taken a set against the head in the ninth to lead for the first time, Durrant then began missing a string of shots at double - 10 of them to move to within a leg of the title.However, a brilliant 149 checkout finally put Durrant within a leg of victory and, although he missed his first three darts to retain his crown, Durrant eventually took out double three.

All four quarter- finals at the BDO World Darts Championship went the distance, with Glen Durrant , Scott Waites and Mark McGeeney surviving In the women's competition, defending champion Lisa Ashton will face Anastasia Dobromyslova in the final after they saw off Deta Hedman and Trina

Danny Noppert: Eyeing the BDO World Darts Championship trophy. So even if Durrant works his way through that quarter of the draw, he'll then face the winner of another loaded McGeeney has had a great season by winning four events and reaching three other finals , including the World Masters.

Last year's winner Glen Durrant has reached the final: BDO World Championship Final 2017 - Lakeside Complex © PA WIRE BDO World Championship Final 2017 - Lakeside Complex

Glen Durrant moved a step closer to successfully defending his BDO World Championship title after brushing aside Scott Waites to set up a final clash with Mark McGeeney at Frimley Green.

Durrant and Waites were involved in nine-set thrillers on Friday, both players coming from 4-1 behind to beat Jim Williams and Andy Baetens respectively, but Saturday's semi-final between the pair was straight forward.

Number-one seed Durrant, who defeated Danny Noppert in last year's showpiece, averaged 96.61 and hit six maximums as he eased to a 6-2 victory over the 2016 world champion.

Durrant eases through at Lakeside while Mitchell suffers upset

  Durrant eases through at Lakeside while Mitchell suffers upset Defending champion and top seed Glen Durrant booked his place in the quarter-finals of the BDO World Championship with a 4-1 victory over Darryl Fitton. Durrant dropped the third set against Fitton, but averaged an impressive 99.43 as he cruised through to the last eight at Frimley Green.Former champion Scott Mitchell was knocked out in the second round as he went down 4-2 to Andy Baetens.Mitchell, who won the championship in 2015, lost the opening two sets and despite levelling the match, fell at the last-16 stage for the second successive year.

Jim Williams booked his place in the quarter- finals of the World Darts Championship - but only pre-tournament, will now face defending champion Glen Durrant in the last eight. Chris Hammer's most likely chance at securing his followers more profits is BDO number one Mark McGeeney , who was

Glen ‘Duzza’ Durrant tries to defend his title at the World BDO Lakeside Professional Championships , which runs from the Favourite though he rightly is, he isn’t number 1 on the block right now, that honour falls to Mark McGeeney which makes Betway’s 20/1 an intriguing proposition.

Durrant will now face McGeeney in Sunday's final after the world number one ended debutant Michael Unterbuchner's fairytale week.

The 29-year-old, having advanced through qualifying, became the first German to win on the Lakeside oche when eliminating third seed Jamie Hughes and he followed that giant-killing up with triumphs over Martin Phillips and Richard Veenstra.

But he ran into second seed McGeeney in the last four and, despite fighting back from two sets down to level, was edged out 6-4.

In the women's draw, Lisa Ashton won her fourth world title with a 3-1 victory over Anastasia Dobromyslova.

Michael Unterbuchner sends Martin Phillips packing as Lakeside run continues .
German qualifier Michael Unterbuchner produced another giant-killing to reach the BDO World Championship quarter-finals at Frimley Green. The debutant became the first German to win on the Lakeside oche when beating David Cameron in qualifying and then eliminating third seed Jamie Hughes in the first round on Tuesday. And the 29-year-old followed that up by taking the scalp of 14th seed Martin Phillips, beating the Welshman 4-2 to set up a last-eight clash with Richard Veenstra. Unterbuchner averaged 88.

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