BDO World Masters – Big Names Tumble As TV Stage Looms
The One80 L-Style BDO World Masters finally got underway after a controversial re-draw in Grays yesterday, as over 200 players were whittled down to just 32 ahead of the televised stages of the tournament over at the iconic Circus Tavern in Purfleet over the weekend.
There will be several TV debutants after a fair few big names were dumped out of the competition.
BDO World Trophy champion, Jim Williams fell in round two, losing out 3-1 in sets to Dave Copley after receiving a bye in the opening round.
Top seed, Wesley Harms also failed to make it through, as he was denied in a 3-1 last 64 defeat to Graham Usher. Former PDC World Championship runner up Andy Hamilton fell at the same stage in a 3-0 defeat to Ireland’s Keith Geraghty.
Thankfully, there are some big names still left standing. Former World Champions, Scott Waites and Scott Mitchell made it safely through, as did former World Championship finalist, Jeff Smith as well as Richard Veenstra, the number two seed.
Waites meets Nick Fulwell in the last 32, while Mitchell plays Wales’ Michael Warburton.
The action resumes on Friday afternoon, and can be seen on Eurosport in the UK.
BDO One80 L-Style World Masters, Last 32 Draw:
Graham Usher (England) v Stig Jarle Knudsen (Norway)
Gareth Chambers (NI) v (16) Simon Stainton (England)
(9) Mario Vandenbogaerde (Belgium) v Eirig Rowlands (Wales)
Jeff Smith (Canada) v (8) Ryan Hogarth (Scotland)
(5) Willem Mandigers (Holland) v Marty Moreland (NI)
Justin Hood (England) v John O’Shea (Republic of Ireland)
(13) Gary Stone (Scotland) v John Mann (England)
Neil Duff (NI) v (4) Dave Parletti (England)
Dave Copley (England) v Ciaran Teehan (Republic of Ireland)
Paul Harvey (England) v Roemer Mooijman (Holland)
Keith Geraghty (Republic of Ireland) v Thibault Tricole (France)
Michael Warburton (Wales) v (6) Scott Mitchell (England)
Joe Davis (England) v Paul Hogan (England)
Nick Fulwell (England) v (10) Scott Waites (England)
Carl Hamilton (England) v Benjamin Pratnemer (Slovenia)
Craig Owens (England) v (2) Richard Veenstra (Holland)