Lakeside 2018 Day 2 Session 2 Report
Jeffrey Sparidaans 0 Vs 3 Dennis Nilsson
Swedish strongman Dennis Nilsson sparkled in his preliminary-round win over Jeffrey Sparidaans, a 3-0 victory that sets up a match against No 9 seed Jim Williams. Nilsson made a spectacular start, winning the opening leg with a 140 check out to set up a whitewash in the first set, and won a tighter second set with an ice-cool 77 check out in the deciding leg while Sparidaans sat on double 16. Nilsson wrapped up the third set 3-0, finishing the match with an average of 92.56.
Sharon Prinns 2 Vs 0 Maria O’Brien
Smooth-throwing Dutch hope Sharon Prins takes on women’s No 1 seed Deta Hedman in the last eight after a 2-0 win over left-hander Maria O’Brien.
Both had their chances and it was Prins, twice a semi finalist at the Lakeside and cheered on by Aileen de Graaf, her took hers better, proving deadly on double top. “I was nervous before the game,” said Prins, “but once I was on stage I was comfortable.”
Derk Telnekes 3 Vs 0 Chris Landman
Derk Telnekes came out on top against fellow Dutchman Chris Landman in their preliminary-round match. He was a 3-0 winner, all three sets going to a deciding fifth leg, to set up a first-round match against No 6 seed Geert de Vos.
Wesley Harms 1 Vs 3 Wayne Warren
Welsh veteran Wayne Warren went close to Lakeside history during his upset first-round win over Dutch favourite Wesley Harms. Warren started the fourth leg of the first set with 180 . . . then another. That put the 55 year old on course for the first nine-darter at the Lakeside since Paul Lim way back in 1990. Warren put his seventh dart in treble 20, then aimed at treble 15 to leave double 18. But he dragged his eighth dart wide of treble 15. Warren’s frustration was obvious, but he held himself together to win the leg against the throw and then the set. Harms upped a gear in the second Set, winning it without reply against the darts, and then after they swapped breaks in the third set, the Dutchman had the advantage in the deciding fifth leg. He missed three for the set – and Warren pinched it with a nerveless 101 check out on treble 20, nine, double 16. Warren opened the fourth set with a 12 darter, Harms won the next with a 101 finish – but the Dutchman didn’t get another shot at a double as Warren outplayed him in the next two legs to claim a famous win, his first at the Lakeside after first-round exits in both 2005 and 2013.