BDO World Trophy Day Five Afternoon Session Head to Head
Ross Montgomery (6) vs Kyle McKinstry (14)
Our opening match of the final day will be between Scotland’s Ross Montgomery and Northern Ireland’s Kyle McKinstry. The pair are both having a fantastic World Darts Trophy campaign; Montgomery registered averages of 94 and 102 in his first two games, compared to McKinstry’s 99 and 92, so there is very little to separate them this week. The pair have met twice before, with both matches going ‘The Boss’s’ way, but with the pair in such good form, it will be a race to seven in this slightly longer format.
Roz Bulmer vs Fallon Sherrock (7)
Roz Bulmer is having a ‘fairy-tale’ debut, already knocking out the number three seed, Deta Hedman and the number six seed, Sharon Prins, she now finds herself in the semi-final. She faces Fallon Sherrock, who had an amazing comeback against Maria O’Brien, from 3-0 down to win 4-3. They recently faced each other in the Denmark Open, which went 4-3 in Sherrock’s favour, but Bulmer has proved, she knows how to win, and it could be anyone’s game!
Peter Machin vs Michael Unterbuchner
Both Peter Machin and Michael Unterbuchner narrowly won through their last 16 games 6-5. Unterbuchner defeated World Number 1, ‘The Gladiator’, Mark McGeeney, whilst Peter Machin beat the number seven seed, Wesley Harms. This will be the first time the pair will meet and are getting better with each round. Machin’s successes in the tournament makes him tough to beat, but Unterbuchner is having an impressive debut and won’t want it to stop yet.
Lorraine Winstanley (1) vs Anastasia Dobromyslova (5)
Lorraine Winstanley and Anastasia Dobromyslova are no strangers on the circuit! The pair have met copious times, and although there is very little between them, Dobromyslova may just have the edge; ‘From Russia with Love’ has beaten Winstanley in their last few meetings, including the 2018 Lakeside World Championships and the Scottish Open, however this is Winstanley’s best WDT run, and the current Winmau World Master will be pushing for a place in the final.
Jim Williams (4) vs Scott Baker
This has been a tournament of ‘firsts’ for ‘The Mod’, Scott Baker. Baker, who is making his first WDT appearance, had never beaten his last 16 opponent Andy Baetens, however another steady performance has seen him safely through to the quarter-finals to face the number four seed Jim Williams. Baker will be looking to add Williams to his list; the pair have played before, however each meeting has gone William’s way. The Mod will need to play well; Williams has had two comfortable victories over Derk Telnekes and William Borland, averaging c.90+ throughout the competition, but with Williams yet to be pushed, the seasoned competitor could have more in the tank!
Darius Labanauskas vs Glen Durrant (1)
Completing our Men’s quarter-final matches will be Darius Labanauskas and Glen Durrant. Durrant is in top form, registering a 102+ average in last night’s quarter-final against ‘Silverback’ Tony O’Shea. He faces ‘Lucky D’, who will be hoping for a repeat of the 2016 World Dart Trophy, where he was far from ‘lucky’ in his comprehensive 7-3 victory over ‘Duzza’. Durrant has won their subsequent meetings, including at the 2016 Swedish Open and the 2017 World Championships. Labanauskas may need to up his performance to challenge Durrant based on this years tournament, but with 17 titles under his belt, he is no stranger to winning and could cause an upset!