BDO World Trophy Day Five Evening Session Match Reports and Results

Men’s WDT 2018 Semi Finals

Ross Montgomery (6)

Round 1 – Daniel Day – 6-3 – 94.28 average

Round 2 – Ryan Hogarth – 6-2 – 102.24 average

Quarter-finals – Kyle McKinstry – 7-6 – 89.33 average

Michael Unterbuchner

Round 1 – Dean Reynolds – 6-1 – 84.74

Round 2 – Mark McGeeney – 6-5 – 95.62

Quarter-finals – Peter Machin – 7-1 – 96.63

Both Ross Montgomery and Michael Unterbuchner have been consistently impressive over the course of this World Darts Trophy tournament. Although the pair have never faced each other before, they will be more than aware of their opposition’s capabilities and will be hoping to bring their ‘A’ game to tonight’s semi-final. Montgomery registered the first 100 plus average of the tournament and came through a close battle with Northern Ireland’s Kyle McKinstry to keep his championship dreams alive. Unterbuchner’s closest result was his second-round bout with ‘Gladiator’, Mark McGeeney, where clinical finishing saw him knock out the world number one. Based on their current form, this could be a sensational opening match to our last session!

Jim Williams (4)

Round 1 – Derk Telnekes – 6-3 – 90.13

Round 2 – William Borland – 6-2 – 89.46

Quarter-finals – Scott Baker – 7-3 – 95.37

Glen Durrant (1)

Round 1 – Dafydd Edwards – 6-2 – 98.56

Round 2 – Tony O’Shea – 6-1 – 102.90

Quarter-finals – Darius Labanauskas – 7-5 – 100.27

Glen Durrant and Jim Williams finish tonight’s semi-final line up in the Men’s WDT tournament. Although the pair are great friends off the oche, they will both be vying for a spot in the final. Their last encounter at the 2018 World Championships is testament to the quality and ambition of both players, in which Durrant edged out Williams 5-4. Williams, however, knows what it takes to beat ‘Duzza’, having tasted success at the 2017 Finders Masters. Durrant has been the stand-out player of the tournament, already recording two ton-plus averages, however Williams has yet to be fully tested, having won all his games with legs to spare. 

Women’s WDT 2018 Final

Fallon Sherrock (7) 

Round 1 – Rhian Griffiths- 4-2 – 75.78

Quarter-finals – Maria O’Brien – 4-3 – 74.96

Semi-finals – Roz Bulmer – 5-0 – 91.65

Lorraine Winstanley (1)

Round 1 – Paula Jacklin – 4-1 – 76.77

Quarter-finals – Anca Zijlstra – 4-0 – 79.11

Semi-finals – Anastasia Dobromyslova – 5-4 – 74.46

Fallon Sherrock and Lorraine Winstanley have had many a tussle on the dartboard. Most recently, Sherrock beat Winstanley in the final of the Isle of Man Open and the 2017 Swedish Classic final, however Winstanley has had her fair share of victories, including at the 2017 Belgium Open, Welsh Open and HAL Masters. Sherrock had a great comeback from 3-0 down to beat Maria O’Brien in the quarter-finals, but really excelled in the semi-finals against Roz Bulmer, recording her highest ever televised average with a 91.65. Winstanley cruised through the earlier rounds, however had a tough battle with Anastasia Dobromyslova to secure her place in the finals, winning 5-4. These ladies both know what it takes to be a champion and will be looking to add the World Darts Trophy to their list of achievements!