The Irishman would continue his momentum from the semi-finals as he took the opening two sets in double quick fashion, Waites not able to notch a leg.
But as he has done so often over the years, the experienced Waites came straight back, the pair going into the mid-game interval back on throw with O’Shea leading 3-2.
The pair would exchange blows as the game entered the latter stages, the unseeded O’Shea unable to shake off the attentions of his World Champion opponent. The crucial moment would come in the tenth set of the match, O’Shea breaking the throw for the first time since the second set, to put Waites under immediate pressure.
Despite ‘The Joker’ having a shot at 100 for the match, Waites would return to take out 80 and send the set to a decider. This time O’Shea would make no mistake, nailing his favourite double ten for a first major title in the BDO.
By Josh Green (@JoshGreenMedia)
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