BDO World Trophy Day Four Head To Head
Evening Session- Play starts at 7pm.
William Borland vs Jim Williams (4)
William Borland had an impressive 6-1 win over the number 13 seed Conan Whitehead, with an outstanding 75% checkout percentage. The 21-year-old from West Lothian will face the number four seed, Jim Williams, who also logged a convincing 6-3 win in his opening match over Derk Telnekes. The pair met earlier this year in the first round of the Scottish Open, where Williams won 4-1, and the Welsh International will be keen to repeat this victory. Williams entered the tournament with seven BDO ranked titles under his belt, but despite Borland’s relative inexperience on the big stage, his composed and clinical performance in the first round should keep Williams on his toes.
Anca Ziljstra vs Lorraine Winstanley (1)
Anca Ziljstra’s first round match went the distance against the 10 times World Champion, Trina Gulliver MBE. She will face the number one seed, Lorraine Winstanley, who prevailed 4-1 over Paula Jacklin in her opening game. The pair have played each other on numerous occasions and the outcomes are reasonably matched; Ziljstra beat Winstanley on her way to winning the 2017 BDO International Open most recently, however Winstanley claimed wins at the 2017 England Nationals and 2017 World Championships. Winstanley is keen to progress past her WDT best of quarter-finalist but will the ‘Phoenix’ rise to the occasion and put an end to Winstanley’s WDT ambitions.
Andy Baetens (12) vs Scott Baker
Scott Baker had a blinding first round match against Scott Waites, beating the two-times World Champion 6-5 in a tense deciding leg. ‘The Mod’ will face Belgium’s Andy Baetens, who progressed into the last 16 in a nip-and-tuck match with Justin Thomson, where a perfectly timed break of throw gave him the opportunity to win the match 6-4. The pair have met three times previously, all which have gone Baetens way, most recently at Lakeside 2018, where he won 3-2, but if Baker can repeat the form he showed in the first round, the number 12 seed could have his work cut out!
Darius Labanauskas vs Richie Edwards
Our penultimate Men’s last 16 match is between Darius Labanauskas and Richie Edwards. Ranked 23rd and 29th on the BDO rolling table respectively, there is little to separate the pair this season. They last faced each other at the 2017 Scottish Open, which Edwards won 4-3, however Labanauskas registered a 4-1 win over Edwards at the 2016 Antwerp Open. Labanauskas earned his last 16 place with a convincing 6-2 win over Welsh stalwart, Martin Phillips and Edwards knocked out the number eight seed, Willem Mandigers 6-3. This game could be too close to call!
Anastasia Dobromyslova (5) vs Lisa Ashton (4)
There is very little separating these two when it comes to head to head battles and BDO titles. Lisa Ashton, a four-times World Champion currently holds 37 titles, and Anastasia Dobromyslova, who herself has won three World Championships, has 40 titles to her name. Ashton just takes the edge when it comes to recent head to head’s; Ashton beat Dobromyslova in this year’s Lakeside final 3-1, and twice at the Isle of Man Festival of Darts back in March. With both players whitewashing their first-round opponents, they are in good form and it will be a race to see who can get cross the line first in this short best of seven format.
Tony O’Shea vs Glen Durrant (1)
Two giants of the game will round off the evening in a clash which has all the makings of a classic. Reigning World Champion, Glen Durrant faces former WDF Singles Winner, ‘Silverback’, Tony O’Shea. O’Shea made light work of his opening round against the number 16 seed, Jeffrey Sparidaans, winning 6-1, and goes into the last 16 in fine form. Durrant was also firing on all cylinders last night, averaging just south of 120 for the first three legs, but eased off slightly to claim a 6-2 win over qualifier Dafydd Edwards. The pair have met several times over their career and both will be pushing hard to secure their place in the quarter finals.