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January 07, 2019

Serbia’s Oliver Ferenc cruised into the first round as he defeated Ryan Hogarth in the final preliminary match of the 2019 BDO World Professional Darts Championships. Ferenc had previously competed at the PDC World Championships but was making his long awaited debut on the Frimley Green stage.

A 72 checkout on tops got the ball rolling for ‘Oli’, and he would soon have the first set in the bag. He would miss set darts to double the advantage, paying for his errors as Hogarth pulled himself level. A 143 checkout reinstated the lead for the Serbian as he went within a set of victory. 

After a hard fought final set, we would see the 49-year-old close out the contest in dramatic style, missing six darts at the outer ring before nailing ‘the madhouse’ for a massive win. 

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BY JOSH GREEN (@JoshGreenMedia)