Jim Williams breathed a sigh of relief as he won a pulsating match under extreme pressure against Belgium’s Roger Janssen. The number three seed goes into the tournament as an outsider to lift the title and was off to a good start against an in form ‘Gizmo’.
Janssen continued the momentum from yesterday’s preliminary victory over Wouter Vaes as he got off to a perfect start, taking the opening set 3-0 after winning the bull in practice room. As Williams found his form in the second set the 180’s started to flow. Three maximums would outline a superb set for the Welshman as he levelled proceedings.
A further two sets would be exchanged on throw for the pair as we went to yet another pivotal final set. The number three seed would deliver what he has promised for so many years in a terrific final stanza, blowing Janssen away with a 92 average as his quest for a first BDO World Championship continues.
BY JOSH GREEN (@JoshrGreenMedia)