Krzysztof Kciuk caused a monumental upset as he defeated number 11 seed Dave Parletti on his Lakeside debut. ‘The Architect’ had plenty of support at his home venue as he took to the stage to a rapturous round of applause. Kciuk, after another interesting display will be looking to emulate Krysztof Ratajski’s Winmau World Masters victory from a couple of years ago.
Kciuk continued to be calm under pressure as he took out 80 for the opening set. Parletti would show tremendous resilience to fight back with another ton plus checkout, but the pressure was clearly getting to the Lakeside debutant.
Despite a brief resurgence in the fourth set, including a 121 on the bullseye, Kciuk would find the target at the crucial times, and dump out Parletti on his first attempt at gaining the BDO World Professional Darts Championships.
BY JOSH GREEN (@JoshGreenMedia)