The action at this year’s BDO World Trophy continues into it’s second day with the Ladies beginning their campaign as well as the men’s tournament reaching the Last Eight.

It all kicks off in Blackburn with Anastasia Dobromyslova, a former winner in this event in 2014 who faces off against Sharon Prins in what will be a tough test to begin the tournament for her; despite not having the best of the head to head record as of late she has beaten Prins multiple times in this tournament.

Other ladies ties include Trina Gulliver who isn’t in her best form by any means; but for ‘Golden Girl’ she will hope to show her best on the big stage against Casey Gallagher who is in brilliant form as of late and will provide a stern test.

Aileen de Graaf is seemingly in some of the form of her life picking up BDO titles left right and centre; she faces off against familiar opposition in Priscilla Steenbergen.

Steenbergen sits 20th in the rankings and is always there and thereabouts in the back end of tournaments; she came through the qualifiers on Thursday.

Finally in one of the tie of the rounds, Fallon Sherrock will take on Mikuru Suzuki. Many looking at the draw believe the winner comes from this tie; it’s easy to understand why.

Sherrock is in the form of her life it seems; Suzuki has been brilliant in her limited action on the BDO Tour this season so it is bound to be a close ran affair.

In terms of men’s ties in this session, these include Mario Vandenbogaerde vs Roger Janssen; both players were impressive in their first round wins so it could be a dark horse for tie of the round.

Also Mark McGrath will aim to continue his run but he will have a tough tie in the second round with Martijn Kleermaker looking mightily impressive during his first round win over Dave Parletti.

Finally Wayne Warren and Daniel Day as well as Richard Veenstra against Nick Kenny will also play out during a bumper session of darts; with quite a lot of the big names involved, we should know by the end of it in both draws who could go far on Sunday’s final day.

Click here for the TV Guide for this year’s World Trophy which will be shown in the UK on Eurosport so you don’t miss a moment of the action!

Schedule BDO World Trophy 2019

Saturday afternoon, August 31

12:00 Anastasia Dobromyslova v Sharon Prins 
12:30 Mario Vandenbogaerde v Roger Janssen 
13:10 Trina Gulliver v Casey Gallagher 
13:40 Mark McGrath v Martijn Kleermaker 
14:20 Aileen de Graaf v Priscilla Steenbergen 
14:50 Wayne Warren v Daniel Day 
15:30 Fallon Sherrock v Mikuru Suzuki 
16:00 Richard Veenstra v Nick Kenny

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Author: Samuel Gill