The Quarter-Finals are set to take place this afternoon at the BDO World Trophy in Blackburn in both the men’s and women’s draw.
In the Men’s, among the ties include Wesley Harms and Mark McGrath. Harms has eased through his opening rounds but could have his toughest test yet in the surprise package of the tournament so far in McGrath.
Speaking of surprise packages, Joe Chaney, the Chattanooga Chainsaw will aim to dump out Jim Williams and continue his run. Williams though will be aiming to win his first major later today and who can bet against him.
An all Qualifier tie between Roger Janssen and Sebastian Steyer is also on the cards. Both players have been revelations at the King George’s Hall and have shown exactly how good they are. Can one of them go all the way??
Finally Richard Veenstra will face Daniel Day with ‘Flyers’ like Harms and Williams among the favourites but playing against a dangerous opponent in the Romford ace.
In the Ladies draw, there is some cracking ties also. It all kicks off with Lorraine Winstanley against Laura Turner.
Winstanley is a former finalist in this event and will be wanting to go one better this time but Turner showed against Paula Jacklin that she is in brilliant form and so it could be a really close one to call.
As could Lisa Ashton and Casey Gallagher. Ashton dispatched Corrine Hammond 4-0 yesterday and looked good in doing so while Gallagher also eased past Trina Gulliver.
Gulliver though averaged around 55 so it wasn’t really a gauge of Gallagher’s top form so it will be interesting to see how it fares today.
The two ties of the round follow that though with Maria O’Brien vs Anastasia Dobromyslova and Mikuru Suzuki vs Aileen de Graaf.
O’Brien has been in excellent form this year on the tour and has been one of the standout players. Dobromyslova not as much but she showed yesterday that her game is still among the best so it could be close.
As could Suzuki and De Graaf. The current World Champion dispatched Fallon Sherrock, the defending champion yesterday while De Graaf eased past Priscilla Steenbergen.
Suzuki has played a lot more darts on the tour recently and has played well collecting multiple titles but De Graaf is in some of the form of her life and so could dump out the Miracle in this one.
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Schedule BDO World Trophy 2019
Sunday afternoon, August 31 (from 12 p.m.)
(L) Lorraine Winstanley v Laura Turner
(L) Lisa Ashton v Casey Gallagher
(M) Wesley Harms v Mark McGrath
(M) Joe Chaney v Jim Williams
(L) Maria O’Brien v Anastasia Dobromyslova
(L) Mikuru Suzuki v Aileen de Graaf
(M) Roger Janssen v Sebastian Steyer
(M) Richard Veenstra v Daniel Day
Author: Samuel Gill