Hamilton eases past Herewini, Suzuki comes from set down to defeat O'Brien
The first two matches on a bumper night of action at the 2020 BDO World Championship are complete with Andy Hamilton and Mikuru Suzuki successfully through.
Hamilton had a slow start in his match against Darren Herewini losing the first set as neither player could find their rhythm in the early going but he produced a whitewash set from there and barely looked troubled from there.
He claimed a 3-1 win to defeat the impressive Kiwi and move through to the third round with a 150 checkout and four 180's en route.
Suzuki also had to come from a set down as her title defence begins at a new venue for the second year running for the Japanese ace and she edged past Maria O'Brien 2-1.
The first set did not go to plan by any means for Suzuki as O'Brien claimed it in a whitewash to potentially head towards an early shock victory.
Despite that, Suzuki eased through the next set to set up a decider in the very short format. From there she moved through to the Quarter-Finals surviving what she hopes is her only scare.
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BDO World Darts Championship 2020 schedule
Monday, January 6
Afternoon session (from 13:00)
Gabriel Pascaru (81.90) 1-3 (90.24) Justin Hood (R1)
David Cameron (86.60) 1-3 (90.44) Nick Fullwell (R1)
Wesley Harms (91.79) 3-2 (88.22) Andreas Harrysson (R2)
Evening session (from 7 p.m.)
Andy Hamilton (82.59) 3-1 (79.53) Darren Herewini (R2)
Mikuru Suzuki (84.92) 2-1 (80.69) Maria O’Brien (R1 women)
Scott Waites v Martin Adams (R2)
Adam Smith-Neale v Paul Hogan (R2)