Dennis Nilsson will take on Jim Williams in the first round of the BDO World Championship.
The Swede thrashed Jeffrey Sparidaans 3-0 in a comfortable win at the Lakeside. Nilsson, who reached a Euro Tour quarter-final in 2017, won the first set in no time at all. He averaged 105 while Sparidaans, lagging well behind, could only muster a 69 average.
The best players can win gruelling sets as well as simple ones. Nilsson showed off his all-round game to claim the second set in a fifth leg. Sparidaans improved his scoring game and broke, but the Swede bounced back to force a decider. And his scoring proved too much for the young Dutchman, as he took a two-set lead.
The third set was simple enough for ‘The Ironman’, who averaged 94, and he will take plenty of confidence into his first round clash with ninth seed Williams.
Tags: Dennis Nilsson, Lakeside
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Author: Ed McCosh