Glen Durrant surprisingly lost in the first round at the Danish Darts Open in Copenhagen. He was beaten by Kevin Burness (6-5).
Durrant came back from a 2-0 deficit, but lost his throw again in the eighth leg, as Burness took out 121 on the bullseye to lead 5-3.
With a 12-darter and hitting double 10, ‘Duzza’ recovered again and he forced a leg-decider. However Burness had the throw in the 11th leg and hit a maximum score before he pinned a 68 checkout to edge out the three-time Lakeside champion.
Martin Schindler didn’t lost a leg en route to the last 32. Despite only averaging (85) two points higher then his opponent Kim Viljanen (83), the German claimed a 6-0 win. Ryan Harrington overcame Danish qualifier Niels-Jorgen Hansen to move into round two.
Evening session schedule
Kim Viljanen (83.04) 0-6 (85.08) Martin Schindler
Glen Durrant (97.59) 5-6 (86.63) Kevin Burness
Niels-Jorgen Hansen (75.44) 4-6 (81.34) Ryan Harrington
Steve West v Chris Dobey
Gabriel Clemens v Mervyn King
Kirk Shepherd v Vincent van der Voort
Steve Beaton v Michael Smith
Dennis Nilsson v Steve Lennon
Tags: Danish Darts Open 2019, Glen Durrant
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