Scott Mitchell became the last semi-finalist in the men’s tournament at the BDO World Darts Championship. Scotty Dog edged out Scott Waites after a thriller.

The first six sets all went against the darts, before Mitchell took the lead for the first time as he won the seventh set. Suddenly Waites also won his own set to force a decider.

Mitchell took a 2-0 lead in the last set, but Waites broke back with a stunning 88 finish on the bullseye. Scotty 2 Hotty had one chance to level the match, but missed his opportunity on double 20. Mitchell stepped in and took out 68 to move into the last four.

The former Lakeside champion faces Wayne Warren in the semi-finals, while favourite Jim Williams will meet Mario Vandenbogaerde. The ladies final goes between Lisa Ashton and Mikuru Suzuki.

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BDO World Darts Championship 2020 schedule

Friday, January 10

Afternoon session (from 13:00)

Wayne Warren (91.14) 5-3 (85.04) Chris Landman (Men’s QF)
Lisa Ashton (84.28) 2-0 (77.08) Corinne Hammond (Women’s SF)
Mario Vandenbogaerde (89.39) 3-5 (89.50) David Evans (Men’s QF)

Evening session (from 7 p.m.)

Jim Williams (86.81) 5-1 (82.14) Paul Hogan (Men’s QF)
Mikuru Suzuki (79.14) 2-1 (76.24) Beau Greaves (Women’s SF)
Scott Waites (93.85) 4-5 (92.53) Scott Mitchell (Men’s QF)

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Author: Pieter Verbeek