Mario Vandenbogaerde is through a tough test to reach the semi-final stages at the 2020 BDO World Championship defeating David Evans 5-3 in the end.
Vandenbogaerde hit seven maximums with an 89 average and a high checkout of 124 as he saw off his fellow debutant who has been impressive in his run to the Quarter-Finals.
The Belgian nearly ran away with it in the early stages going into a 2-0 lead in double quick time with Evans missing multiple opportunities in set two to level proceedings up.
‘Stretch’ didn’t allow his opponent to extend his lead though and he halved the deficit to 2-1 with the momentum now in his favour.
‘Super Mario’ though re-established his two set cushion as Evans couldn’t couldn’t continue his form and the former went 3-1 up and two away.
Evans’ fightback continue though and he made it 3-3 after Vandenbogaerde couldn’t finish the job to make it 4-2 after the former claimed another set back.
It was another scrappy set following that which the Belgian won and he claimed a clean sweep in the next to win the tie and move through.
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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 vs Paul Hogan (Men’s QF)
Mikuru Suzuki vs Beau Greaves (Women’s SF)
Scott Waites vs Scott Mitchell (Men’s QF)
Tags: 2020 BDO World Championship, Mario Vandenbogaerde
Mario Vandenbogaerde comes through a stern test to reach the semi-final stages after a 5-3 win over Manchester's David Evans. Seven maximums and a 124 checkout doing the job for 'Super Mario'! #BDODarts 📷Tip Top Pics/@ProSportsImages pic.twitter.com/4GRKuGsPGV
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Author: Samuel Gill