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One World Championship draws to a close as the other starts!

When Two Worlds Collide

Posted: 02.01.15 in Tournament Analysis Blog category

One World Championship draws to a close as the other starts!

The PDC World Championships are edging to a conclusion – we have six players left, two of whom will be heading home tonight to leave us with four semi-finalists who will battle it out on Saturday.

Also Saturday sees the start of Lakeside 2015. We have already published a preview of who we think may win it, it is very tough to call mind. The blog is here.

It has been a stunning few days at the Ally Pally-Lewis hitting a 9 darter and then going on to lose to Barney! Taylor meddling with his darts but still playing brilliantly to beat Huybrechts. Last night MGV was sensational and so was The Thorn.

This leaves us with the following games:

Friday January 2
Phil Taylor 1/16 v Vincent van der Voort 11/1
Stephen Bunting 4/7 v Raymond van Barneveld 6/4

Saturday January 3
Michael van Gerwen 8/15 v Gary Anderson 7/4
Taylor/van der Voort v Bunting/van Barneveld

Odds of 1/16 are of course something you will never see at Lakeside. The games, which may not hit the heights of 9 darters and the like (although don’t rule this out) are much more closely fought than a lot of the “walkovers” we have witnessed this year and for many years previously at the Ally Pally.

As we have already alluded to, this year at Frimley Green is going to be the toughest to call for a long time. Despite the defection of Bunty after winning the BDO crown there is a high quality field assembling in Surrey!

Saturday 3rd January 2015

Afternoon Session 1pm GMT

Peter Sajwani 7/4 V Sam Head 1/2
Martin Adams 1/2 V Jan Dekker 7/4
Deta Hedman V Lisa Ashton
Martin Phillips 1/5 V Madars Razmar 9/2

Evening Session 6:30pm GMT

David Cameron 11/4 V Michel Van Der Horst 2/7
Zoe Jones V Sarah Brent
Eddy Sims 5/4V Cedric Waegemans 8/13
Scott Mitchell 6/11 V Tony O'Shea 7/4

We are off!

Our annual pilgramige to our friend Krispy's BDO version of his mega popular PDC site is happening again. We will be blogging, posting pics and giving you some tips on who may win their matches!

Come and join us at Darts Beers and BDO Cheers!

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