The BDO World Darts Championship continues on Monday as the preliminary and first rounds of the men’s event and the first round of the ladies event sees more matches played in another two session day at the Lakeside Country Club.
As with the first two days we have some decent names in action on what looks like being a manic Monday with no fewer than seven matches on the stage over the two sessions.
We kick off the third day of action with a preliminary match as David Cameron (no not that one!) takes on Jimmy Hendriks for the right to face Danny Noppert in the first round. That is followed by another match from that round as Craig Caldwell goes up against Dennis Harbour with Scott Waites waiting for the winner. The afternoon ends in the first round as Dean Reynolds takes on Pip Blackwell.
The evening gets underway with the veteran Martin Phillips taking on another veteran in Paul Hogan. The one women’s match on the day follows that as Lorraine Winstanley takes on Anca Zijlstra. Geert de Vos begins another Lakeside campaign after that when he plays Raymond Smith before the day finishes with Brian Dawson taking on Jeff Smith.
I’m taking two bets on Monday with one of them coming in each session. In the afternoon I’m happy to take Dean Reynolds to cover a 1.5 set handicap against Pip Blackwell. I like Blackwell and see him as a solid player but I think Reynolds is better than that. He is the next big young thing in the game and he can show that by coming through this one with a fair bit in hand.
In the evening I expect Martin Phillips to have too much for Paul Hogan but perhaps not before the Hampshire ace has taken at least a set if not two. Phillips knows this stage like the back of his hand and he has been getting some good results in the last three months so he should have his confidence back. Hogan won’t lie down but Phillips’ scoring power can knock him off in the end.
Back D.Reynolds (-1.5 sets) to beat P.Blackwell for a 4/10 stake at 1.91 with Paddy Power
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Back M.Phillips to beat P.Hogan and both to win a set for a 4/10 stake at 2.38 with Betfred
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