Reigning world champion Scott Waites proved too strong for Dogsthorpe man Dennis Harbour at Lakeside last night (January 11).
Waites won their BDO World Championship first round match 3-1 in front of the customary packed house.
Harbour looked on course to take the first set, but Waites pinched it 3-2 after winning the decisive fifth leg with a superb 142 check out.
The finishing from both men was decent, but, despite four 180s from Harbour, Waites scored slightly better.
The champion took the second set 3-1 before Harbour rallied to win the third set by the same score.
But any hopes of a comeback were soon dashed as Waites raced through the fourth set 3-0.
Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams from Deeping plays his second round today (January 12) against last year’s losing finalist Jeff Smith From Canada. Smith beat Adams 3-0 in a first round shock last year.
It’s the last match of an afternoon schedule which starts at 12.30pm.