BDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Harbour masters New Zealander to set up clash with champion Waites

Dennis Harbour faces world champion Scott Waites.
Dennis Harbour faces world champion Scott Waites.

Dennis Harbour is through to the first round proper of the BDO World Championships.

The 55 year-old from Dogsthorpe won his prelimiary round match against New Zealand’s Craig Caldwell 3-1 at the Lakeside Country Club this afternoon to set up a first round showdown with reigning champion Scott Waites tomorrow (10pm).

Harbour stormed through the first two sets and should have wrapped up a comfortable 3-0 win. But he missed half a dozen chances at a double with the score 2-2 on legs and Caldwell cashed in to pull a set back.

‘The Harbour Master’ made sure of victory with some big scores in the fourth set to win through with an average of 27.33.

Caldwell finished with a 26.58 average.

Harbour hit two 180s, 23 tons and 15 scores of a ton plus, while Caldwell had three 180s, 23 tons and nine ton plus scores.