Dogsthorpe man Dennis Harbour caused a major upset in the first round of the BDO World Championships at the Lakeside Country Club today (January 2).
Harbour beat seventh seed Daryl Fitton 3-2 in sets, winning the match after a ‘sudden death’ leg when hitting double six.
Fitton, twice a semi-finallist and a quarter-finallist last year, had earlier missed six match darts.
It’s Harbour’s first appearance at the World Championships for 10 years and he now either faces number 10 seed Martin Phillips from Wales or David Cameron or Ted Hankey (both English) in the last 16. Hankey and Cameron play their preliminary round tie tomorrow (January 3) for the right to tackle Phillips in the first round.
Three-time world champion Martin Adams from Market Deeping, opens his campaign against either Canadian Jeff Smith on Tuesday (January 5). Smith beat Dutchman Matthew Medhurst 3-0 in a qualifying tie yesterday.