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Sport Martin Adams eyes Lakeside run when he begins BDO World Championship campaign

15:05  04 january  2018
15:05  04 january  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

Mark McGeeney holds nerve to knock out Martin Adams

  Mark McGeeney holds nerve to knock out Martin Adams Martin Adams was knocked out of the BDO Championship in the first round after a sudden death defeat by Mark McGeeney. Three-time BDO champion Adams was beaten 3-2 by the number two seed at Lakeside when McGeeney won the winner-takes-all 11th leg of the final set.Coventry-born McGeeney recovered from a missed double 16 for the match to knock out 61-year-old Adams on the tournament's first afternoon.Fourth seed Scott Mitchell had to work hard to see off Lithuania's Darius Labanauskas 3-2 in the evening session.

Martin Adams is ready to let number two seed Mark McGeeney do all the worrying as the Lakeside veteran prepares for another crack at the BDO World Championship . The 61-year-old Adams has won the title three times, and twice finished as runner -up, including a

BBC Coverage of the first round match between the Former Champion Martin Adams and Tony O'Shea - Covere (and copyright) are from the BBC.

Two-time winner Martin Adams is relishing his return to the Lakeside oche for the BDO World Championship: MartinAdamsProstateCancerUK © Torch One time usage images MartinAdamsProstateCancerUK

Martin Adams is ready to let number two seed Mark McGeeney do all the worrying as the Lakeside veteran prepares for another crack at the BDO World Championship.

The 61-year-old Adams has won the title three times, and twice finished as runner-up, including a 7-6 defeat against Scott Mitchell in the 2015 final.

Adams returns to Frimley Green with renewed focus following a battle with prostate cancer, and is looking to better his run to the quarter-finals last year when edged out by Jamie Hughes.

A tough opener against McGeeney on Saturday afternoon provides an immediate stiff test.

Scott Waites knocks out fifth seed Ross Montgomery at BDO Championship

  Scott Waites knocks out fifth seed Ross Montgomery at BDO Championship Two-time winner Scott Waites progressed to the second round of the BDO Championship after defeating fifth seed Ross Montgomery in a 3-1 victory at Lakeside. Waites, the BDO champion in 2013 and 2016, won the first two sets in the deciding leg before the Scot stormed back to take the third 3-1.The Yorkshireman raced into a 2-0 lead in the fourth set but missed six match darts as Montgomery won the next two legs before Waites produced a stunning 11-dart leg to secure victory.Defending champion and first seed Glen Durrant averaged 95.29 as he breezed past Gary Robson in a 3-0 win to advance to the last 16.

The 2018 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship was the 41st World Championship organised by the British Darts Organisation, and the 33rd staging at the Lakeside Country Club at Frimley Green.

Scott Mitchell Brilliant Finishing - 2015 BDO World Championship QF - Duration: 2:16. Martin Adams Does NOT Love The Darts - Will NOT Stand Up - Duration: 1:48. Phil Taylor being drunk but he actually behaves like himself - Duration: 4:03.

However, the popular Englishman known as 'Wolfie' now adopts a philosophical approach to the game, having completed a course of radiotherapy which at one stage left him not feeling like throwing darts at all.

Adams accepts his recent form has been "up and down like Tower Bridge", but intends to make the most of whatever opportunities come along at the Surrey venue, which hosts the BDO tournament from January 6 to 14.

"At least it is the devil you know (with Mark), but I will let him do the worrying," Adams told Press Association Sport.

"You can say, 'Well, it could have been an easier draw', but there are no easy games at Lakeside.

"I have always thought every match that you play is like a final and even the unknown players can turn it on if they warm to the stage."

Two-time winner Scott Waites safely through at Lakeside

  Two-time winner Scott Waites safely through at Lakeside Two-time winner Scott Waites progressed to the second round of the BDO Championship after defeating fifth seed Ross Montgomery in a 3-1 victory at Lakeside. Waites, the BDO champion in 2013 and 2016, won the first two sets in the deciding leg before the Scot stormed back to take the third 3-1.The Yorkshireman raced into a 2-0 lead in the fourth set but missed six match darts as Montgomery won the next two legs before Waites produced a stunning 11-dart leg to secure victory.Defending champion and first seed Glen Durrant averaged 95.

MARTIN ‘Wolfie’ Adams was sent crashing out of the BDO Lakeside World Championships as he lost a real thriller to World No1 Mark McGeeney.

The BDO World Darts Championship is a world championship competition in darts, organised by the British Darts Organisation ( BDO ). It began in 1978, and was

Glen Durrant will be out to retain the title he won 12 months ago with a 7-3 success over Dutchman Danny Noppert, while McGeeney is looking to build on his run to the final of the Winmau World Masters.

Elsewhere, number three seed Hughes, Mitchell and Scotland's Ross Montgomery will all be determined to make inroads at the tournament, along with the likes of Belgium's Geert de Vos and Wesley Harms of Holland.

Adams, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April 2016, is relishing his return to the Lakeside oche.

"I have recaptured my concentration levels now, that was the big thing," said Adams, BDO world champion in 2007, 2010 and 2011.

"I just couldn't concentrate on either playing darts or practising. It was hard work.

"I also had plantar fasciitis (policeman's heel), which made it very difficult to practise, because it made it so painful.

"But that is wearing off now, so I am back at the board regularly. It is a lot better than I was before, I could only put in 15 minutes if I was lucky.

"Concentration is good, the motivation is good, so I am hoping for good things back at the Lakeside."

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Durrant finally sees off McGeeney to defend BDO title .
Mark McGeeney missed two darts for the title as Glen Durrant successfully defended his BDO World Championship title with a 7-6 victory at Lakeside. The 47-year-old Englishman had to bide his time as the first eight sets went with the throw.Having finally taken a set against the head in the ninth to lead for the first time, Durrant then began missing a string of shots at double - 10 of them to move to within a leg of the title.However, a brilliant 149 checkout finally put Durrant within a leg of victory and, although he missed his first three darts to retain his crown, Durrant eventually took out double three.

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