Glen Durrant at 2016 Lakeside


While the rest of the SMC team were at Alexandra Palace for the PDC World Championships, BDO number 1 and SMC player Glen Durrant headed to the famous Lakeside venue for the BDO World Championships.

Durrant recovered from the disappointment of an agonising semi-final defeat by Martin Adams 12 months ago to win several major titles in 2015, including the prestigious World Masters and Finder Masters.  The 45-year-old from Middlesbrough is a strong favourite to win the Lakeside crown for the first time on Sunday, 10 January and he showed glimpses of his quality in a straight-sets victory over talented 23-year-old Reynolds.

Round 1:  Glen Durrant 3-0 Dean Reynolds

Durrant began in clinical fashion, hitting a 180 on his first visit to the oche and, after a slight wobble, clinching the first set with a 12-dart leg.  Lakeside debutant Reynolds provided a stern test for the world number one, but he missed doubles in a tight second set and that allowed Durrant to progress safely into round two.

Round 2:  Glen Durrant v

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