• BDO World Championship

Green sees off George for last 16 spot

ESPN staff
January 5, 2014
Green cruised into the last 16 © PA Photos

Robbie Green saw off 2013 semi-finalist Richie George 3-0 to move into the last 16 at the BDO World Championship at Lakeside.

George, son of darts legend Bobby, won the first leg, but Green recovered to take the next six, including a 10-darter, to move into a 2-0 lead.

Green won the opening set of the third before George pulled level. But Green found another gear and went on to complete the whitewash.

Rick Hofstra also booked a spot in the last 16 in the only other first-round contest of day two, beating No. 9 seed Remco van Eijden in an all-Dutch match.

Christian Kist, champion in 2012, will face second seed James Wilson in the first round after edging Hiroaki Shimizu 3-2 in the preliminary round - a match in which he trailed 1-0 and 2-1 in sets.

Elsewhere in the preliminary round, 58-year-old Mike Day - the oldest debutant in the competition's history - beat Sam Head 3-0, while Jim Widmayer beat Garry Thompson 3-2 to book a first-round showdown with top seed Stephen Bunting.

In the women's competition, defending champion Anastasia Dobromyslova came from a set down to beat Karin Krappen 2-1, while teenager Fallon Sherrock, from Milton Keynes, joined three-time winner Dobromyslova in the quarter-finals thanks to a 2-0 win over Rilana Erades.

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