BDO: Suzuki and Barry win world titles

Last Updated: 11/01/20 11:02pm

Suzuki continues to establish herself as an elite star
Suzuki continues to establish herself as an elite star

Mikuru Suzuki has defended her BDO Women’s World Championship title, defeating top seed Lisa Ashton in the final.

The Japanese star out-gunned the Lancashire Rose in Saturday night’s meeting, winning 3-0. In the deciding leg of the third set, she held her nerve with just one arrow at tops to break throw and seal the title.

Earlier in the day, Keane Barry was crowned the BDO World Youth champion. The 17-year-old Irishman overcame Leighton Bennett, 14, in an entertaining contest between two of the sport’s rising stars.

‘Dynamite’ averaged 90.54 en route to the victory, backing up his JDC and Irish Matchplay titles in recent months.

BDO World Championship: Saturday’s results

Men’s semi-finals
Wayne Warren 6-3 Scott Mitchell
Jim Williams 6-4 Mario Vandenbogaerde
Women’s final
Mikuru Suzuki 3-0 Lisa Ashton
Youth final
Keane Barry 3-0 Leighton Bennett

There will be a new winner of the men’s competition, as Wayne Warren and Jim Williams will face off in the decider.

Mere hours after his epic quarter-final win over Scott Waites, Scott Mitchell returned to the London oche on Saturday afternoon to face Warren. However, the 2015 champ couldn’t back it up, as he fell to the sixth seed 6-3.

In the evening session, Williams justified his second seed status, overcoming Mario Vandenbogaerde 6-4.

Williams will face his countryman Warren in Sunday's final
Williams will face his countryman Warren in Sunday’s final

Williams and Warren will meet in the showpiece, with the winner set to become Wales’ fourth world champion, after Leighton Rees, Richie Burnett and Mark Webster.

Coverage of the Premier League gets underway on Thursday, February 6 in Aberdeen at 7pm on Sky Sports Action with newly-crowned world champion Peter Wright going up against Michael van Gerwen. Gary Anderson and ‘Challenger’ John Henderson also take to the stage.

Source : Sky Sports