Wednesday, January 8, 2014

BDO World Champs - Mike Day 0 Glen Durrant 3

A great effort by Mike against the number 11 ranked BDO player Glen Durrant saw Mike eventually lose out 3 sets to nil. Mike lost each of the 3 sets 2 games to 3 so he pushed Durrant all the way. Well done Mike, you have done yourself proud and with a bit more luck may gone on further. Next year Mike !

Glen Durrant (England) 3 - 0 Mike Day (New Zealand)

Set 1

1:0    Mike has the throw in this first leg but strongscoring from Glen gives him a break of throw
1:1    Missed doubles by both players but Mike strikes to break straight back
1:2    Nervy darts again by both players but Mike takes the3rd leg
2:2    Set goes to a deciding 5th leg after Glen hits double top to level the game
3:2    Glen takes the 3rd leg and the 1st set

Set 2

0:1   Mike breaks the throw at the start of the 2nd set
1:1   But Glen hits straight back breaking Mike's throw to level the set
2:1   Steady darts with Glen taking the lead
2:2   180 from Mike with Glen on a bogie shot give him double top which he hits with one dart
3:2   This important leg goes to Glen who hits double top to give hima 2 set lead

Set 3

0:1    Even though Mike busted his score he takes double 10 to win this leg
1:1    Glen holds his throw and the set is level
1:2    Mike hits 100 and 180 in this leg to keep his hopes alive
2:2    Glen pushes on with 3 ton plus scores
3:2    Glen checks out double 16 to take the match

Averages: Glen Durrant: 28.72 Mike Day: 25.29

Highest Outshot: 120 (Glen Durrant)

Match report courtesy BDO


  1. Saw the game, excellent darts Mike, unlucky on some of the doubles.

  2. mike you have done yourself and west city proud, not many can say they have played at the Lakeside in front of the rowdy crowd and the tv cameras.
    safe flight home m8, all the best from Big Gordy and family

  3. unlucky mike, you pushed him in every set to the fifth leg m8.
    Not many people can say they have played at the Lakeside but you can.
    I hope you take positives from this match and experience and the fact is you have done yourself, west city and New Zealand proud.
    safe flight home m8 all the best from Big Gordy and family