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Dave Chisnall shocks Lakeside champion Ted Hankey

BDO World Professional Darts Championships
Venue: Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey Dates: 2-10 January
Coverage: Live on BBC Two, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website.
Daily reports and scores on BBC Sport website

Video - Chisnall blows Hankey away

Defending champion Ted Hankey was knocked out of the quarter-finals of the BDO world championship following a sensational fightback by Dave Chisnall.

'The Count' dominated the opening exchanges and raced into a 4-1 lead at the interval.

But Chisnall hit form after the break to force the match to a decider and prevailed in a tense final sense.

He will now face top seed Tony O'Shea who cruised to a 5-1 victory over Norway's Robert Wagner.

Both Hankey and Chisnall racked up numerous maximums as one of the most enthralling matches at Lakeside this year reached its pulsating last-set climax.


Chisnall's scoring gave him the edge in the latter stages, though his failure to hit doubles threatened to cost him the match.

In the final leg, having reached an outshot with Hankey way back, he missed six attempts at the double, though Hankey was equally profligate when given the chance to steal it, busting by hitting double 20 with 10 required.

And 'Chissy', 29, finally secured the leg to move into the semi-finals on just his second appearance at the Lakeside, hitting double two to advance.

"At the interval I thought I was finished but people told me not to give up," he said.

"I missed a few doubles in the first half of the game but just kept plodding on and started to hit the trebles and doubles in the second half of the match.

Hankey, chasing his third Lakeside title, said: "Without the break I would have won 5-1. I can't believe what happened. After the break Dave came out as a different person, he was unbelievable."

Video - 'Silverback' eases into semis

Stockport's O'Shea, last year's beaten finalist, had an easier time of it against Wagner, leading 4-1 at the interval.

The sixth set went the distance, but the 'Silverback' hit two 180s before clinching victory on double eight.

"To be honest, I would have preferred to have played Ted again because of last year's final," he said.

"I did not give it my best shot last year and it would have been nice to have met him again.

"The first game between Ted and Chissy was so good, I felt our match was really flat but I was really chuffed to get through."

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