After toppling the number two seed Fallon Sherrock in round one, Anne Louise Peters cleanly disposed of Zoe Jones. The Danish Diamond carved out some spectacular double hitting including a 160 checkout, the highest ever in the women’s division at Lakeside. With her confidence flowing, Peters will now fancy her chances of reaching a first ever major final.
Joshua Richardson captured the BDO youth championship with a heart stopping victory over 16-year-old Jordan Boyce. Richardson, who has played on the PDC development tour this term, surrendered a two leg advantage as Boyce took the opening set. At the tender age of 17, Josh Richardson has the world at his feet. With regular practise and his level headed nature there is no telling where this lad could go. He showed maturity beyond his years to hold his nerve and turn the match around to be leading 2-1. Despite his shaky double hitting in the early stages he improved drastically, with his treble 19 cover shots being a huge feature of his game. This title should hold him in good stead for the future in both darts organizations.