David Cameron continues to provide the upsets this weekend, this time defeating Seniors World Champion, Robert Thornton 4-2.
Both players started the game strongly on throw, and with six straight holds, we saw the game level at the interval.
The run of holds stopped in the third set, with Cameron breaking in 18 darts before holding to take the lead for the first time. It was a run of five straight legs that saw David Cameron move just one set away from the victory.
In the fifth set against the throw, David Cameron created an opportunity to seal the win, however, he wasn’t able to convert two darts at double 16 for the victory and Thornton took the fifth set.
The drama continued in the sixth set, after back-to-back holds, it was Thornton’s turn to miss darts, and it was four to level the game up. David Cameron wasn’t going to allow another chance to go and he hit double 16 to seal a famous win.
The Owl Flies Through Again
Richie Howson making his debut on the Lakeside stage made two wins out of two with a win over Trina Gulliver.
Similar to his first game The Owl came flying out the block against Gulliver and took a 2-0 lead going into the interval and delighted his crowd with a couple of 180s.
After the break, Trina took the opener and missed a couple of darts to take the third set. The Owl punished those missed darts with an outstanding 160 finish. The power scoring of Howson and an 83 checkout proved too much in the deciding leg for Gulliver.
The six-time World Masters champion did get a set on the board in the fourth, however, it was a little too late and Howson sealed the win in the next set.
Deller Outguns Anderson
Keith Deller defeats Bob Anderson 4-1 to set up a tie with Richie Howson.
It was a slow start from both players and after two holds, it was Deller who got the first break of throw and the opening set.
Mr 138 then reeled off four more straight legs to move just one away from victory against Bob Anderson.
Bob Anderson was determined to make sure he got a set on the board and with an early break in the fourth, he held comfortably in the next leg to close the deficit and try and reignite his chances of victory.
Deller celebrated every checkout on the Lakeside stage and sealed the victory with his best leg of the game and he will be back tomorrow to face The Owl at the World Seniors Masters.
Wallace Walk Enraptures Lakeside
Les Wallace opened up the evening session with a 4-1 win over John Lowe.
Before the darts got underway on Saturday evening, the bagpipes were out and we saw an iconic walk-on for McDanger at Lakeside.
Wallace the 1998 Masters Champion, started off his challenge to be the Seniors champion winning the first four legs against Lowe.
The Lakeside crowd showed their support for Old Stoneface and he repaid them by winning his first leg of the game to open up the third set on madhouse, before winning the set in the deciding leg of this set.
Les Wallace stepped it up again in the fourth and fifth winning four out of the remaining five legs to set up a tungsten clash with Phil Taylor on Sunday afternoon.
World Seniors Masters Day Two
Saturday May 28
Last-16 (games unless specified)
Tony O’Shea 4-2 Lisa Ashton
Richie Howson 4-1 Terry Jenkins (Preliminary round)
Colin Monk 4-0 Deta Hedman
Martin Adams 4-2 Wayne Jones
Les Wallace 4-1 John Lowe
Richie Howson 4-1 Trina Gulliver
Robert Thornton 4- David Cameron
Keith Deller 4-0 Bob Anderson
World Seniors Masters Day Three
Order of Play
David Cameron v Colin Monk
Phil Taylor v Les Wallace
Martin Adams v Tony O’Shea
Richie Howson v Keith Deller
1 Cameron/Monk vs Deller/Howson Semi-Final
2 Adams/O’Shea vs Wallace/Taylor
Images: Chris Sargeant and WSDT