Winmau’s Scott Mitchell began his quest for the 2019 Lakeside World Championship title with a win over stable-mate Oliver Ferenc.
Scotty Dog looked confident throughout, burst to a 2 set lead without dropping a leg to the Serbian. Ferenc began to battle back in the third set, taking it to a decider, but Mitchell closed the game out with a 94.5 average.
Mitchell now meets Krzysztof Kciuk in the next round after the Polish thrower posted a shock win over Dave Parletti. Elsewhere during the afternoon session, Scott Baker defeated Scotland’s Ross Montgomery whilst Aileen de Graaf comfortably defeated Paula Jacklin 2-0.
Glen Durrant opening the evening’s session with a convincing 3-0 win over Mark McGrath and will now face Scott “The Mod” Baker in the next round. Lorraine Winstanley then edged an extremely close encounter with Casey Gallagher 2-1 and Northern Irishman Kyle McKinstry also came out on top in a close tie with Chris Landman 3-2.
The final game of the day saw Grand Slam of Darts participant Gary Robson dumped out of the tournament by David Cameron 3-1.
Tuesday Day 4
Dave Parletti (ENG) 1 Vs 3 Krzysztof Kciuk (POL)
Scott Mitchell (ENG) 3 Vs 0 Oliver Ferenc (SRB)
Aileen de Graaf (NED) 2 Vs 0 Paula Jacklin (ENG)
Ross Montgomery (SCO) 0 Vs 3 Scott Baker (ENG)
Glen Durrant (ENG) 3 Vs 0 Mark McGrath (NZ)
Lorraine Winstanley (ENG) 2 Vs 1 Casey Gallagher (ENG)
Chris Landman (NED) 2 Vs 3 Kyle McKinstry (NI)
Gary Robson (ENG) 1 Vs 3 David Cameron (CAN)
Wednesday Day 5
13:00 – Wesley Harms (NED) Vs Willem Mandigers (NED)
14:45 – Trina Gulliver MBE (ENG) Vs Karolina Podgorska (POL)
15:15 – Michael Unterbuchner (GER) Vs Wayne Warren (WAL)
19:00 – Mark McGeeney (ENG) Vs Conan Whitehead (ENG)
20:45 – Jim Williams (WAL) Vs Dean Reynolds (WAL)
22:30 – Richard Veenstra (NED) Vs Scott Waites (ENG)