England's Scott Waites thrashed unseeded Canadian Jeff Smith 7-1 to win the BDO World Championship at Lakeside for a second time. The 38-year-old regained the title he first won in 2013 and is the eighth player to win the crown more than once. Waites, a carpenter from Huddersfield, raced into a 5-0 lead. Smith, 40, took the sixth set with a 161 checkout to spark hopes
Scott Waites will play unseeded Canadian Jeff Smith in Sunday's BDO World Championship final at Lakeside. Ninth seed Waites, 38, eased past number four seed and fellow Englishman Jamie Hughes 6-1 in his semi-final. He remains on course for a second world title at Frimley Green, having thrashed Tony O'Shea 7-1 in the 2013 final. Smith, 40, beat Dutchman Richard Veenstra
Trina Gulliver won the women's world title for a 10th time with a 3-2 victory over Deta Hedman in Saturday's all-English BDO final. The first four sets went against the throw, with number eight seed Gulliver, 46, winning the decider 3-0 to clinch the £12,000 first prize. "I'm absolutely delighted. It was always going to be a tough game against Deta," she told BBC
BT Sport will be at the Lakeside Country Club to show the global elite take the oche for hours of coverage from the BDO World Championships between Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 10. BT Sport will share live coverage of the Championships with the BBC. Darts fans will be able to tune in to watch their heroes, including three times winner Martin Adams, three
Veteran player Tony O'Shea and Jim Williams, who made his debut in 2014 at Lakeside, will toe the oche to kick off the 2016 championships on Saturday 2nd January at 1300 GMT. BDO and Lakeside have announced the schedule of play.
The names of 40 men players from 15 countries and 16 women from four countries have been announced for the 2016 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships being held at the Lakeside Country Club 2-10 January.