Green progresses as Harms departs

January 07, 2015 10:38:04 UK

Wesley Harms was beaten by Canadian Jeff Smith in round one.

2014 semi-finalist Robbie Green began his bid for glory at the BDO World Darts Championship with a victory, but  two-time semi-finalist Wesley Harms was sent packing.

Kong averaged 91.65 in his victory against Darius Labanauskas of Latvia, but could have finished with a much bigger score if he had not missed so many doubles at the latter stages of the match.

The man from Liverpool got off to a flying start by taking the first two sets of the match in quick succession. He had several chances to seal the game 3-0, but did not take them giving Labanauskas an opening back into the tie.

Fortunately for Kong, he was able to complete the win in the fourth set to book his spot in the second round where he will now take on Peter Sajwani.

Swedish qualifier Sajwani eliminated number one seed James Wilson in his opening game of the competition and is 5.00 to make it through to the quarter-finals, with Green 1.16 to reach the last eight and 8.00 to win the tournament.

Elsewhere, Canadian Jeff Smith put out Dutchman Harms despite losing the opening set of their match. The 39-year old is back with the BDO after a three year spell with the PDC between 2011 and 2013.

Smith won the Canadian Open in 2014 and qualified for the World Championship after beating Mike Day of New Zealand in his qualifier.

Harms’ conqueror will now have to face number nine seed Gary Robson in the second round and he is looking to become the second Canadian to win this tournament after John Part, who lifted the trophy in 1994 following a 6-0 victory over Bobby George.

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