BDO’s World Darts Championships – 1/4 Final – Unterbuchner vs Mandigers

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Michael Unterbucher during the 2019 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships at LakesideTip Top Pics/Chris Sargeant

Report – Michael Unterbuchner Vs Willem Mandigers

BY JOSH GREEN (@JoshGreenMedia)

Michael Unterbuchner reached the semi-final for the second successive year after he defeated Willem Mandigers at the quarter-final stage on Friday afternoon. ‘T-Rex’ defeated a Dutch thrower in his 2018 quarterfinal in Richard Veenstra and took another big scalp to reach the final four.

Mandigers would race into a 3-1 advantage early on, chalking up a 3-0 victory in the second set. A spectacular 158 finish with Unterbuchner sat on a double would put the German under the cosh. With the Dutchman looking to extend his lead to three cleat sets, Unterbuchner would find his range. A 104-finish halving the deficit as Mandigers’ standard dropped.

The 31-year-old from Berlin would draw level before a crazy seventh set saw five breaks of throw! Mandigers eventually rounding it off with an ice-cool 68 finish. Unterbuchner would resume control, taking the eighth set as the match went to a decider.

 

Willem Mandigers during the 2019 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships at Lakeside, Frimley Green, United Kingdom on 11 January 2019 Tip Top Pics/Chris Sargeant

 

A 94 checkout would hand Unterbuchner the lead, but his opponent had plenty of fight in him yet. A match-winning bullseye was missed as Mandigers swooped, under monumental amounts of pressure he would take a 149 to haul himself level once again. Unterbuchner would record a straight forward hold in the next leg before the match-winning leg would arrive. The 2018 World Trophy finalist booking his place in this year’s Lakeside semi-finals with a heart-stopping 107 checkout, sending a packed Lakeside Country Club delirious.

 

 

 

Schedule – Friday 11th January

Michael Unterbuchner 5 – 4 Willem Mandigers

Maria O’Brien Vs Mikuru Suzuki

Conan Whitehead vs Scott Waites

Evening session

Lorraine Winstanley Vs Anastasia Dobromyslova

Kyle McKinstry Vs Glen Durrant

Jim Williams Vs Scott Mitchell

Close Menu