2012 BDO British Open Results

Mens Singles Final

Martin Atkins 6 v 5 Robbie Green (Link to full results)

Womens Singles  Final

Linda Ithurralde  4 v 3 Tamara Schuur

Womens Pairs Champions Julie Gore & Rhian Griffiths

Mens Pairs Champions – Scott Waites & Garry Thompson

Match Report Taken from BDO Website:

Sunny Bridlington and The Spa once again played host to a hugely successful BDO British Open – hosted by EY Events and played in front of capacity audiences.

The Men’s and Women’s Pairs were played first and in the Women’s Pairs a bevy of the top ladies produced some great darts.

In the Semi-Finals it was the partnership of Trina and Sue Gulliver taking on the powerful combination of Anastasia Dobromyslova and Lorraine Farlam, and it was the latter pairing that won all 4 legs – finishing the third with an impressive bull finish.

In the second Semi-Final, the in-form Deta Hedman was paired with Dee Bateman and started in great style with a 112 checkout to win the first leg against the Welsh paring of Julie Gore and Rhian Griffiths. However, the game produced a closely fought contest in which the Welsh ladies eventually emerged 4-3 victors.

And they continued their winning ways in the Women’s Pairs Final which they won 4-2 against Anastasia and Lorraine to be crowned 2012 Champions.

In the first of the Men’s Pairs Semi-Finals, Richie George was outstanding with his partner Scott Mitchell as they triumphed over Jamie Bain and Steve Taylor. The high-scoring Richie checked 106 to win the opening leg and hit a 180 in the 4th leg. Scott played a vital role in the scoring stakes, but it was the irrepressible Richie who checked out every leg for a convincing 4-0 win.

In the second Semi-Final the Yorkshire pairing of Scott Waites and Garry Thompson were 4-1 winners against Gary Robson and James Wilson, and then went on to beat Richie George and Scott Mitchell 4-2 in the final.

Needless to say, the capacity crowd cheered loudly for a win by their two Yorkshire heroes!

In the Men’s Singles, it was yet another high-flying Yorkshireman in the shape of Martin Atkins who was getting plenty of crowd support in his Semi-Final against Scottish favourite Ross Montgomery.

‘The Assassin’ lived up to his nickname as he out-bossed ‘The Boss’ with a 5-1 victory that included the only 180 of the match in the 5th leg and a 100 check-out to move him into the final.

By one of those strange coincidences, the high-scoring Robbie Green also checked out on 100 in his Semi-Final to claim a 5-2 victory over the ever impressive Glen Durrant. Robbie showed his intent from the off as he hit a 180 in the opening leg and then checked out on 124. Three more 180’s followed for Robbie in the 3rd, 6th and 7th legs and in between Glen recorded one of his own in the 4th leg.

It wasn’t enough to halt the progress of Robbie as he booked his final spot against Martin Atkins.

Once again in the much anticipated Final, the 180’s flowed as Robbie hit his umpteenth of the tournament in the opening leg of the hard-fought encounter. But it was Martin who was first on the score-sheet as he took that first leg. However, Robbie quickly levelled at 1-1 before hitting yet another 180 in the 3rd leg. But once again it was Martin who took the initiative with a 101 checkout to go 2-1 ahead.

The Yorkshire favourite hit a 180 of his own in the 5th leg only to see Robbie take it and go 3-2 up. Robbie then hit yet another 180 in the 6th leg and was quickly down to 32 with Martin way back on 240. It turned out to be a pivotal moment because despite Robbie’s lead, Martin won the leg to make the score-line 3-3.

But Robbie proved what a tough opponent he is when he took the next to go 4-3 up. It might have finished most players off, but Martin was playing inspirational darts and after hitting a 180 in the 8th leg, he followed up with 100 and 140 for a 13 dart leg to make it all square at 4-4!

He then won the next to move just one away from victory at 5-4, but not to be outdone, Robbie opened the 10th leg with another brilliant 180 to eventually take it in 13 darts.

This brilliant and exciting high-scoring encounter between two giants of darts was now evenly balanced at 5-5 and it was bull-up for the deciding 11th leg.

Robbie won the darts but opened with a disappointing 43 and must have wondered where the 180’s were when he needed them most of all! Mind you, he hit back with 140/100 in his next two throws, but it wasn’t enough as Martin got over the finishing line with a 36 checkout to win the 2012 British Open Men’s Singles title in what was a dramatic and hard fought 6-5 victory.

The Women’s Singles Semi-Finals promised some outstanding darts, and that’s exactly what they produced.

First to the oche was World No.1 Deta Hedman against the 2009 Winmau Women’s World Master, Linda Ithurralde.

Deta set her stall out with a 180 in the opening leg, but Linda was equal to the task as she emerged a 4-1 winner over the player many considered to be the favourite for the title. Linda hit a 180 in the 5th leg and showed remarkable consistency and scoring power to march into the final.

Her opponent would be the impressive Dutch player, Tamara Schuur who triumphed 4-2 over England’s Claire Ball.

The Women’s Singles final was a hard-fought affair with Linda claiming an outstanding 4-3 win to be crowned 2012 BDO British Open Women’s Singles Champion.

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