Day 7, mens quarter final results and match reports from the Lakeside 2012 Professional Darts Championship.

This page will be updated throughout play, as and when the results and reports become available.

Quarter Finals:

Alan Norris 1 v 5 Christian Kist

Martin Atkins 1 v 5 Ted Hankey

Match Reports From The BDO 
Norris v Kist

Tournament sensation and road worker Christian Kist continued his giant-killing to drive out fancied Alan Norris 5-1.

Norris who had floored third seed Dean Winstanley in the second round simply had nothing in his extensive armoury to cope with the robotic Kist, who showed no trace of tension in his first quarter final appearance in his debut tournament.Yeovil-born Norris blasted in nine maximums in the 46-minute game and recorded a 30 plus average but simply could not match the firepower of the new kid on the block.

The two fast throwing players, who are good friends off the oche, set an amazingly quick pace in a match that had almost everything – including a nine darter…

The flying Dutchman swooped into the match capturing the first set against the throw unchallenged with a show-stopping 110 checkout finished on double 18. He wrapped up the second set by the same score with only 12 minutes play, clinching the winning leg with a 120 finish, completed on double tops.

And Kist had four darts to make it 3-0, Norris nipping in for a sparkling 11 dart checkout finished on double 16 and then he took the opening leg of the fourth against the throw after the Dutch road worker motored into the leg with back-to-back 180s but missed the crucial seventh to set up a possible nine darter.

Kist scrambled to the next leg after missing doubles, Chuck blazing into the third with seven consecutive 60s, striking a perfect treble 19 but agonising as the ninth finished outside double 12 for what would have been the perfect game. Double trouble saw him gift the leg to Kist who hit 96, finished on double 18. Both players hit 180s in the next, Kist hitting a two-dart 47 to restore a two set lead at 3-1.

Norris sped into a 2-0 lead in the fifth, Kist replying with 121 finished on bull, 98 on double 12 in the next and then in the deciding fifth leg against the throw he grabbed double 18 after Norris missed bull for 121 for the set.

Norris fired out a further maximum in the opening leg of the sixth but grimaced as he missed bull for 125, cool Kist picking off 54 on double tops. Despite another 180 from Norris in the next, the astonishing Dutchman exited on double eight, wrapping up the match with a two-dart 60 checkout, completed on double tops in the next leg.

Atkins v Hankey

Super Ted Hankey edged into the last four after toppling Martin Atkins 5-1 in a scrappy 58-minute quarter final encounter.

Neither player managed to reach the heights of their game, struggling to find the treble 20 bed and missing countless doubles.

But the double world champion and 15th seed from Telford was able to call on his vast experience at Frimley Green to peg back The Assassin who simply lacked the firepower.

The legs went with the throw in the opening set, Hankey missing bull for a blockbusting 170 checkout, finally exiting on double three.

The opening four legs of the second set went with the throw, both players missing to take the advantage. In the deciding fifth leg Hankey reached the double first but missed double two and one with Atkins also missing opportunities before The Count hit appropriately the “mad house” – double one for a 2-0 match lead.

In a scrappy third set Hankey hit a maximum as he annexed three of the four legs, winning the set on 52, finished on double 20 after both players struggled to find consistency on the 60 bed.

Twice The Count led in the next set after stealing the throw in the opening leg with a 90 finish completed with double 10. He fired a 180 and 41 checkout for the 11 dart third leg and followed p with double five after Atkins failed with a bull shot for a set-winning 121.

The Shropshire player blazed into the opening leg of the fifth with a 180, following up with double 10 only to see the gritty Yorkshireman annex the next three as he hit a brace of maximums, driving the stake into The Count to pull a set back.

Hankey stole the opening leg of the sixth against the throw after Atkins missed double tops for 109, The Count hitting a maximum and clinching double 10 for the second leg.

He wrapped up the match with a 64, finished on double eight to sweep into the last four.

Afterwards the double world champ admitted: “I played absolute garbage, terrible and need to go away and learn how to play darts overnight or Christian will destroy me.”