Day 8, mens semi-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.

Semi-finals – Hankey Blows it, as comeback Kist holds it together!

Ted Hankey 5 v 6 Christian Kist

DARTS LWAT TONS TON+ 180 HIOUT BLEG AVERAGE TEAM PLAYERS SCORE LEFT LEGS SETS
0 8 52 28 10 116 12 29.18 ENGLAND TED HANKEY* 0 501 0 5
0 13 46 29 4 129 13 29.91 NETHERLANDS CHRISTIAN KIST 0 501 0 6
Gameformat: Best of 11 sets, 5 legs.
Darts: 15, 13, 16, 17, 17, 14, 14, 15, 13, 19, 15, 17, 18, 15, 17, 15, 15, 17, 18, 18, 18, 15, 15, 17, 19, 17, 16, 14, 17, 18, 15, 13, 20, 20, 12, 18, 17, 18, 16, 18, 16
Outshots: 107, 40, 16, 20, 20, 40, 40, 68, 32, 2, 36, 43, 75, 80, 40, 129, 100, 16, 40, 74, 37, 106, 117, 40, 20, 20, 40, 72, 60, 20, 80, 40, 40, 12, 116, 74, 25, 39, 40, 72, 40

Tony O’Shea 6 v 5 Wesley Harms

DARTS LWAT TONS TON+ 180 HIOUT BLEG AVERAGE TEAM PLAYERS SCORE LEFT LEGS SETS
0 8 62 32 6 121 11 28.45 ENGLAND TONY O’SHEA* 0 501 0 6
0 6 80 30 4 120 11 29.46 NETHERLANDS WESLEY HARMS 0 501 0 5
Gameformat: Best of 11 sets, 5 legs.
Darts: 18, 23, 15, 17, 16, 20, 11, 12, 17, 18, 15, 18, 15, 16, 12, 20, 21, 16, 16, 15, 15, 18, 16, 21, 13, 16, 17, 16, 20, 16, 18, 11, 14, 18, 14, 15, 17, 16, 18, 15, 17, 20, 20, 18, 17
Outshots: 68, 20, 101, 32, 40, 25, 45, 81, 9, 57, 32, 72, 120, 40, 41, 4, 4, 32, 20, 62, 72, 70, 12, 20, 32, 20, 52, 8, 25, 20, 52, 100, 90, 103, 24, 121, 71, 32, 90, 70, 76, 16, 16, 16, 40
Match Reports From The BDO 
Hankey v Kist

New kid on the block Christian Kist staked his claim for the world championship, burying former double champ Ted “The Count” Hankey in a thrilling two hour encounter 6-5.

The 43-year-old 15th seed missed bull to book his place in the final and maintain his record of never having lost in a semi final.

But the battling 25-year-old Dutch road worker steamrollered his way back from 5-3 down to win through to the world final at first attempt.

Kist, the 15/8 second favourite annexed the opening set 3-0 against the throw on double eight to strike an early psychological blow.

Firing out a couple of maximums The Count slowed the game to snail’s pace in a bid to curtail the vibrant fast-throwing Dutchman and it seemed to work as he levelled the match with a 3-1 success.

Two maximums from the 66/1 outsider at the beginning of the week with first time double 16 efforts set up Lipstick for the third set, Hankey missing tops for 120 and then surprisingly, three attempts for double 10 as the roadworker steamrollered the set 3-0 with double one.

Kist’s fourth 180 gave him the opening leg of the fourth set with double 18, Hankey missing bull for 130 in reply but after the Dutchman missed double tops for 66, The Count buried 43 with single three and his favourite double tops. And then the Shropshire sharpshooter grabbed 75 on double tops against the throw after his tense opponent buckled, failing to convert doubles opportunities. Two 140s steered Hankey to the fourth leg and the set with an 80 finish, completed again on double tops.

Sensing a chink in the young Dutchman’s armour, an angry looking prince of dartness defended his darts, exiting on double 10 with his fourth double attempt Kist having to pull off a pressure 129 finish in the next on bull to defend his throw. Hankey picked off a 100 finish in the third a single 20 and two double tops.

Kist missed double 16 for 104 and then Hankey double 12 for a set-winning 141, the Dutchman swooping to level the set on double eight with his second attempt. Hankey edged into the match lead for the first time with double 10 after the man from Vroomshop missed 67 for a double 16 to grab the lead again.

Following a short interval Kist took a 2-0 lead but wired double 18 for set-winning 156, The Count swooping to bury double 20 for a blood curdling 106 finish. The 15th seed notched a maximum but missed double 10 for a 67 finish as the Dutchman leapt in for a 117 finished on double tops to level the match at 3-3.

Kist missed the opportunity to steal the darts in the next set after missing double 16 for a 110 finish, Hankey clinching double 10. There was another 180 from the former double world champ in the next but he missed chances, Kist wiring double 20 for an 82, as Super Ted exited on double 10 against the throwing advantage.

With daylight failing outside it seemed to inspire The Count who continued to heap pressure on the young inexperienced Dutchman, recovering from a missed double tops for 120 to clinch the set for a 4-3 match lead on double 10.

His seventh 180 steered Hankey to his fourth successive leg but three missed doubles in the next with the throw let in the battling Dutchman with a 14 darter. But Hankey bullied his way to the third leg against the throw on double 20 after Kist missed double 16 for 92. The Count missed double tops for 79 and the set but his opponent failed to exit on 144, the seed sweeping in his third dart for double 10 to extend his lead to two sets – 5-3.

Power-scoring from Hankey gave him four double opportunites but Kist stepped in to clinch 80 on double eight to take the opening leg against the throw and took the following two legs – both on double 20 – to pull back a set.

But Kist then missed bull for 92 with the throw, Hankey stepping in to clinch double six and then banging in 180 and 140 as he clinched the leg with a 12 dart leg completed with a 116 checkout.

Hankey blazed in a 138 to leave 40 the Dutchman producing a pressure 74 checkout finished on double tops to defend his throw, missing bull for 89, and Hankey bull for a match-winning 92, the Dutchman recovering to save his title hopes with double 12. And then he held his nerve to hit a 39 finish, forcing the match into a deciding 11th set.

After poor scoring from the former world champ, Kist seized the opening leg against the throw with double 20 and added the second with double 12 after The Count missed doubles. As Hankey appeared to throw in the towel, Kist nailed a match-winning double four.

Afterwards through interpreter Neils de Ruiter, who is a director with the Netherlands Darts Bond, Kist declared: “I really can’t find the words to say how I feel. It is a surprise, I cannot believe it.

“I never give up, I just keep going on and on but I can only imagine what winning the world title would be like,” said shell-shocked Kist.

O’Shea v Harms