Kist out at first hurdle

  • Last Updated: January 5 2013, 22:52 GMT

Defending champion Christian Kist was dumped out of the BDO World Darts Championships on the opening day at Frimley Green.

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The Dutchman, whose has tumbled down the rankings since winning here a year ago and entered the tournament unseeded, suffered a 3-1 reverse to Robbie Green.

Richie George, the 23-year-old son of two-time finalist Bobby George, beat Dave Prins 3-2 as he made his debut appearance in the tournament.

George is seeded 15th.

There were defeats for both Gary Robson, the 10th seed, and Martin Atkins, the 11th.

Robson lost 3-1 to Garry Thompson while Atkins went down 3-1 to Ireland's Jason Cullen.

Darryl Fitton edged out Dutchman Benito Van de Pas 3-2, Alan Norris saw off Wales' Wayne Warren 3-1 and Tony O'Shea ended the day with a straightforward 3-0 victory over John Walton.


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