Adams makes flying start
A review of Tuesday's action at the BDO World Darts Championship, including a convincing win for former champ Martin Adams.
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Martin Adams' bid to lift the BDO World Championship title for a fourth time in eight years began in stunning fashion on Tuesday as he sent three-time runner-up Tony O'Shea crashing to a 3-0 whitewash defeat.
Adams, champion in 2007, 2010 and 2011, could hardly have had a tougher first-round opponent at Frimley Green but he brushed aside the challenge of third-seeded O'Shea in emphatic fashion, needing just 23 minutes to win all nine legs.
O'Shea had reached the final in the last two editions as well as five years ago - losing each time to Ted Hankey (2009), Christian Kist (2012) and Scott Waites (2013) - but he will not even be gracing the second round this time.
Also on Tuesday afternoon at the Lakeside Country Club, top seed and title favourite Stephen Bunting safely progressed through with a 3-1 win over Jim Widmayer, while Scott Mitchell defeated Paul Hogan 3-2.
In the evening session, second seed James Wilson secured his spot in the next round by recovering from a set down to beat 2012 champion Kist 3-1.
Also, Dave Prins set up a second-round meeting with Bunting by defeating Jim Williams 3-0, while Glen Durrant progressed through by the same scoreline against Mike Day.