BDO Darts results: 13-year-old Leighton Bennett wins BDO World Youth darts final on the bullseye

Leighton Bennett celebrates his incredible bullseye finish (Picture: Tip Top Pics/Chris Sargeant)
Leighton Bennett celebrates his incredible bullseye finish (Picture: Tip Top Pics/Chris Sargeant)

Leighton Bennett won the BDO World Youth Championship final with a stunning bullseye finish to complete a 3-0 victory over Nathan Girvan at the Lakeside.

The 13-year-old from Lincolnshire averaged a highly impressive 86.65 compared to his Scottish opponent's 77 while he also hit two 180s in a superb performance.

Bennett is being mentored by 2018 PDC world champion Rob Cross having been snapped up by his management company, and the Premier League player will have loved what he saw having been beside the stage at Frimley Green on Thursday afternoon - 24 hours after the duo enjoyed a practice session together.

'Boom Boom' won a deciding leg to take the opening set as Girvan was pushed him all the way while he fell 1-0 down in the second when the 16-year-old landed a 111 checkout.

Bennett responded with checkouts of 83, 76 and 52 as he took firm control before taking the third set 3-1, closing on that show-stopping 121 finish, sparking wild celebrations.

He becomes the youngest winner of the title, which has been running since 2015, and follows in the footsteps of Colin Roelofs, Joshua Richardson and two-time winner Justin van Tergouw.

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Leighton Bennett becomes the youngest ever BDO World Youth champion (Picture: Tip Top Pics/Chris Sargeant)
Leighton Bennett becomes the youngest ever BDO World Youth champion (Picture: Tip Top Pics/Chris Sargeant)

Thursday results & Friday schedule

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Thursday January 11
Afternoon Session (1pm)
Men's Second Round (Best of 7 sets)
Women's Quarter-Finals (Best of 3 sets)
TV Coverage: Quest (freeview channel 37) & Eurosport

  • Leighton Bennett 3-0 Nathan Girvan – BDO World Youth Championship Final
  • Mikuru Suzuki 2-0 Sharon Prins
  • Maria O’Brien 2-0 Fallon Sherrock
  • Scott Mitchell 4-0 Krzysztof Kciuk

Evening Session (7pm)
Men's Second Round (Best of 7 sets)
Women's Quarter-Finals (Best of 3 sets)
TV Coverage: Eurosport

  • Lorraine Winstanley 2-0 Trina Gulliver
  • David Cameron 3-4 Kyle McKinstry
  • Anastasia Dobromyslova 2-0 Aileen de Graaf
  • Glen Durrant 4-3 Scott Baker

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Friday January 12
Afternoon Session (1pm)
Men's
Quarter-Finals (Best of 9 sets)
Women's Semi-Finals (Best of 3 sets)
TV Coverage: Quest (freeview channel 37) & Eurosport

  • Michael Unterbuchner v Willem Mandigers
  • Mikuru Suzuki v Maria O'Brien
  • Scott Waites v Conan Whitehead

Evening Session (7pm) TV Coverage: Eurosport

  • Anastasia Dobromyslova v Lorraine Winstanley
  • Scott Mitchell v Jim Williams
  • Glen Durrant v Kyle McKinstry

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