Out for the count! Kist to face O'Shea in final after stunning Hankey with comeback win
Christian Kist booked his place in
the BDO World Championship final, coming from 5-3 down to beat Ted
Hankey 6-5 at Frimley Green.
The 25-year-old Dutchman sealed his
first final appearance as the two-time champion missed out.
missed a shot at the bull for victory when 5-4 in front, but he lost his
concentration as he complained of a draft on stage, and Kist nipped in
to clean up.
In the final: Christian Kist celebrates victory
Kist will meet Tony O'Shea on Sunday, after he got the better of Wesley Harms 6-5.
The board had to be changed in an occasionally scrappy game, with the players suffering a combined total of 23 bounce outs.
See you in the final: O'Shea held his nerve to beat Harms in the last four
O'Shea held his nerve, though, and
said afterwards: 'It is unbelievable, I am so overwhelmed. That young
lad (Harms) has got a great future.
'It was he who suggested that we change the board because I had suffered so many bounce-outs. He is a real gentleman.'