Defending champion Adams cruises through to second round at Lakeside
Two-time defending champion Martin Adams eased through to the second round of the BDO World Championship on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Scott Mitchell.
The 55-year-old top seed, who is looking to match Eric Bristow's record of three successive triumphs and is also seeking his fourth Lakeside crown overall having first been victorious in 2007, overcame a few scares before beating his fellow Englishman in just 26 minutes.
Defending champ: Martin Adams is through to the second round
Adams said on www.dartswdf.com: 'I had some shaky moments. No one likes to play the first round but you have to do it. I had big finishes when I needed them.'
In what is his record-breaking 19th appearance at the event, Adams will now face Gary Stone in the next round after the Scottish qualifier knocked out Dutch 16th seed Ron Meulenkamp 3-0.
Eighth seed Tony O'Shea, the 2009 runner-up, also enjoyed a 3-0 whitewash on Saturday as he saw off Steve West, and he will next face number nine Ross Montgomery, a 3-1 victor over Fabian Roosenbrand.
Montgomery said: 'I will need to sharpen up my doubles for my next match with Tony (O' Shea) or he will punish me.'