Martin Adams kept his bid to lift the BDO World Championship title on track
Last Updated: 08/01/14 10:35pm
Martin Adams: Looking for a fourth BDO world title
Martin Adams's bid to lift the BDO World Championship title for a fourth time in eight years gathered pace after 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 as he needed 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 in the day's afternoon session at the Lakeside Country Club, top seed Stephen Bunting safely progressed through with a 3-1 win over Jim Widmayer while Scott Mitchell defeated Paul Hogan 3-2.