Victory means Durrant stays put

13 January 2018 04:53:00 GMTPlus11

Reigning champion Glen Durrant has vowed to stay put after mounting an astonishing comeback to reach the semi-finals of the BDO World Darts Championship.

Durrant revealed before his meeting with good friend Jim Williams that he would enter the PDC Qualifying School if he were to lose and, at 4-1 down, it looked like that might be the next step for the man from Middlesbrough.

Semis, final or win it, then I'll be a BDO player.

Glen Durrant

However, Duzza stormed back to take four unanswered sets and set up a last-four showdown with two-time champion Scott Waites, who also won 5-4 after being 4-1 behind, ousting Belgian Andy Baetens in another thriller.

Durrant had admitted before taking to the Lakeside stage: "If I lose in the quarters, my name will go down for Q School.

"I've spoken to the BDO, they know and if they're saying what they're saying, they'd like me to get to the semis or final so I can stay with them.

"Semis, final or win it, then I'll be a BDO player."

Durrant now has a revenge mission on his mind, with Waites having prevailed 5-4 in yet another thriller when the two men met in the quarter-finals of the 2016 tournament.

Waites went on to claim his second world title that year by demolishing Jeff Smith 7-1, having first been crowned champion in 2013, when he thrashed Tony O'Shea by the same convincing margin.

Durrant is priced at 2/9 to defeat Waites and is 9/2 to defeat the Yorkshireman by a 6-3 scoreline, with Duzza now available at 1/7 to retain his BDO world title.

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