Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams continues his bid for a fourth BDO World title tonight (Wednesday) when facing American outsider Jim Widmayer in a last-16 tie at the Lakeside.
Adams will be expected to ease through to the quarter-finals. The third seed is the second match on in a session that starts at 6pm.
The 54 year-old from Deeping beat Dutchman Jan Dekker 3-1 in the first round of a competition he last won in 2011.
Adams took the first set 3-2 with a 32.77 average after twice starting with 180s, four times hitting 140 and twice completing 12-dart legs.
Dekker, who beat Adams at the quarter-final stage last year, threw his best darts of the match in the second set and won that 3-1 with a 31.97 average.
Adams hit back with some brilliant darts in the third set. He won it 3-2 with a cracking 33.34 average and in this one amassed two 180s and seven 140s.
The fourth set was one-sided as Adams cruised to a straight legs success to complete a promising start. He hit two more 180s and another three 140s in those three legs.
Overall Adams finished with a 31.37 average and Dekker 30.77.