Race To The Indigo At The O2 (Men’s): World Trophy triumph pushes Jim Williams up to provisional third seed for the 2020 BDO World Championship

Jim Williams is now the provisional third seed for the 2020 BDO World Championship after winning his first major title in Blackburn last night.

The Welshman got the better of top seed Richard Veenstra 8-6 in the final of the World Trophy, to land his maiden BDO major, and the victory has seen him rise to third in the provisional seeds for the Indigo at the O2.

Wesley Harms and yesterday’s runner-up Veenstra still occupy the top two spots, while Wayne Warren and Martijn Kleermaker have moved up to fourth and fifth, with Dave Parletti dropping to sixth.

Andy Hamilton, who whitewashed World Master Adam Smith-Neale 5-0 in the first round, has replaced Leighton Bennett in the provisional seeds, while Poland’s Sebastian Steyer‘s run to the semi-finals has seen him rise from 26th to 19th.

 

Pos Points 12 boxes filled? Lowest score Notes
1 Wesley Harms 347 Yes 15
2 Richard Veenstra 343 Yes 15
3 Jim Williams 331 Yes 8 Qualifies as 2019 semi-finalist
4 Wayne Warren 291 Yes 16
5 Martijn Kleermaker 291 Yes 8
6 Dave Parletti 290 Yes 15
7 Willem Mandigers 275 Yes 8
8 Scott Mitchell 265 Yes 15
9 Nick Kenny 241 Yes 8
10 Adam Smith-Neale 226 Yes 8
11 Mario Vandenbogaerde 222 Yes 10
12 Gary Robson 201 Yes 10
13 Gary Stone 195 Yes 12
14 Andy Hamilton 192 Yes 10
15 Michael Unterbuchner 187 Yes 3 Qualifies as 2019 semi-finalist
16 Ryan Hogarth 184 10 out of 12 n/a Top 16 are seeded
17 Leighton Bennett 180 Yes 6
18 David Evans 179 Yes 8
19 Sebastian Steyer 177 Yes 9
20 Chris Landman 172 Yes 7
21 Scott Waites 168 8 out of 12 n/a Qualifies as 2019 runner-up
22 Simon Stainton 161 Yes 8
23 Gino Vos 160 11 out of 12 n/a
24 Ross Montgomery 160 Yes 10
25 John Scott 155 Yes 8
26 Francis Carragher 153 Yes 8 Top 26 qualify automatically
27 Martin Adams 149 10 out of 12 n/a Qualifies if 2019 World Master already qualified
28 Aaron Turner 145 Yes 8
29 Nick Fullwell 145 Yes 4
30 Justin Thompson 141 Yes 7
31 Dennis Olde Kalter 139 Yes 4
32 Darryl Fitton 138 11 out of 12 n/a

Listen to Episode 117 of the Weekly Dartscast podcast with special guests Stuart Pyke, Dave Parletti and Casey Gallagher via the player below

Picture: BDO Tip Top Pics

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