Scott Waites will have to upset the odds if he is to beat Glen Durrant in tonight’s BDO World Championship final at the Lakeside.
Waites is a 13-5 chance to unseat the 2-7 shot Durrant, who is bidding to emulate his late hero Eric Bristow in notching a hat-trick of successes in the event.
Durrant has won seven of the 10 meetings with Waites, who works in Calderdale as a carpenter for Together Housing. However. ‘Scotty 2 Hotty’ will not be overawed by the challenge having lifted this title previously in 2013 and 2016.
Waites reached the final with a 6-1 thrashing of Germany’s Michael Unterbuchner yesterday, having taken a 5-0 lead. He had earlier beaten Jeffrey van Egdom 3-1, Richard Veenstra 4-1 and Conan Whitehead 5-3.
Durrant eased past Jim Williams 6-3 in his last-four contest, having earlier beaten Mark McGrath 3-0, Scott Baker 4-3 and Kyle McKinstry 5-2.
Waites predicted that an “absolutely electric” and “amazing” final lay in store.