Waites beaten in last eight

Scott Waites
Scott Waites

Third seed Scott Waites lost 3-1 to fellow England player Robbie Green in the quarter finals of the 40th Winmau World Masters at Hull City Hall yesterday.

The event, which was won by Halifax’s Waites in 2011, went to top seed Stephen Bunting, who beat James Wilson 7-0 in the final.

Meanwhile, BDO world champion Waites has been seeded seven for the defence of his crown at the Lakeside, Frimley Green in January.

Waites, a best priced 5-1 to regain the title, will play Alan Norris in the first round.

BDO world championship draw: Jim Williams (16, Wal) v Jeroen Geerdink (Neth) or David Prins (Eng), Stephen Bunting (1, Eng) v Jim Widmayer (USA) or Garry Thompson (Eng) Remco van Eijden (9, Neth) v Rick Hofstra (Neth), Jeffrey de Graaf (8, Neth) v Martin Atkins (Eng), Wesley Harms (12, Neth) v Paul Jennings (Eng), Darryl Fitton (5, Eng) v Tony Eccles (Eng), Gary Robson (13, Eng) v Ron Meulenkamp (Neth), Robbie Green (4, Eng) v Richie George (Eng), Scott Mitchell (15, Eng) v Karel Sedlacek (Czech) or Paul Hogan (Eng), James Wilson (2, Eng) v Shimizu Hiroaki (Japan) or ChristianKist (Neth), Glen Durrant (10, Eng) v New Zealand qualifier or Sam Head (Eng), Scott Waites (7, Eng) v Alan Norris (Eng), Geert de Vos (11, Bel v Madars Razma (Latvia) or John Michael (Gre), Jan Dekker (6, Neth) v Benito van de Pas (Neth), Ross Montgomery (14, Sco) v Harley Kemp (Aus) or Michael Meaney (Rep of Ire), Tony O’Shea (3, Eng) v David Cameron (Can) or Martin Adams (Eng).