Dutch ace Justin van Tergouw wins BDO World Youth Championship on the Lakeside stage

By Alex Moss
12 JANUARY 2017 • 3:28PM

Justin van Tergouw was crowned BDO World Youth champion after beating Nathan Girvan in the final at Lakeside this afternoon.

The 16-year-old Dutchman continued his dominance on the youth circuit, with this title following victories in the WDF Europe Youth Cup, Winmau World Youth Masters and the Finder Darts Youth Masters last year.

Girvan, 14 from Scotland, made a bright start as he held throw with an 18 darter, checking out 56 on double 16 to claim the first leg.

Justin van Tergouw, 16, and Nathan Girvan, 14, contested the 2017 BDO World Youth Championship final at Lakeside this afternoon CREDIT: DAVID GILL

But van Tergouw responded by winning three straight legs, in 17, 17 and 15 darts to take the first set 3-1, with the set won with a 97 checkout on double 10.

Van Tergouw dominated the scoring in the second set, none more so than in the third leg of the set when he started with five consecutive treble 20s, before straying into the single one.

The Dutch teenager finished the leg in 15 darts, following on from legs won in 19 and 17 darts, to clinch the second set 3-0.

Nathan Girvan made a bright start as he won the first leg of the final CREDIT: DAVID GILL

Girvan fought back at the start of the next set with his best scoring leg of the match, firing in scores of 134, 81, 85 and 139 to leave just 62 after 12 darts.

But after missing darts at doubles for the first time in the match in his next visit, the Scot was punished as van Tergouw took out 54 in two darts for a 14 darter and a break of throw.

Van Tergouw went on to win the next two legs in 20 darts each to wrap up another 3-0 set and seal a straight sets win in the final.


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