String fullTitle = "/180/: BDO LAKESIDE WORLD PROFESSIONAL DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP DAY 8";
int postNumber = "90188110";
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String date = "01/12/19(Sat)08:30:36";
String comment = "The second Saturday at Lakeside means it's the men's semi-finals and the ladies' final. The semis feature a pair of two-time champions and two youngsters looking for their first BDO final.
Starting off today's action are two women in the final for the first time, guaranteeing a new winner for the first time since 2014, with #1 seed Lorraine Winstanley against Japanese star Mikuru Suzuki. Winstanley has been taken to a deciding set in 2 of her 3 matches so far whereas Miracle hasn't yet dropped a set.
The first men's semi-final pits Germany's Michael Unterbuchner against two-time champ Scott Waites. T-Rex came from 4-3 down to defeat Willem Mandigers yesterday afternoon while Scotty 2 Hotty beat Conan Whitehead in 8 sets; based on their performances this week you'd have to favour the Yorkshireman but Michi's resilience could get him through.
The second men's semi is a repeat of that remarkable quarter-final from last year between reigning back-to-back winner Glen Durrant and Wales's Jim Williams. This was famously "QSchoolgate" in 2018, where the Quiff died from 4-1 up and lost 12 of 13 legs to ensure Duzza remained #BDO4LIFE. The Boro boy outplayed Kyle McKinstry in 7 sets this time and the Welshman mercifully removed waddling farmer Scott Mitchell from contention in a 5-3 win.
Coverage starts at 2:30pm on Quest and Eurosport UK with the evening session on Eurosport only from 6:45pm.
All matches are best of 11 sets except women's matches (best of 5 sets... at last!). Women's matches are in greentext.
>Today's matches (2:30pm - 5:30pm)
>Lorraine Winstanley (1) v Mikuru Suzuki
Michael Unterbuchner (5) v Scott Waites (9)
>Tonight's match (6:45pm - 9:00pm)
Glen Durrant (2) v Jim Williams (3)
>/180/ BDO Worlds roundup archive (I'll get this done next week, I promise)