Winmau World Masters 2016 – Frimley Green, England


Maltese player Norbert Attard has once again made local darts history as he managed to reach the last 32 stage of the Winmau World Masters which meant he played live on stage at the iconic Lakeside venue in Surrey, UK. On route to the last 32 match, Attard defeated Shimidzu Takahashi (Gibraltar) 3-0; Josh McCarthy (England) 3-1; Ronnie Roberts (Wales) 3-0 and Barry Lynn (England) 3-2. To highlight that only a couple of months ago Lynn reached the quarter finals stages of the UK Open in which he eliminated world class players such as Brandon Dolan and Gary Anderson to only lose 10-6 against the phenomenal Michael Van Gerwen. At the last 32 stage, Attard was drawn against World number one, Glen Durrant a player who is quoted as favourite to become BDO World Champion in January. Durrant won this match 3-0 with Attard missing a couple of doubles to put a set or two on the board with the experienced Brit taking advantage and claiming victory. Earlier in the week, Attard played in the BDO World Championship qualifiers losing 3-2 early in the competition against ITV darts pundit Chris Mason.