DEEPING legend Martin Adams began the defence of the BDO World Championship with a fairly comfortable 3-0 win over Scott Mitchell at Lakeside on Saturday.
Top seed “Wolfie”, who is seeking his third successive BDO title and the fourth of his glittering career, missed some early doubles but recovered well to ease to victory.
The 55-year-old England captain needed just 26 minutes to book his place in the last 16 at the Frimley Green event. A super 132 checkout towards the end of the clash was his highlight.
Adams, who is competing for a record-breaking 19th-time at the tournament, said: “I had some shaky moments. No-one likes to play the first round but you have to do it, and I had big finishes when I needed them.
“Scott is a good player but he is too nice to win, and I had to bully him. He needs to learn to do the same.”