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Champion Christian Kist ousted at Frimley Green, Ireland's Jason Cullen beats 11th seed

Updated: Monday, 07 Jan 2013 11:25 | Comments

Defending champion Christian Kist was beaten 3-1 by Robbie Green
Defending champion Christian Kist was beaten 3-1 by Robbie Green

Defending champion Christian Kist was dumped out of the BDO World Darts Championships on the opening day at Frimley Green.

The Dutchman, whose has tumbled down the rankings since winning here a year ago and entered the tournament unseeded, suffered a 3-1 reverse to Robbie Green.

Richie George, the 23-year-old son of two-time finalist Bobby George, beat Dave Prins 3-2 as he made his debut appearance in the tournament. George is seeded 15th.

There were defeats for both Gary Robson, the 10th seed, and Martin Atkins, the 11th.

Robson lost 3-1 to Garry Thompson while Atkins went down 3-1 to Ireland's Jason Cullen.

Darryl Fitton edged out Dutchman Benito Van de Pas 3-2, Alan Norris saw off Wales' Wayne Warren 3-1 and Tony O'Shea ended the day with a straightforward 3-0 victory over John Walton.

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