Darts: Out for the eggplant king: Van Duijvenbode loses at the World Cup

The Dutch darts professional Dirk van Duijvenbode suffered another setback at the World Championships in London and was eliminated early.

Darts: Out for the eggplant king: Van Duijvenbode loses at the World Cup

The Dutch darts professional Dirk van Duijvenbode suffered another setback at the World Championships in London and was eliminated early. The Eggplant King, as van Duijvenbode is called, lost 3-1 to Croatian Boris Krcmar.

The 31-year-old Dutchman, who works on an eggplant farm in addition to his appearances on the professional tour, has had difficult months in terms of sport and is struggling with a shoulder injury. The unseeded Krcmar is Scottish veteran Gary Anderson's next opponent after the holidays.

Previously, Northern Irishman Brendan Dolan had survived a real crime thriller. He narrowly defeated his compatriot Mickey Mansell 3-2 and won the decisive eleventh leg in the fifth set. Dolan will face Welsh former world champion Gerwyn Price in the third round after Christmas.

Portugal's José de Sousa, like van Duijvenbode, said goodbye after his first game. He lost 1:3 against the Swedish outsider Jeffrey de Graaf. German players were not represented in the afternoon session.

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