JORDAN BOYCE IS STILL coming to terms with qualifying for the BDO Lakeside World Youth Championship final.
In January, the 16-year-old Newtowncunningham schoolboy will face England’s Josh Richardson in the final at the Lakeside, a match that will be televised on BBC.
Two weeks ago Boyce won six games in one day at City Hall in Hull.
After wins against Brandon Nicholl, Pricilla Steenbergen, Maikel Verbek, Callum Graham and Graeme Hamilton, he overcame Job Ten Heuvel from Netherlands in the semi-final.
“It’s sank in a wee bit, but it feels unreal to be in the final,” he told Donegal Sport Hub.
“I’ve always wanted to play in the Lakeside. It’s a dream come true. I can’t believe tham I’m in the world final.”
Boyce also played three-time BDO World Championship finalist Tony O’Shea, who has said on Facebook that the Donegal teenager is ‘one for the future’. He came from three down against O’Shea to tie the game 3-3, before being beaten 5-3.
Boyce’s good form continued yesterday when he defeated Michael Coll 5-2 in the Donegal Darts Youth Compeition at The Bank Bar, Donegal town.
He said: “My confidence is up so hopefully I can keep it up heading to the Lakeside and keep doing what I’m doing.”
Listen to the full interview below ..