NICK Kenny’s wait for a first win at the BDO World Championships goes on after he was knocked out of this year’s tournament by Dutch debutant Dennie Olde Kalter.

Cwmbran’s Kenny, who lost his opening match in 2017 and 2018, suffered a 3-2 defeat to the reigning British Classic champion in their round two encounter.

Sixth seed Kenny went into the championships, which have moved from the Lakeside Country Club to indigo at The 02, on the back of an excellent 2019.

But the 26-year-old was below his best, losing the first two sets before staging a comeback to take the tie to a decider.

However, the more consistent Kalter prevailed, taking out 111 on double 18 to win the final set by three legs to one.

The omens hadn’t looked good for Kenny from the outset as Kalter took the first leg against the throw.

He hit double four to secure the next leg, only for the Welshman to reduce the arrears with the aid of a maximum and 120 checkout.

Another double four gave Kalter the set after Kenny had missed the same shot to level.

Kenny threw away a 2-0 lead in the second set as his opponent found double 18 with his last dart to put himself well and truly in command of the match.

And Kenny did his best to lose the third set, allowing Kalter to fight back from two legs down and go close to completing a whitewash.

But Kenny held his nerve, saving himself with a last-ditch double eight to keep his hopes of a maiden tournament win alive.

He then won set four 3-1 courtesy of a 109 checkout and big darts at double 18 and double nine.

Kalter, crucially, broke Kenny’s throw at the start of the decider and checked out on double 18 to seal the final set 3-1.