Premier League Prediction League Standings (after week eight)

By Darts Weekly Staff
27 MARCH 2017 •10:35PM

By popular demand our prediction league has returned and will run during the 2017 Premier League season.

It is free to enter and the player with the most points at the end of the competition will win a signed UK Open Riley’s Amateur Qualifiers flyer signed by one-time participant Alex Moss!

Three points are awarded for correcting the right result and scoreline, while one point is awarded for guessing the correct result.

After Judgement Night (Week Nine), each player will have the opportunity to play a joker card during one of the weeks between 10 and 15.

Any points won during that week will be doubled with the use of the joker, but it can only be played for one week so use it wisely. If a player wants to play their joker they must specify BEFORE the evening’s play has begun.

Latest Standings (after week eight)
48 – Matt’s Glory Days (@beronicamixer89); Sarah Collins. (@team_themachine)
46 – Robin van Aalst (@Rva03)
44 – Darts Fan (@AmazingDart)
42 – Rafal Beder (@RafaBeder)
40 – Jack Curtis (@jackcurtis90); Mike Yates #48 (@CaptMikeYates)
39 – James Robinson (@JRTerrier24)
38 – shane wilkinson (@HarrierShane)
37 – Richard Edwards (@ricky_edwards80); Tom Parker (@TheColonelTP)
36 – Andrew Devonshire (@A_Devonshire180)
35 – Jabba (@jabba1892)
33 – – (@Phenohyte180); jamie muir (@nutsack007)
32 – Stan (@StanTheGull)
31 – Johnny Maher (@johnnymaher76)
30 – Josh’s Dartistry (@JoshsDartistry); Del (@DE180Y)
27 – Finlay Ferguson (@FXTWO)
26 – Babedi Darts Tips (@dartsbybabedi); Artur Michalak (@ArturMichalak88)
25 – Christopher Kempf (@ochepedia); Domenic Belisle (@DBelisle22)
24 – Warren Allsworth (@warrenallsworth)
22 – Matt (@mattloxston)
19 – Ryan garraton (@RyanG180); James Denson (@OfficialDenno97); Joanne Malone (@joannemalone22); Jay Bennett (@jb738559)
17 – Kev McAlpine (@Kev_McAlpine); Carl Redden (@ReddenCarl)
16 – Price Perception (@PricePerceivers)
14 – missa marshall (@jafoolee)
13 – TheWack (@TheWack180)
12 – ben1987 (@ben1987); Sabine Kohler (@Koehler_Oedelum)
11 – john cpm (@cpm_john_); Scott Pirie (@Spirie501); Matt (@ycfc_matty); Carl Fletcher (@CarlyFletch)
9 – Ed (@Eddiethegoat); DazBee (@DarrenBarnard1)
8 – TheRealArba (@RealArba); Luke Etheridge (@LukeEtheridge95)
6 – TheDarts Tipster (@pdcbdotips); simon (@sibbersonics); Russell Adams (@RussellJAdams7); JP (@PPirate14500)
5 – Norbert Sinkiewicz (@NSinkiewicz); Matthew Maguire (@BobTheMelon); bryan cusack (@cusack_bryan); Mick Shabba Rooksby (@MickRooksby)
4 – ⒿⒸⓡⓔⓔ⑤⓪① ‏(@JohnnyCree); Paul Hackett (@Hackett_MUFC); Jochen Rabe (@jochenrabe); Danny McNamara (@DannyMcNamara16)
3 – Lockup Dave (@LockupTipster); Matt (@matthawk3); Darts Writer (@sportswriter94); Cush_8 (@Cush_8); Nick (@NickKaldenbach); The King (@Kieran168bb180); Jed MacPhee (@JedmacPhee)
2 – Mick Donegan (@donegan_mick); Hayden Johnson (@hjvilla95); Carl Foxton (@CarlFoxy91); TRADING TOPPS (@Kick_Topps_1999)
1 – Paul Briggs (@starman180); Dartsfan (@dartsfan7)


Lee Evans and Aaron Dyer seal PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour wins in Milton Keynes

By Darts Weekly Staff
27 MARCH 2017 •1:10PM

Aaron Dyer claimed his second PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour win of the weekend in Event Four on Sunday, as Lee Evans also took a £2,000 title at Arena MK in Milton Keynes.

Dyer, 24, made a winning debut on the Challenge Tour when he took victory in Event One on Saturday, and picked up the top prize 24 hours later to round off the first of five weekends on the PDC’s second-tier tour this year.

Having been eliminated in the first round of Event Three, Dyer regrouped for the day’s second tournament, where he whitewashed Shane Reidy, defeated Bryan De Hoog 5-1 and then edged out Ian Moss and Lee Evans in a deciding leg.

In the quarter-finals, he overcame Craig Gilchrist for the loss of just one leg, defeated Dan Read 5-2 in the semi-finals and repeated the scoreline in the final against Wilson.

Evans, who like Dyer hails from Gloucestershire, had earlier picked up his first PDC title in Event Three, edging out experienced Kevin Dowling 5-4 in the final.

Evans dropped just two legs in his first three games as he saw off Phil Phillips, Tony Lincoln and David Galloway, was pushed to a decider by Peter Hudson and then defeated Joey Palfreyman and Mark Frost on his way to victory.

Dowling had seen off former World Youth Championship finalist Nathan Aspinall and former UK Open runner-up Barrie Bates on his way to the final.

Frost was joined by Ian Lever in the semi-finals of Event Three, while recent Players Championship runner-up joined Kevin McDine and Mark Devon in the last eight.

Lincolnshire’s Wilson won through to his first Challenge Tour final, defeating David King, Michael Blake, Justin Smith, Mark Dudbridge, Stuart Dutton and Peter Hudson on the day.

Hudson’s run to the last four of Event Four followed a last 16 finish earlier in the day, and he was joined by youngster Dan Read in the semi-finals.

The next PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour weekend will take place at the Barnsley Metrodome on April 15-16, with a further four tournaments, each worth £10,000 in prize money, being held.

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour
Event Three
Sunday March 26, Arena MK, Milton Keynes
First Round
Andreas Hajimina Bye
Gary Butcher 5-1 Andrew Belton
Jim Walker 5-4 Dean Reynolds
Andrew Currivan 5-1 Lee Shewan
David Read Bye
Scott Rollings 5-2 Joe Davis
Sam Head 5-4 Edward Lovely
Mark Forman 5-3 Daniel Cole
Lewis Coult Bye
Gary Stone 5-3 Kelvin Hart
Mark Frost 5-3 Eddie Dootson
James Hajdar 5-3 Justin Broton
Steven Harbert Bye
Andy Smith 5-4 Curtis Hammond
Dean Stewart 5-1 John Power
Luke Humphries 5-0 Kevin McDonnell
Sheamus Hagan Bye
Stephen Gallimore 5-2 Evan Wilson
John Morris 5-2 Michael Burgoine
Tim Hope 5-4 Nathan Derry
Rob Hewson Bye
Radoslaw Szaganski 5-2 Mareno Michels
Martin Lukeman 5-2 Sandy Morrison
Nicholas Ellis 5-4 David Evans
Laurie Sleby Bye
Danny Bosch Bye
Ricky Palmer 5-2 Thom Humphrey
Kevin McDine 5-2 Paul Milford
Justin Bradshaw Bye
Josh Wills Bye
Barry Lynn 5-0 David King
Stuart Monaghan (Stuart Dutton timed out)
Lee Evans Bye
Paul Phillips 5-1 James Lane
Ash Khayatzadeh 5-3 Michael Huntley
Tony Lincoln 5-3 James Marcroft
Steve Perren Bye
Michael Blake 5-4 John Gibson
Mark Dudbridge 5-4 Ryan Murray
David Galloway 5-3 John Brown
Jay Foreman Bye
Billy Holmes 5-2 Jack Todd
Chris Skeates 5-3 Hayden Barnes
Peter Hudson 5-1 Dave Ladley
Reece Robinson Bye
Peter Mitchell 5-3 Sean Johnson
Wayne Crossley 5-4 Colin Littlecott
Ian Moss 5-1 Peter Fisher
Steve McNally Bye
Mark Wilson 5-1 Ben Green
Kelvin Self 5-3 Tony Cole
Christopher Dale 5-1 Paul Reeve
Bradley Brooks Bye
Rohit Rabadia Bye
Dean Owen 5-1 Andre Knox
Richie Howson 5-0 Shane Reidy
Bryan de Hoog Bye
Ian Jones Bye
Gary Eastwood 5-4 Justin Smith
Richie Parkin 5-4 Ian Withers
Paul Meyer Bye
James Young Bye
Darren Brown 5-2 Nigel Lloyd
Joey Palfreyman 5-2 Glen Parsons
Lewis McGurn Bye
Kevin Dowling 5-1 Chris Ware
Kevin Lane 5-4 Joshua Richardson
Charlie Jackson 5-3 Luke Woodhouse
Robert Hughes Bye
Nathan Aspinall 5-1 Peter Evison
Mike Norton 5-0 Jamie Robinson
Jason Wilson 5-0 Keith Robert Carter
Jason Lovett Bye
Derek Brand 5-4 Steve Brown
Alan Tabern 5-0 Matt Padgett
Kurt Parry 5-3 Warrick Scheffer
Marc Dewsbury Bye
Chris Jackson 5-4 Nolan Arendse
Barrie Bates 5-0 Dan Read
Kevin Burness 5-1 Ben Simpson
Steve Maish Bye
Pip Blackwell 5-3 Coni Singh Nagi
Matthew Edgar 5-3 Aaron Dyer
Craig Gilchrist 5-3 Raymond van den Ende
Mark Baxter Bye
Ben Ward Bye
Peter Jaques 5-3 Harry Ward
Greg Ritchie 5-3 Evander Stevenson
David Wilson Bye
Colin Fowler Bye
Josh McCarthy 5-4 Steve Douglas
Lisa Ashton 5-1 Jim Moston
Nick Jennings Bye
Wayne Thomas Bye
Jamie Landon 5-2 Mark Hylton
Keith Arber 5-0 Barry Morgan
Steve Kingdon Bye
Ian Lever 5-0 Ian Moar
Rob Holroyd 5-1 Shaun Matthews
Eikichi Nakanishi 5-3 Max Baulcomb
Lee Budgen Bye
Dawson Murschell 5-4 Daniel Dootson
Scott Dale 5-0 Andrew Poyton
Allan Edwards 5-0 Ben Adams
Nick Fullwell Bye
Tony Martin 5-3 Brian Hallas
Kevin Edwards 5-0 Aaron Stevens
Ryan Harrington 5-0 Stuart Bousfield
Chris Hartrey Bye
Barry Maclean 5-1 Nigel Pinchen
Kevin Garcia 5-1 Jamie Kelling
Adam Smith-Neale 5-2 Steve Hattersley
Michael Barnard Bye
Kieran Evans 5-3 Ross Parsons
Ricky Sudale 5-2 Daniel Russell
Robert Rickwood 5-2 Wayne Jones
John Scott Bye
Alex Roy Bye
Rachel Brooks 5-2 Stuart Stubbs
Paul Coughlin 5-1 Stuart McGauley
Stuart Kellett Bye
Billy Gallie Bye
Jon Jukes 5-3 Martin Thomas
Mark Carter 5-2 Danny Key
Alan Tabern Jnr Bye
Mark Westgarth Bye
Mark Devon 5-3 Callum Loose
Scott Marsh 5-2 Adam Whieldon

Second Round
Gary Butcher 5-3 Andreas Hajimina
Jim Walker 5-1 Andrew Currivan
Scott Rollings 5-1 David Read
Sam Head 5-3 Mark Forman
Gary Stone 5-0 Lewis Coult
Mark Frost 5-3 James Hajdar
Andy Smith 5-2 Steven Harbert
Luke Humphries 5-3 Dean Stewart
Stephen Gallimore 5-3 Sheamus Hagan
John Morris 5-3 Tim Hope
Rob Hewson 5-2 Radoslaw Szaganski
Martin Lukeman 5-2 Nicholas Ellis
Danny Bosch 5-3 Laurie Selby
Kevin McDine 5-0 Ricky Palmer
Josh Wills 5-3 Justin Bradshaw
Barry Lynn 5-1 Stuart Monaghan
Lee Evans 5-0 Paul Phillips
Tony Lincoln 5-4 Ash Khayatzadeh
Steve Perren 5-1 Michael Blake
David Galloway 5-3 Mark Dudbridge
Jay Foreman 5-2 Billy Holmes
Peter Hudson 5-0 Chris Skeates
Peter Mitchell 5-3 Reece Robinson
Ian Moss 5-0 Wayne Crossley
Mark Wilson 5-2 Steve McNally
Christopher Dale 5-2 Kevin Self
Rohit Rabadia 5-1 Bradley Brooks
Richie Howson 5-4 Dean Owen
Ian Jones 5-0 Bryan de Hoog
Gary Eastwood 5-2 Richie Parkin
James Young 5-2 Paul Meyer
Joey Palfreyman 5-1 Darren Brown
Kevin Dowling 5-0 Lewis McGurn
Charlie Jackson 5-3 Kevin Lane
Nathan Aspinall 5-2 Robert Hughes
Mike Norton 5-3 Jason Wilson
Jason Lovett 5-1 Derek Brand
Alan Tabern 5-3 Kurt Parry
Marc Dewsbury 5-2 Chris Jackson
Barrie Bates 5-3 Kevin Burness
Pip Blackwell 5-2 Steve Maish
Matthew Edgar 5-2 Craig Gilchrist
Ben Ward 5-1 Mark Baxter
Peter Jacques 5-0 Greg Ritchie
Colin Fowler 5-2 David Wilson
Josh McCarthy 5-4 Lisa Ashton
Wayne Thomas 5-1 Nick Jennings
Keith Arber 5-2 Jamie Landon
Ian Lever 5-0 Steve Kingdon
Eikichi Nakanishi 5-1 Rob Holroyd
Dawson Murschell 5-1 Leed Budgen
Scott Dale 5-3 Allan Edwards
Nick Fullwell 5-3 Tony Martin
Kevin Edwards 5-3 Ryan Harrington
Chris Hartrey 5-4 Barry Maclean
Kevin Garcia 5-1 Adam Smith-Neale
Michael Barnard 5-1 Kieran Evans
Robert Rickwood 5-1 Ricky Sudale
John Scott 5-2 Alex Roy
Paul Coughlin 5-3 Rachel Brooks
Stuart Kellett 5-1 Billy Gallie
Jon Jukes 5-3 Mark Carter
Mark Westgarth 5-3 Alan Tabern Jnr
Mark Devon 5-2 Scott Marsh

Third Round
Jim Walker 5-0 Gary Butcher
Scott Rollings 5-3 Same Head
Mark Frost 5-3 Gary Stone
Luke Humphries 5-1 Andy Smith
John Morris 5-4 Stephen Gallimore
Martin Lukeman 5-3 Rob Hewson
Kevin McDine 5-0 Danny Bosch
Barry Lynn 5-0 Josh Wills
Lee Evans 5-2 Tony Lincoln
David Galloway 5-3 Steve Perren
Peter Hudson 5-2 Jay Foreman
Ian Moss 5-2 Peter Mitchell
Mark Wilson 5-2 Christopher Dale
Richie Howson 5-3 Rohit Rabadia
Ian Jones 5-3 Gary Eastwood
Joey Palfreyman 5-1 James Young
Kevin Dowling 5-3 Charlie Jackson
Nathan Aspinall 5-2 Mike Norton
Jason Lovett 5-3 Alan Tabern
Barrie Bates 5-0 Marc Dewsbury
Matthew Edgar 5-1 Pip Blackwell
Peter Jacques 5-4 Ben Ward
Colin Fowler 5-0 Josh McCarthy
Wayne Thomas 5-2 Keith Arber
Ian Lever 5-3 Eikichi Nakanishi
Dawson Murschell 5-3 Scott Dale
Kevin Edwards 5-3 Nick Fullwell
Chris Hartey 5-3 Kevin Garcia
Michael Barnard 5-3 Robert Rickwood
Paul Coughlin 5-1 John Scott
Stuart Kellett 5-1 Jon Jukes
Mark Devon 5-3 Mark Westgarth

Fourth Round
Scott Rollings 5-3 Jim Walker
Mark Frost 5-2 Luke Humphries
Martin Lukeman 5-3 John Morris
Kevin McDine 5-2 Barry Lynn
Lee Evans 5-0 David Galloway
Peter Hudson 5-3 Ian Moss
Mark Wilson 5-3 Richie Howson
Joey Palfreyman 5-3 Ian Jones
Kevin Dowling 5-4 Nathan Aspinall
Barrie Bates 5-2 Jason Lovett
Peter Jacques 5-4 Matthew Edgar
Wayne Thomas 5-1 Colin Fowler
Ian Lever 5-3 Dawson Murschell
Kevin Edwards 5-1 Chris Hartrey
Michael Barnard 5-1 Paul Coughlin
Mark Devon 5-0 Stuart Kellett

Fifth Round
Mark Frost 5-4 Scott Rollings
Kevin McDine 5-2 Martin Lukeman
Lee Evans 5-4 Peter Hudson
Joey Palfreyman 5-1 Mark Wilson
Kevin Dowling 5-1 Barrie Bates
Peter Jacques 5-1 Wayne Thomas
Ian Lever 5-1 Kevin Edwards
Mark Devon 5-3 Michael Barnard

Mark Frost 5-0 Kevin McDine
Lee Evans 5-2 Joey Palfreyman
Kevin Dowling 5-4 Peter Jacques
Ian Lever 5-0 Mark Devon

Lee Evans 5-3 Mark Frost
Kevin Dowling 5-2 Ian Lever

Lee Evans 5-4 Kevin Dowling

Event Four
Sunday March 26, Arena MK, Milton Keynes
First Round
Gary Stone Bye
Tony Martin 5-4 Nick Fullwell
Jon Jukes 5-0 John Scott
Samuel Fuller 5-2 Daniel Dootson
Eikichi Nakanishi Bye
Gary Butcher 5-3 Steve Kingdon
Mareno Michels 5-4 Aaron Stevens
Jay Foreman 5-0 Billy Gallie
Justin Bradshaw Bye
Chris Jackson 5-0 Keith Robert Carter
Wayne Jones 5-3 Jack Todd
Scott Rollings 5-1 Lee Budgen
Jason Wilson Bye
Kevin Lane 5-1 David Wilson
Warrick Scheffer 5-3 Ash Khayatzadeh
Shames Hagan 5-3 Sandy Morrison
Joshua Richardson Bye
Danny Key Bye
Mark Forman 5-0 Josh Wills
Kevin Edwards 5-2 Evan Wilson
Stuart Monaghan Bye
Luke Humphries Bye
Scott Marsh 5-1 Hayden Barnes
Mark Frost 5-2 David Read
Steve Perren Bye
John Gibson Bye
Sean Johnson 5-4 tony Lincoln
Kurt Parry 5-3 Billy Holmes
Nigel Lloyd Bye
Kevin Garcia Bye
Dan Read 5-3 Evander Stevenson
Daniel Cole 5-4 Michael Huntley
Ryan Murray Bye
Dean Reynolds 5-0 Kelvin Self
Adam Smith-Neale 5-3 Tony Cole
Richie Parkin 5-3 Greg Ritchie
Harry Ward Bye
Barrie Bates 5-0 Mike Norton
Shaun Matthews 5-3 Steve Hattersley
Steve Brown 5-1 Josh McCarthy
Stephen Gallimore Bye
Alan Tabern Jnr 5-4 Thom Humphrey
Ricky Sudale 5-0 Nolan Arendse
Craig Gilchrist 5-0 Ian Moar
Alan Tabern Bye
Ben Adams 5-0 Lee Watkins
Mark Devon 5-2 Jim Moston
Jamie Kelling 5-2 James Young
Dean Stewart Bye
Ian Lever Bye
Jim Walker 5-2 David Galloway
Lee Evans 5-4 Matthew Edgar
Coni Singh Nagi Bye
Rob Hewson Bye
Jamie Landon 5-4 Rachel Brooks
Mark Carter 5-1 Steven Harbert
Aaron Dyer Bye
Shane Reidy Bye
Bryan de Hoog 5-1 Marc Dewsbury
Peter Mitchell 5-3 Allan Edwards
Kieran Evans Bye
Max Baulcomb Bye
Ian Moss 5-0 Ian Withers
James Hajdar 5-1 John Power
Callum Loose Bye
Colin Fowler 5-3 Raymond van den Ender
Paul Meyer 5-4 Ben Green
Danny Bosch 5-3 Stuart Stubbs
Steve Maish Bye
Peter Jacques 5-1 Ryan Harrington
Gary Eastwood 5-3 Ricky Palmer
Scott Dale 5 -1 Adam Whieldon
Derek Brand Bye
Lee Shewan 5-4 Darren Brown
Mark Westgarth 5-1 Ben Simpson
Dave Ladley 5-3 Steve Douglas
Pip Blackwell Bye
Ben Ward Bye
Kevin Burness 5-1 Alex Roy
Radoslaw Szaganski 5-0 Jamie Robinson
Paul Phillips Bye
Richie Howson Bye
Martin Thomas 5-2 Andrew Belton
Andrew Currivan 5-4 Joe Davis
Bradley Brooks Bye
Barry Lynn Bye
Robert Rickwood 5-2 Charlie Jackson
Nathan Derry 5-3 Stuart Bousfield
Kevin McDonnell Bye
Keith Arber Bye
Peter Hudson 5-3 Stuart Kellett
Luke Woodhouse 5-0 Peter Evison
Christopher Dale Bye
James Lane Bye
Martin Lukeman 5-1 Kevin Dowling
Andreas Hajimina 5-4 Kelvin Hart
Reece Robinson Bye
Eddie Dootson 5-1 Wayne Crossley
Joey Palfreyman 5-4 Lewis McGurn
Michael Burgoine 5-0 Brian Hallas
Nigel Pinchen Bye
David Evans 5-2 Peter Fisher
John Brown 5-4 John Morris
Lisa Ashton 5-2 Sam Head
Andy Smith Bye
Nathan Aspinall 5-3 Robert Hughes
Justin Broton 5-2 Nicholas Ellis
Daniel Russell 5-1 Andrew Poynton
Wayne Thomas Bye
Paul Milford Bye
Matt Padgett 5-2 Tim Hope
Stuart Dutton 5-2 Andre Knox
Edward Lovely Bye
Chris Ware Bye
Rob Holroyd 5-0 Garath Illidge
Mark Dudbridge 5-4 Dawson Murschell
Curtis Hammond Bye
Chris Hartrey Bye
Jason Lovett 5-1 James Marcroft
Michael Barnard 5-4 Ian Jones
Mark Baxter Bye
Chris Skeates Bye
Laurie Selby 5-4 Nick Jenings
Justin Smith 5-4 Kevin McDine
David King Bye
Mark Wilson Bye
Colin Littlecott 5-4 Dean Owen
Michael Blake 5-3 Steve McNally

Second Round
Gary Stone 5-3 Tony Martin
Jon Jukes 5-4 Samuel Fuller
Gary Butcher 5-2 Eikichi Nakanishi
Mareno Michels 5-4 Jay Foreman
Chris Jackson 5-2 Justin Bradshaw
Wayne Jones 5-0 Scott Rolings
Jason Wilson 5-2 Kevin Lane
Warrick Scheffer 5-4 Sheamus Hagan
Joshua Richardson 5-4 Danny Key
Kevin Edwards 5-2 Mark Forman
Luke Humphries 5-0 Stuart Monaghan
Mark Frost 5-0 Scott Marsh
Steve Perren 5-3 John Gibson
Kurt Parry 5-0 Sean Johnson
Nigel Lloyd 5-3 Kevin Garcia
Dan Read 5-1 Daniel Cole
Ryan Murray 5-1 Dean Reynolds
Richie Parkin 5-2 Adam-Smith Neale
Barry Bates 5-4 Harry Ward
Steve Brown 5-0 Shaun Matthews
Alan Tabern Jnr 5-4 Stephen Gallimore
Craig Gilchrist 5-3 Ricky Sudale
Alan Tabern 5-2 Ben Adams
Jamie Kelling 5-1 Mark Devon
Dean Stewart 5-3 Ian Lever
Lee Evans 5-1 Jim Walker
Rob Hewson 5-2 Coni Singh Nagi
Jamie Landon 5-3 Mark Carter
Aaron Dyer 5-0 Shane Reidy
Bryan de Hoog 5-2 Peter Mitchell
Kieran Evans 5-4 Max Baulcomb
Ian Moss 5-0 James Hadjar
Colin Fowler 5-3 Callum Loose
Danny Bosch 5-4 Paul Meyer
Peter Jacques 5-4 Steve Maish
Scott Dale 5-2 Gary Eastwood
Lee Shewan 5-4 Derek Brand
Dave Ladley 5-2 Mark Westgarth
Ben Ward 5-2 Pip Blackwell
Kevin Burness 5-4 Radoslaw Szaganski
Richie Howson 5-4 Paul Phillips
Martin Thomas 5-4 Andrew Currivan
Barry Lynn 5-2 Bradley Brooks
Robert Rickwood 5-3 Nathan Derry
Keith Arber 5-0 Kevin McDonnell
Peter Hudson 5-2 Luke Woodhouse
Christopher Dale 5-1 James Lane
Martin Lukeman 5-2 Andreas Hajimina
Reece Robinson 5-3 Eddie Dootson
Joey Palfreyman 5-3 Michael Burgoine
David Evans 5-0 Nigel Pinchen
Lisa Ashton 5-1 John Brown
Andy Smith 5-2 Nathan Aspinall
Justin Broton 5-2 Daniel Russell
Wayne Thomas 5-4 Paul Milford
Stuart Dutton 5-2 Matt Padgett
Chris Ware 5-4 Eddie Lovely
Mark Dudbridge 5-1 Rob Holroyd
Curtis Hammond 5-4 Chris Hartrey
Michael Barnard 5-3 Jason Lovett
Mark Baxter 5-3 Chris Skeates
Justin Smith 5-4 Laurie Selby
Mark Wilson 5-2 David King
Michael Blake 5-3 Colin Littlecott

Third Round
Gary Stone 5-2 Jon Jukes
Mareno Michels 5-2 Gary Butcher
Wayne Jones 5-3 Chris Jackson
Jason Wilson 5-2 Warrick Scheffer
Kevin Edwarsd 5-2 Joshua Richardson
Mark Frost 5-3 Luke Humphries
Kurt Parry 5-1 Steve Perren
Dan Read 5-1 Nigel Lloyd
Ryan Murray 5-3 Richie Parkin
Steve Brown 5-1 Barrie Bates
Craig Gilchrist 5-0 Alan Tabern Jnr
Alan Tabern 5-1 Jamie Kelling
Lee Evans 5-3 Dean Stewart
Jamie Landon 5-2 Rob Hewson
Aaron Dyer 5-1 Bryan De Hoog
Ian Moss 5-2 Kieran Evans
Danny Bosch 5-2 Colin Fowler
Scott Dale 5-1 Peter Jacques
Lee Shewan 5-2 Dave Ladley
Kevin Burness 5-4 Ben Ward
Richie Howson 5-4 Martin Thomas
Robert Rickwood 5-2 Barry Lynn
Peter Hudson 5-3 Keith Arber
Martin Lukeman 5-3 Christopher Dale
Reece Robinson 5-2 Joey Palfreyman
Lisa Ashton 5-3 David Evans
Andy Smith 5-2 Justin Broton
Stuart Dutton 5-2 Wayne Thomas
Mark Dudbridge 5-2 Chris Ware
Curtis Hammond 5-4 Michael Barnard
Justin Smith 5-2 Mark Baxter
Mark Wilson 5-1 Michael Blake

Fourth Round
Mareno Michels 5-2 Gary Stone
Wayne Jones 5-3 Jason Wilson
Mark Frost 5-1 Kevin Edwards
Dan Read 5-3 Kurt Parry
Steve Brown 5-1 Ryan Murray
Craig Gilchrist 5-3 Alan Tabern
Lee Evans 5-3 Jamie Landon
Aaron Dyer 5-4 Ian Moss
Scott Dale 5-0 Danny Bosch
Kevin Burness 5-1 Lee Shewan
Richie Howson 5-4 Robert Rickwood
Peter Hudson 5-4 Martin Lukeman
Reece Robinson 5-4 Lisa Ashton
Stuart Dutton 5-3 Andy Smith
Mark Dudbridge 5-4 Curtis Hammond
Mark Wilson 5-2 Justin Smith

Fifth Round
Mareno Michels 5-4 Wayne Jones
Dan Read 5-2 Mark Frost
Craig Gilchrist 5-3 Steve Brown
Aaron Dyer 5-4 Lee Evans
Scott Dale 5-3 Kevin Burness
Peter Hudson 5-3 Richie Howson
Stuart Dutton 5-1 Reece Robinson
Mark Wilson 5-2 Mark Dudbridge

Dan Read 5-1 Mareno Michels
Aaron Dyer 5-1 Craig Gilchrist
Peter Hudson 5-1 Scott Dale
Mark Wilson 5-4 Stuart Dutton

Aaron Dyer 5-2 Dan Read
Mark Wilson 5-3 Peter Hudson

Aaron Dyer 5-2 Mark Wilson

RACE TO HASSELT: Peter Wright tops Order of Merit after winning first European Tour event of 2017

By Darts Weekly Staff
27 MARCH 2017 •12:29PM

Peter Wright tops the early PDC European Tour Order of Merit after winning the HappyBet German Darts Championship yesterday.

The world number three defeated Michael van Gerwen 6-3 in the final in Hildesheim last night, and pocketed £25,000, while van Gerwen took home £10,000.

The German Darts Championship was the first of a record 12 events taking place on the European Tour this year, with prize money earned from those events going towards the European Tour Order of Merit.

Following the completion of the 12th and final European Tour event, the top 32 players on the Order of Merit will qualify for the European Championship in Hasselt, Belgium.

A change to the PDC rules this year now means that if a seeded player loses their first match (second round) in any of the 12 European Tour events, their £2,000 in prize money will not go towards the Order of Merit, but they will still receive the money.

James Wade, Michael Smith and Simon Whitlock were the only seeded players to lose in the second round at the weekend, and thus their £2,000 earnings do not go towards the Order of Merit.

Pos Name Prize Money
1 Peter Wright £25,000
2 Michael van Gerwen £10,000
3 Jelle Klaasen £6,000
= Gerwyn Price £6,000
5 Kim Huybrechts £4,000
= Mensur Suljovic £4,000
= Benito van de Pas £4,000
= Ian White £4,000
9 Stephen Bunting £3,000
= Dave Chisnall £3,000
= Joe Cullen £3,000
= Jan Dekker £3,000
= Darren Johnson £3,000
= Alan Norris £3,000
= Kevin Painter £3,000
= Cristo Reyes £3,000
17 Jamie Bain £2,000
= John Bowles £2,000
= Richie Corner £2,000
= Paul Harvey £2,000
= Mervyn King £2,000
= Christian Kist £2,000
= Mick McGowan £2,000
= Paul Nicholson £2,000
= David Pallett £2,000
= Diogo Portela £2,000
= Krzysztof Ratajski £2,000
= Dimitri van den Bergh £2,000
= Jermaine Wattimena £2,000
30 Robert Allenstein £1,000
= Stephen Burton £1,000
= Chris Dobey £1,000
= Ryan de Vreede £1,000
= Adam Hunt £1,000
= Ryan Meikle £1,000
= John Michael £1,000
= Chris Quantock £1,000
= Michael Plooy £1,000
= Michael Rasztovits £1,000
= Bernd Roith £1,000
= Martin Schindler £1,000
= Ryan Searle £1,000
= Kirk Shepherd £1,000
= Stefan Stoyke £1,000
= Veijo Viinkka £1,000

Brilliant Peter Wright defeats Michael van Gerwen to win German Darts Championship title in Hildesheim

By Darts Weekly Staff
27 MARCH 2017 • 10:50AM

Peter Wright claimed his second European Tour win by defeating Michael van Gerwen 6-3 in the HappyBet German Darts Championship final on Sunday evening at Halle 39 in Hildesheim.

The world number three followed up his UK Open truimph three weeks ago with a memorable victory over reigning world champion van Gerwen in front of an enthusiastic German crowd.

Wright had been taken all the way by another Dutchman, Christian Kist, in his opening fixture on Saturday, but dropped only two legs in each of his wins over Stephen Bunting and Kim Huybrechts to reach Sunday’s semi-finals.

There, he was pushed all the way by Gerwyn Price in a repeat of the UK Open final, only for the Welshman to miss tops for victory in the deciding leg as Wright secured his place in the decider.

Van Gerwen, who won six European Tour events in 2016, followed up his second round romp against Jermaine Wattimena with defeats of Cristo Reyes, Ian White and Jelle Klaasen to reach the final.

Having defeated Wright in three finals on the European Tour last year, van Gerwen made a confident start as he took the opening leg and then doubled his lead with an 11-darter to break throw.

Wright hit back to level before tops moved van Gerwen 3-2 up, but legs of 13 and 14 darts from the Scot either side of a 120 finish moved him into a 5-3 lead before he held his nerve with a 60 checkout to complete the comeback.

“My darts room last year was full of runner-up trophies, and after Christmas I cleared it all and said I was going to fill it with winning ones – and I’ve got two so far!” said Wright.

“The fans were amazing and a lot of it was down to them. Michael didn’t play like he can. He started off fantastically but I tried to stay with him.”

Van Gerwen takes home £10,000 as runner-up, but said: “I only can be happy with winning the tournament, and I can only blame myself. Peter played well, but I missed doubles and if you miss doubles you need to handle that.”

Price had seen off Kevin Painter and Mensur Suljovic on Sunday to win through to his first European Tour semi-final, while Klaasen defeated Premier League rival Dave Chisnall and fellow Dutchman Benito van de Pas on his way to the last four.

White had produced the performance of the third round in the afternoon session as he overcame Darren Johnson 6-2 with a 104.68 average and 60 percent of his doubles, but was unable to repeat the performance against van Gerwen.

Van de Pas whitewashed another Dutchman, Jan Dekker, in the last 16, while Suljovic saw off Joe Cullen and Huybrechts ended Alan Norris’ defence of the German Darts Championship title.

The next PDC European Tour event will be the HappyBet German Darts Masters, to be held from April 15-17 in Jena, with a further £135,000 prize money on offer for 48 competitors.

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HappyBet German Darts Championship
Sunday March 26
Afternoon Session
Third Round
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Cristo Reyes
Ian White 6-2 Darren Johnson
Jelle Klaasen 6-3 Dave Chisnall
Benito van de Pas 6-0 Jan Dekker
Peter Wright 6-2 Stephen Bunting
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Alan Norris
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Kevin Painter
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Joe Cullen

Evening Session
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Ian White
Jelle Klaasen 6-4 Benito van de Pas
Peter Wright 6-2 Kim Huybrechts
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Mensur Suljovic

Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Jelle Klaasen
Peter Wright 6-5 Gerwyn Price

Peter Wright 6-3 Michael van Gerwen

Paul Harvey hits seven 180s in dream European Tour debut, while Richie Corner sets up rematch with Alan Norris

By Alex Moss
24 MARCH 2017 • 1:49PM

Paul Harvey and Richie Corner claimed their first wins on the European Tour stage as the 2017 HappyBet German Darts Championship got underway this afternoon.

Harvey fired in seven 180s and averaged 102.78 on his way to a 6-4 win over Ryan Meikle in the first round.

The Nottinghamshire thrower was making his debut on the European Tour, having beaten Jamie Caven and Paul Rowley to come through the UK Qualifiers earlier this month, and enjoyed a memorable first appearance in Hildesheim.

Harvey secured the victory with an 11-darter against the Meikle throw in the tenth leg and will now face fourth seed Benito van de Pas in the last 32 tomorrow.

“I’m over the moon,” Harvey said. “I’m used to playing in front of crowds, but this is brilliant. I love it.”

Corner, meanwhile, had earlier got this year’s European Tour season up and running with a comfortable 6-2 success over former World Championship finalist Kirk Shepherd.

The 54-year-old, making only his second appearance in a European Tour event, raced into a 5-0 lead before Shepherd responded with back-to-back legs to keep his hopes alive.

But Corner wrapped up the win with a 61 checkout on double four in the next leg to clinch his first win on the European Tour, and set up a second round clash with defending German Darts Championship winner Alan Norris tomorrow.

Norris edged past Corner 6-5 when the pair met in the first round of the European Darts Matchplay in May last year, but Corner is hopeful of an upset.

“I played him (Norris) in Hamburg last year and he beat me 6-5, so it’s my turn,” he said.

Premier League Prediction League Standings (after week six)

By Darts Weekly Staff
13 MARCH 2017 •3:28PM

By popular demand our prediction league has returned and will run during the 2017 Premier League season.

It is free to enter and the player with the most points at the end of the competition will win a signed UK Open Riley’s Amateur Qualifiers flyer signed by one-time participant Alex Moss!

Three points are awarded for correcting the right result and scoreline, while one point is awarded for guessing the correct result.

After Judgement Night (Week Nine), each player will have the opportunity to play a joker card during one of the weeks between 10 and 15.

Any points won during that week will be doubled with the use of the joker, but it can only be played for one week so use it wisely. If a player wants to play their joker they must specify BEFORE the evening’s play has begun.

Latest Standings (after week six)
34 – Sarah Collins. (@team_themachine)
33 – Matt’s Glory Days (@unitedmixer89); Darts Fan (@AmazingDart)
32 – Rafal Beder (@RafaBeder); shane wilkinson (@HarrierShane); Robin van Aalst (@Rva03)
31 – James Robinson (@JRTerrier24)
30 – Jabba (@jabba1892); Mike Yates #48 (@CaptMikeYates)
29 – Jack Curtis (@jackcurtis90); Richard Edwards (@ricky_edwards80)
28 – Tom Parker (@TheColonelTP)
27 – Del (@DE180Y)
26 – Andrew Devonshire (@A_Devonshire180)
25 – – (@Phenohyte180)
21 – Christopher Kempf (@ochepedia); Finlay Ferguson (@FXTWO)
20 – jamie muir (@nutsack007); Domenic Belisle (@DBelisle22); Josh’s Dartistry (@JoshsDartistry)
19 – Ryan garraton (@RyanG180); James Denson (@OfficialDenno97); Stan (@StanTheGull)
18 – Johnny Maher (@johnnymaher76); Artur Michalak (@ArturMichalak88); Babedi Darts Tips (@dartsbybabedi)
17 – Kev McAlpine (@Kev_McAlpine)
16 – Price Perception (@PricePerceivers)
15 – Warren Allsworth (@warrenallsworth); Carl Redden (@ReddenCarl)
14 – missa marshall (@jafoolee)
13 – TheWack (@TheWack180)
12 – Jay Bennett (@jb738559); Matt (@mattloxston)
11 – john cpm (@cpm_john_); Scott Pirie (@Spirie501); Matt (@ycfc_matty); Carl Fletcher (@CarlyFletch)
9 – Ed (@Eddiethegoat); DazBee (@DarrenBarnard1)
8 – TheRealArba (@RealArba); Luke Etheridge (@LukeEtheridge95); ben1987 (@ben1987)
6 – TheDarts Tipster (@pdcbdotips); simon (@sibbersonics); Joanne Malone (@joannemalone22)
5 – Norbert Sinkiewicz (@NSinkiewicz); Matthew Maguire (@BobTheMelon); bryan cusack (@cusack_bryan)
4 – ⒿⒸⓡⓔⓔ⑤⓪① ‏(@JohnnyCree); Paul Hackett (@Hackett_MUFC); Jochen Rabe (@jochenrabe)
3 – Lockup Dave (@LockupTipster); Matt (@matthawk3); Darts Writer (@sportswriter94); Cush_8 (@Cush_8); JP (@PPirate14500); Nick (@NickKaldenbach)
2 – Mick Donegan (@donegan_mick); Hayden Johnson (@hjvilla95); Carl Foxton (@CarlFoxy91); TRADING TOPPS (@Kick_Topps_1999); Sabine Kohler (@Koehler_Oedelum)
1 – Paul Briggs (@starman180); Dartsfan (@dartsfan7)

Hirst beats Chilton to win the BDDA Winmau Open

By Alex Moss
12 MARCH 2017 • 7:31PM

Jonathan Hirst was crowned BDDA Winmau Open champion after beating Ricky Chilton 3-1 in the final earlier today.

The Road to the Winmau Tour began this weekend with the first event of the 2017 season, as players competed for the title and also ranking points towards qualifying for the Winmau WDDA World Masters later this year.

Hirst took the plaudits at the Weoley Castle Working Men’s Club, in Birmingham, today, as he came through a field of almost 40 players to win the Open title.

After recording a 3-1 win over Derek Meakins in the last 32, Hirst reeled off whitewash wins against Paul McMahon, Ben Beardmore and Paul Gelder to reach the final.

In the final he took on Chilton, who himself had also dropped just leg on his way to the decider, beating John Greensmith (3-0), David Gill (3-0), Pete Bramley (3-1) and Kevin Stringer (3-0).

Hirst saw off Chilton 3-1 in the final to win the title and make a fine start to his bid to qualify for the WDDA World Masters at the end of the season.

It was Hirst’s second triumph of the weekend, having beaten Kevin Turner 3-1 in the final of the standing darters category of the BDDA Winmau Classic the day before.

Meanwhile, Stringer edged past Darren Brook 3-1 to win the wheelchair category of the BDDA Winmau Classic.

Price, Gurney and Hopp to make World Series of Darts debuts later this year

By Darts Weekly Staff
6 MARCH 2017 •4:21PM

Gerwyn Price, Daryl Gurney and Max Hopp are set to make their debuts on the PDC World Series of Darts circuit this year.

The fields for the opening three tournaments of 2017, in Dubai, Shanghai and Las Vegas, were confirmed today, with the trio all included.

Price will be making his World Series of Darts debut in Dubai, having reached his first TV final at the UK Open yesterday to continue his remarkable rise since leaving behind a career as a rugby player to turn professional in 2014.

The fifth staging of the Dubai Darts Masters takes place on May 24-25 in the unique open-air setting of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

Gary Anderson is the defending champion and heads up the eight player line up, which has just one change from last year with Price coming in for Adrian Lewis.

Lewis is included in the second staging of the Shanghai Darts Masters, which will see eight PDC stars coming up against eight regional representatives on July 7-8.

The eight PDC stars selected for the event are the same as last year, with last year’s winner Michael van Gerwen aiming to defend the title in China.

The following week will see top-class darts return to Las Vegas with the inaugural PDC US Masters, at the Tropicana Hotel Casino Resort on July 14-15.

From the eight PDC stars competing in Shanghai the previous week, both James Wade and Dave Chisnall are omitted from the line up, with Northern Ireland’s Gurney and Germany’s Hopp included in the field for their World Series of Darts debuts.

PDC chairman Barry Hearn said: “It was our intention to inject fresh blood into the World Series of Darts this year, and this is a fantastic opportunity for Gerwyn, Daryl and Max to showcase their talents on a global stage.

“We’re trying to grow professional darts worldwide through the World Series, but we also want to increase the opportunities available for top PDC players.

“Gerwyn performed brilliantly to reach the UK Open final on Sunday and has shown that he’s got the ability under pressure to mix it with the biggest names in darts.

“Daryl was talked about as a potential candidate for the Premier League this year following his progress, and Max has already gained incredible experience despite being just 20.

“This is a great chance for all three now to show that they belong amongst the biggest names in the sport like Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson.”

Premier League Prediction League Standings (after week five)

By Darts Weekly Staff
6 MARCH 2017 •3:34PM

By popular demand our prediction league has returned and will run during the 2017 Premier League season.

It is free to enter and the player with the most points at the end of the competition will win a signed UK Open Riley’s Amateur Qualifiers flyer signed by one-time participant Alex Moss!

Three points are awarded for correcting the right result and scoreline, while one point is awarded for guessing the correct result.

After Judgement Night (Week Nine), each player will have the opportunity to play a joker card during one of the weeks between 10 and 15.

Any points won during that week will be doubled with the use of the joker, but it can only be played for one week so use it wisely. If a player wants to play their joker they must specify BEFORE the evening’s play has begun.

Latest Standings (after week five)
31 – Sarah Collins. (@team_themachine)
27 – shane wilkinson (@HarrierShane); Matt’s Glory Days (@unitedmixer89); Del (@DE180Y)
26 – Richard Edwards (@ricky_edwards80); Darts Fan (@AmazingDart)
25 – Rafal Beder (@RafaBeder)
24 – Tom Parker (@TheColonelTP)
23 – James Robinson (@JRTerrier24)
22 – Jabba (@jabba1892); Mike Yates #48 (@CaptMikeYates)
21 – Andrew Devonshire (@A_Devonshire180); Robin van Aalst (@Rva03)
20 – Jack Curtis (@jackcurtis90)
18 – Domenic Belisle (@DBelisle22); Johnny Maher (@johnnymaher76); Finlay Ferguson (@FXTWO)
17 – – (@Phenohyte180); Kev McAlpine (@Kev_McAlpine); James Denson (@OfficialDenno97)
16 – Price Perception (@PricePerceivers); Artur Michalak (@ArturMichalak88)
15 – Christopher Kempf (@ochepedia)
14 – Warren Allsworth (@warrenallsworth); jamie muir (@nutsack007); missa marshall (@jafoolee); Babedi Darts Tips (@dartsbybabedi)
13 – TheWack (@TheWack180); Stan (@StanTheGull)
12 – Josh’s Dartistry (@JoshsDartistry)
11 – john cpm (@cpm_john_); Scott Pirie (@Spirie501); Matt (@ycfc_matty); Carl Fletcher (@CarlyFletch); Ryan garraton (@RyanG180)
9 – Carl Redden (@ReddenCarl); Ed (@Eddiethegoat)
8 – TheRealArba (@RealArba); Luke Etheridge (@LukeEtheridge95); ben1987 (@ben1987); Matt (@mattloxston
7 – Jay Bennett (@jb738559)
6 – TheDarts Tipster (@pdcbdotips); simon (@sibbersonics); DarrenB1878 (@DarrenBarnard1)
5 – Norbert Sinkiewicz (@NSinkiewicz); Matthew Maguire (@BobTheMelon); bryan cusack (@cusack_bryan)
4 – ⒿⒸⓡⓔⓔ⑤⓪① ‏(@JohnnyCree); Paul Hackett (@Hackett_MUFC); Jochen Rabe (@jochenrabe)
3 – Lockup Dave (@LockupTipster); Matt (@matthawk3); Darts Writer (@sportswriter94); Cush_8 (@Cush_8)
2 – Mick Donegan (@donegan_mick); Hayden Johnson (@hjvilla95); Carl Foxton (@CarlFoxy91); TRADING TOPPS (@Kick_Topps_1999)
1 – Paul Briggs (@starman180); Dartsfan (@dartsfan7); JP (@PPirate14500)

PREMIER LEAGUE: Huybrechts feels ‘disrespect’ in the aftermath of 6-6 draw against Taylor in Brighton

By Alex Moss
25 FEBRUARY 2017 •10:42AM

Kim Huybrechts says he felt disrespected by Phil Taylor following their 6-6 draw in the Betway Premier League on Thursday night.

The Premier League returned to the Brighton Centre for the first time in two years this week, a venue in which Taylor has only lost once at in nine previous visits.

But for only the second time in his career, the 16-time world champion left the East Sussex venue without a victory.

Huybrechts, who had started the night in the bottom two, climbed out of the elimination zone with a 6-6 draw against Taylor, and he could very well have been celebrating a first televised win over the 56-year-old, had he not spurned three match darts in the final two legs of the match.

Taylor, trailing 6-4, looked to be heading for his first defeat in this year’s Premier League, but at the vital moment, Huybrechts’ finishing deserted him.

The Belgian had fired in checkouts of 110 and 140, as well as two 87 finishes, to take command, but missed three match darts to topple Taylor.

In his post-match interview with Sky Sports, the Belgian conceded he had missed a trick in not picking up two points.

He said: “I should have won, 100 per cent. 100 per cent I should have won.

“I should have beat him. I gave it away. Yeah, I am annoyed.

“(Phil’s the) best player in the world. I gave it away, simple. Phil’s probably the best player ever in the world, I gave it away.”

During the match, Taylor twice declined to set up, or attempt, a shot at the bullseye, with his opponent on a finish on both occasions.

The second of those instances came in the 11th leg, with Taylor turning down a shot at the bullseye, with Huybrechts then returning to the board and missing double eight for a match-winning 136 checkout.

Huybrechts insists Taylor’s tactics did not affect him, but did feel disrespected by the six-time Premier League champion’s antics once the match had finished.

“I was playing my own game, trying my own thing,” he said.

“I was very nervous for the 56 (finish to win the match in the last leg). I was nervous throughout the whole game.

“And the way the game ended really annoys me. The way he reacted at the end, was again similar to how he reacted) after the worlds.

“It’s a stupid thing, but not being able to sign the board, I think it’s a bit of disrespect.”

Huybrechts and Taylor played out one of four draws 0n the fourth night of the 2017 Premier League.

Unbeaten Michael van Gerwen defied an inspired Adrian Lewis, who fired in an excellent 170 finish to lead 4-2, to draw 6-6.

James Wade also kept his unbeaten record in tact, despite throwing away a 5-1 lead. The Machine drew 6-6 with Gary Anderson, in a match which saw the Scot battle back from 5-1 down to lead 6-5 going into the decider.

The final game of the night saw Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld also share the points, with Barney clinching the last two legs, the second of those via a 140 checkout to earn a draw.

Jelle Klaasen was the only winner of the night, beating Dave Chisnall 7-3 to earn his first win of the season.