Gary Anderson 11 (103.98) Raymond van Barneveld 7 (101.87)
The final started with a 60 and 100 start from Raymond van Barneveld before a maximum from Gary Anderson moved him to 221. With the darts against the throw Anderson could only score 60 to leave 161 as RvB hit 180 to leave 61. Anderson left 104 as Barney hit his double 18 for the leg. 1-0 to van Barneveld. Anderson started with a 177 in the next leg which RvB replied with an 82. A follow up 134 from Anderson was then responded to with a 100 from Barney. 140 left Anderson on 50 as the same left Barney on 179. An eleven dart leg from Anderson levelled the final. 1-1. One hundred starts from both players in the next leg occurred before Barney hit a 140. One hundred from Anderson did not seem enough as Barney then hit another 130. 140 from Anderson left 161 as Barney chased 131 only to miss the double 16. 137 left Anderson on 24 but with his last dart in hand RvB secured the leg. 2-1 to Barney. A perfect start from Anderson was followed with a 95 in the next leg as Barney hit two hundreds in a row. 137 from Anderson left him on 89. With Barney not on a finish Anderson hit 81 but missed two darts at checkout. Anderson then hit the double four with his 13th dart to make it 2-2. Barney started the next leg with 140 which was matched by Anderson. Barney then hit another 140 as did Anderson. RvB was the first player to blink with a 65 as Anderson hit 180 and left 41 after nine darts. Barney missed the double 18 for a massive 156 check out and then Anderson missed two darts for the break. The double four did not save Barney this time around (he missed it with last dart in hand) as Anderson landed the double 5 check out with his last dart in hand. 3-2 to Anderson. After the first break Anderson opened with a 96. One hundred from RvB was an important response. 99 from Anderson was again just bettered with another hundred from RvB. One hundred from Anderson left him on 206 as the same left Barney five ahead on the scoreboard. 98 left 108 for Anderson as Barney only scored 60. Anderson missed double tops for the leg but Barney could not get the 141. Anderson missed the double five this time as the Dutchman missed two darts of his own for the leg. Anderson then missed two darts at double two. Barney broke straight back with a double 16 (after Anderson had missed six darts for the leg). 3-3. Both players started poorly in the next leg but a one hundred from Barney put him back on track and then Anderson hit 140. Barney matched it before Anderson hit another maximum of 180. 52 left Barney on 131 as Anderson was on 136, which he checked out. 4-3 to Anderson. A 57 start in the next leg from Anderson was punished by Barney with one hundred. Barney then followed it up with a maximum of his own against the darts. Barney followed it up with an 82, thanks to a cover shot of treble 19 on his last throw. Chasing 139 Barney did not get a shot at double and Anderson looked to have to throw 152 for the leg which he could not do. Barney hit the check out with his second dart for yet another break (four in a row.) 4-4. A sixty opening from Barney was punished by a 140 from Anderson. 125 was a good response by Barney but Anderson hit another 140 on his next visit. One hundred left Barney on 216 as 100 left Anderson on 121. One hundred left 116 for Barney as Anderson hit the wrong side of the wire when aiming for the bullseye check out. RvB then missed the double 18 for the leg and Anderson checked out to go back in the lead. 5-4 to Anderson. Another poor start for the first player throwing on a leg, this time 47 from Anderson. A sixty from Barney was not what he wanted though, especially as Anderson then scored 140. One hundred from Barney was not enough as Anderson repeated his previous visit. 140 from Barney kept him in the leg as a 100 left Anderson on 74. 85 left Barney on 116 as Anderson missed double tops for the leg but Barney did the same. Anderson finally held throw with his last dart in hand. 6-4 to Anderson at the second break. Three treble number visits from Barneveld after the break pushed him into a good lead as Anderson could only get 90s in his three visits. On 127 Barney hit 95 to set up 32 as 137 left Anderson on 80. A 13 dart leg from van Barneveld moved the score back to 6-5 to Anderson. With Anderson dropping short he can only start with a 96 on the next leg. A one hundred from Barney was then bettered by a 140 from his opponent but Barney simply matched it on his next visit. 171 from Anderson left him on 94 as 140 left Barney on 121. Anderson then checked out with his 11th dart. 7-5 to Anderson. A century opening from Barney in the next leg was then beaten by a 180 from Anderson. A 140 response was then almost matched with a 134 from Anderson. 140 then left 121 for Barney as 100 left Anderson on 87. Barney hit the bullseye with his 12th dart to keep his throw. 7-6 to Anderson. 140 from Anderson was followed up by a 58. Barney could only move two ahead with Anderson then scoring 129 to leave 174. Sixty left Barney on 241 as a century left his opponent on 74. Another 180 from Barney left him on 61 as Anderson secured the leg with last dart in hand. 8-6 to Anderson. RvB opened with a 140 in the next leg and Anderson could only score 41. 135 from the Dutchman and 134 from the Scotsman were their next visits. One hundred put Barney on 126 as 58 left Anderson well behind. The Dutchman then missed double six for the leg but Anderson was not in a position to punish his opponent and Barney hit the double three at the first attempt. 8-7 to Anderson. 180 and then 140 were the opening visits in the next leg before Anderson scored 140. One hundred from Barney and 60 from Anderson left them on 261 and 121 respectively. Barney moved to 204 as Anderson left double tops which he got with his first dart on his next visit. 9-7 to Anderson. A 99 from Barney and then 140 from Anderson were thrown before 54 from Barney could not be punished by Anderson who scored 46 on his next visit in the 17th leg. A 121 left Anderson on 194 as 140 left Barney on 154. 122 left Anderson on 72 as Barney left 60. With two darts, and with his 14th dart, Anderson broke again to take a 10-7 lead. A 140 opening reply by Barney in the next leg helped him secure the darts early. Anderson responded with a maximum to move to a check out of 164 as Barney hit 100 to leave 170. Anderson missed the bullseye for the championship. 94 did not seem enough from Raymond van Barneveld though and in two darts the championship was Gary Andersons. 11-7 to Gary Anderson.
Semi Final 1
Gary Anderson 11 (98.41) James Wade 9 (90.07)
The start of the match saw Gary Anderson score 60 before a 140 visit from James Wade. 177 and 84 were the second visits before 39 and 100 were scored by the combatants. Neither player were on a finish so Anderson threw 65 to leave 160 on throw. Wade hit a 137 to leave double tops. However it was not to be for him as Anderson took out the 160. 1-0 to Anderson. Both players opened with 140 in the next leg and on his third visit the same score again put Wade on 136. With Anderson on 245 Wade had six darts at completing the leg. This time he did not have to worry about Anderson denying him at double tops but Wade still missed it. Fortunately for Wade Anderson still did not have a check out and on the next visit Wade took out the required double. 1-1. Another 60 start on Anderson’s throw could only be matched by Wade. 100 and 96 kept the leg close. Anderson then scored 97 as Wade hit 100. 96 left Anderson on 148 as Wade scored 140 to leave 105. The same score for Anderson left him on 8 as Wade missed double tops for the leg. Anderson got the double four with last dart in hand on his next visit to go back in the lead. 2-1 to Anderson. 43 to Wade was not punished by Anderson, who could only score 55. Another two poor visits of 57 from Wade, and 58 from Anderson. Sixty meant nine darts without a treble from Wade and Anderson finally punished him with a visit of 135. 59 from Wade left him on 282 as 137 left Anderson on 116. Another visit without a treble but Anderson missed double 20 for the leg. 140 from Wade left him on a check out but Anderson hit the double ten required on the next visit. 3-1 to Anderson. The next leg started with 87 from Anderson and 140 from Wade. 134 was a great reply from Anderson but Wade backed up his previous visit with 140. One hundred from Anderson left him on 180 as Wade secured his third 140 in a row to leave 81. 60 left Anderson on Shanghai before Wade missed the double 13 for the leg. With Anderson on tops Wade chased the double four unsuccessfully. Anderson hit double tops for the leg. 4-1 to Anderson. An 80 start from Wade in a very critical leg was beaten by a 100 start from Anderson. 140 from Wade did beat off the 59 of Anderson’s second visit. 171 from Wade left a 110 before Anderson hit a maximum, although it left him on a bogey score of 162. 70 left double 20 for Wade but he missed it on his next visit. Anderson had a shot at double tops next but also missed it. Wade then took one dart to complete the check out on his next visit. 4-2 to Anderson. One hundred from Anderson and 140 from Wade were the next leg’s openings but then Anderson picked up his second 180 of the match. 81 from Wade left him well behind but he had a little sniff as Anderson only scored 85 at the next visit. Sixty was not enough from Wade though and one hundred from Anderson left him on 36. With Wade on 160 Anderson just needed the first dart of his next visit to open up another three leg lead. 5-2 to Anderson. A couple of one hundreds opened up proceedings after the break before a 140 from Anderson put him ahead, although a 57 follow up was not helpful. 55 from Wade left him on 185 and this time Anderson took advantage with a maximum moving him to 24. With Wade on 126 Anderson had to chase the board but missed the double three. Wade had a shot at the bullseye for the leg but missed it. Anderson only scored one on his next visit and Wade hit the double ten with last dart in hand to steal the leg. 5-3 to Anderson. A 140 from James Wade punished a poor start from Anderson in the ninth leg and a follow up of 100 was also useful. Anderson had nine darts to go to 352. 140 from Wade put him on 121 as a big visit from Anderson still did not put him on a finish. 65 from Wade left him on 56 as a 121 from Anderson left him on 95. Wade hit double tops at his first attempt to break back. 5-4 to Anderson. Another 140 start from Wade, this time on his throw, saw Anderson reply with a 137. 58 was a poor follow up from Wade as Anderson scored 99. 133 was better from Wade as Anderson only secured 95. Chasing 170 Wade scored 99. Anderson had the same target and scored 90. Wade then hit double tops at the first time of asking to draw the match level at 5-5. An opening century visit and follow up of 121 gave Anderson a good lead in leg eleven. Wade responded on his second visit with a 140 but he was still well behind. Visits of 95 and 100 from each player did not make the leg’s outcome any clearer but a 140 from Anderson left him on 45. Sixty left Wade on 156 but Anderson scored double tops to take the leg. 6-5 to Anderson. A 100 start from Wade was then bettered by Anderson with his fourth 180 of the match. 57 from Wade was not enough, especially as Wade secured a 123 score on his next visit. Sixty from Wade then left him well behind as 140 left Anderson on 58. Wade was still not on a finish when Anderson threw his eleventh dart to secure the check out. 7-5 to Anderson. 140 from Anderson and 60 from Wade gave the Scotsman the upper hand in the 13th leg. One hundred left Anderson on 161 and he scored 137 to leave 24 as Wade sat way back on 201. Anderson hit the double six with his second dart on his next visit to the oche for the leg. 8-5 to Anderson. Another 140 start from Wade was followed up by a 59 from him in the next leg. 97 and 140 gave Anderson a slight lead in the leg. 126 moved Wade onto 176 as a 100 visit left Anderson on a 164 finish. 140 from Wade left him on 36. Anderson missed the bullseye with his last dart in hand and Wade got the checkout required with the first throw of his next visit. 8-6 to Anderson. A 134 on his second visit left Anderson on 276 and another hundred put him well ahead in the next leg. A 132 left Wade on a 170 checkout and only 85 from Anderson left him on 91. 105 left Wade on 65 as he missed out on the biggest of all checkouts. Anderson could not get a dart at winning the leg on his next visit and Wade hit double tops for the break back again. 8-7 to Anderson. A slow start of 60 from Wade was punished with another 180 from Anderson as the next leg began. One hundred from Wade left the darts in Anderson’s hands and he hit 140 in response. Sixty from Wade left him on 281 as 85 left Anderson on 96. Wade was not on a check out as Anderson hit the double 18 for a 12 dart leg and a 9-7 lead. Anderson opened the next leg with 99 as Wade scored 100. 95 from Anderson on his next visit left the Scotsman frustrated, especially as his opponent secured another 100. The same score from Anderson left him on 207 as 81 left Wade on 220. Anderson then moved to 90 as Wade left 160. Anderson missed double five for the leg as Wade could not get the check out. Anderson then scored seven, throwing the last dart in anger. Wade could not get the checkout required of him but Anderson could not either. Wade returned to the oche and successfully checked out the 17th leg. 9-8 to Anderson. One hundred from Wade on throw was bettered by a 137 start from Anderson. Another 100 from Wade was again bettered by Anderson, this time with a 180. 140 from Wade left him on 161 as one hundred left Anderson on 84. 65 left Wade on 96 and Anderson hit the wire on the double 11 for the leg. Wade secured the leg with two darts. 9-9. Anderson rushed his darts as he hit 57 at the start of the next crucial leg but Wade did not punish, only scoring 59. One hundred from Anderson and 81 from Wade on their next visits kept things close. 96 left Anderson on 248 as a 100 left Wade on 261. Anderson then secured yet another 180 to leave 68. One hundred from Wade left 161 as Anderson got the double tops for the required check out. 10-9 to Anderson. A 57 start from Wade and 99 from Anderson were the opening for the last leg. 93 from Wade and 140 from Anderson put the Scotsman ahead. A poor 42 visit from Wade saw Anderson reply with 92 and leave a 170 finish. 81 left Wade on 228. Anderson just missed the bullseye for the match as 134 left Wade on 94. Nine and double eight did the job for Anderson as he secured the match. 11-9 to Gary Anderson.
Semi Final 2
Raymond van Barneveld 11 (91.55) v Daryl Gurney 10 (91.6)
Two 140 starts were a great way to start. One hundred and then 85 from each player before a 60 moved Gurney to 201. RvB moved to 194 as Gurney scored 140 to move to 61. 84 left Barney on 110 as Gurney missed two shots at double 18 to hold his throw. Barney did not make the same mistake and broke Gurney at the first attempt. 1-0 to van Barneveld. Gurney took an early lead in the next leg but 140 from Barney got him back in the lead. 98 left Barney on 120 as Gurney was well behind on 185. Barney left 38 as Gurney moved from 185 to 80 with a 105. With last dart in hand RvB scored the check out. 2-0 to van Barneveld. The next leg started with a 140 from Barney as Gurney could only start with 26 and then backed it up with just 60 on his second. 125 from RvB moved him almost 200 in front. 58 from van Barneveld did not leave a finish but Gurney was still well behind that even after his next visit. 94 left the Dutchman on 84 as 140 left Gurney on 75. Treble 20 gave Barney two shots at the checkout but he missed them both and Gurney came back to steal the leg. 2-1 to Barney. A 140 start from Gurney put the pressure on the RvB throw and with a maximum Gurney moved well ahead on 181. One hundred left Barney on 120 and chasing 130 Gurney left 72. Barney missed double tops for Shanghai but then Gurney missed his checkout, much to his own frustration. Barney hit the double ten with his last dart in hand. 3-1 to Barney. A 100 from Gurney and follow up of 121 on the next visit put Gurney ahead in the next leg. Another 140 left him on 140 for the leg and at his first shot at it Gurney scored 100. Barney was not even on a finish when Gurney hit the double tops for the fifth leg. 3-2 to Barney. A 60 from Barney was then bettered by a 140 from Gurney in the sixth leg. A 140 from Barney was a great response, especially as Gurney hit only 55 in response. Another 140 left RvB on 161 as 59 left Gurney on 247. 131 from Barney was a great visit and despite a 180 leaving Gurney on 67 Barney still secured the leg with a double four from his last dart in hand. 4-2 to Barney. Gurney started with one hundred in the last leg before the break but could only follow up with a 43. Barney punished him with a 140 but Gurney responded with his third 180. 94 left Barney on 182 as 58 left Gurney on 120. Gurney moved to 60 as Barney chased a 138. Gurney missed his chances at the leg as Barney sat on 43. Barney then missed his darts at the leg, though. Gurney then scored a double 5 for the leg. 4-3 to Barney. One hundred from Barney was not matched by his opponent in the opening of the next leg. 140 moved Barney on to 261 and a similar visit moved him to 121. He missed the 121 and left 59. 140 left Gurney on 156 but Barney scored double tops to extend his lead. 5-3 to Barney. Gurney scored 100 on his first visit in the next leg and backed it up with 140. Seventy ahead Gurney scored one hundred as RvB moved to 231. Chasing 161 Gurney scored 123 to leave 38 whilst Barney moved to 134. Gurney chose to switch but missed two darts at the double 16. Barney could not get himself a finish as Gurney chased a check out around the board but he could not get his double. Barney then missed three darts to break Gurney and with last dart in hand Gurney secured the leg. 5-4 to Barney. 140 and 121 left Gurney on 240 as Barney chased his own throw with an 85. With Gurney on 200 Barney moved from 216 to 156 with a sixty. The same score left Gurney on 140. Sixty left Barney on 96 and presented his opponent with a half chance but Gurney missed the double ten. Barney hit the 96 for the leg. 6-4 to Barney. A 140 start in the next leg gave Gurney confidence and he followed it up with a maximum. Barney then responded with 100 but was still well behind. 85 moved Gurney to 96. One hundred left Barney on 241. Gurney replicated Barney’s chase of 96 on the previous leg. 6-5 to Barney. One hundred from Barney in the next leg was a good start and he backed it up with a 140. Gurney hit his own 140 at his second visit but his first visit had left him well behind. One hundred from RvB left him on 161 as 60 left him on 258. Barney chased 64 with Gurney on 158, but left 32. Gurney hit two treble 20s and a double 19 to draw the match level. 6-6. Gurney then started the next leg with a perfect 180 as Barney scored 60. Gurney then scored one hundred as his opponent got 60. Sixty from Gurney left him on 161. One hundred from Barney left him on 281. Sixty was a poor visit from Gurney but one hundred from Barney only left him on 181. Gurney then left 32 which he got with his second dart on his next visit. 7-6 to Gurney. A 140 from Barney was a great way to start the next leg. 81 from Gurney left him behind but 60 from his opponent gave him a chance to come back into the leg. One hundred was not quite enough but Barney only got 58. 85 left Gurney on 235 and 100 left Barney on 143. A 140 helped Gurney move to 95. Barney then checked out 143 to tie things back up. 7-7. A terrible 23 start from Gurney gave Barney a great chance in the next leg and he scored one hundred. The same score from Gurney was not enough but 58 from Barney moved his opponent back into slight contention. 140 was more helpful for Gurney in that regard but Barney hit the same to stay ahead in the leg. 85 from Gurney left him on 153 as one hundred and thirty seven put him on a 66 finish. Gurney then missed the double 18 for the leg. Barney missed a chance to break Gurney’s throw and Gurney hit the double nine that Barney had missed for the check out. 8-7 to Gurney. 131 and 100 were the opening visits in the 16th leg. 41 from Barney gave his opponent a chance but Gurney could only score one hundred. 57 from Barney was a second poor visit in a row but Gurney secured two less on his next visit. 81 and Barney was still not on a finish as 140 moved Gurney to 106. 43 left RvB on 148 and Gurney chased the double 16 for the leg but missed it. Barney then missed the double 14 for the 148 major check out. Gurney then had a bounce out with his second dart in the target bed but Gurney hit the target again with his third dart and this time it stayed in. 9-7 to Gurney. With a 140 Barney moved ahead of his opponent in the next leg. He was now throwing without his glasses and grabbed a lead mid leg with a 139. 91 left Gurney on 150 as Barney chased 127. 59 left him on 68. Gurney then hit the wire on the double 15. Barney broke back with the double four on his first attempt at it. 9-8 to Gurney. 100 from Barney and then 80 from Gurney were the starts in the 18th leg. One hundreds from Barney and Gurney kept this leg tight. 58 from RvB was bettered by a maximum from Gurney, and against the darts. 58 from Barney left him on 185 as Gurney sat on 141. 59 left Gurney on 82. Barney hit 65 to leave Shanghai. With double tops Gurney collected another break to go back to a two leg lead. 10-8 to Gurney. One hundred from Gurney was a good start on his own throw in leg 19 but 140 was even better from van Barneveld. Sixty from Gurney on his next visit gave his opponent another chance and Barney took it with a 135. 57 left Gurney on 284 as RvB moved to 129. Gurney could not hit a treble and Barney set up the leg by leaving 32. Barney stayed alive with a double eight. 10-9 to Gurney. One hundred was the start from Barney in the next leg as Gurney hit 135. 140 from Barney was matched by his opponent. 105 left Barney on a favourite check out of his, 156. 59 left Gurney on 167. 140 left RvB on 16. 57 was not enough for Gurney and he hit the double two with his last dart in hand for the leg. 10-10. The last leg started with a century from Gurney as Barney hit 134. 125 from Gurney after a single five with his first dart pumped him up a bit. 97 from Barney was all about his effort at a cover shot. 140 from Gurney moved him to 136 as 140 left Barney on 130. 96 left Gurney on double tops. 43 was disappointing from van Barneveld as Gurney stepped up to take the match but missed he missed with all three darts. Barney checked out with two darts. 11-10 to Raymond van Barneveld.
Quarter Final 4
Daryl Gurney 10 (97.7) Peter Wright 4 (99.43)
A 45 start from Wright for the match was jumped upon by his opponent as Daryl Gurney threw 140. A 60 to Wright and another big score of 140 to Gurney put the Northern Irishman well ahead against the throw. One hundred from Wright and the same for Gurney left the scores at 296 v 121. Another 100 did not leave Wright on a check out so Gurney threw 97 to leave 24 which he converted on his next visit. 1-0 to Gurney. An 81 start from Gurney was just topped by his opponent but a follow up 140 helped super chin to readjust. Sixty from Wright was not enough and Gurney was able to move to 184 with 96. Another 60 saw Wright move to 286. 168 left double 16 for Gurney but he was under some pressure as a maximum from Wright left him on 106. It was too little too late though as Gurney stepped up and threw the appropriate double to make it a two leg lead. 2-0 to Gurney. An 85 start from Wright was not punished this time by his opponent and he was able to do better second time around with 100. A 140 helped Wright’s opponent so he had to respond with a century. Another 100 from Gurney and then a follow up 121 left him on 97. Wright chased 156 but could not do it. Gurney won the leg with two darts on his next visit. 3-0 to Gurney. A sixty from Gurney was punished with a 140 from Wright. Wright could only follow up with 60 and Gurney scored his own 140. A 180 from Wright moved him to 121 as one hundred moved Gurney to 144. Wright checked out the 121 to pick up his first leg, in 12 darts, and against the throw. 3-1 to Gurney. 140 was Wright’s next start as Gurney could only throw 60. Wright followed up with a maximum to move to 181 as one hundred moved Gurney to 341. 145 from Wright left him on a double 18 as 140 still left Gurney without a finish. Wright hit the target with his tenth dart. 3-2 to Gurney. Daryl Gurney started the sixth leg with 60 and Wright scored that in one dart on the way to a 140. Wright then scored a 123 to move to 238. Gurney was still on 290 when Wright stepped up again and Wright scored 140 at that visit. Gurney hit 100 to leave 190 and Wright hit the treble 20, ten and double 14 for a 12 dart leg. 3-3. Wright opened with a 100 on the next leg which was matched by Gurney. Then Wright hit another maximum as Gurney scored a 140. On 221 Wright scored one hundred as the same left Gurney on 161. Wright scored 97 to leave 24 and Wright could not secure the big score. Gurney moved to 96 and Wright missed three leg darts to give his opponent a chance. Gurney secured the leg in two darts, to retake the lead. 4-3 to Gurney. Gurney opened the scoring after the break with a 100 which was bettered by Wright on his opening visit with 140. The scoring slowed through the middle of the leg but a one hundred moved Wright to 161. Then a 140 moved Gurney to 107. Wright could not check out, but neither could Gurney. With Gurney on 24 Wright missed out on 96 and with his third dart Gurney scored the double 12. 5-3 to Gurney. Wright opened the next leg with a 140 and Gurney could not match it. Another three figure visit, with 123, moved Wright to 238. Visits of 100 and 41 left Wright on 97 whilst Gurney stood on 226. Wright hit double tops to hold his throw. 5-4 to Gurney. 57 was a slow start from Gurney in the next leg but Wright could only get 60 in response. One hundred from Gurney looked better when Wright only secured 45 on the next visit. Another hundred from Gurney was bettered with a 140 by Wright but with 134 Gurney moved to 110. 100 left Wright on 156 which he had a shot at once Gurney could only score 78. Wright could not make the required score and on his next visit Gurney threw the double 16 with his first dart. 6-4 to Gurney. A 100 start from Wright in the next leg was bettered by a 123 from his opponent. 140 was even better from Wright as Gurney matched that score. 55 was not enough for Wright but Gurney could not even match that score. 85 from Wright left 121 as 100 left 93 for Gurney. Wright missed the double 14 for the big check out and Gurney checked out the 93 with great swagger. 7-4 to Gurney. A slow start, this time 57, from Gurney in the 12th leg. Wright hit a maximum with his first visit but only moved to 280 after his second. Gurney then hit 180 to move to 204. Wright did not leave a finish at 180 as Gurney threw 100 to leave 104. Gurney then checked out a 104 to move the score to 8-4 to Gurney. Wright started with a 140 in the next leg but Gurney one upped him with a 180. A sixty was not a great follow up from Wright but a 140 was from Gurney. With Wright well back Gurney moved from 181 to 87. A 140 left Wright on 101. Gurney checked out 87 with the bullseye. 9-4 to Gurney. Gurney started the next leg with a one hundred as Wright only scored 43. 140 to Gurney moved him to 261 while 140 moved Wright to 318. Another hundred and Gurney was on a finish (161) after nine darts. Wright still had not secured a check out score and 65 left Gurney on 96. 125 left Wright on 93 as Gurney missed his first chance at the match. Wright could not convert his score and Gurney hit the double eight with his first dart of his next visit. 10-4 to Gurney.
Quarter Final 3
Raymond van Barneveld 10 (94.89) Phil Taylor 9 (93.75)
Phil Taylor opened the match and could not match the previous two match starts but still secured 100. Barney scored 91 in reply. Taylor scored 60 which was punished by a 137 from Barney. 95 and 84 from each player left neither on a finish and sixty from Taylor still left him away from one. One hundred left Barney on 89. 83 from Taylor left 103 as Barney missed the bullseye for the break. 55 was all Taylor could secure and a nine and double 8 (on the third dart) from Barney did give him the break. 1-0 to RvB A 140 start from Barney as Taylor hit only 100 gave Barney an early upper hand but on their second visit both players ended on 301. Taylor threw 45 from 180 to leave 135. RvB required 156 but scored only 100. Taylor could only secure 65 and in two darts RvB had a 2-0 lead. Taylor opened with a 140 in the third leg as Barney scored 100. Taylor then had a bounce out to score 40 as Barney hit 139. One hundred was Taylor’s next visit as a 94 left Barney on 168 in response. A 140 moved Taylor to 81 as Barney hit his own 140 to leave him on 28. Taylor missed the bullseye for the leg but Barney could not take full advantage as he missed double 14 and double 7. Taylor then came back to win the leg with his last dart in hand. 2-1 to RvB. The next leg started with 100 from the Dutchman and 96 from Taylor. A maximum from RvB saw him move to 221 as Taylor was well behind on 365. A 140 left Barney on 81 and Taylor was nowhere near a check out score. Barney won the leg on his next visit. 3-1 to Barney. A 140 visit first up from Taylor was well beyond the 60 his opponent threw. Taylor then scored a maximum on his next visit. On 181 Taylor scored 95 to leave 86 as Barney scored one hundred to move to 241. Taylor had to set up the score and left 32 on his next visit as one hundred left Barney on 141. Taylor hit the double required straight up on his next visit. Barney lead 3-2. 85 and 99 were the opening scores in the next leg. 139 from Barney and only 95 from Taylor gave the Dutchman a lead. 125 form Barney moved him to 152 as 180 moved Taylor to 127. Barney missed the double 16 for the big check out but Taylor could not get to a throw at a double. RvB then missed three darts as Taylor came out and stole the leg. 3-3. Taylor could only start the next leg with a 58. One hundred from van Barneveld and then the same from Taylor. Another hundred from Barney and then a 136 from Taylor kept the scoring pressure on in this match. A 140 from Barney moved him to 161 as 60 could only leave Taylor at 147. Ninety left Barney on 71 as Taylor could only secure a 96. Barney had one shot at double tops for the leg and he got it. 4-3 to van Barneveld. Consistent throwing occurred early in the next leg as Barney secured a pair of centuries to move to 161 and Taylor scored a pair of 140s to move to 96. Barney left 24 as Taylor scored a double nine with his last dart (12th dart) to break back again. 4-4. Taylor started the next leg with 60 as Barney hit 100. Taylor then hit his third maximum of the match as Barney responded with a 140. One hundred left Barney on a 161 checkout as 38 left Taylor on 145 (he has had two poorer visits.) Taylor could not get his check out total so Barney came back and took another lead thanks to yet another break in throw. 5-4 to RvB The next leg opened with a 140 from Barney and a 99 from Taylor. 78 was a poor follow up for the Dutchman and Taylor rubbed it in a bit with 100. A one hundred of his own from Barney left him on 183 and on his next visit he moved to 118. A 140 from Taylor moved him to 99. Barney missed the double tops for the leg but Taylor could not take full advantage on his next visit. Barney then chased around the board but could not check out. Taylor could not convert with his next three darts either and Barney came back and scored the double five with his first dart of that visit to take the leg. 6-4 to Barney One hundred from Taylor was bettered by a 140 from his opponent. Taylor then scored his own 140 and Barney a 100. Both players were on 261 before Taylor moved to 206 and Barney 121. 52 left Barney on 69 as 87 left Taylor on 60. Barney checked out the 69 with a double 18. 7-4 to Barney A 60 start from Barney was slow and Taylor responded with a 180. Barney then scored a 180 of his own before Taylor secured 100. Barney moved to 180 as Taylor moved to 81. A 140 put Barney on 40. Taylor missed double 16 for the leg and Barney hit double tops for the leg. 8-4 to Barney Taylor opened the next leg with a 140. Barney opened with 100. Another 140 from Taylor before he scored 85 put him on a 136 finish with Barney well behind on 250. Taylor won the 13th leg with his first dart on his next visit to the oche. 8-5 to Barney Taylor started with a 180 against the throw in the next leg, and backed it up with a 140. On 181 Taylor threw 140 to leave 41 as Barney scored 105 to move to 96. A double 16 with his eleventh dart broke Barney’s throw. 8-6 to Barney. Good scoring from both players at the next leg was demonstrated by a 180 from Taylor. Ninety moved Taylor to 32 as 100 left Barney on 101. Taylor then missed his darts at the double finish but had enough difference to come back the next time and throw the dart required. 8-7 to Barney Barney took a clear lead in the leg but a 140 toward the end left Taylor on 178. Barney had set himself up but could not convert it and then Taylor wrecked his lines. A double four did the job for Barney to win the 16th leg. 9-7 to Barney. Barney took a slight lead after the opening visits and through the middle an 85 left Taylor on 296. 140 from Barney left 210 and he set up a good leg with one hundred. Barney missed the double 16 for the match and Taylor then stepped up requiring 115. He just missed the double 18 for the leg and Barney missed three match darts before Taylor threw the nine with last dart in hand. 9-8 Barney secured a 140 and a 136 from Taylor kept things close in the penultimate leg. One hundred from Barney was responded to by a 100 from Taylor. Another 100 left Taylor on 165 as Barney moved to 114. 133 left Taylor on 32 and Barney missed the big number for the set up. Taylor then threw his double for the leg. 9-9 99 from Taylor in the last leg was beaten by 131 from Barney. One hundred from Taylor left him on 302. A 180 from Barney made him favourite for the leg, and match, as 60 only moved Taylor to 242. A 44 left Barney on 146. Sixty left and Taylor was not on a check out. Barney hit 41 leaving 105. Then Taylor hit 45 to leave 137. Barney missed another dart at double 16 for the leg. 97 from Taylor left 40 as Barney was on 32. Barney missed the double 16 but scored a double 8 for the win. 10-9 to Barney.
Quarter Final 2
Gary Anderson 10 (102.38) Simon Whitlock 5 (98.42)
Whitlock started the match with 180 as Anderson hit 100. The Wizard then followed up with a 99 but on his third visit he only got 58. 126 from Anderson left him on 179. A 57 was a poor return for Whitlock as 136 left Anderson on 43. Whitlock hit the wire when aiming for the bullseye check out and Anderson secured the leg with a double ten. 1-0 to Anderson. One hundred was scored by Anderson at the start of the second leg before a pair of 140s were thrown as each player upped the scoring. Whitlock then scored 121 to leave 240 and a 140 put Anderson on 121. 125 from Whitlock, again losing out with the third throw, left him on 115. With Anderson on 80 Whitlock hit the double ten to break straight back. 1-1. Whitlock again started with a 180 before a bounce out cost Anderson the same score. 96 was beaten by 121 from Anderson. 55 from Whitlock left a 170 as Anderson hits a maximum this time to move to 80. Whitlock hit the first treble but could only secure 123. Anderson hit a 12 darter to break again. 2-1 to Anderson. 95 start from Anderson was the beginning of the next leg, and in response Whitlock could only secure 60. 140 moved Anderson to 266 as 97 moved Whitlock to 344. 96 left Anderson on the big finish of 170 as Whitlock scored 140 but was unable to leave a finish. 58 left Anderson on 112 as Whitlock hit 82 to leave 122. Anderson missed double tops for the leg and 54 was not enough from Whitlock as Anderson secured the leg with his next dart. 3-1 to Anderson. A 59 start from Whitlock before Anderson threw a 140 which was then matched by Whitlock. One hundred was thrown by Anderson before the Aussie got 162 to leave a 140 finish. 140 from Anderson left him on 121. Sixty from Whitlock left 80 as Anderson left 24. Whitlock hit 40, 40 for the leg. 3-2 to Anderson. Anderson then started the next leg with 48 as Whitlock scored on hundred. 137 put Anderson back into the leg but Whitlock matched him. One hundred from Anderson as Whitlock could only score 85. Sixty left Anderson on 156 as 171 (three treble 19s) set his opponent up. Anderson missed the double 18 for the huge check out but Whitlock hit the double four for the leg. 3-3. A poor start from Whitlock as a 125 moved Anderson to 281 and 59 moved Whitlock to 323. Another one hundred left 181 for Anderson but he had some room on the leg. Whitlock sat on 223 as Anderson moved to 81. Whitlock could only move to 167 but Anderson missed the double 12 for the break. 139 from Whitlock left 28 but with a double six Anderson broke again for him to lead 4-3 at the break. 100 from Anderson after the break paled in comparison to 180 from Whitlock. 77 from Anderson and 100 from Whitlock were their next visits. One hundred from Whitlock left him on 121 and Anderson could only get to 214. 53 from Whitlock moved him to 68 and Anderson could only move to 130. A double four with last dart in hand from Whitlock moved the score to 4-4. After a slower start in the next leg both players secured maximum to move Whitlock to 124 and Anderson on 139. Whitlock missed the bullseye for the leg and Anderson could not convert his big check out. In two darts Whitlock finally held his throw and Whitlock led for the first time, 5-4. Again the next leg saw less scoring but a 134 visit from Anderson moved him to 202. Whitlock responded with another maximum to move him to 141. With Anderson on 110 Whitlock chased the big check out but only scored 89. Anderson secured the leg with a quick fire 110, including a double 15 at the end. 5-5. 58 from Whitlock was followed up by 140 whilst Anderson scored 100 and 58. 57 was a poor visit from Whitlock as Anderson moved to 212. Whitlock moved to 146 as another 180 from Anderson left him on 32. Whitlock could not secure the leg as he missed double 13 and Anderson got the leg with his first throw of the next visit. 6-5 to Anderson. A pair of one hundreds opened the next leg before Anderson hit yet another 180. 96 from Whitlock was not enough in response. Sixty left Anderson on 161 with Whitlock well behind on 214. Anderson hit 137 to leave double 12. On his next visit he missed the target with his first dart, hitting the fat 12 instead, but he got double six to check out the leg with his second. 7-5 to Anderson. Another 180 early in the next leg from Anderson as Whitlock had a bounce out to miss out on a 180. 130 from Anderson left him on 121 and he just missed the double 14 for that check out. Whitlock was on 160 but could only get 140. Anderson then missed his lines on the next visit to the oche only for Whitlock to miss all three darts at double ten. Anderson took the leg with the first dart of his next visit. 8-5 to Anderson. 134 from Whitlock was a good start in the next leg against the throw from the Aussie number one but Anderson responded with 140. Another hundred left Anderson on a 170 finish with Whitlock well behind on 226. Anderson missed the bullseye for the biggest check out of all so Whitlock stepped up to the oche needing 143. He was unable to convert (throwing 119 instead) and Anderson scored the required double with his next dart. 9-5 to Anderson. 57 was Whitlock’s next start as Anderson scored 83 on his first visit. 134 from Whitlock was then beaten by a 140 from Anderson. Whitlock then scored a century to leave him on 210 as Anderson scored 134 to leave 144. Anderson then secured the big check out of 144 for the victory. 10-5 to Anderson.
Quarter Final 1
James Wade 10 (101.05) Michael Smith 5 (97.26)
Wade started the match with a magnificent 180 and Smith replied with 125. 140 from Wade gave him a good lead until Smith hit his own perfect 180. 97 left Wade on 84 and 60 left Smith on 136. A 20, treble 9 and 17 left Wade on 20 but Smith could only score 100. Wade scored the double ten with his second dart on the next visit. 1-0 to Wade. 96 from Smith and 133 from Wade were the starts from each player in the next leg. Another 96 from Smith and then 94 from Wade. 99 (two triple 7s inclusive) left Smith on 210 whilst 134 left Wade on 140. 54 was all Smith could secure as Wade checked out the 140. 2-0 to Wade. Wade then started with another perfect set of throws but Smith could only hit 60. 95 from Wade and 123 from Smith in their next visits. 140 from Wade left him on 86 whilst 96 could only put Smith on 222. Wade left tops after his next visit as a 98 left Smith on 124. Wade missed double tops but scored three straight legs with the double ten again. 3-0 to Wade. A 140 start from Smith in the next leg and then 100 from Wade. 91 from Smith and 100 from Wade on their second visits and then 60 from each player as the scoring slowed. Then Smith snapped out of it to score 180 and leave 30. 140 from Wade left 101. Smith hit the double 15 with his last dart in hand to hold throw. 3-1 to Wade. A 140 start to Wade in the next leg as he just missed the third treble 20. Smith moved to 444 and then Wade to 265. A 140 visit put Smith back in the leg but 95 moved Wade to 170. Another 140 from Smith left him on a check out at 164 and he had a shot at it as Wade only threw 60. Smith missed with the second dart but still scored 124. Wade checked out the 110 as Smith stood behind him on double tops. 4-1 to Wade. A sixty start to Smith in leg six was matched by Wade. Michael Smith then scored 180 and Wade matched it, despite dropping the third dart and having to pick it up off the floor before he threw it. A 45 visit from Smith gave Wade a chance but he could not take advantage. One hundred took Smith to 116 as Wade was unable to leave a check out. 56 left Smith on 60 whilst a 136 from Wade left him on double tops. Smith secured the leg with two darts. 4-2 to Wade. Another 140 start from Wade at the start of the next leg was matched by Smith. One hundred from Wade on his next visit looked good until Smith hit another 140 on his. 100 from Wade moved him to 161 as Smith got 93 (thanks to a last dart treble 18.) Wade was unable to take out the big number and left 96. 98 left Smith on 30. Wade missed two darts at double 18 for the leg but Smith just missed the double 15 three times. Wade used two markers to collect double nine with his last dart in hand. 5-2 to Wade at the first break. Smith opened with a 180 after the break which was matched by Wade. 97 from Smith was beaten by 134 from Wade. 98 from Smith left him on 126 whilst 97 left Wade on 90. Smith checked out the 126 with his 12th dart. 5-3 to Wade. A 140 start from Wade was not matched by Smith and a 134 second visit put further heat on Smith. Again he was unable to respond and 100 moved Wade to 127. The same score on Smith’s follow up visit only took him to 257. Wade set himself up with an 87 as Smith left 161 but Wade only needed one dart to get back to a three leg lead. 6-3 to Wade. A 140 start, this time from Michael Smith, put him into an early lead but a follow up of 58 was disappointing. 83 left Smith on 220 whilst 97 left Wade on 208. Sixty from Smith left a 160 check out as 94 left Wade on 114. Smith could not convert and only scored 45 as Wade missed the double tops for the leg. Smith missed the double 19 for 115 before Wade threw his second dart into the target to go to a 7-3 lead. A 101 start from Wade was his lowest yet and Smith responded with a 180. 59 from Wade put him well behind, especially with another hundred from Smith. 135 from Wade moved him to 206 as one hundred put Smith on 121. 140 from Wade left him on 66 but Smith hit the bullseye for the leg. 7-4 to Wade. A 140 start from Smith in the next leg as Wade could only score 55. 57 was a poor follow up from Smith, especially as Wade hit a 140 of his own. Sixty was another disappointing return for Smith and Wade took a small lead with 96. 135 from Smith moved him to 109 as 145 from Wade moved him to 65. Smith missed the double tops for the leg and Wade then missed his own before throwing a double ten to take the leg out. 8-4 to Wade. 180 from Wade was yet another great start but again Smith matched it. Wade quickly moved to 184 as Smith could only go to 251. One hundred left Wade on 84 as Smith could not leave a check out score. Wade missed double tops again for the leg but had another visit but he managed to miss with all three. Chasing 108 Smith could only score 52 but Wade missed another three check outs. Smith hit the double ten for the check out. 8-5 to Wade. A 60 start from Smith in the next leg as Wade took an early lead with a 140 visit. 57 was not enough for Smith, especially as Wade secured another 140. 96 moved Smith to 288 as sixty moved Wade to a 161 check out. 140 was useful for Smith as he moved to 148 and Wade missed the bullseye for the leg. 98 was not enough for Smith as Wade secured the leg with yet another double ten. 9-5 to Wade. 139 was the start from Wade in the next leg but Smith scored one hundred himself. 174 was a great follow up from Wade whilst Smith scored 140. Sixty left Wade on 128 but 57 from Smith did not put his opponent under pressure. 32 left Wade on 96 as 140 put him under some pressure as Smith moved to 64. Double eight was what Wade ended up needing and Wade converted it for the match. 10-5 to Wade.
Michael Smith 6 (88.29) Adam Rowe 2 (85.5)
Adam Rowe made the first visit of the night and scored 46 but Michael Smith could not take advantage as he only scored 59. 96 was a better visit from Rowe but 180 from Smith was perfect. One hundred was almost matched by Smith’s 98 and with his opponent on 164 Rowe scored one hundred but it did not leave him on a check out. 55 from Smith left him on 109 as 99 moved Rowe to 60. Smith missed out on tops for the leg. Rowe then missed the fat 20 and only had one dart at tops and missed. With his last dart in hand Smith scored double ten for the break. 1-0 to Michael Smith. Another slow start from both players in the next leg. A one hundred was enough to put Rowe well ahead until Michael Smith scored his second 180 of the night. One hundred moved Smith to 116 and he missed tops for the second leg in a row with his first shot at checking out the leg. Double ten first throw of his next visit put Smith up by two legs. A 140 start from Adam Rowe as Smith only scored 58. Rowe backed it up with 100 as Smith scored 134. From 176 Rowe could only throw 43 but a 58 from Smith could only leave him on 170. 59 from Rowe and 105 from Smith put the Englishman back in the leg. Rowe missed the double 16 for the leg and with two darts Smith won a leg he had been a long way behind in. 3-0. 135 from Smith was the next start, 140 from Rowe was a good response and with Smith only throwing 85 Rowe had his chance but did not take it, only throwing 60. 96 moved Smith to 185 as Rowe scored one hundred to be on 201. 57 left Smith on a 128 checkout as 60 left Rowe on a 141 finish. 92 was all Smith could secure whilst Rowe scored 97. Smith hit the double 18 with his last dart in hand to go 4-0 up. A 93 opening from Adam Rowe in the next leg was almost matched (just two off) by Smith. Rowe then secured his first 180 of the match and Smith could only respond with 96. 58 put Rowe on 170 whilst Smith was well back on 254. 98 left Rowe on 72 but on his next visit he missed two darts at the leg. Chasing 158 Smith got one hundred and Rowe revisited the oche, scoring the double 12 he needed to win his first leg of the match. 4-1 to Smith. A slow start from Smith was not punished by Rowe, as Smith went six throws without a treble only for Rowe to do the same. One hundred and a 140 from Smith moved him to 155 whilst a 140 of his own saw Rowe move to 181. 45 left 110 for Smith whilst 95 put Rowe on 86. Smith missed the double 18 for the leg and Rowe then missed his chance to leave double tops. Double 18 from Smith with his first dart next up and the score moved to 5-1. One hundred was not matched by Smith in the opening visits of the next leg. Sixty from Rowe and then 85 from Smith were not great follow up visits either. 96 with an excellent last dart moved Rowe to 245. 59 then left Smith behind his opponent on 264. A 140 for Rowe moved him to 105 as the same left Smith on 124. Rowe missed double tops for the leg but Smith missed the bull for his checkout. Double ten gave Rowe his second leg. 5-2 to Smith. A 140 start from Smith would have helped his confidence, especially when his opponent could only score 60. A 60 from Smith was then punished a little by Rowe with 100. With a treble on his last dart Smith got 91 to move to 210. A 140 from Rowe moved him to 201. 90 for Smith moved him to 120 as sixty left his opponent on 141. Smith secured Shanghai and the match with a double tops. The final score 6-2 to Michael Smith.
Peter Wright 6 (100.24) Rhys Mathewson 2 (98.76)
Two one hundreds and then a 135 from Mathewson and 140 from Wright was a great way to open the match. 140 left Mathewson on 130 as 45 left Wright on 216. 94 from Mathewson left 36. One hundred from Wright was not enough as Mathewson threw a 14 dart leg, finishing with a double nine. 1-0 to Mathewson. A 58 start from Wright was beaten by a 97 from the Aussie. 93 from Wright and then 140 from Mathewson gave the Aussie a good lead. One hundred from Wright was beaten by another 140 from Muff to leave 124. Another hundred from Wright left 150 whilst 56 left 68 for his opponent. Wright missed the double 15 as he hit the wrong side of the wire. Mathewson also hit the wire on the wrong side for his shot at the leg. With his second dart at his next visit Wright tied the match up at 1-1. A 140 from Mathewson and a 131 from Wright saw both players start the next leg well again. 85 for the Aussie, as the last dart deflected wide, was punished by a 133 from his opponent. 98 from Mathewson left 178 as 140 from Wright left him on 107 and with a great chance for a break. 94 moved Mathewson to 84 as Wright moved to 60. Mathewson missed the double 16 for the second leg in a row to check out and Wright got the break with his third dart. 2-1 to Wright. A 100 opening from Wright only for him to watch as Mathewson hit the first maximum of the match (his average at present is over 105.) 140 from Wright was then replied with a 137 from his opponent. One hundred left Wright on 161. A poor visit of 43 left Mathewson on 141 as Wright missed the bull for the leg. 93 was not enough but Wright then missed his chance at converting 25. With his second dart Mathewson scored double tops to get the break immediately back. 2-2. 96 from Mathewson and 100 from Wright were the opening visits on the next leg. One hundred from Muff before Wright hit his first maximum of the match. 45 from Mathewson left him well behind and Wright moved to 116 with a 105. One hundred left the Aussie on 160 as Wright moved to 56. Another hundred was not enough as Wright scored double tops for the third break in a row. 3-2. 140 from Wright was matched by Mathewson at the start of the next leg. Another hundred from Wright is then beaten by another 140 from his opponent. 81 left Wright on 180 as 100 put Mathewson on 121. One hundred from Wright put the pressure on and Mathewson could only score 45. After his first dart went into the treble one, treble 19 and double 10 was a great save for Wright to move 4-2 ahead. Mathewson opened with 41 and Wright 135 before the Aussie scored 140 which was immediately matched by Wright. Wright scored 100 to leave 126 with Mathewson back on 220. One hundred did not seem enough for Muff as Wright lined up for the bullseye, but he missed it. 45 left Mathewson on 75 and Wright secured the required 25 in two darts this time. 5-2 to Wright. A 140 start from Wright and yet another hundred from Mathewson was how the next leg started. Wright moved to 221 with another 140. 134 moved Mathewson to 267, still 46 darts behind his opponent. Wright then only secured 22 as Mathewson hit 140 to leave 127. 139 from Wright left 60 as Mathewson hit the wrong treble to leave 78. Two darts got the job done again with Peter Wright victorious 6-2.
Daryl Gurney 6 (106.09) Koha Kokiri 0 (95.27)
Daryl Gurney started the match well with a 140 visit. Koha Kokiri scored one hundred on his first visit. A couple of one hundred visits left Gurney on 161 and despite a 140 Kokiri was still on 178. 65 left Gurney on 96 as another hundred left his opponent on 78. Gurney’s second dart next leg, and his first shot at a check out, went in successfully. 1-0 to Gurney 95 was a good start from Kokiri but paled when Gurney scored a maximum first up. Another 180 from Gurney was not converted into a nine darter but Kokiri was still on 319 when Gurney threw his tenth and eleventh darts to score 100. 2-0 to Gurney. A 140 from Gurney in the opening of the next leg was matched by his opponent. The third 140 in succession saw the Northern Irishman move well ahead only for him to only secure 41 on the next visit and leave 180. With Kokiri on 220 Gurney moved to 80. A 140 from Kokiri put some pressure on but with three out of three on the double check outs Gurney went 3-0 up with last dart in hand. Kokiri outscored Gurney by five after the opening visits on the next leg. 100 outshone 59 as Kokiri then hit his second century in a row. Gurney’s third 180 moved him to 167. 58 from Kokiri just put him on 143. 99 from Gurney could not do the job but Kokiri missed a double (16) to check out 143. Gurney then took three darts for the leg, and was still to miss a double at the checkout. 4-0 to Gurney. Slower scoring from Gurney at the start of the next leg gave his opponent a chance that was not really taken up. One hundred moved Gurney to 286 as 140 moved Kokiri to 207. His next 140 put Gurney onto 146 as Kokiri moved to 107 on his next visit. Gurney left 64 as Kokiri missed double tops for the leg. Gurney then went five out of five in check outs with his last dart in hand. 5-0 to Gurney. A 100 from Kokiri was put in the shade after a maximum from Gurney. Another century for Kokiri and 91 from Gurney on their next visits. Kokiri sat on 161 as Gurney moved from 230 to 130. A poor thirty visit from Kokiri and Gurney hit the bullseye for the leg completing six out of six check outs for the match. 6-0 to Gurney.
James Wade 6 (95.94) Darren Hayes 0 (63.2)
James Wade scored 81 and Darren Hayes 41 on their first visits. Scores of 99 and 100 moved Wade to 221. 41 then left him on 180 and with a 140 Hayes got a little closer at 220. One hundred left Wade on 80 as Hayes only got 63 to leave 157. Wade missed the first shot at the checkout but Hayes only scored 13 at his next visit. With two darts Wade took out the first leg. 1-0 to Wade. An 85 start from Hayes on his throw but Wade could only respond with 39 in the next leg. 55 does not punish Wade enough but then he can only get 57 in response himself. The whole leg had reasonably low scoring until Wade got 133 to move to 212. A 140 then moved Wade to 72 and he hit it in two darts at his next visit. 2-0 to Wade. A 140 start from Wade was followed up by a 60 to continue the theme of inconsistency being played out in this match so far. Wade then hit the first 180 of the match to move to 121 as Hayes scored 80 to move to 257. 65 for Wade left him on 56 and he got it with two darts on the next visit once more. 3-0 to James Wade. 60 for Hayes was beaten by a 100 from Wade in the opening of the next leg. Wade had won the lead through the leg and pushed ahead with a 140 later in the leg to leave 105. He then left 65 which Wade checked out on his next visit. 4-0 Poor throwing in the early part of the next leg but a one hundred left Wade on 342. Hayes scored his own century to go to 317 only for him to watch as Wade scored 180 to move to 106. Wade then chased the checkout only to miss the second big number, having to leave 20 instead, which he hit with the first dart of his next visit. 5-0. A 177 from Wade outshone the 100 from Hayes, and although Hayes did back it up with the same score again, Wade scored 140. 81 left 103 for Wade with Hayes back on 118. Wade used his three darts to take out the big number and win the match. 6-0 to James Wade.
Simon Whitlock 6 (83.74) Justin Thompson 2 (80.93)
93, thanks to a good last dart, was the start for Simon Whitlock whilst Justin Thompson scored 140. 58 was scored by the Wizard before Thompson hit the maximum in their second visits. 134 for Whitlock moved him to 216. A great last dart gave Thompson one hundred to move to 81 as Whitlock scored 60 to go to 156. Thompson did not get a shot at a double as Whitlock hit two treble 20s only to miss the double 18. Thompson then missed three at double tops. Whitlock could only score 16 himself as Thompson finally scored the 40 on his fourth dart at it. Thompson 1-0. Slow scoring in the next leg saw Whitlock take a small lead but he really was not punishing the poor throwing of Thompson in this leg. One hundred helped Thompson out as he moved back ahead. The first 180 of the match helped Whitlock move to 77 as Thompson sat on 165. Whitlock missed the double ten but was able to score the double five to break straight back. 1-1. 85 in the next leg gave Thompson an early lead and a one hundred on the next visit helped things out. 85 from Whitlock moved him to 314, just ahead of his opponent, but 121 moved Thompson to 195. A 140 from Whitlock left him on 174 before Thompson scored 171 to leave 24. 134 set up Whitlock on 40 and then Thompson busted. Whitlock got the checkout with his second throw. 2-1 to Whitlock. 55, 60, 81 and 100 were the first four visits from the players in the fourth leg. Thompson scored 100 to go to 265 and despite lower scoring he moved to 148. 81 from Thompson and then 120 put Whitlock into favouritism for the leg. Thompson missed the bullseye and Whitlock then scored the double ten with his last dart in hand. 3-1 to Whitlock. 60 and 85 continued a theme in the match of poor starts for both players. 82 from Whitlock moved him to 302 as 60 moved Thompson to 296. Lower scoring in this leg occurred until Thompson threw 140. At that stage though Whitlock was on 144 and he threw 124 to leave 20. Thompson missed leg darts again on his next visit and Whitlock hit double ten to go 4-1 up. After another slow start until a 140 moved Whitlock to 302. 58 from Whitlock later in the leg left him on 150 as Thompson went from 188 to 8 with a maximum. With his second dart Thompson scored double four to win the leg. 4-2 to Whitlock. A 140 opening from Whitlock was responded to by a 100 from Thompson. 57 was a poor follow up from Whitlock and Thompson punished it with 100. However he could not keep the advantage and a 140 from Whitlock left him on 64. Whitlock used three darts to complete the leg. 5-2 to Whitlock. A 140 start from Thompson on the next leg was followed up by a visit from him to secure same score. 140 from Whitlock moved him to 304. A poor last dart meant Thompson had to suffice with 82 but Whitlock was well back. 117 got Thompson down to 32 whilst 137 moved his opponent to 82. Thompson missed three clear darts at a double for the third time in the match but then Whitlock missed double tops. Thompson then missed three again and Whitlock hit the double ten for the match. 6-2 to Whitlock.
Phil Taylor 6 (95.9) Kyle Anderson 4 (95.64)
A poor start from Phil Taylor with 36 but 85 is not much of a punishment from Kyle Anderson. Taylor finally scores a 140 but Anderson matches it straight away. A 120 from Taylor left him on 150 as a 97 left Anderson on 158. With Taylor on 90 Anderson was on 62. Both players missed chances before Taylor gave his opponent another chance and with last dart in hand Anderson checks out to break the throw early. 1-0 to Taylor. A poor start from Anderson and Taylor hit 140. 134 from Anderson and 135 from Taylor. 96 was not enough from Anderson as one hundred moves Taylor to 126. 51 left Anderson on a bogey score of 162. Taylor left 80 as Anderson left 121. Taylor then missed two darts at double ten but on his next visit he threw double five to take the break back. 1-1. The opening visits saw scores of 58 from Taylor and 140 from Anderson. 60 from Taylor was trebled by Anderson as he scored 180. One hundred moved Taylor to 283 as 134 moved Anderson to 47. 140 left Taylor on 143 as Anderson hit double tops with his eleventh dart to collect the third break of the match in three legs. 2-1 to Anderson. 99 and 180 from Anderson in the next leg moved him to 222 and then 140 gave him a considerable lead. 100 left Taylor on 176. Anderson set the leg up for double 12 as another one hundred left Taylor on 76 but Anderson scored the double with his 13th dart. 3-1 to Anderson. 100 from Taylor was the opening of the next leg but Anderson out threw him with 134. Taylor then hit the maximum to move to 221 but could only back it up with a 45. With Anderson well behind Taylor hit 135 to leave 41. 134 from Anderson left 92 to put a little pressure on but Taylor only needed the two darts to get back within a leg. 3-2 to Anderson. A maximum start from the local boy as Taylor responded with 85. Anderson’s next visit was not enough as Taylor hit his own maximum. 134 was a brilliant return from Anderson to leave 92. Sixty left Taylor on 176. Anderson missed the double 16 and 8 for the leg but on his next visit he hit the double four aggressively to lead 4-2. 137 was a good start from Taylor in the next leg and he was soon holding a good lead. 125 left Taylor on double tops with Anderson on 190. Taylor missed with his next three darts but on his next visit he hit the target with his first dart. 4-3 to Anderson. A sixty start from Anderson was smashed with a 174 from Taylor only for Anderson to hit 180. 140 from Taylor moved him to 187 as a 140 of his own put Anderson on 121. 136 from Taylor left him on 51. Anderson missed the big 19 before Taylor missed two darts at double 16. Anderson required 80 and hit the first two 20s but went low with his third dart. Taylor then hit the target with the first dart of his next visit. 4-4. The scoring in the early part of the next leg was 125 from Taylor, 60 from Anderson, then 180 from Taylor and a 120 (plus bounce out) from Anderson. 100 from Taylor moved him to 96 as 134 took Anderson to 187. A fired up Taylor left 40 as his opponent hit 93 to leave 94. Taylor then missed three darts at the leg. Anderson missed the double 16 for the leg and Taylor scored the double ten he needed to lead 5-4. One hundred from Anderson was matched by Taylor before a 54 from The Original presented a chance for Taylor who scored 137. 81 left Anderson well behind and 140 left Taylor on 124. 99 left Anderson on 170 as Taylor scored 92 to leave 32. A 140 from Anderson left 30 but Taylor hit double 16 to win the match 6-4.
Gary Anderson 6 (96.47) Rob Szabo 0 (78.25)
A 140 mid leg by Gary Anderson moved him to 180 was replied by Szabo with a maximum to move him to 169. One hundred left Szabo on 69 as Anderson hit treble one chasing Shanghai and had to suffice with leaving 78. Szabo did not even give himself a shot at the leg, and Anderson took two darts to win the leg. 1-0 to Gary Anderson. A 100 in the next leg moved Anderson to 164 whilst 96 left Szabo on 178. With six darts Anderson left 104 as Szabo moved from 178 to 83. Anderson missed double tops for the leg and Szabo missed two darts at double 16 for the leg. Anderson threw 18 to leave two. Szabo then missed another three as Anderson hit double one for the leg. 2-0. One hundred from Anderson and then a 140 visit gave him a good lead in the third leg. Another three figure visit left Anderson on 161 and with Szabo on 273 he could set up the leg again, this time leaving 68. A double four made it 3-0 to Anderson. Szabo only started the next leg with 30 and Anderson took a huge lead with a 180. He backed it up with another 180 as Szabo moved to 286 with one hundred. Anderson missed on the eighth dart for a perfect leg and instead he left himself with 44. An eleven dart leg gave Gary Anderson a 4-0 lead. A one hundred start from Anderson saw Szabo respond with only 42. 177 was a great back up from Anderson. 123 was a good response from the Kiwi but the Scotsman hit 140 in reply to that. 76 from Anderson left double four and Szabo was not even on a finish after his next visit. Anderson hit the required dart with the first dart on his next visit. 5-0 24 v 131 demonstrated the gap at this point of the match. 96 was better from Szabo second time around, especially as Anderson only hit 59. 140 from Szabo put him back in the leg but a 100 from Anderson moved him to 211. The same score put Szabo on 141. 133 put Anderson on 78 and Szabo could not convert the 141. Anderson missed the double six for the match as Szabo scored 73 to leave 32. Anderson then missed three darts for the match but Szabo missed three darts for the leg. Anderson missed again as Szabo avoided the white wash by scoring the double four. 5-1 to Gary Anderson. Sixty to Anderson but Szabo opened with a 180. A 100 was then thrown by Anderson as Szabo scored 96. A 125 from Anderson left him on 216 whilst 76 left Szabo on 149. A 180 maximum from Anderson left him on 36. 78 from Szabo was not enough as Anderson hit the double 18 with the first dart on his next visit. 6-1.
Raymond van Barneveld 6 (95.35) v Corey Cadby 5 (96.4)
A fired up Corey Cadby opened with a 140 which was matched by Raymond van Barneveld on his first visit. A 137 from Cadby and 100 from van Barneveld continued the high scoring before Cadby scored 57 to move to 167. A 140 left RvB on 121. 93, with an important last dart treble 20, left 74 for Cadby. Barney then missed double 14 before Cadby missed with double tops. RvB then secured the required double 14 for the first leg. Three one hundreds from Barney put him well ahead in the second leg. 105 left Barney on 96 with Cadby not on a finish at 186. Barney set the leg up with 56 as 100 left the Aussie on 86. RvB hit the double tops required to double his lead. 2-0 to van Barneveld. The next leg saw scores of one hundred from Cadby and then sixty from his opponent. 57 and 60 from the next visits and the match looked as though it was slowing. However a 120, including a bounce out, from Cadby and a 100 from Barney put pay to that idea. Chasing 164 Cadby threw just 45. While 81 left 100 for the Dutchman. 87 left Cadby on 32 but with double ten Barney won the leg to go 3-0 up. A 57 visit in the next leg from Barney and a 140 from Cadby gave the Aussie a good lead. It was followed up by a 100 from Barney and 140 from Cadby. 125 left Cadby on 96 and with two darts he completed the leg. 3-1 to Barney. In the fifth leg a 134 from Cadby looked good until Barney responded with a 140. A one hundred took Cadby to 267 as 57 left Barney a little behind. 97 left Cadby on the 170 check out as 60 left van Barneveld a long way behind on 244. A great 134 from Cadby left him on 36 as Barney was still not on a finish. One dart (his thirteenth) was all that was needed for Cadby to check out the leg. 3-2 to van Barneveld. The next leg started with a 91 from Barney and 45 from Cadby before the Dutchman hit a 140. Another three poor darts from his opponent and Barney rubbed salt into the wound by scoring 134, moving to 136. Barney missed double ten for the leg but Cadby was still on 245 and even one hundred only moved him to 145. Barney re-established a two leg advantage with his next dart. 4-2. 128 was Cadby’s next start as Barney threw 140 in reply. 97 from Cadby and 135 from Barney puts RvB well up, especially as Cadby only hit 47 on the next visit. 140 left the Dutchman on 86 but Cadby scored a 180 to leave 49 which was critical. With a double 7 and twelve darter, RvB seemingly broke his opponent’s heart. 5-2. 96 from Barney was not capitalised on by Cadby early in the next leg. Some poor visits through the middle of the leg from both players occurred until Cadby threw a 140 to leave 136. A 125 left Barney on 101. 96 left Cadby on double tops before Barney missed double 18 for the match. Cadby got the required 40 for the leg. 5-3. A 177 from Cadby was a good start in the next leg. He could not back it up with any more than 57 on his second visit though. Two one hundreds left Barney in the conversation but a 180 moved Cadby to 87. Cadby left the 18 with Barney on 201. 130 left Barney on 71 but a great double 9 dart won Cadby his second leg in a row. 5-4. A 140 start from Barney was made even better as Cadby could only hit 42. One hundred from Barney and then just sixty from Cadby put the Dutchman a long way in front. A 105 left RvB on 156 as Cadby went through his first nine darts without a big treble. One hundred left 56 for Barney and it looked all set. Even when Cadby threw 180 to leave 161, it would not have been in the forefront of RvB’s mind. Barney did, however, miss his first throws at the match but must have assumed he would be back. However Corey Cadby was not ready to finish and he threw a spectacular 161 finish under all sorts of pressure to tie things back up and put the match back in his hands, as the eleventh leg would be on his throw. 5-5. Still excited from the end of the last leg Cadby could only make a 57 start. Barney threw 91 as he found a treble with his last dart. Then 60 was thrown by Cadby before Barney hit 100. 384 played 310 mid round as Cadby hit 140. Barney then hit his first maximum to leave 130. Cadby hit 140 to leave 104. Barney then missed a big 20 that would have left him the bull for the match, which he then hit (the bullseye that is) for good measure. 54 left 50 for Cadby and Barney hit the double four for the win. 6-5.