2017 PDC partypoker North American Championship Results
France and Belgium joint top in world rankings. The Dutchman bounced back immediately to take the next three legs, but the fifth proved to be the real turning point of the game. Thornton now takes on Justin Pipe, who came from a set down to defeat Steve Beaton in their first round clash. Another brilliant performance followed in the final, but van Gerwen was able to hang on for yet another tournament triumph. A high-scoring second set saw the first four legs go with throw - despite van der Voort landing a in each - as Taylor sought to level, but the deciding leg saw him miss double 16 for a finish to allow the Dutchman in on double eight to claim a momentous win. My finishing helped me - I can score as well as anybody but my finishing sometimes lets me down, and today it didn't so I'm really happy. Accept Reject Read More.
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I was so nervous at the end but I wanted to take that chance on and I did. Huybrechts will now play Robert Thornton in the last eight, after the Scot also caused a sensation with a thrilling win over number eight seed Raymond van Barneveld — who had never previously lost to the former UK Open champion.
The match proved a tight one, with the lead changing hands four times as the pair shared the opening 12 legs, before Thornton took out , 64 and to move up and to the brink of victory.
Van Barneveld took out to hit back, and when Thornton wobbled at the finishing line the Dutch ace hit back to force a deciding leg, in which he crucially missed two match darts at tops to allow the Scot in to finally seal victory on double five. A fantastic second round at the RWE Sporthalle also saw world number two Michael van Gerwen average almost in a superb win over Mervyn King, as he took out a pair of finishes and a checkout on the bull in a crowd-pleasing performance.
Van Gerwen will now play fellow Dutchman Jelle Klaasen in the quarter-finals on Sunday, after the former Lakeside Champion impressed with four ton-plus finishes and a Reigning champion Simon Whitlock moved into the last eight by defeating former world number one Colin Lloyd in an entertaining battle.
Whitlock now meets Jamie Caven in the quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon, after the Derby ace swept past world number four James Wade Caven had whitewashed Dave Chisnall in the first round and won the opening four legs against Wade, and was on hand to punish the left-hander for his missed doubles as he took six successive legs in reaching his fourth major quarter-final. I tried to get on with my darts and not think about other things or get distracted.
Two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis, meanwhile, will take on Andy Hamilton in the other quarter-final after the Stoke pair also progressed on Saturday. Hamilton continued his run of reaching the last eight of every major tournament in the past 12 months with a win over Paul Nicholson. After the first six legs were shared, Nicholson took the next three for a lead and also held a cushion before Hamilton, fired up by a darter, turned the game on its head by taking the next five legs.
Nicholson hit back to as he continued to battle, but Hamilton landed a sixth of the game in a darter which sealed the win. Painter led before Lewis took command with finishes of and , and the two-time World Champion pulled clear from being up to take five successive legs in sweeping to victory, landing an darter and taking his tally of s to six for the match. He outscored me all the way through and had a couple of lovely checkouts.
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World Champion Gary Anderson began his challenge with a superb straight sets win over Scottish rival John Henderson, who was only able to win one leg as the number two seed averaged almost 98 in the double-start format.
Anderson took out 85 on the bull to claim the opening leg, and though Henderson levelled it was his opponent who landed seven perfect darts in the third leg before sealing the set with a 96 finish. Anderson then landed a in the second set's opener and added a score as he took the set without reply to seal a second round spot. Anderson will now meet Ian White, who enjoyed a win over Jamie Caven as he moved into the last 16 in Dublin for a second time.
White took the opening set before finding himself down in the second, but after landing a as he levelled he fired in another maximum before taking out 81 in the deciding leg to complete the win. I'm enjoying the game and it's going well at the moment. Robert Thornton - who landed a nine-dart finish in Dublin 12 months ago alongside Wade - impressed with a straight sets win over Daryl Gurney, averaging 97, hitting two ton-plus checkouts and six doubles from ten attempts.
Thornton finished 60 and to move up in the opening set, and though the Northern Irish ace hit back to level, a checkout gave the former UK Open champion the set. He shared the opening two legs of set two, but kicked off the third with a score as he moved up before finishing 56 on tops to move into the last Thornton now takes on Justin Pipe, who came from a set down to defeat Steve Beaton in their first round clash. Beaton had punished nine missed doubles from his opponent to win the opening set without reply, only for Pipe to turn the tables by taking the second set Pipe then finished and to move up in the decider, and though Beaton hit back on tops, a 71 checkout sealed victory for the Taunton thrower.
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