Results from Night 4 of the ‘Double-in in Dublin’ World Grand Prix Second Round Results Thursday 11 October

Andy Hamilton 3 v 2 Steve Beaton
Colin Osborne 1 v 3 Paul Nicholson
Adrian Lewis 1 v  3 Michael van Gerwen
Wes Newton 3 v 1 Ian White

Steve Beaton started well against Andy Hamilton, edging the first set 3-2 in a last leg that saw the pair trade 180’s and each throw for the set. The Hammer then hit back taking the second set 3-0 including a 109 out shot in the opening leg.

The Bronzed Adonis turned round a 2-0 deficit to steal the third and restore the advantage, only for Hamilton to take the next set in the deciding leg to draw level and force a fifth and final set.

With Beaton unable to find the starting doubles and missing two attempted 170 finishes, Hamilton reeled off 3 legs without reply to take the match 3-2.

Having smashed in 6 180’s and threatened to hit two 9 darters, Beaton will feel unlucky to be going home, but Hamilton had a 5 point superior average of 93, and hit 57% of his doubles as opposed to Beaton’s 35%.

Paul Nicholson established a 2-0 lead in his second round game with Colin Osborne in a slow starter that ebbed more than it flowed.

The Asset allowed Osborne to take the third set, and missed 7 doubles to relinquish the first leg of the fourth set.

That would be the end of Ozzy’s fightback though as Nicholson secured his last 8 place taking the next 3 legs. A 3-1 victory looks good on paper but the Aussie-Geordie will need to up his game in the next round.

Michael van Gerwen wasted no time winning the first set against Adrian Lewis, courtesy of 3 rapid fire legs without reply. The World Champion then emulated his feat by winning the second set to nil.

Jackpot could not find any consistency though, even a 170 finish from nowhere wasn’t enough as the Dutchman pushed on taking the match 3-1 to set up a last 8 meeting with Andy Hamilton.

The final match of the evening saw in-form Ian White take on The Warrior. Newton won the first set which included a 151 out shot and 100% success on doubles, but the man who knocked Barney out the competition was not going down without a fight.

Diamond took the second set but missed three darts to take the third, leaving the door open for Newton to bounce back and forge a 2 sets to 1 lead.

His scoring darts may have been drifting but Newton was killing off legs with 7 from 9 hit for a 78% success rate, although this dropped to 50% by the time he won the match 3-1. The Warrior now plays Paul Nicholson in the last 8.

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