2012 PDC Players Championship Finals – Pipe, Wright, Huybrechts & Anderson Progress

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A 17th leg 164 check out from Brendan Dolan to stay in contention was the highlight of an otherwise pedestrian opening game. After establishing a 6-0 lead Justin Pipe appeared to have things under control, but at 9-4 Dolan decided to make a game of it.

A four leg fightback ended with a missed attempt at a second 164 out shot before Pipe killed off the game, taking out 79 for a 10-8 victory.

Peter Wright and his amazing technicolor barnet were less generous in offering chances to Wayne Jones when compared to Dave Chisnall in yesterday’s first round; as a result the Wanderer was unable to recover from a slow start eventually losing out 10-7.

Kim Huybrechts and Michael Smith served up an entertaining contest, having forged an early 4-1 lead the Belgian soon found himself pegged back to 5 each.

With the game nicely poised and looking to go all the way Huybrechts stepped up a gear, finishes of  137 and 85 (for a 12 dart match winning leg)  facilitated a 10-6 victory in a good quality game which saw both men register a 98+ average.

In the final game of the afternoon session Robert Thornton suffered at the hand of Gary Anderson; his inability to hit doubles let an initial 3-0 lead slip away from him as his fellow countryman reeled of seven successive legs.

The Thorn did eventually apply the brakes on the Flying Scotsman; taking the 11th and 12th legs to reduce the deficit to just 2, however Anderson pushed on, again capitalising on the UK Open Champion’s mistakes. The final scoreline of 10-6 reflecting Thornton’s success of nailing just 6 doubles from 21 attempts.

PDC Players Championships Finals Second Round Results

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Afternoon Session
Justin Pipe 10 v 8 Brendan Dolan
Wayne Jones 7 v 10 Peter Wright
Michael Smith 6 v 10 Kim Huybrechts
Gary Anderson 10 v 6 Robert Thornton

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