Posted on October 10th, 2012
Results from Night 3 of the ‘Double-in in Dublin’
Irish eyes were smiling in Dublin as Brendan Dolan continued his winning ways at the Citywest Hotel. Last year’s runner-up and nine dart history maker from County Fermanagh booked his quarter final place with a 3-1 victory over Vincent van der Voort.
Dolan to the delight of his home crowd took the fourth and final set without reply, in match which saw him hit 11 from 16 doubles – a staggering 68.75% check out success.
Justin Pipe progressed into the quarters and celebrated by ‘busting some moves’ on the Dublin stage, although Kevin Painter the man he knocked out would have preferred a simple handshake.
On stage needle makes for exciting viewing but afterwards both players assured their fans on Twitter that there was no bad blood between the pair.
Painter was always on the back foot having lost the first set 3-2, he battled back to square the match. Only for Pipe to put distance between them again as he won the third set 3-0.
The Artist again restored parity and took the opening leg in the fifth and final set, however the Taunton thrower reeled of the next 3 legs for a satisfying victory.
Robert Thornton and Phil Taylor provided first class entertainment, their game was decided in a last leg thriller which saw the Power miss five match darts at his favoured double 16.
Having been thrown a lifeline The Thorn hit tops with his first dart to complete a second victory over Taylor in a major competition in the space of 4 months and 3 out of the last 4.
A superb average over 96, 8 180′s and 40% success on doubles will send a message out to World Grand Prix field that the UK Open Champion means business and is hungry to add a second PDC major to the trophy cabinet.
Dave Chisnall kept his cool under pressure with a brilliant 82 finish to keep himself alive against Mervyn King. King’s slick performance had seen him race to a two set to nil lead.
Having found his range Chizzy threatened to send the match to a final set but at 2 legs each and with his opponent sat on 24 he couldn’t finish 90, leaving King to clean up the 3-1 victory.
PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix Second Round Results Wednesday 10 October
Brendan Dolan 3 v 1 Vincent van der Voort
Justin Pipe 3 v 2 Kevin Painter
Phil Taylor 2 v 3 Robert Thornton
Mervyn King 3 v 1 Dave Chisnall
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Second Round Fixtures
Thursday October 11 (7pm-11pm)
Andy Hamilton v Steve Beaton
Colin Osborne v Paul Nicholson
Adrian Lewis v Michael van Gerwen
Wes Newton v Ian White
All Second Round games are the best of five sets, the best of five legs per set. Players must hit a double to start and finish each leg.
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