Whitlock Begins Defence With Victory Over Huybrechts

Kim Hubrechts exited the 2013 parkerpoker.net European Championship following a 6-4 defeat by Simon Whitlock, but brother Ronny progressed to the second round with an impressive 6-3 victory over Stuart Kellett.

2013 European ChampionshipWhitlock’s win over the Belgian means he remains on course to defend his title and will meet Colin Lloyd in round 2 following his 6-4 victory over Peter Wright.

Other first round winners were Robert Thornton who played through the pain barrier of a back injury sustained earlier in the day to see off Brendan Dolan and Jamie Caven, who produced a brilliant 106.9 average to whitewash Dave Chisnall.

They will be joined in the last 16 by Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade who also stayed alive on the opening night. The remaining first round fixtures will be played tomorrow evening.

2013 European Championship First Round  Results

Thursday 4 July Evening Session

Stuart Kellett 3 v 6 Ronny Huybrechts
Jamie Caven 6 v 0 Dave Chisnall
Colin Lloyd 6 v 4 Peter Wright
Robert Thornton 6 v 2 Brendan Dolan
Simon Whitlock 6 v 4 Kim Huybrechts
Phil Taylor 6 v 3 Vincent van der Voort
Raymond van Barneveld 6 v 1 Tomas Seyler
James Wade 6 v 2 Mark Webster

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