Van Gerwen Progresses to the Last 16, as Hamilton & Taylor Secure Quarter Final Places

This evening’s session of darts saw the second round of the 2013 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship brought to a conclusion as Michael van Gerwen fought back well, turning around a 2 set deficit to win his contest with Peter Wright 4-2.

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A run of 12 from 14 legs from the Dutchman got him over the finish line, with match stats that included 12 x 180’s, a 10 dart leg and a 102 average. Van Gerwen will now take on Colin Lloyd in the third round after the Christmas break.

Andy Hamilton and Terry Jenkins kicked off the last 16 games and despite hitting maximums for fun (13 180’s in the match), The Bull walked away the 2-4 loser.

As we know it’s trebles for show and doubles for dough, and each time Jenkins’ darts shied away from the doubles, Hamilton was there to clean up behind him, just 9 from 29 attempts were converted for Terry as opposed to The Hammer’s 52% success on doubles.

The second third round clash between Phil Taylor and Robert Thornton failed to live up to expectation, The Power capitalised on Thornton’s mistakes to take the match in straight sets.

Thornton’s form deserted him with just three legs won in the contest thanks to a string of missed doubles. Phil will take confidence from the whitewash, but he played a man tonight that didn’t turn up.

The action starts again on 27 December, as the remaining players enjoy the 3 day Christmas break.

Ladbrokes World Darts Championship
Sunday December 23 Results

Evening Session 
Second Round
Michael van Gerwen 4 v 2 Peter Wright (1-3, 2-3, 3-0, 3-1, 3-0, 3-1)
Third Round
Andy Hamilton 4 v 1 Terry Jenkins (1-3, 3-2, 3-0, 3-2, 3-2)
Phil Taylor 4 v 0 Robert Thornton

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