An imperious Phil taylor marched into the second round following a 10-1 demolition of Stuart Kellett and will be joined by Gary Anderson and Dave Chisnall after their respective victories over Mervyn King and Paul Nicholson.

World Matchplay First Round Results

Sunday July 21
Evening Session (7pm-11pm)

Mervyn King 5 v 10 Gary Anderson
Dave Chisnall 10 v 8 Paul Nicholson
Phil Taylor 10 v 1 Stuart Kellett
Michael van Gerwen 10 v 7 Colin Lloyd

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)

Justin Pipe 10 v 4 Mark Webster
Kevin Painter 10 v 7 Jamie Lewis
Kim Huybrechts 4 v 10 Peter Wright
Brendan Dolan 10 v 8 Steve Beaton

The final game of the evening session saw red hot Michael van Gerwen in action against former Matchplay Champion Colin Lloyd, the Dutchman looked to be running away with it after establishing a 5-0 lead. But Lloyd hit back to make a game of it before MvG switched into overdrive take the match 10-7.

An impressive Justin Pipe showed no mercy to a hobbling Mark Webster as the pair took to the Winter Gardens stage to kick off Sunday afternoon’s first round games.

Webster made the early running by taking the first two legs but the combination of an ankle injury and unrelenting scoring and finishing from his opponent stunted progress as he grimaced his way to a 10-4 loss.

Kevin Painter avenged a recent ProTour defeat by Jamie Lewis as he booked his second round place with a 10-7 victory over the young Welshman. Lewis pushed Painter all the way but The Artist’s big stage experience proved vital as he whipped up an atmosphere to help carry him across the line.

Elsewhere the afternoon session saw Peter Wright’s winning ways continue as he took a fine 10-4 victory over Kim Huybrechts, meanwhile Brendan Dolan edged past Steve Beaton 10-8 in a closely fought contest.

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