Lewis & Wade Book Last 16 Places With 100+ Averages

Adrian Lewis, James Wade and Simon Whitlock turned on the style as they booked places in the third round of the German Darts Masters European Tour event on Saturday in Sindelfingen.

PDC European TourBoth Lewis and Wade averaged over 103 in their respective wins over Peter Hudson and Steve Beaton as they booked places in the Last 16 of the £82,100 event, which will conclude at the Glaspalast on Sunday.

World Champion Lewis hit four 180s and a 124 finish in taking six successive legs to see off Hudson 6-1, as he improved on Friday’s first round win over Darren Johnson with a strong performance.

“Last night wasn’t my best performance but this was more like how I know I can play,” said the world number two, who brought a 2,500 crowd to their feet with his display.

“I’m delighted to have played so well in front of such a great crowd because I’ve wanted to show the German fans this kind of form for a while. Hopefully I will keep it up on Sunday and go all the way.”

World number three Wade posted six 180s in a heavy-scoring contest with Beaton, who landed four maximums and a 171 in reply but went down 6-4 as the left-hander progressed to a third round date with Nigel Heydon, who knocked out Mark Walsh 6-2.

Whitlock, meanwhile, hit a ten-dart finish on his way to a 6-3 win over Sweden’s Magnus Caris, and he now takes on Wolverhampton’s Wayne Jones, who defeated William O’Connor by the same scoreline earlier on Saturday.

Five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld swept past Colin Osborne with a 6-1 victory, and now plays the tournament’s remaining German hope, Andree Welge, who had booked his place in the third round with a 6-4 win over Brendan Dolan.

“It will be a good game and it’s great for German darts that Andree’s still in the competition,” said van Barneveld.

“I’m happy with my scoring but Colin missed a lot of doubles tonight and that let me in. The game was closer than the scoreline suggests but you have to hit your doubles. ”

Two other Dutchmen joined van Barneveld in the third round, but Vincent van der Voort and 23-year-old Jerry Hendriks will now face each other following their wins over Stuart Kellett and Andy Jenkins.

Terry Jenkins overcame Richie Burnett 6-4 in a see-saw contest to win his place in Sunday’s final stages, and he now plays Tony West after the former World Masters winner hit six 180s in his 6-4 win over Yorkshireman Terry Temple.

Number four seed Wes Newton and Speedy Services UK Open champion Robert Thornton will clash in another tasty fixture after the pair showed good form in wins over James Richardson and Arron Monk respectively on Saturday.

Northern Ireland’s Michael Mansell won through to take on Lewis with a 6-2 win over Paul Nicholson as he followed up Friday’s defeat of Mervyn King with another strong showing.

Stoke pair Andy Hamilton and Ian White also moved into the third round, with Hamilton seeing off Tony Littleton 6-3 and White defeating Kim Huybrechts 6-5 in a close contest, which saw the Belgian miss a dart at the bull to win the deciding leg.

The third round games will be played in the afternoon session at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, with the quarter-finals, semi-final and final then taking place in the evening as the winner £15,000 first prize is decided.

German Darts Masters – European Tour Event Four
Saturday September 8
Second Round
Afternoon Session

Andree Welge 6-4 Brendan Dolan
Stuart Kellett 5-6 Vincent van der Voort
Tony West 6-4 Terry Temple
William O’Connor 3-6 Wayne Jones
Terry Jenkins 6-4 Richie Burnett
Andy Jenkins 1-6 Jerry Hendriks
Wes Newton 6-4 James Richardson
Mark Walsh 2-6 Nigel Heydon

Evening Session
Andy Hamilton 6-3 Tony Littleton
Raymond van Barneveld 6-1 Colin Osborne
Arron Monk 2-6 Robert Thornton
Adrian Lewis 6-1 Peter Hudson
Simon Whitlock 6-3 Magnus Caris
Kim Huybrechts 5-6 Ian White
James Wade 6-4 Steve Beaton
Paul Nicholson 2-6 Michael Mansell

Sunday September 9
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)
Third Round
Jerry Hendriks v Vincent van der Voort
Andree Welge v Raymond van Barneveld
Andy Hamilton v Ian White
Wes Newton v Robert Thornton
Adrian Lewis v Michael Mansell
Terry Jenkins v Tony West
Simon Whitlock v Wayne Jones
James Wade v Nigel Heydon

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Quarter-Finals
Semi-Finals
Final
Quarter-Finals & Semi-Finals played in bracket order as per the order of the Third Round games.
All games are the best of 11 legs.

Match Information
Afternoon Session
Andree Welge v Brendan Dolan
0-0 – Andree Welge wins the bull and will throw first.
1-0 – Welge is first to a finish after hitting three tons and a 139, and is given a reprieve for missed doubles when Dolan is off-target on the bull for an 86 finish, allowing the German back in for the opener.
1-1 – Welge is unable to take out 139 and Dolan finishes 68 to level.
2-1 – Welge finishes double four to win the third.
3-1 – Dolan misses the bull for a 90 finish and two subsequent darts at double eight as Welge steps in to break for the first time.
4-1 – Welge delights the huge German crowd by taking out 124 to move three legs clear.
4-2 – Welge misses double 19 to finish 118, allowing Dolan in to land double ten and hit back.
4-3 – Despite Welge opening the leg with a 180, Dolan breaks back with a superb 164 checkout.
4-4 – Dolan levels the game by landing double 12 with his first dart.
5-4 – Welge hits a 180 to leave 98, with Dolan replying by landing a 174 to set up 32 only to watch the German take out the finish to edge back ahead.
6-4 – Welge takes victory by finishing 40 with double five, double 15 for a win which puts him into the Last 16.

Stuart Kellett v Vincent van der Voort
0-0 – Vincent van der Voort wins the bull and will throw first.
1-0 – Kellett, who defeated Colin Lloyd in the first round, secures an immediate break of throw to lead.
2-0 – Kellett finishes double 16 to move two legs clear.
2-1 – van der Voort finishes double ten to get off the mark.
3-1 – Kellett finishes 116 to regain his cushion.
3-2 – van der Voort takes out 87 to hit back.
3-3 – The Dutchman levels by taking out 40.
3-4 – van der Voort wins a third successive leg by pinning double eight.
4-4 – Both players hit 180s, before the Dutchman misses six darts to break throw and Kellett posts double five to earn a reprieve for three earlier misses at double ten and level.
4-5 – van der Voort opens with a 180 and the players each add another maximum before the Dutchman takes out 83 to win the leg in 11 darts.
5-5 – The Dutchman hits his fourth 180 in three legs, but is unable to take out 129 and Kellett finishes 71 to force a decider.
5-6 – van der Voort is first to a finish and sets up 32, landing double 16 at the first time of asking.
Vincent van der Voort: “I’m very happy with the win. I felt I played better than I did yesterday and I’m delighted to be coming back tomorrow.”

Tony West v Terry Temple
0-0 – Terry Temple wins the bull and will throw first.
0-1 – York ace Temple finishes 123 to win the opening leg.
1-1 – West levels with a superb 12-darter, finishing 164.
2-1 – West hits a 180 to leave 20 and posts double ten to break throw and lead.
3-1 – West adds another maximum and finishes double ten for a second successive leg to move two clear.
3-2 – Temple hits three ton-plus scores to give himself a cushion, initially missing four doubles but being let back in when West hits a 180 but cannot take out 70, allowing the Yorkshireman to finish double two.
4-2 – West hits tops to regain his cushion.
4-3 – Temple lands two of three 180s in the leg before taking out double four to hit back.
5-3 – West posts his fifth 180 of the game and finishes 24 to move a leg away from the win.
5-4 – Temple hits double 16 to keep his hopes alive with a 13-dart finish.
6-4 – West hits a sixth 180 and, with Temple waiting on 36 following a 140, seals his place in the Last 16.
Tony West: “I’m really happy with that and it doesn’t matter whether I play Terry Jenkins or Richie Burnett tomorrow because they’re both great players. The standard in the PDC is phenomenal and I’m having to practice and focus harder than ever.”

William O’Connor v Wayne Jones
0-0 – Wayne Jones wins the bull and will throw first.
1-0 – O’Connor hits a 180 and breaks in the opening leg by posting double ten for a 15-darter.
2-0 – O’Connor doubles his lead by landing double ten once more, having initially missed tops for a 105 finish.
2-1 – Jones finishes double 13 to get off the mark.
2-2 – Jones misses tops to take out 139, but returns to finish 20 and break throw to level the game.
3-2 – O’Connor finishes 61 on double 18 to regain the lead.
3-3 – Jones hits a 180 and takes out 81 to level again.
3-4 – Jones takes the lead for the first time by finishing 36.
3-5 – Jones moves a leg away from the win by taking out 40.
3-6 – Jones posts another 180 and finishes 61 on double 18 to seal victory.
Wayne Jones: “William started off great but I hung in there and it’s nice to win a few games. There’s a lot of pressure on me because I’m defending a lot of money this year and my ranking’s dropped, so I’m hoping this is the start of the road back.”

Terry Jenkins v Richie Burnett
0-0 – Richie Burnett wins the bull and will throw first.
0-1 – Jenkins misses his chance to break and Burnett finishes 56 to lead.
1-1 – Jenkins levels by taking out 74 on tops.
2-1 – Jenkins misses the bull for a 161 finish but returns to hit double four.
2-2 – Jenkins misses five darts to win the leg – including four at double 18 – and Burnett steps in on tops to level.
2-3 – Burnett regains the lead by finishing 40.
3-3 – Jenkins replies in kind to level.
3-4 – Burnett posts a 180 and finishes tops to win leg seven.
4-4 – Burnett lands a 177 but misses three darts to finish 16 and is punished by Jenkins, who takes out the same finish.
5-4 – Burnett’s doubles again let him down and Jenkins steps in to take out 56.
6-4 – Jenkins finishes 106 for victory.
Terry Jenkins: “I missed a few doubles early on and probably should have been 3-1 up but Richie missed some himself later on and I took my chances.”

Andy Jenkins v Jerry Hendriks
0-0 – Jerry Hendriks wins the bull and will throw first.
0-1 – Hendriks finishes 43 to take the opening leg.
0-2 – Hendriks leaves 40 with a 168 score before returning to double his lead.
0-3 – The Dutchman opens with a 180 and finishes 20 to move three legs clear.
0-4 – Hendriks finishes 36 to move four legs clear.
0-5 – The youngster leaves a finish after 12 darts and takes out 80 to move to the brink of victory.
1-5 – Jenkins initially misses his chance to keep the game alive, but Hendriks misses double top and ten for the game and he returns to win his first leg.
1-6 – Hendriks lands a 180 and finishes 78 on tops to secure his place in the third round.

Wes Newton v James Richardson
0-0 – James Richardson wins the bull and will throw first.
1-0 – Newton posts a 180 and breaks on double five to take the lead.
2-0 – Newton doubles his lead by finishing 32.
3-0 – Newton takes out 88 to move three legs clear.
4-0 – The Fleetwood ace scores 120, 140 and 180 before hitting double ten to win a fourth straight leg.
4-1 – Richardson fires in a 180 and lands double four to get off the mark.
4-2 – Richardson finishes 96 to break throw and halve the deficit.
4-3 – The Northants ace wins a third straight leg, taking out 61 to pull back to within touching distance.
5-3 – Newton opens with a 180 and finishes 32 to move a leg away from the win.
5-4 – Richardson misses double 16 to take out 110, but Newton wastes three match darts at double eight and four to allow him back in to hit the bed.
6-4 – Newton opens with a 177 and takes out 66 to secure victory.
Wes Newton: “I got off to a good start and maybe relaxed a little bit, and James did well to come back at me and he made me a bit nervous at the end there.”

Mark Walsh v Nigel Heydon
0-0 – Nigel Heydon wins the bull and will throw first.
0-1 – Heydon finishes 20 to take the opening leg.
0-2 – Heydon hits a 180 before breaking with double 12 to move two legs up.
0-3 – Heydon lands another 180 and this time takes out 90 to win a third leg.
0-4 – Heydon hits a 174 to leave 36 and finishes double 18 for a 13-dart finish.
1-4 – Walsh takes out 115 against the throw to win his first leg.
2-4 – Walsh halves the gap by taking out 79.
2-5 – Walsh opens with 180 and 140, but Heydon finishes 78 for a 14-darter to move a leg away from the win.
2-6 – Heydon opens 171 and 180 to set up a potential nine-darter, and although he cannot achieve the perfect leg he finishes 90 to take victory in 11 darts – ending with a 100.45 average.

Evening Session
Andy Hamilton v Tony Littleton
0-0 – Andy Hamilton wins the bull and throws first.
1-0 – Hamilton eventually wins a scrappy opening leg on double one as both players struggle to take the opener.
1-1 – Littleton misses two darts at tops, but Hamilton is unable to follow a 180 by finishing 42 – missing two darts at double 16 to allow him back in to level.
1-2 – Hamilton misses his chance to win the third, and Littleton breaks throw by posting double ten.
2-2 – Littleton is punished for failing to finish off the leg as Hamilton piles home a 128 checkout.
3-2 – Hamilton finishes 20 to edge back ahead.
4-2 – Hamilton fires in a second 180 and finishes 55 on double ten to move two legs clear.
5-2 – Hamilton misses tops for a 145 finish – with his final dart landing in single one – before returning to post double 16 to win a fourth straight leg.
5-3 – Littleton misses two darts at tops to stay in the game, but Hamilton wastes two match darts at double 16 to allow him back on double ten.
6-3 – Hamilton lands his third 180 of the game and takes out 74 in two darts to seal the win.
Andy Hamilton: “I was a bit slow to get going but I got better as the game went on. My form’s been good recently and I’m still in the competition, so watch me tomorrow.”

Raymond van Barneveld v Colin Osborne
0-0 – Colin Osborne wins the bull and will throw first.
0-1 – van Barneveld is unable to convert 36 with three darts and Osborne finishes tops.
1-1 – Osborne misses the bull to finish 170 and van Barneveld takes out 71 to level.
2-1 – van Barneveld finishes 68 to move ahead with a break of throw.
3-1 – The Dutchman misses double 19 for a 155 checkout but has enough cushion to return and take the leg.
4-1 – Osborne kicks off with 137, 134 and 140 but is unable to take out 90 in three visits to allow van Barneveld to finish 72 and break again.
5-1 – van Barneveld superbly scores 168 to leave 16, and posts double four to move a leg away from the win.
6-1 – Osborne misses double 16 and two darts at double eight to keep the game alive and van Barneveld finishes 80 for the win, setting up a clash with Germany’s Andree Welge on Sunday.
Raymond van Barneveld: “I’m happy with my scoring but Colin missed a lot of doubles and that let me in. The game was closer than the scoreline suggests but you have to hit your doubles. It will be a good game and it’s great for German darts that Andree’s still in the competition.”

Arron Monk v Robert Thornton
0-0 – Arron Monk wins the bull and will throw first.
0-1 – Thornton opens with a 180 and finishes 78 for a 14-darter to break immediately.
0-2 – Thornton takes out 98 to win the second leg.
1-2 – Monk initially misses three darts to get off the mark but is allowed back to post double eight with his third dart.
1-3 – Thornton misses three darts for the leg, but when Monk is off-target on tops he returns to finish double eight and move two legs clear.
1-4 – Thornton breaks again in a key leg, with Monk hitting a 180 to leave 81 after nine darts only to miss double 13 for the checkout and then to burst his score when returning – hitting single 12 instead of five to leave double four – with the Scot taking out 83 on double 16.
1-5 – Thornton scores 180 and 140 before taking out 124 to move a leg away from the win with a 12-darter.
2-5 – Thornton opens with a 177 but Monk stays alive with a fine 12-darter, finished on double 12.
2-6 – Thornton takes out 20 to seal his place in the Last 16.

Adrian Lewis v Peter Hudson
0-0 – Peter Hudson wins the bull and throws first.
0-1 – Hudson hits a 140 to leave 41 and finishes double 16 to take the lead.
1-1 – Lewis posts the game’s first 180 and lands double 14 for a 14-darter.
2-1 – Lewis hits another 180 and finishes double 18 to win the second leg in 13 darts.
3-1 – Lewis opens the third leg with a maximum and takes out 124 for a 12-darter.
4-1 – Hudson opens with a 180 of his own but Lewis finishes 89 to move three legs clear.
5-1 – Lewis scores 180 and 140, and although he misses the bull for a 123 checkout he returns to take out double eight for a 14-darter.
6-1 – Lewis hits scores of 140, 125 and 136, and takes out 40 for another 14-darter to seal a brilliant victory – ending with an average of 103.65.
Adrian Lewis: “Last night wasn’t my best performance but this was more like how I know I can play. I’m delighted to have played so well in front of such a great crowd because I’ve wanted to show the German fans this kind of form for a while. Peter played well and I think he could be in the top 16 in a couple of years.”

Simon Whitlock v Magnus Caris
0-0 – Simon Whitlock wins the bull and throws first.
1-0 – Whitlock lands a 180 and returns to win the opening leg after Caris was off-target on tops to break.
1-1 – Whitlock scores 171 to leave 132 but can only watch as Caris takes out 109 to level.
2-1 – Whitlock posts double ten to win his second leg.
2-2 – Caris edges the fourth by hitting double ten.
3-2 – Whitlock moves back ahead with a brilliant ten-darter, hitting 140, 180 and 145 before pinning double 18.
4-2 – Whitlock secures the game’s first break of throw to move two legs clear.
5-2 – Whitlock misses double 16 to finish 107 but returns to hit the bed at the second time of asking.
5-3 – Caris takes out 76 on tops to keep the game alive.
6-3 – Whitlock hits a 180 to leave 83 and finishes the combination in two darts to seal victory with a 14-darter.
Simon Whitlock: “Magnus played a good game there but I’m pleased to get such a good win and I’ll be looking forward to the last 16 on Sunday now.”

Kim Huybrechts v Ian White
0-0 – Ian White won the bull and throws first.
1-0 – Huybrechts hits a 180 and breaks throw in 15 darts.
1-1 – White misses two darts at tops to break back, but Huybrechts’ misses allow him back in to post double five and level.
2-1 – Huybrechts takes out 120 to regain the lead.
3-1 – Huybrechts’ 177 is followed by a 174 from White, but the Belgian finishes 50 for a 12-darter to move two legs clear.
3-2 – White fires in a 180 and takes out double 13 for a 13-dart leg.
3-3 – White levels, hitting another 180 and double 16.
3-4 – White opens with a 177 and Huybrechts kicks off with a 180, only to miss tops for the leg as White finishes double five to edge ahead for the first time.
3-5 – White hits a 180 and punishes misses from Huybrechts at double 18 and double nine across three visits to land double top to move a leg away from the win.
4-5 – Huybrechts opens with 180 and 180 and although a possible nine-darter goes begging he returns to win the leg and cut the gap.
5-5 – Huybrechts forces the match into a deciding leg by taking out 48.
5-6 – Huybrechts misses the bull for a 124 finish to take the win and White edges to victory by landing tops – setting up an all-Stoke clash with Andy Hamilton in the third round.
Ian White: “Kim’s playing really well and he’s a great scorer, so it’s fantastic to win.”
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James Wade v Steve Beaton
0-0 – Steve Beaton won the bull and will throw first.
0-1 – Beaton takes out 73 to win the opening leg.
1-1 – Beaton lands a 180 to leave 81, but Wade finishes 80 on tops to level.
1-2 – Wade misses the chance to break and Beaton steps in to finish 20.
2-2 – Wade posts a 180 and finishes tops to square the game once again.
3-2 – Wade opens with a 180 and leaves 81 after nine darts before returning to take the checkout and break.
4-2 – Wade kicks off again with a maximum and takes out 70 on tops for a 15-darter to move two legs clear.
4-3 – Both players open with maximums, with Beaton adding a 134 and 171 to leave 16, which he finishes on double eight for an 11-darter.
5-3 – Wade begins a fourth successive leg with a maximum, and although Beaton replies with a 180 the left-hander lands double 12 for a 13-dart finish.
5-4 – The high standard continues, with both players trading 180s before Wade misses the bull for an 85 finish for the match and Beaton coolly takes out 102 on double 16 to stay in the contest.
6-4 – Wade – opening the leg with two 140s to maintain an average above 105 – is first to a finish, missing three darts at tops but returning to finish double ten for the win.

Paul Nicholson v Michael Mansell
0-0 – Paul Nicholson wins the bull and will throw first.
1-0 – Nicholson makes a brilliant start with a 12-darter, finishing 96.
1-1 – Mansell finishes double ten to level the game.
1-2 – Mansell bursts his score when needing 62, but returns after Nicholson misses double top and ten to finish tops himself and lead.
1-3 – Mansell takes out 25 to edge the fourth leg.
2-3 – Nicholson finishes double six to hit back.
2-4 – Mansell finishes 110 to win his fourth leg.
2-5 – Nicholson misses six darts to hit back and allows Mansell back to the oche to finish double ten and break throw.
2-6 – Mansell finishes tops to claim the win and progress to a third round clash with World Champion Adrian Lewis.

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