9 Darter for White & Thornton Whitewashes The Warrior

Ian White landed a nine-dart finish as he booked a place in the quarter-finals of the German Darts Masters on Sunday afternoon, with Robert Thornton also starring as he moved into the last eight.

White became the second player in the £82,100 European Tour event to achieve a perfect leg as he followed Mark Webster in posting a nine-dart finish, hitting two 180s and finishing 141 on double 12 in his third round clash with Andy Hamilton.

While Webster went on to lose in his first round game with Andree Welge on Friday, White narrowly avoided the same fate as he sneaked past Hamilton 6-5, with the World Championship finalist missing a dart to take victory in the deciding leg.

White will now play Speedy Services UK Open champion Thornton in the quarter-finals on Sunday evening, after the Scot sensationally whitewashed number four seed Wes Newton with a 107 average.

World Champion Adrian Lewis dropped just one leg in his demolition of Northern Ireland’s Michael Mansell and he now faces Tony West, whose impressive weekend continued as he came from 3-0 down to defeat Terry Jenkins 6-4.

Simon Whitlock edged out Wayne Jones in another dramatic decider, with the Wolverhampton man missing a dart for victory in each of the game’s final two legs before the Australian took out 102 to snatch the win, having never led until hitting the winning double.

Whitlock meets world number three James Wade in the last eight, after the left-hander came from 4-3 down to win 6-4 against Nigel Heydon, hitting finishes of 120, 106 and 105 before sealing victory with back-to-back 14-darters.

The other quarter-final will be an all-Dutch affair as Raymond van Barneveld plays Vincent van der Voort.

Van Barneveld ended German hopes in the event with a 6-2 win over Andree Welge in their last 16 clash, while van der Voort was a 6-4 winner over emerging Dutchman Jerry Hendriks.

The tournament will play to a finish on Sunday night, with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final taking place in front of an expected crowd of 2,500 at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, where the champion will take home a £15,000 first prize.

German Darts Masters – European Tour Event Four
Third Round

Jerry Hendriks 4-6 Vincent van der Voort
Andree Welge 2-6 Raymond van Barneveld
Andy Hamilton 5-6 Ian White
Wes Newton 0-6 Robert Thornton
Adrian Lewis 6-1 Michael Mansell
Terry Jenkins 4-6 Tony West
Simon Whitlock 6-5 Wayne Jones
James Wade 6-4 Nigel Heydon
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Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Quarter-Finals

Vincent van der Voort v Raymond van Barneveld
Ian White v Robert Thornton
Adrian Lewis v Tony West
Simon Whitlock v James Wade

Followed by:
Semi-Finals
Final

Quarter-Finals & Semi-Finals played in bracket order as per the order of the Third Round games.
All games the best of 11 legs.

Match Information
Jerry Hendriks v Vincent van der Voort
0-0 – Vincent van der Voort wins the bull and throws first.
1-0 – Hendriks breaks throw immediately by finishing 60 on tops.
1-1 – van der Voort breaks back immediately with a superb 136 checkout.
1-2 – van der Voort edges in front by finishing double eight.
1-3 – Hendriks wastes his chance to level with missed doubles in three visits as van der Voort eventually hits double two to break.
1-4 – van der Voort confidently takes out 100 to move three legs clear.
2-4 – Hendriks takes out 164 to hit back with a superb checkout.
3-4 – Hendriks breaks throw with a superb 11-darter, scoring 140, 180 and 165 before taking out 16 to reduce the gap to one leg.
4-4 – van der Voort misses double 11 for a 142 finish and five further darts for the leg, allowing Hendriks back from five misses of his own to post double one and level.
4-5 – van der Voort takes out 61 to edge back in front.
4-6 – Hendriks hits a 180 to leave 63, but misses tops to force a decider and van der Voort steps in to finish 67 and seal victory.
Vincent van der Voort: “It’s good to win and I needed that win. I think I need to be more aggressive in the quarter-finals because I was too reserved there as Jerry and I are very friendly. He’s a very good player with a big future.”

Andree Welge v Raymond van Barneveld
0-0 – Raymond van Barneveld wins the bull and throws first.
0-1 – van Barneveld opens with a sparking 13-darter, hitting three tons and a 177 to set up double 12.
0-2 – van Barneveld lands a 180, and is handed a let-off for a miss at tops when Welge is unable to hit the same bed, allowing the Dutch ace back in on double ten.
0-3 – Welge misses another chance to pounce on a miss from van Barneveld, who returns to hit double eight to move three legs clear.
0-4 – van Barneveld misses the bull to finish 170 but returns to land double eight for a second successive leg.
1-4 – Welge posts double 16 to win his first leg, much to the delight of the 2,500 German fans in the crowd.
2-4 – Welge opens with a 180, and when van Barneveld is unable to take out 72 he steps in to finish 72 and halve the gap.
2-5 – van Barneveld is first to a finish, missing three darts at double 16 before returning to post double four.
2-6 – van Barneveld misses the bull again for a 170 finish, but posts double eight for the win.
Raymond van Barneveld: “I missed a lot of doubles but I had to focus because Andree had the crowd behind him and has played well this week, so I’m happy to be in the quarter-finals.”

Andy Hamilton v Ian White
0-0 – Ian White won the bull and throws first.
0-1 – Hamilton misses the bull to take out 170, and White posts double 16 to lead.
1-1 – Hamilton hits a 180 and finishes double 16 to level.
1-2 – White lands a maximum and has enough cushion to initially miss double seven for a 122 finish before returning to hit the bed at the second time of asking.
1-3 – Ian White hits nine-dart finish! He opens with two 180s and then finishes 141 on double 12 to achieve the feat for the second time this year, and will share the £2,400 nine-dart bonus with Mark Webster.
2-3 – White posts another 180 but misses double top and ten to allow Hamilton in to finish double eight.
3-3 – White hits his fifth 180 of the game, but misses five darts to take the leg as Hamilton returns to level on double ten.
4-3 – Both players are unable to take their chance to win the leg in two visits before Hamilton lands double four to lead for the first time.
5-3 – White wires double 18 for a 156 checkout, and Hamilton finishes a pressure 82 on tops to move a leg away from the win.
5-4 – White lands tops to keep the match alive.
5-5 – Hamilton misses tops to take out 116 for the match, and White hits the same bed to force a deciding leg.
5-6 – White opens the decider with 180 and 140 and is first to a finish – but three misses at double 16 allow Hamilton in on 170, only for him to miss the bull, with White returning to seal the win with his third dart.
Ian White: “It was a good match. We’re close friends and I knew it was going to be pretty hard to play against each other. It was nice hitting the nine-darter but it was only one leg and I had to concentrate again afterwards.”

Wes Newton v Robert Thornton
0-0 – Robert Thornton wins the bull and throws first
0-1 – Thornton makes a brilliant start, opening with 180, 140 and 145 to leave 36 – and he finishes double four for a 14-darter.
0-2 – Thornton again opens 180, 140 and leaves 81 after nine darts before completing the combination to double his lead.
0-3 – Thornton’s superb start continues as he finishes 88 in two darts.
0-4 – Thornton moves four legs clear by taking out 121 for a 12-darter.
0-5 – The Scot scores 180, 140 and 170 before finishing double two for a 14-darter.
0-6 – Thornton lands another maximum and finishes 70 to seal victory with a sensational end average of over 107.
Robert Thornton: “The darts came well together there and it was great to win so well.”

Adrian Lewis v Michael Mansell
0-0 – Adrian Lewis wins the bull and throws first.
1-0 – Lewis lands a 180 and finishes 40 to take the lead.
2-0 – Lewis is first to a finish and returns from three earlier misses at double 18 to hit the bed at the fourth time of asking.
3-0 – Lewis scores 180 and 177 to be first to a finish, and posts double four to move three legs clear.
4-0 – Lewis opens with a 180 and finishes double 18 to break throw again.
5-0 – The World Champion moves to the brink of victory by landing double 16.
5-1 – Mansell gets off the mark, hitting double eight to keep the match alive.
6-1 – Lewis finishes 104 to seal the win, using a treble 18, single ten, double top combination.
Adrian Lewis: “I’m enjoying it and that’s showing on stage. I’m practising hard and playing well, and I’ll get myself prepared for the quarter-finals now. The crowd are fantastic and it’s like playing in the World Championship because they’re having a great time and supporting all the players.”

Terry Jenkins v Tony West
0-0 – Tony West wins the bull and throws first.
1-0 – Jenkins hits a 180 and finishes 20 for a 15-darter to break throw.
2-0 – Jenkins finishes 94 to double his lead.
3-0 – West opens with a 180, and the players then trade maximums only for the former World Masters winner to miss three darts to take the leg and allow Jenkins in on double four to break again.
3-1 – West gets off the mark by landing tops.
3-2 – West wins the fifth leg to pull back to within touching distance.
3-3 – West hits a 177 to leave 20, and although he misses four darts to take the leg he levels on double five.
3-4 – West finishes 60 to take his fourth successive leg and lead the contest.
4-4 – Jenkins leaves 24 with a 177, with West hitting a 180 in reply but only able to watch as his opponent levels on double 12.
4-5 – Jenkins misses two darts at tops to break and West punishes him on double 16.
4-6 – Jenkins is unable to take out 120 and West finishes 86 to secure a fine victory.

Simon Whitlock v Wayne Jones
0-0 – Wayne Jones wins the bull and throws first.
0-1 – Jones finishes double eight to win the opening leg.
1-1 – Jones hits four straight tons but misses double 12 for a 101 finish and Whitlock steps in on double ten to level.
1-2 – Whitlock opens with a 180, and Jones finishes 124 for a 12-darter.
1-3 – Whitlock misses the bull for a 90 finish, and Jones lands double eight to break.
1-4 – Jones opens with 180 and 140, and posts double 16 for a 13-darter to move three legs clear.
2-4 – Jones hits a 180 but Whitlock finishes 70 in two darts on double eight to hit back.
3-4 – Whitlock breaks by taking out 90 on the bull for a 12-darter.
4-4 – Whitlock finishes 76 to level the game with his third straight leg.
4-5 – Jones misses double four for a 61 finish, but Whitlock is off-target on tops and allows the Wolverhampton man back in to finish double two and edge towards the winning line.
5-5 – Whitlock misses tops for a 74 finish, but Jones is off-target on double 18 for the match when needing 76, and the Australian returns to force a decider.
6-5 – Jones misses tops to take out 116 and Whitlock finishes 102 for the win.
Simon Whitlock: “I’m overwhelmed with that win – I was a bag of nerves but I’m over the moon to get the win.”

James Wade v Nigel Heydon
0-0 – Nigel Heydon wins the bull and throws first.
0-1 – Wade misses his chance to break throw and Heydon finishes double two to lead.
1-1 – Wade pins double top to level matters.
2-1 – Wade breaks courtesy of a 120 finish.
3-1 – Wade finishes 106 to move two legs clear.
3-2 – Wade misses three darts to break again and Heydon lands double 18 to hit back.
3-3 – Heydon is first to a finish and takes out 25 to level the game.
3-4 – Heydon lands tops to edge ahead.
4-4 – Wade levels by taking out 105.
5-4 – Wade hits a 180 to leave 41, and finishes the combination for a 14-darter to regain the lead.
6-4 – Wade lands another 180 and finishes double ten for another 14-dart finish to secure his quarter-final place.
James Wade: “I struggled to get going but Nigel gave me a glimmer of hope and I took my chance. I’ll have to finish well against Simon Whitlock tonight but we’ll see how it goes.”