Chisnall, Part, Taylor & Ovens Through to the Last 32

Dave Chisnall’s progress to the second round of the 2013 Ladbrokes Word Darts Championship looks a comfortable straight sets win on paper, however his Australian opponent pushed him hard as the first two sets were decided by a fifth leg.

William Hill Sports Statistically the games was close with both players registering 92+ averages, Shane Tichowitsch produced the highest checkouts of 161 and 144 but it was Chisnall’s superior finishing which saw him across the finish line first.

The St Helen’s man achieved 50% success on doubles and hit 5 x 180’s in the evenings first match to set up a second round meeting with Northern Ireland qualifier Daryl Gurney.

16 year old Max Hopp eased through his preliminary game against Charl Pieterson 4-1 for the right to play Denis Ovens in the first round.

Hopp started brightly against The Heat but the vastly experienced 55 year old twice came back from behind; a run off 6 legs without reply securing him the last 2 sets for a 3-2 wins and second round clash with defending champion Adrian Lewis.

John Part and Phil Taylor booked their places in the last 32 with 3-0 victories over Joe Cullen and Micky Mansell respectively. The Power dropped just one leg in his contest and will now take on Dutch youngster Jerry Hendriks.

John Part will face Terry Jenkins in the second round and said “I feel that Joe outscored me tonight and hit more 180s but my finishing has been my strength recently, as I showed recently in the Grand Slam of Darts”.

2013 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship Results Saturday December 15

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Evening Session (7pm-12am)

1x Preliminary Round, 4x First Round
Dave Chisnall 3 v 0 Shane Tichowitsch (3-2, 3-2, 3-1)
Max Hopp 4 v 1 Charl Pietersen (P)
John Part 3 v0  Joe Cullen (3-1, 3-2, 3-1)
Phil Taylor 3 v 0 Michael Mansell (3-1, 3-0, 3-0)
Denis Ovens 3 v 2 Max Hopp (2-3, 3-2, 1-3, 3-0, 3-0)

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