Steve west darts
This levelled him with Davy Richardson and Tony Payne for the record of most first-round losses at the World Championship before finally winning.
Steve won a PDC tour card in the second day of qualifiers, defeating Gino Vos in the last round a day after Tony had earned his card. West began just outside the top 64 in the world rankings as he was number 66 and so once again entered Q School.
On the third day he came through the event for the third time by beating Tim Martin 5—2 in the final round to earn a fresh two-year tour card.
West was 4—2 down to Michael van Gerwen , but took out a finish to lead 5—4. He threw for the title in a deciding leg and was unable to take out as Van Gerwen won it 6—5.
On his PDC World Championship debut, West won the opening two sets and was on 36 for the match in the third, when Mervyn King took out , went on to win the set and level at 2—2.
In the decider, West missed two match darts and was knocked out 3—2. After a solid in which West reached a Pro Tour final losing to Michael van Gerwen in a deciding leg and won several matches in televised majors, West finally picked up his first ever victory at either version of the world championship at the seventh time of asking, by defeating Benito van de Pas in the first round.
He followed this with a win over another Dutchman, Jermaine Wattimena , after surviving several darts to go down. He was defeated by two-time champion Gary Anderson in the last From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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The left-hander took command by claiming the opening three legs without reply, and held on to the advantage as he moved through to the last Home favourite Hopp will now meet James Wilson, who impressed with an outstanding Wilson raced into a five-leg lead, hitting five doubles from six attempts, and though Wilson hit back to capitalise on missed doubles in the next two legs, an 80 finish moved the Yorkshireman into the last A finish helped Webster into a lead before Bunting hit back by taking out , and the former Lakeside Champion also capitalised when his opponent burst an attempted finish in leg seven.
However, it was Webster who was stronger as the game went to a decider, landing a before taking out double 12 for a darter to set up a tie with Reyes.
Winning legs of 13, 14 and 13 darts helped Anderson into an early lead and he also took out , only to see Price claim the crucial first break of throw in leg nine with a darter as he followed a with an 86 finish.
Price then held throw to seal his spot in round two, and admitted: We are committed to responsible gambling and have a number of ways to help you stay in control and keep gambling fun.
West celebrates a huge scalp credit: West now faces Simon Whitlock on Sunday after the European Championship winner kept alive his hopes of a second title by seeing off Peter Wright World Champion Rob Cross powered into the last eight with a dominant rout of Richard North as he continued a bid to reach the European Championship final for a second successive year.
Cross will now meet Joe Cullen, who won through to his second televised quarter-final of with a dominant defeat of Michael Smith. Chisnall produced a brilliant checkout in the deciding leg of his contest with Adrian Lewis to move into the last Evans will now face James Wade, after the new father began his challenge for a first TV title in almost four years by defeating German youngster Martin Schindler Wade, whose wife Sammi gave birth to baby Arthur a week last Monday, added: