World Dart Outcomes, Evaluate & Stats


World primary Gerwyn Value survived an early scare to safe his place in spherical three on the Cazoo World Darts Championship on Monday, as Jose De Sousa recovered from 2-0 all the way down to stun Simon Whitlock at Alexandra Palace.

Value, who lifted the Sid Waddell Trophy in 2021, relinquished the opening set towards a powerful Luke Woodhouse, however the high seed turned on the type within the closing phases to verify his post-Christmas return.

Woodhouse – who defeated Ukrainian history-maker Vladyslav Omelchenko in his opener on Sunday – made a blistering begin and registered legs of 15, 14 and 15 darts to seal the opening set with a 104 common.

Nonetheless, the Welshman restored parity at one set apiece with a medical 83 outshot in a second-set decider, earlier than capitalising on key misses from Woodhouse in set three to grab the initiative.

Value received six of the final seven legs to maintain his bid for a second World Championship crown alive, changing a 76 end on the bull and taking out an outstanding 150 checkout within the remaining set to prevail.

“I put myself underneath plenty of stress. I’m defending plenty of rating factors and I actually wanted to get by way of this sport,” mirrored Value, who averaged 92, landed two 180s and hit 34% of his makes an attempt at double.

“Whatever the efficiency, I’m glad I got here by way of that as a result of I’m positive I’ll enhance all through the remainder of the event.

“I used to be actually nervous and I wished to have begin. Typically you attempt too exhausting, and in the direction of the top of the sport I started to play just a little bit higher.”

In the meantime, De Sousa turned the primary participant to come back from two units down and triumph at this 12 months’s World Championship, producing a stirring fightback to dump out 2010 runner-up Whitlock.

Whitlock punished a sluggish begin from the Portuguese star to ascertain a two-set lead, however De Sousa got here roaring again in excellent type, profitable eight of the final ten legs to finish the comeback.

“This implies the world to me,” mentioned an emotional De Sousa, who transformed 114, 127 and 136 finishes to progress to spherical three for the third straight 12 months.

“After I was 2-0 down I believed I had nothing to lose, and I used to be in a position to change the sport in my favour. I wish to get well my sport and make good performances. It’s the one means I can do that job.”

Earlier within the day, teen Lewy Williams got here agonisingly near reaching perfection in his emphatic straight-sets victory over Niels Zonneveld.

Williams wired double 12 for a magical match-winning nine-darter – having dropped his dart halfway by way of the third go to when needing 141 – however regained his composure to finish the win and arrange a spherical two tie with Michael van Gerwen.

“After I dropped my dart I used to be like: ‘Oh no!’ Then once I hit the treble 19, I believed it was getting into,” admitted the 20-year-old, who is thru to spherical two for the second straight 12 months.

“It felt so good when it left my hand. It felt higher than the treble 20 and treble 19 collectively, however I’m simply buzzing to get by way of.”

Elsewhere, Andrew Gilding made a profitable return on his first World Championship look for six years, edging out debutant Robert Owen in a hard-fought deciding-set.

Gilding, who took out a skin-saving 105 checkout en path to restoring parity at one apiece, produced the products within the fifth-set decider, following up a 13-darter with a 120 end to advance.

“I’m so glad. I feel that 105 end was the turning level,” mirrored Gilding, who will now tackle Dave Chisnall in a repeat of September’s Belgian Darts Open remaining.

“I had forgotten what it was prefer to be on that stage. I should play higher towards Dave, however perhaps I’ve received over the shock of the stage after six years.”

Monday’s motion additionally noticed 4 debutants have a good time victory on the Alexandra Palace stage, with Leonard Gates, Danny Jansen, Danny van Trijp and David Cameron progressing to spherical two.

Gates immediately received the hearts of the Alexandra Palace crowd in his 3-1 win over Dutch star Geert Nentjes, dancing his means by way of to spherical two by reeling off three straight units to progress.

The American made a tentative begin to the tie, however he accomplished the turnaround with finishes of 100, 111 and 128 to guide a gathering with former Lakeside Championship winner Stephen Bunting.

Jansen, in the meantime, survived a scare to edge out PDC Asian Championship runner-up Paolo Nebrida in a gruelling five-set tussle.

The Dutchman squandered 4 match darts for a 3-0 win and Nebrida rallied to stage – aided by a 107 common in set 4 – just for Jansen to regain his poise within the remaining set to prevail.

Jansen’s fellow Dutchman Van Trijp additionally loved a debut to recollect, storming to an emphatic 3-0 win over Steve Beaton – who was competing in a record-extending thirty second consecutive World Championship.

Van Trijp, a winner of two Problem Tour occasions in 2022, fired in 4 180s to arrange a second spherical conflict towards seventh seed Jonny Clayton on Friday – the eve of his twenty sixth birthday.

In the meantime, Canadian veteran Cameron produced an astonishing fightback to disclaim Edhouse, surviving six match darts in set three earlier than profitable 9 of the final ten legs to arrange a gathering with UK Open winner Danny Noppert.

The Cazoo World Championship continues on Tuesday night, as five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld performs Ryan Meikle, whereas Ladies’s World Matchplay winner Fallon Sherrock faces Ricky Evans on her Ally Pally return.

The Cazoo World Darts Championship is being broadcast dwell on Sky Sports activities within the UK & Eire, by way of the PDC’s worldwide broadcast companions together with DAZN and Viaplay, and on PDCTV (excluding UK, Eire, Germany, Austria & Switzerland primarily based subscribers).

2022/23 Cazoo World Darts Championship

Monday December 19

Afternoon Session

3x First Spherical, 1x Second Spherical

Andrew Gilding 3-2 Robert Owen (1-3, 3-2, 3-1, 0-3, 3-1) (R1)

Danny Jansen 3-2 Paolo Nebrida (3-1, 3-2, 2-3, 0-3, 3-0) (R1)

Lewy Williams 3-0 Niels Zonneveld (3-1, 3-2, 3-1) (R1)

Jose de Sousa 3-2 Simon Whitlock (2-3, 2-3, 3-0, 3-1, 3-1) (R2)

Night Session

3x First Spherical, 1x Second Spherical

Leonard Gates 3-1 Geert Nentjes (2-3, 3-1, 3-0, 3-2) (R1)

David Cameron 3-2 Ritchie Edhouse (0-3, 2-3, 3-2, 3-0, 3-1) (R1)

Danny van Trijp 3-0 Steve Beaton (3-1, 3-1, 3-2) (R1)



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