Steve Beaton produced a fine display at the Danish Darts Open with a 6-2 defeat of Adam Huckvale as the European Tour event began on Friday.
Beaton recorded a 100.98 average, firing in two 180s and pinning six doubles from twelve attempts, including a 101 checkout as he set up a round two clash with Rob Cross.
Jermaine Wattimena and Darius Labanauskas both booked narrow wins in the first round. Wattimena survived three missed matchdarts from Wayne Jones, before the Dutchman claimed victory in the legdecider. Labanauskas beat Richard North 6-5.
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Friday June 22
Afternoon Session (1pm local time, 12pm BST)
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (91.69) 6-5 (96.60) William O’Connor
Ryan Joyce (87.74) 6-2 (91.06) Krzysztof Ratajski
Martin Schindler (95.12) 4-6 (90.25) Brendan Dolan
Jermaine Wattimena (96.43) 6-5 (94.07) Wayne Jones
Richard North (92.02) 5-6 (91.64) Darius Labanauskas
Steve Beaton (100.98) 6-2 (92.97) Adam Huckvale
Barry Lynn v Chris Dobey
Jeffrey de Zwaan v Madars Razma