The first two ties of the second round at the European Darts Matchplay is complete with Dave Chisnall and Jonny Clayton through to the final day of action in Mannheim.

Chisnall claimed a 6-2 victory with an 89 average including three 180’s. He also impressed on the doubles restricting Meikle to only two darts compared to his 14.

He hit 6/14 en route and despite not being at his optimum best, he claimed victory with some signs that his top game is there this weekend.

In an important weekend for Clayton, he also kept his hopes alive in Mannheim. If he lost to Scott Taylor, he would have had to qualify through the UK route for Gibraltar but doesn’t have to now. He won through 6-4 with a 93 average with a high checkout of 110.

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European Darts Matchplay schedule

Saturday afternoon session

Dave Chisnall (89.9) 6-2 (85.31) Ryan Meikle
Jonny Clayton (93.39) 6-4 (89.18) Scott Taylor
James Wade v Bradley Brooks
Adrian Lewis v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Glen Durrant v Cody Harris
Daryl Gurney v John Henderson
Gerwyn Price v Simon Stevenson
Rob Cross v Marvin Wehder

Pieter Verbeek/PV-Darts

Photo: Pieter Verbeek/PV-Darts

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Author: Samuel Gill