Luke Humphries is the latest player to take his second chance and claim a place in the next phase of PDC Home Tour action after producing a brilliant series.
Humphries began his night with a high quality 5-4 win over Andy Boulton which saw ‘Cool Hand Luke’ produce two 180’s and 100.8 average in a match which saw nine holds of throw.
His performance of the night was still to come though as he saw off Michael Smith – the favourite to claim the group coming into proceedings in a dominant 5-2 win with a 108.5 average and four 180’s.
He played back to back and it proved to be the winning tie for the World Youth Champion who saw off Mike van Duivenbode 5-3 with a 97.8 average to win it.
Every evening, the four players will each face off; with each match being the best of nine legs. This group stage lasts 32 days with that amount of players set to reach the next round to play it out from there to crown a winner. All players have webcams set up in their houses and say their scores out loud; to make sure that they can be inputted correctly without any cheating taking place.
With each night’s action commencing at 1930 BST, darts commentator Dan Dawson will be on hand to talk through proceedings; which will also include live score graphics on screen.
All PDC Home Tour action will be broadcast live on PDCTV for free to all registered PDCTV users; regardless of whether you have a paid or free membership.
In addition all live-scores can be followed on DartConnect; with match statistics being available after every match.
PDC Home Tour schedule
Thursday, May 14
Michael Smith (97.6) 5-0 (93.44) Mike van Duivenbode
Luke Humphries (100.88) 5-4 (98.02) Andy Boulton
Mike van Duivenbode (97.14) 4-5 (103.49) Andy Boulton
Michael Smith (97.09) 2-5 (108.55) Luke Humphries
Luke Humphries (97.85) 5-3 (98.25) Mike van Duivenbode
Andy Boulton (88.98) 2-5 (88.46) Michael Smith
Tags: Andy Boulton, Luke Humphries, Michael Smith, Mike van Duivenbode, PDC Home Tour
🎯 @lukeh180 secures top spot!
— Sky Sports Darts (@SkySportsDarts) May 14, 2020
Author: Samuel Gill