Kim Huybrechts is one player who will definitely have a win on his radar at the World Matchplay, to get back on form as well as to not gain an unwanted record.
Dan Dawson tweeted ahead of the event getting underway of all the players to have lost in the first round in the World Matchplay. For Andy Smith and Robert Thornton they finally claimed a win in their seventh year but Bristow never played after.
Huybrechts will be hoping to join Smith and Thornton in finally claiming a win on the Winter Gardens stage on their seventh attempt. He will have John Henderson in his way who is a formidable opponent.
Tags: Kim Huybrechts, World Matchplay 2018
Players to have lost in round 1 in their first 6 appearances at the World Matchplay:
Eric Bristow (never played a 7th)
Andy Smith (won his 7th, then lost in rnd 1 in his next 2)
Robert Thornton (won his 7th, then lost in rnd 1 next year)
Kim Huybrechts – this is his 7th year.
— Dan Dawson (@DanDartsDawson) July 16, 2018
Author: Samuel Gill