Mickey Mansell advanced into the second round of the International Darts Open after a whitewash win against Dirk van Duijvenbode.

The Irishman outscored the Dutchman, who only hit a 78 average. Mansell produced a 97 average as well as four maximum scores. Martin Schindler was responsible for the exit of another Dutch player. ‘The Wall’ beat Ron Meulenkamp 6-3 to increase his chances to reach the European Championship.

James Richardson reached the second round after hitting two clinical finishes against Terry Temple. ‘Ruthless’ extended his lead to 3-1 with a fantastic 160 finish, while Temple was sitting on tops. In the nineth leg, Richardson concluded the match with a 141 checkout.

Steve Lennon started the event with a 6-1 win over Patrik Kovacs, who made his debut on the PDC European Tour. The Irishman threw a 94 average and 46 checkout percentage.

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Friday afternoon schedule

Steve Lennon (94.11) 6-1 (73.14) Patrik Kovacs
Terry Temple (90.02) 3-6 (89.81) James Richardson
Dirk van Duijvenbode (78.73) 0-6 (96.97) Mickey Mansell
Ron Meulenkamp (96.50) 3-6 (97.24) Martin Schindler
14:00 Ricardo Pietreczko v Ryan Searle
14:30 Barry Lynn v Dawson Murschell
15:00 Michael Plooy v Steve West
15:30 Jose Justicia v Jelle Klaasen

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Author: Pieter