Gurney, Wade, Bunting and Clemens move through to Last 16 in Minehead
Daryl Gurney, James Wade, Stephen Bunting and Gabriel Clemens are the first four players to secure progression through to the last 16 in Minehead.
Gurney survived three match darts on his way to the win against Ryan Searle. It was a 97 average with 60% on the doubles for ‘Superchin’.
Wade safely progressed through with a win over the dangerous Nathan Aspinall. He ended up with a 6-4 win with four 180’s and a 98 average in what was a typical Wade performance.
Bunting had to survive a valiant comeback from Madars Razma on stage two. 'The Bullet' led 5-2 and his opponent came close to forcing a deciding leg. Despite that though the St Helens ace got over the line after a nervy tenth leg.
Gabriel Clemens then got over the line in a close clash with James Wilson. Clemens produced a 101 finish in the decider to see off Wilson.
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Afternoon session schedule
Daryl Gurney (96.92) 6-5 (93.63) Ryan Searle
James Wade (98.57) 6-4 (96.02) Nathan Aspinall
14:00 Dave Chisnall v Chris Dobey
14:30 Cristo Reyes v Steve Lennon
15:00 Gary Anderson v Simon Whitlock
15:30 Michael van Gerwen v Keegan Brown
16:00 Peter Wright v Max Hopp
Stephen Bunting (84) 6-4 (82.59) Madars Razma
James Wilson (91.61) 5-6 (99.34) Gabriel Clemens
13:45 Jeffrey de Zwaan v Ricky Evans
14:15 Stephen Burton v Darren Webster
14:45 Ian White v Brendan Dolan
15:15 Danny Noppert v Mervyn King
15:45 Michael Smith v Jonny Clayton
16:15 Steve Beaton v Joe Cullen
16:45 Adrian Lewis v Krzysztof Ratajski