Smith whitewashes Van der Voort and Dobey, Webster and Beaton win to compete first round in Minehead

The first round has been completed at the Players Championship Finals in Minehead with Michael Smith, Chris Dobey, Darren Webster and Steve Beaton making it through.

Smith whitewashed Vincent van der Voort in a brilliant display from ‘Bully Boy’ on the last game on the main stage. He hit a 98 average and had a 50% checkout rate as well.
Stage Two was rounded off with wins for Chris Dobey, Darren Webster and Steve Beaton. Dobey eased through against Ron Meulenkamp in a 6-3 win with a 93 average for ‘Hollywood’.
Webster came from 2-0 down to see off Jeffrey de Graaf in a 6-3 victory for ‘Demolition Man’. Then it was a deciding leg win for Beaton who defeated Kim Huybrechts. Beaton was left on double 2 and finished the job off with ‘The Hurricane’ left on 50.
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Evening session schedule
Main Stage
Ian White (111.12) 6-2 (92.91) Scott Taylor
Gary Anderson (107.95) 6-2 (82.99) Alan Tabern
Rob Cross (93.72) 1-6 (96.98) Cristo Reyes
Krzysztof Ratajski (105.38) 6-5 (105.79) Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright (89.7) 6-2 (86.72) Toni Alcinas
Michael van Gerwen (102.78) 6-1 (90.44) Matthew Edgar
Michael Smith (98.02) 6-0 (84.28) Vincent van der Voort
Stage Two
Jermaine Wattimena (88.05) 5-6 (95.65) Stephen Burton
John Henderson (97.78) 5-6 (93.87) Joe Cullen
Jonny Clayton (95.24) 6-3 (93.09) Mark Webster
Ricky Evans (88) 6-3 (81.35) Jan Dekker
James Wilson (94.05) 6-2 (93.31) Dimitri Van den Bergh
Danny Noppert (93.39) 6-3 (83.61) Rowby-John Rodriguez
Chris Dobey (93.98) 6-3 (90.18) Ron Meulenkamp
Darren Webster (90.49) 6-3 (85.91) Jeffrey de Graaf
Steve Beaton (91.7) 6-5 (91.85) Kim Huybrechts


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