Wright and Van Gerwen ease into second round with wins over Alcinas and Edgar
Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen have eased through to Round Two with wins over Toni Alcinas and Matthew Edgar respectively.
Wright wasn’t at his usual best but he didn’t need to be against Alcinas. He averaged 89 in a 6-2 victory for ‘Snakebite’ who averted a potential banana skin in the Spaniard. Proficiency was shown on the doubles though with him hitting 60% of them in his victory. Van Gerwen similarly didn’t need to be at his best in his win over Matthew Edgar. Mighty Mike smashed ‘Prime Time’ 6-1 in the end with a 102 average and the highlight was a 100 checkout using two double tops. There were wins for James Wilson and Danny Noppert on stage two. Wilson saw off Dimitri van den Bergh with 6-2, while Noppert defeated Rowby-John Rodriguez. for more information about the Players Championship Finals. 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 22:15 Michael Smith v Vincent van der Voort 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 22:00 Chris Dobey v Ron Meulenkamp 22:30 Darren Webster v Jeffrey de Graaf 23:00 Steve Beaton v Kim Huybrechts