Off on Stage Two, Gary Anderson went about his business with victory over Gabriel Clemens at the Players Championship Finals and spoke about being at his 'home' tournament living close to Minehead.
"Off and running, not quite. I got through that's as good as it gets. It was some good stuff in there, I think I was 1-0 down and played really well the next two to three legs but there was a patch in the middle where we were both shocking," said Anderson post match.
"I was expect everyone to be snowed out and it to be nice and quiet," referencing to the UK Open win behind closed doors. "I'm only 20 miles up the road, it still takes an hour and 20 minutes to get here though but it's nice and handy."
Van Gerwen, Humphries, Chisnall and Anderson all through as first round concludes at Players Championship Finals
With the World Championship on the horizon, Ryan Searle said they'd be practicing more and this has been forced due to the fishing lakes near Anderson closing.
"I'm putting a bit more. After this weekend, we've shut the lakes a few days a week so it forced me now to get on the board. It's getting there."
One tournament he did miss though and as an ever present was the Grand Slam of Darts and he gave his theory on why he decided against the qualifier.
"I wasn't good enough and I've not been good enough over the last 2 years. I've always played that Grand Slam by doing something, winning a major or runner-up in a major. I've done nowt so I don't deserve to play in my favorite tournament. In my head that's the way I look at things."
"To miss it through my own stupidity and laziness is my own fault. I've heard rumours it's going back to the old Civic Hall and I love the Civic, I just hope they've not changed it too much."