De Zwaan recovers from brink of elimination to defeat Young

Jeffrey de Zwaan is through to the third round at the 2020 PDC World Championship after coming from the brink of elimination against Darin Young.

De Zwaan was 2-1 down against 'Big Daddy' and 2-0 down in the requisite set but he produced some brilliant darts to come back and claim victory. That means the end to the hopes of the giant killer who previously knocked out JDZ's mentor Raymond van Barneveld.

Young took the first set as he set off in the quest of another upset as he took the first set 3-1 with 75 percent on the doubles.

De Zwaan was a lot better in the requisite set and won it 3-0 hitting 40 to do so to put it back up in the air against the American.

He answered that though going 2-1 up in sets; hitting a 104 checkout to move 2-1 up and despite it going to a deciding leg, he held his nerve to hit a 13-darter to regain the lead.

Young went one away of the winning line by hitting double 10 but De Zwaan kept the match alive and after 'Big Daddy' missed match darts he was on the back foot as De Zwaan stepped in to force a deciding set.

De Zwaan started to find another gear in the deciding set going one way suddenly with a 13 darter and despite Young staying alive with a 76 checkout, 'The Black Cobra' finished the job to complete the unlikely turnaround.

Click here for more information on the PDC World Championship, which takes place at the Alexandra Palace between December 13 and January 1.

PDC World Darts Championship 2020 schedule

Tuesday December 17, evening session

Ritchie Edhouse (87.83) 3-1 (84.53) Boris Koltsov (R1)
Jose De Sousa (90.01) 0-3 (93.89) Damon Heta (R1)
Ted Evetts (91.50) 2-3 (91.22) Fallon Sherrock (R1)
Jeffrey de Zwaan (93.47) 3-2 (90.59) Darin Young (R2)

?s=20

0 Comments

Most read

How to watch the 2020 World Series of Darts Finals live

The live darting action continues this weekend with the World Series of Darts Finals taking place at the Salzburgarena in Aus...

Ashton claims massive scalp with opening round win over Smith in early results on Day One of PDC Autumn Series

Already there has been a big result in the PDC Autumn Series with Lisa Ashton sending Michael Smith home early on Day One wit...

PDC Autumn Series Order of Merit after Day Five

The PDC Autumn Series will be played from September 12-16. The results will count towards the PDC Autumn Series Order of Meri...

Timeline: How the BDO slowly bled to death after 47 years

What had been in the air for quite some time after a financial problems, messing around with tournament draws and a bad comme...

Van Gerwen dumped out in second round of PDC Autumn Series Day Two by Heta

Michael van Gerwen is out in the second round of the PDC Autumn Series after Damon Heta claimed a big scalp on Day Two.Van Ge...

Van der Voort complains about dartboard at World Series of Darts Finals: 'I bet to any money in the world something is different'

Vincent van der Voort booked a 6-0 whitewash victory over Joe Cullen to secure a place in the second round at the World Serie...

Results Day One - PDC Autumn Series: Wright sees off Razma in rout to win title (Live Blog)

The 14th Players Championship event of the season will be played during the first day of the PDC Autumn Series. All results c...

Draw released for World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier: Clayton set to face Ashton, Beaton against Van Duijvenbode

The draw has been released for the World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier which begins six days of action in Niedernhausen wi...

Lewis decides to "step away" from darts temporarily after PDC Autumn Series withdrawals

Jamie Lewis has decided to step away from darts temporarily after he withdrew from the last few days of the PDC Autumn Series...

Van Gerwen makes a return to old darts for PDC Autumn Series

Michael van Gerwen has decided to go back to his old darts, which he used before switching to darts manufacturer Winmau.The w...

Read more

Just in

Kenny remains unbeaten to claim PDC Home Tour II Group Nine, joined by Dobey and Bates in next phase

Nick Kenny is through the penultimate group of PDC Home Tour II after remaining unbeaten throughout Wednesday with six wins i...

Five-time world champion Van Barneveld makes comeback on PDC circuit in 2021

One year into his darts retirement, Raymond van Barneveld has revealed plans to make his PDC comeback next season.The five-ti...

De Zwaan admits lack of confidence: "I have come to an age when I start to ask myself whether I am good enough"

Jeffrey de Zwaan has been lauded as one of the top talents in darts but 2020 has brought a year which has seen bad form and i...

Adams on rejecting Grand Slam invitations before 2015 debut: "I'm sure if I meet Barry in the future, we'll have a laugh about it"

Martin Adams despite being one of the leading figures in the history of the BDO did not make his Grand Slam of Darts debut un...

Kenny leads PDC Home Tour II Group Nine after unbeaten start

The ninth PDC Home Tour II group is towards the halfway mark with Nick Kenny leading the way after an unbeaten start to proce...

Read more