Van den Bergh hits Grand Slam record average in stunning display

The opening session of the Grand Slam of Darts is complete with Dimitri van den Bergh hitting a record average in a stunning win over Ricky Evans.

Van den Bergh averaged 114.85 which is the highest average in a single game in the tournament to see off Ricky Evans in a 5-1 win which included en route a missed double 12 for a nine-dart finish.

This included two 180's, a high checkout of 140 and 50% on his doubles as hee sent out a statement against the Kettering ace.

While Gary Anderson also made a winning start despite obviously struggling with a knee injury which saw him pull out of most of the PDC Winter Series.

Anderson saw off Czech youngster Adam Gawlas who went 2-1 up but fell in a 5-3 defeat despite 'The Flying Scotsman' averaging just 83.5 but it is still a winning start for the two time World Champion.

2020 Grand Slam of Darts Schedule

Monday November 16
Afternoon Session (1300 GMT)

Rob Cross (94.61) 5-1 (84.81) Justin Pipe (D)

Dave Chisnall (91.96) 5-4 (97.65) Luke Humphries (D)

James Wade (102.44) 5-2 (94.91) Damon Heta (F)

Simon Whitlock (93.77) 5-3 (96.18) Ryan Searle (B)

Glen Durrant (78.96) 1-5 (91.04) Jermaine Wattimena (F)

Nathan Aspinall (96.35) 5-0 (70.08) Wayne Warren (H)

Dimitri Van den Bergh (114.85) 5-1 (95.8) Ricky Evans (H)

Gary Anderson (83.59) 5-3 (88.31) Adam Gawlas (B)

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