Wade battles past Lennon, Petersen eases through Hamilton test

James Wade and Devon Petersen are through to the second round at the European Championship after contrasting wins to begin their campaigns.

Wade saw off Steve Lennon in a tough first round assignment which went all the way down to a final leg once more. Lennon led to begin the tie going 1-0 up with an early break but this was soon pegged back by Wade.

It remained on throw throughout with the 2018 champion just claiming it down the stretch in the decider. He did so on double 18 with Lennon getting down from 145 to leave 86 to give himself an outside shout but second dart, 'The Machine' claimed it to win through.

While for Petersen, it was a 6-1 win as he eased past Andy Hamilton who lost out to the new first time European Tour winner.

A commanding win which saw four 180's and a 96 average. He restricted his opponent to only two darts at double with 'The Hammer' hitting 1/2 of them. This meant that despite only 5/14 from Petersen, it was a simple passage through in Oberhausen.

European Championship 2020 schedule

First round
Thursday October 29

Jamie Hughes (94.22) 6-5 (92.66) Dave Chisnall

Krzysztof Ratajski (99.76) 5-6 (95.19) Steve West

Mervyn King (86.66) 2-6 (91.83) Ian White

Jose de Sousa (96.56) 6-3 (87.65) Jeffrey de Zwaan

James Wade (92.42) 6-5 (93.02) Steve Lennon

Devon Petersen v Andy Hamilton

Michael Smith v Ross Smith

Danny Noppert v Dirk van Duijvenbode

Nathan Aspinall v Maik Kuivenhoven

Joe Cullen v William O'Connor

Rob Cross v Martijn Kleermaker

Jonny Clayton v Max Hopp

Michael van Gerwen v Darius Labanauskas

Gerwyn Price v Kim Huybrechts

Peter Wright v Gabriel Clemens

Mensur Suljovic v Daryl Gurney

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