The first round has come to a close on Day One in the PDC Summer Series with more big names falling in Players Championship 9 including Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis.

Nathan Aspinall was the biggest name to fall at the start of the PDC Summer Series, shortly joined by Daryl Gurney – who lost to Andy Boulton who was very active during lockdown in online tournaments, the opposite of Superchin.

Anderson though won’t be following the likes of Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright into the Last 64 either. He suffered a quick exit at the hands of Matt Clark who eased through 6-2 despite averaging 88 to Anderson’s 90.

The same can be said for Lewis who averaged only 79 in a 6-1 defeat to Eddie Lovely as ‘Jackpot’ who talked up nine-darters during practice before today saw his aspirations come crashing down early.

As well as a potential Grand Slam of Darts spot for winning the PDC Summer Series Order of Merit, the focus is also on the World Matchplay.

Vincent van der Voort, Ryan Searle and Kim Huybrechts have all kept adding money to their totals with Steve West seeing off Mickey Mansell and Ricky Evans defeating Graham Usher to keep the pressure up in 17th and 18th in the ProTour Order of Merit.

John Henderson and Luke Humphries haven’t got off to the best starts in their pursuits though falling in the first round meaning they won’t add to their ranking today.

Players Championship 9
Last 128

Gerwyn Price 6 | 5 Jelle Klaasen
Martijn Kleermaker 6 | 5 Geert Nentjes
Steve West 6 | 2 Mickey Mansell
Stephen Bunting 6 | 4 Peter Jacques
Danny Noppert 6 | 3 Darius Labanauskas
Madars Razma 6 | 4 Andrew Gilding
Jose De Sousa 6 | 5 Mike De Decker
Ross Smith 6 | 0 Cameron Menzies
Michael van Gerwen 6 | 1 Ciaran Teehan
William Borland 6 | 1 Michael Barnard
Matthew Edgar 6 | 4 Keegan Brown
Callan Rydz 6 | 3 Ryan Joyce
James Wade 6 | 3 William O’Connor
Joe Murnan 6 | 2 Adam Hunt
Jamie Hughes 6 | 3 Martin Atkins (Wigan)
Jeff Smith 6 | 1 Jonathan Worsley
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 4 Mark McGeeney
Chris Dobey 6 | 5 Luke Humphries
Vincent van der Voort 6 | 4 Conan Whitehead
James Hubbard 6 | 2 Carl Wilkinson
Andy Boulton 6 | 5 Daryl Gurney
Steve Brown 6 | 4 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Jeffrey De Zwaan 6 | 5 Robert Thornton
Darren Webster 6 | 4 Ted Evetts
Ian White 6 | 2 Nathan Derry
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6 | 5 Jan Dekker
Steve Beaton 6 | 1 Kai Fan Leung
Arjan Konterman 6 | 4 Luke Woodhouse
Brendan Dolan 6 | 5 Adrian Gray
Robert Collins 6 | 3 Harald Leitinger
Gabriel Clemens 6 | 2 Nick Kenny
Vincent Van der Meer 6 | 3 Lisa Ashton
Peter Wright 6 | 5 Ron Meulenkamp
Derk Telnekes 6 | 4 Harry Ward
Kim Huybrechts 6 | 2 Jitse Van der Wal
James Wilson 6 | 5 Gary Blades
Rob Cross 6 | 4 Boris Krcmar
Max Hopp 6 | 3 Bradley Brooks
Josh Payne 6 | 3 Jermaine Wattimena
Simon Whitlock 6 | 4 Christian Bunse
Kirk Shepherd 6 | 5 Joe Cullen
Jason Lowe 6 | 2 Maik Kuivenhoven
Andy Hamilton 6 | 2 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Karel Sedlacek 6 | 1 Mike van Duivenbode
Glen Durrant 6 | 4 Steve Lennon
Alan Tabern 6 | 3 Scott Mitchell
Justin Pipe 6 | 5 Darren Penhall
Scott Waites 4 | 6 Benito van de Pas
Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 2 Simon Stevenson
Krzysztof Kciuk 6 | 3 John Henderson
Ryan Searle 6 | 3 Aaron Beeney
Matthew Dennant 6 | 3 Martin Schindler
Michael Smith 6 | 5 Ryan Murray
Mervyn King 6 | 0 Nathan Rafferty
Eddie Lovely 6 | 1 Adrian Lewis
Gavin Carlin 6 | 5 David Pallett
Niels Zonneveld 6 | 5 Nathan Aspinall
Ricky Evans 6 | 5 Graham Usher
Matt Clark 6 | 2 Gary Anderson
Richard North 6 | 5 Scott Baker
Dave Chisnall 6 | 1 Jamie Lewis
Devon Petersen 6 | 1 Barrie Bates
Jonny Clayton 6 | 3 Ryan Meikle
Wayne Jones 6 | 3 Reece Robinson

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Author: Samuel Gill