Ross Smith and Peter Wright were the last two players to reach the third round of the European Darts Open in Leverkusen, as the line-up for the last 16 is now confirmed.
Wright booked a fine 6-2 victory against Kim Huybrechts. The Scotsman moved into a 4-2 lead, before Wright hit a 14-dat leg and a stunning 121 finish to seal the victory against the Belgian.
Smith beat the odds as he overcame Simon Whitlock after a leg-decider. ‘The Wizard’ had the throw in the last leg, but missed a match-dart on double 16. Smith was waiting on double 12 and hit the double with his first dart to move into the final day of action in Leverkusen.
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European Darts Open – Second Round
Darren Webster (87.43) 6-3 (81.08) Pavel Jirkal
James Wade (97.87) 6-3 (92.49) Wesley Plaisier
Ian White (87.83) 5-6 (89.44) Justin Pipe
Gerwyn Price (97.39) 6-3 (86.63) Scott Taylor
Dave Chisnall (100.28) 6-2 (90.74) Ted Evetts
Jonny Clayton (85.01) 6-3 (86.54) Adam Hunt
Michael Smith (98.77) 5-6 (105.57) Krzysztof Ratajski
Daryl Gurney (90.98) 6-2 (90.21) Jeffrey de Zwaan
Adrian Lewis (102.54) 3-6 (102.29) Dimitri van den Bergh
Jermaine Wattimena (102.16) 6-5 (97.79) Glen Durrant
Joe Cullen (97.20) 6-1 (91.55) Vincent van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen (97.68) 6-1 (82.06) Mervyn King
Rob Cross (101.37) 6-3 (95.83) Steve Beaton
Mensur Suljovic (99.65) 6-4 (91.73) Matthew Dennant
Simon Whitlock (93.74) 5-6 (92.69) Ross Smith
Peter Wright (101.33) 6-2 (86.56) Kim Huybrechts
Michael van Gerwen v Jermaine Wattimena
Krzysztof Ratajski v Gerwyn Price
Mensur Suljovic v Joe Cullen
James Wade v Dave Chisnall
Justin Pipe v Darren Webster
Rob Cross v Jonny Clayton
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Daryl Gurney
Peter Wright v Ross Smith
Tags: European Darts Open 2019, PDC European Tour 2019
Peter Wright wraps up a 6-2 win over Kim Huybrechts in style with a 121 checkout!
A 101.02 average for Snakebite who completes our last 16 line-up. pic.twitter.com/kpw0Pyc9Op
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