James Wade has continued his brilliant form with a 5-3 victory over Keegan Brown at the Grand Slam of Darts.
Wade hit three 100+ checkouts on the way to the victory in a typical performance from The Machine. Also it was five out of eight on the doubles for the Aldershot ace as he extended his run to 12 games in a row.
Smith on the other hand didn’t have it as easy with the Bully Boy only just edging out Krzysztof Ratajski in a decider. Ratajski played well in the early going but ‘Bully Boy’ soared through at the end to claim a brilliant win.
It was a 97 average with four 180’s for the St Helens ace in the end. His highest checkout was 89 with 71% on the doubles as well.
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Evening session schedule
Steve Hine (89.86) 2-5 (97.09) Michael Unterbuchner (D)
Joe Murnan (89.57) 4-5 (88.53) Gary Robson (A)
Mark Webster (91.23) 3-5 (88.91) Wesley Harms (C)
Raymond van Barneveld (88.72) 5-4 (84.76) Adam Smith-Neale (B)
James Wade (104.71) 5-3 (102.06) Keegan Brown (C)
Michael Smith (97.26) 5-4 (99.4) Krzysztof Ratajski (B)
22:00 Michael van Gerwen v Jonny Clayton (A)
22:30 Gary Anderson v Ian White (D)
Author: Samuel Gill