The PDC Home Tour Play-Offs have began with the first group of the Last 32 very much still up for grabs at the halfway stage with victories for Peter Wright, Jelle Klaasen and Cristo Reyes.
Wright began proceedings and despite only an 88.2 average and 24 percent on the doubles from the World Champion, ‘Snakebite’ claimed a 6-2 victory over Ryan Murray which saw the latter go six darts into a perfect leg in the final leg but this wasn’t enough to claim a late foothold in the contest.
The next tie was also a match of missed doubles with Cristo Reyes getting over the line in a last-leg decider against Jelle Klaasen despite the Spaniard missing 20 darts at doubles in the contest with ‘The Cobra’ himself missing 10, it could be said though that for Reyes, his power scoring was a potential game changer with 12 140’s overall.
Klaasen though didn’t have to wait long for his first points of the night seeing off Ryan Murray in a low quality affair which saw an 82 average to 76.3 in a 6-4 victory.
This saw the duo make it 4-4 and the former World Champion surged to victory and eliminated the Scot as a result who coming into tonight was one of the surprise packages in the tournament.
- The latest news about the PDC Home Tour can be found here, including the daily schedules, results and explanation of the format.
The players who win Groups One-Four will go onto Semi-Final One on Wednesday June 3 with the winners from Groups Five-Eight set to play on Thursday June 4 before that aforementioned Championship Group.
All games will be best of 11 legs and each night’s action will commence at 1930 BST, darts commentator Dan Dawson will be on hand to talk through proceedings; which will also include live score graphics on screen.
All PDC Home Tour action will be broadcast live on PDCTV for free to all registered PDCTV users; regardless of whether you have a paid or free membership.
In addition all live-scores can be followed on DartConnect; with match statistics being available after every match.
PDC Home Tour schedule
Tuesday, May 26,
Group 1 (last 32)
Peter Wright (88.21) 6-2 (87.72) Ryan Murray
Cristo Reyes (92.96) 6-5 (91.28) Jelle Klaasen
Ryan Murray (76.34) 4-6 (81.99) Jelle Klaasen
Peter Wright v Cristo Reyes
Cristo Reyes v Ryan Murray
Jelle Klaasen v Peter Wright
Tags: Cristo Reyes, Jelle Klaasen, PDC Home Tour, Peter Wright, Ryan Murray
WRIGHT WINS THE OPENER!
World Champion Peter Wright gets off to a winning start to the Low6 Home Tour Play-Offs as he seals a 6-2 victory over Ryan Murray!
Murray hit six perfect darts in the final leg there but it weren't enough! pic.twitter.com/UWswOEP8TV
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 26, 2020
Author: Samuel Gill