Grand Slam of Darts: Peter Wright outclasses Fallon Sherrock, Michael van Gerwen wins but Josh Rock is beaten |  Darts News

Grand Slam of Darts: Peter Wright outclasses Fallon Sherrock, Michael van Gerwen wins but Josh Rock is beaten | Darts News

The sixteenth version of the Grand Slam of Darts sees a gaggle of 32 star gamers compete for a world-record prize of £650,000 and the coveted Eric Bristow Trophy watch the event reside on Sky Sports activities daily till the ultimate on Sunday November 20

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All the most effective finishes from Saturday evening’s session on day one of many Grand Slam of Darts at Wolverhampton

All the most effective finishes from Saturday evening’s session on day one of many Grand Slam of Darts at Wolverhampton

World champion Peter Wright outplayed Fallon Sherrock on the opening day of the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton as Michael van Gerwen laid down an early scorer with a searing show of arrows.

Wright – a three-time Grand Slam runner-up – accomplished 5 doubles from 11 makes an attempt in a 5-1 win over girls’s world champion Sherrock.

“It was an excellent begin for me at present – Fallon gave me probabilities and I took them,” Wright stated. “I used a brand new dart board and I really feel actually good with it, however they did not fairly prove the way in which I wished.”

Laura Turner sympathizes with Fallon Sherrock after a frustrating 5-1 loss to world champion Peter Wright

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Laura Turner sympathizes with Fallon Sherrock after a irritating 5-1 loss to world champion Peter Wright

Laura Turner sympathizes with Fallon Sherrock after a irritating 5-1 loss to world champion Peter Wright

He’ll then face Alan Soutar in an all-Scottish brawl after ‘Soots’ pulled out a shocking 145 checkout within the deciding spherical of their opening match in opposition to Nathan Aspinall to make his Grand Slam successful debut.

Saturday November 12 – Night session outcomes

EH Teams Opening Matches Ross Smith 4-5 Luke Woodhouse
Ryan Searle 5-4 Josh Rock
Damon Heta 2-5 Jermaine Wattimena
Nathan Aspinal 4-5 Alan Soutar
Luke Humphries 5-2 Scott Williams
Peter Wright 5-1 fallon sherrock
Michel van Gerwen 5-2 Nathan Rafferty
Jonny Clayton 5-0 Leonard Gates

Three-time Grand Slam winner Van Gerwen averaged practically 102 and missed only one dart on a brace in his medical 5-2 loss to rising Northern Irish star Nathan Rafferty.

“Getting the primary win all the time offers you a little bit of confidence, however there’s nonetheless an extended technique to go,” stated Van Gerwen.

“Everybody is aware of how tough this event is to win – it has been too lengthy since I gained however I really feel good and there is extra within the tank.”

John Part analyzes Van Gerwen's performance against Rafferty and thinks he could be the best in the world right now

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John Half analyzes Van Gerwen’s efficiency in opposition to Rafferty and thinks he might be the most effective on this planet proper now

John Half analyzes Van Gerwen’s efficiency in opposition to Rafferty and thinks he might be the most effective on this planet proper now

Van Gerwen will now meet Luke Woodhouse of their second Group G recreation on Sunday, after the qualifier knocked out 104 within the deciding leg of their draw with European champions Ross Smith.

Sixth seed Luke HumphriesA four-time European Tour winner this 12 months, made a assured begin to Group H with a 5-2 win over debutant Scott Williams, sealing victory with a 121 end.

Humphries’ second group recreation will see him face Ryan Searle on Sunday, following the Somerset ace’s slim 5-4 win over arguably essentially the most talked about darts participant – Josh Rock.

Josh Rock showed a glimpse of his skill with this 111 crate in his loss to Ryan Searle

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Josh Rock confirmed a glimpse of his talent with this 111 crate in his loss to Ryan Searle

Josh Rock confirmed a glimpse of his talent with this 111 crate in his loss to Ryan Searle

Jonny Clayton supplied the one whitewashed victory of the day, limiting North American champion Leonard Gates to only one dart at a time of their Group F opener.

Clayton will face Jermaine Wattimena within the second match on Sunday, after the Dutchman picked up a superb 5-2 win over World Cup winner Damon Heta.

Saturday November 12 – Afternoon Session Outcomes

AD Teams Opening Matches Simon Whitlock 5-2 Mensur Suljovic
Dirk van Duijvenbode 5-4 Martin Schindler
Joe Cullen 5-1 Ritchie Edhouse
Dave Chisnall 3-5 Raymond van Barneveld
Rob Cross 5-2 Adam Gawlas
Danny Nopert 5-4 Christian Perez
Gerwyn Award 5-1 Ted Evets
Michael Smith 5-3 Lisa Ashton

Raymond van Barneveld won his opening game at Wolverhampton

Raymond van Barneveld gained his opening recreation at Wolverhampton

Raymond van Barneveld – the 2012 champion – managed to get the higher of Dave Chisnall within the Group A opener to earn a hard-fought 5-3 success in a missed doubles match.

The Dutch darts dean will face the world No.1 Gerwyn Award after the defending champion proved too stylish for junior world champion Ted Evetts.

Gerwyn Price has won all three Grand Slam events held at Aldersley Leisure Village

Gerwyn Worth has gained all three Grand Slam occasions held at Aldersley Leisure Village

‘The Iceman’, in search of his fourth title in 5 years, gained 5-1 with a median of 101.39, hitting 4 highs and 42% on his doubles.

Michael Smith kicked off their Group C marketing campaign with a 5-3 success in opposition to Ladies’s Collection Order of Advantage winner Lisa Ashton, whereas Masters champion Joe Cullen beat debutant Ritchie Edhouse 5-1 with medical efficiency.

All the best finishes from the day one afternoon session

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All the most effective finishes from the day one afternoon session

All the most effective finishes from the day one afternoon session

In group D, Rob Cross reeled off 5 straight units to defeat Adam Gawlas 5-2, whereas Dirk van Duijvenbode held Martin Schindler 5-4, recovering from 4-3 to seal the win.

The German practically triggered a shock after netting a leg triple together with a 12-dart and a pinned D14 for a 133 end, however ‘Aubergenius’ pulled out a sensational 127 management on the bullseye on his technique to the victoire.

Simon Whitlock is operational in Group B, averaging 97 en path to a 5-2 win over Mensur Suljovic with ‘The Wizard’ taking up the UK Open champion Danny Nopert after the Dutchman went by means of a decisive recreation in opposition to Asian Championship winner Christian Perez.

Sunday 13 November – Conferences (13:00 GMT)

Teams AD Second matches Ritchie Edhouse versus Lisa Ashton
Martin Schindler versus Adam Gawlas
Mensur Suljovic versus Christian Perez
Dave Chisnall versus Ted Evets
Danny Nopert versus Simon Whitlock
Rob Cross versus Dirk van Duijvenbode
Gerwyn Award versus Raymond van Barneveld
Michael Smith versus Joe Cullen

Sunday November 13 – Calendar (19:00 GMT)

Teams EH Second matches Josh Rock versus Scott Williams
Damon Heta versus Leonard Gates
Ross Smith versus Nathan Rafferty
Nathan Aspinal versus fallon sherrock
Jonny Clayton versus Jermaine Wattimena
Michel van Gerwen versus Luke Woodhouse
Peter Wright versus Alan Soutar
Luke Humphries versus Ryan Searle

Sunday’s second group matches will see Saturday’s winners face off whereas the losers additionally meet, earlier than the ultimate group matches are performed on Monday and Tuesday.

The highest two gamers from every group will advance to the knockout stage of the occasion, with the spherical of 16 beginning on Wednesday November 16 and persevering with by means of to the semi-finals and remaining on Sunday November 20.

Watch the Grand Slam of Darts at Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton till the ultimate on November 20 – with each session reside on Sky Sports activities and bear in mind the World Championship takes place from December 14 to January 2.


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