By Raz Mirza & Josh Gorton
A look back at the best of the action of the first nine days of the world championship
In the most anticipated match of this one yearWorld Championship so far, Rob Cross defeated Raymond van Barneveld in the battle of the former champions, while Jose De Sousa produced a special comeback to beat Jason Lowe on the final day of promotion for the Christmas holidays.
The crowd was solid behind five-time champion, Barney, who lit the blue touch paper with a blistering opening set, including a 13-dart opener, the second 170 finish of the tournament, and double top to claim it 3-1.
Barney staggered in this incredible 170 finish on are way to win the opening set against crotch
Cross reacted met a dramatic improvement on are mediocre first-set 77 average to 103.29. the 2018 winner landed a beautiful 128 finish in the second leg for taking out 93 to level a pulsating match die: already featured eight 180s.
The standard was incredible with two champions refuse to nod in a humdinger of a meeting.
Cross’s stunning 128 saw him take control of the second set, which he won
‘Tension’ took check of the decisive leg of the third set, get enough time to get it thanks double 4.
The pain was scattered over Van Barneveld’s face and his mind was well and truly shot by the time Cross landed an 86 cash register before pinning double up to send the Dutchman home.
‘Voltage’ praised the crowd for creating a captivating atmosphere at Ally Pally’s iconic location
World Darts Championship – Results Thursday Night
|R2||Danny Noppert||3-1||Jason Heaver|
|R2||Gabriel Clement||3-0||Lewy Williams|
|R2||Rob Cross||3-1||Raymond Van Barneveld|
|R2||Chris Dobey||3-2||Rusty-Jake Rodriguez|
Former Lakeside finalist Danny Noppert, die performed with Ally Pally for the fourth time, came from a set down to beat rookie Jason Heaver.
noppert took out this 104 to win the second set
Heaver has shown that he can mix it with the best after reaching the semi-final of Players Championship 7 earlier this year, and he wrapped up the opening set 3-1 with 75 percent on the double, but the Dutchman got his game together to arrange things up thanks to a 104 cash register.
Despite the modest averages, Noppert swept through the next two sets om earn a place in the third round and a meeting with Ryan Sear.
Clemens produced some magic and took out these 143 during his win against Welshman Williams
Gabriel Clement landed a stunning 143 on are way to an all-out victory against a out-ofspecies of Lewy Williams.
In a match die the millionth arrow saw was thrown in the PDC World Darts Championship, the German giant advanced to set up a meeting with this yearis hottest playerJohnny Clayton.
In the final match of the night, Chris Dobey found own two sets down and in difficult conditions before he fought back nasty edge out Rusty Jake Rodriguez.
‘Hollywood’ now faces a blockbuster gathering with triple champion Michael van Gerwen on Tuesday evening.
Live World Darts Championship
December 27, 2021, 12:30 pm
World Darts Championship – Monday, December 27 at the World Cup
|Afternoon||R3||Ross Smith||vs||Dirk Van Duijvenbode|
|R3||Michael Smith||vs||William O’Connor|
|R3||Florian Hempel||vs||Raymond Smith|
|Evening||R3||James Wade||vs||Vincent van der Voort|
|R3||Gerwyn Price||vs||Kim Huybrechts|
|R3||Johnny Clayton||vs||Gabriel Clement|
Live World Darts Championship
December 27, 2021, 7:00 PM
World Darts Championship – Results Thursday Afternoon
|R2||Damon Heta||3-1||Luke Woodhouse|
|R2||Brendan Dolan||0-3||Callan Rydzo|
|R2||Mensur Suljovic||2-3||Alan Soutaro|
|R2||Jose de Sousa||3-2||Jason Lowe|
Portuguese ace de Sousa survived an important scare while he fought back from 2-0 down nasty edge out Jason Lowe, who took out ends of 125 and 118 to get the first set with an average of 108.
lowe dan punished licentiousness of the seventh seed to prolong his lead, only for ‘The Special One’ to win nine of the last 11 legs, completing the return with a sublime 124 cash register.
De Sousa scuttled this 124 cash register complete a great comeback win against lowe
De Sousa will take on Alan Soutaro in round three, after the Scottish also fought back from two sets down to stun 26th seeded Mensur Suljovic and survive an incredible eight match darts in the process.
Soutar achieved this astonishing 144 check-out to beat Suljovic in two sets down
Suljovic appeared in total control after winning eight of the first nine legs, but the Austrian clouded his lines, and his hopes for Ally Pally went away up in when the Dundee firefighter known as ‘Soots’ smoked a magnificent match- 144 cash register win.
Rydz took out this one ton-plus checkout with two double tops to beat Dolan
Elsewhere, Callan Rydzo produced the performance of his television career to Brendan Dolan. to send in straight sets, met an average of 102.73, four 180s and a conversion of 64 percent of his attempts to double nasty set up a collision with Nathan Aspinall.
Aussie pitcher Heta fought through the boos to beat Woodhouse
earlier in the afternoon, Damon Heta was clinical when he crushed hope of Luke Woodhouse 3-1, average 94.65 to set up a showdown with world No. 2 Peter Wright after Christmas.
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