Andy Hamilton hits a perfect leg and Adrian Lewis betters day one performance whilst Ian White suffers first round knockout
Into Day two in the PDC Winter Series as Michael Smith claimed his first ranking title in two years in a Day One triumph on the Pro Tour. It was the second day of a five day series which is taking place in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from November 10-14. 128 players, seeded and non-seeded, will take part in the series every day until Saturday, with a knockout format, seeing one player crowned winner each day.
Day two is set up for more underdogs to knock out the big names and a chance for the players to produce some exceedingly good checkouts and boost their averages over the series, whilst for others, a chance to take chances and make a name for themselves to aim for the Order of Merit to put them in with a chance of qualification to the Grand Slam which commences on Monday 16th November.
An in depth look into the three Stoke representative players, Adrian Lewis, Andy Hamilton and Ian White to how their day two of the Winter Series played out.
Adrian Lewis soared through the first round of the day, beating Marko Kantele 6-2 in a comfortable opening game for ‘Jackpot’. Lewis had struggled on the opening day after his loss to Gabriel Clemens but managed to bounce back with a solid performance in the opener.
It wasn’t all good as big Ade lost out in the second round of the day to James Wade in a 6-3 defeat despite throwing some very good darts, maybe a case of wrong player wrong time.
It was a solid opening to the day for the Hammer Andy Hamilton. He started with a narrow win over Christian Bunse and also hit the first nine-darter of the Winter Series. However, it was the second round that proved to be another roadblock in the Hammer’s surge to reach the finals as he lost out 6-3 to Bradley Brooks.
Ian White was left the diamond in the dirt as he crashed out of the first round in very unfortunate fashion. He fell to defeat, losing 6-4 against Mickey Mansell.