Tuesday 17 October 2017

Jenkins and Anderson bow out despite nine-dart finishes at World Darts Championships

Per Laursen of Denmark celebrates after he wins his first round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship on Day Two at Alexandra Palace
Per Laursen of Denmark celebrates after he wins his first round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship on Day Two at Alexandra Palace

Terry Jenkins and Kyle Anderson both produced nine-dart finishes but lost their first round matches at the Ladbrokes World Championship.

Jenkins hit only the sixth nine-dart finish in the history of the tournament but was beaten in the final set of his match against Danish qualifier Per Laursen 4-2 in a tie-break.

Australian Anderson matched his achievement in his match against Ian White, which will see him share the nine-dart bonus of £30,000 with Jenkins, should no other player land a perfect leg in the remainder of the tournament. However, he went down 3-1.

In the other matches played at Alexandra Palace on Saturday, Mark Walsh and Wayne Jones suffered shock defeats, 3-1 to Finland's Jarkko Komula and Jones 3-2 to Kevin McDine respectively.

In the evening session, Julio Barbero knocked out Andree Welge 4-1 but then the Spanish debutant bowed out 3-0 to Andy Hamilton.

Robert Thornton ousted Max Hopp 3-1 and Gary Anderson was a comfortable 3-0 conqueror of Mark Dudbridge, while the day's final match saw Paul Nicholson brush aside Stuart Kellett 3-0.

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