European Championship - Night 2 Round-Up
WORLD CHAMPION Adrian Lewis was sensationally knocked out of the European Championship with a 6-0 whitewash to Ian White on Friday night, as Raymond van Barneveld produced a record-breaking display in his win over Terry Jenkins at the RWE Sporthalle in Germany.
Lewis, the number two seed and odds-on favourite for his clash with White, suffered the shock of the tournament so far as he slumped to defeat without winning a leg in the all-Stoke battle.
Three missed doubles in the opening leg set the tone for the match as White capitalised on double ten, and the rising star took the next five legs, hitting a 101 checkout along the way, to roar into the second round.
White has been in fine form recently, reaching the German Darts Masters final a fortnight ago - where he lost to Lewis - and a Players Championship final last weekend, but he admitted: "It's amazing and I would never have expected to win 6-0 - I'm lost for words!
"Everything went for me tonight and I couldn't seem to miss. I took my chances and the first leg was pretty important because it settled me down and maybe Adrian started to think about his game after missing those doubles.
"I'm enjoying my darts at the moment and everything's going well for me."
White will now play Belgium's Kim Huybrechts in the second round, after last year's quarter-finalist took a 6-4 win over Vincent van der Voort.
"It was a tight game, but my finishing was great and I know it will have to be just as good on Saturday," said Huybrechts.
"Ian's had a couple of great weeks and although it's no surprise that he beat Adrian, people wouldn't have expected it to be 6-0."
Raymond van Barneveld, meanwhile, recorded his highest-ever televised average of 113.04 and hit a flawless six doubles from as many attempts in his 6-1 win over number seven seed Terry Jenkins.
The Dutchman now plays fellow countryman Michael van Gerwen in the last 16 on Saturday night, and admitted: "I've been playing so well in practice and working really hard on my finishing, and it's great to take that onto stage.
"It should be a great game with Michael on Saturday, he's a fast player and that will suit me, and I'm happy to see him playing so well at the moment."
Van Gerwen also impressed as he averaged 100.51 in his 6-5 win over Andy Smith, who hit back from 4-1 down to force a deciding leg only to miss two darts to snatch the victory and allow the 23-year-old to land double four to progress.
"My performance was brilliant and I feel great, but it would have been unbelievable if I'd lost that game!" said van Gerwen. "After going 4-1 up I should have made it easier for myself but Andy played really well."
World number three James Wade was knocked out 6-3 by former World Matchplay winner Colin Lloyd, who took an early 4-1 lead and held off the left-hander's fightback to secure his second round place.
"That's a cracking win for me and I'm very happy," said Lloyd, who has now won seven of his last eight meetings with Wade. "James let me in a few times and I took my chances and played some solid stuff."
Lloyd now plays Richie Burnett in the last 16, with the Welshman enjoying a 6-3 win over Co Stompe.
The night's other winners were number six seed Simon Whitlock, who overcame Mark Walsh 6-2, and Dave Chisnall, who was a 6-3 winner against young Dutchman Gino Vos.
The pair will meet in Saturday's second round, with Whitlock admitting: "I'm looking forward to playing Dave - I've never beaten him yet so I know I've got to turn up and perform.
"I'm happy with the [against Mark] performance in the end - I started a bit slowly but hit my straps at the right time and it's always good to finish strongly."
The second round will be split across two sessions on Saturday, with reigning champion Phil Taylor in action in the afternoon when he plays Dutch youngster Jerry Hendriks.
Germany's Andree Welge will play Brendan Dolan in the opening game, with Andy Hamilton facing Ronnie Baxter and Wes Newton playing Kevin Painter, before Friday's winners face off in the evening session.
Saturday's games will be screened live on ESPN HD and ESPN Classic in the UK, as well as on Fox Sports in Australia and online via Sport1 in Germany, RTL7 in the Netherlands and LIVEPDC.TV.
Friday September 21
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Andy Smith
Richie Burnett 6-3 Co Stompe
Dave Chisnall 6-3 Gino Vos
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Mark Walsh
James Wade 3-6 Colin Lloyd
Adrian Lewis 0-6 Ian White
Terry Jenkins 1-6 Raymond van Barneveld
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
Saturday September 22
Afternoon Session (2pm-6pm local time)
Andree Welge v Brendan Dolan
Andy Hamilton v Ronnie Baxter
Wes Newton v Kevin Painter
Phil Taylor v Jerry Hendricks
Evening Session (8pm-12am local time)
Simon Whitlock v Dave Chisnall
Raymond van Barneveld v Michael van Gerwen
Ian White v Kim Huybrechts
Colin Lloyd v Richie Burnett
Michael van Gerwen v Andy Smith
0-0 - Michael van Gerwen wins the bull and will throw first.
1-0 - The Dutch youngster wins the opening leg in 15 darts.
2-0 - van Gerwen takes out 111 to break throw and double his lead.
3-0 - The Dutchman opens the leg with a maximum and posts double ten to maintain his fine start.
3-1 - Both players open with 180s, and Smith finishes double four to get off the mark.
4-1 - van Gerwen hits a 180 to leave 81 after nine darts, and takes out the finish on double 12 for an 11-darter.
4-2 - Smith lands his second 180 of the game and finishes double 12 to win his second leg.
5-2 - Smith posts another maximum, but fails to set up a double when needing 81, and van Gerwen pins tops to move a leg away from the win.
5-3 - Smith finishes double eight with his third dart to hit back, with van Gerwen waiting on 53.
5-4 - Smith opens with a 174, and with van Gerwen waiting on 32 he breaks throw by finishing 98 on double 19.
5-5 - van Gerwen kicks off the leg with a 180, but Smith finishes 60 on tops to force a decider.
6-5 - A sensational game comes to a dramatic conclusion, with van Gerwen hitting a 174 to leave 90 after nine darts only to miss darts at double 16 and eight and then put three darts on the wire of double four. Smith, though, misses double 16 and eight to complete a remarkable win, and the Dutchman finally finds double four to progress.
Michael van Gerwen: "That was an amazing game. My performance was brilliant and I feel great, but it would have been unbelievable if I'd lost that game! After going 4-1 up I should have made it easier for myself but Andy played really well. In the last leg, the three darts at double four were so close and I thought I'd lost it, but I was so happy that Andy missed and let me in."
Richie Burnett v Co Stompe
0-0 - Co Stompe wins the bull and will throw first
1-0 - Burnett makes a fine start, landing a 180 and finishing 130 to win the opening leg.
2-0 - Stompe misses double 12 for a 138 checkout, and Burnett steps in on double four to win his second leg.
2-1 - Burnett hits a 180, but is unable to punish a missed tops from Stompe as the Dutchman returns to post double ten.
3-1 - Burnett finishes 62 in two darts on double 16 to win a third leg.
3-2 - Burnett lands his third maximum of the game, but is unable to break as Stompe pins double 12.
3-3 - Stompe levels the game by finishing 88 on the bull.
4-3 - Stompe misses two darts at double 18 to move ahead, and Burnett finishes tops to break again.
5-3 - Burnett moves to the brink of victory by finishing double two.
6-3 - Stompe misses two darts to keep the game alive, and Burnett finishes tops to seal the win and a last 16 place in his debut European Championship.
Richie Burnett: "There were a few key moments in that match. I missed three darts at double ten to go comfortably ahead and Co came back, but the 78 to put me 4-3 up was the turning point. I felt comfortable again once I got back ahead and I'm happy with that. I'm pleased with how I scored."
Dave Chisnall v Gino Vos
0-0 - Dave Chisnall wins the bull and will throw first
0-1 - Chisnall misses seven darts to win the opening leg and Vos posts double five to lead.
0-2 - Chisnall's double troubles continue as he misses doubles in three visits to allow Vos in to hit double 16.
1-2 - Chisnall opens with a 180, and double six sees him finally get off the mark.
2-2 - Vos this time slips on his doubles, and Chisnall hits tops to level.
3-2 - Chisnall hits a 180 and is first to a finish - but misses nine darts at double 18 before a miss from Vos allows him back to finally hit the bed to take the lead at the tenth time of asking.
3-3 - Chisnall hits a 177, but Vos posts a 180 and takes out tops at the first attempt to level.
4-3 - Chisnall finishes double four to move two legs away from the second round.
5-3 - Double five moves Chisnall a leg away from the win.
6-3 - Chisnall posts tops to complete the victory.
Simon Whitlock v Mark Walsh
0-0 - Mark Walsh wins the bull and will throw first
0-1 - Whitlock fires in a 177 but Walsh replies with a 180 as he takes the opener.
1-1 - Double 12 from Whitlock sees him level.
2-1 - Whitlock finishes double eight to break throw and take the lead.
3-1 - Double 18 from Whitlock sees him move two legs clear.
3-2 - Walsh finishes double ten to hit back.
4-2 - Whitlock lands a 180 and finishes double eight to edge away.
5-2 - Whitlock breaks, hitting a 180 and double nine to move a leg away from the win.
6-2 - The Australian finishes 84 on double 17 to secure victory and set up a second round clash with Dave Chisnall.
Simon Whitlock: "It wasn't the greatest game but I got the result. I'm happy with the performance in the end - I started a bit slowly but hit my straps at the right time and it's always good to finish strongly. I'm looking forward to playing Dave Chisnall tomorrow - I've never beaten him yet so I know I've got to turn up and perform."
James Wade v Colin Lloyd
0-0 - James Wade wins the bull and throws first.
0-1 - Lloyd makes a brilliant start, hitting three 140s and finishing 81 on double six for a 12-darter to break.
1-1 - Wade hits back to level.
1-2 - Lloyd finishes 101 on tops to edge back in front.
1-3 - Wade hits a 180, but Lloyd lands double 12 to move two legs clear.
1-4 - Lloyd posts a maximum and hits tops to maintain a 106 average in a fine display.
2-4 - Wade lands a 180 and double eight to reply.
2-5 - Lloyd opens with a 180 and capitalises on missed doubles from Wade to hit tops and move a leg away from victory.
3-5 - Lloyd hits a 177 to leave 112 - but after hitting the treble 20 he misses the single 12 to leave tops, and Wade finishes 120 to keep his hopes alive.
3-6 - Wade misses three darts at tops, and Lloyd hits the same bed to repeat his 2010 European Championship win over the left-hander, setting up a second round clash with Richie Burnett.
Colin Lloyd: "That's a cracking win for me and I'm very happy. I played some solid stuff and I know I can perform even better if I knuckle down. James let me in a few times and I took my chances tonight. The 120 from him made me sweat a bit but I kept hitting my chances and I'll take the win gladly because I'm over the first hurdle and I can look forward to the next game against Richie tomorrow. I know I can improve my game and there's no reason why my name can't be on the trophy at the end of the weekend."
Adrian Lewis v Ian White
0-0 - Ian White wins the bull and will throw first
0-1 - Lewis misses three darts to break throw and White hits double ten to lead.
0-2 - White posts double eight to break Lewis' throw and double his lead.
0-3 - Lewis hits the game's first 180, but White is first to a double and finishes tops to move three legs clear.
0-4 - White posts 180 and Lewis leaves 81 after nine darts, only to miss two darts at double 13 and one at double four to allow White in on double eight.
0-5 - Lewis lands another maximum, but a miss at double eight for a 136 finish allows White back in to take out double eight to move a leg away from the win.
0-6 - The pair trade 180s, but Lewis' misery on the doubles continues as he misses the bull and two darts at tops, and White finishes double 16 for an incredible whitewash of the World Champion.
Ian White: "It's amazing and I would never have expected to win 6-0 - I'm lost for words! Everything went for me tonight and I couldn't seem to miss. I took my chances and the first leg was pretty important because it settled me down and maybe Adrian started to think about his game after missing those doubles. I'm enjoying my darts at the moment and everything's going well for me."
Terry Jenkins v Raymond van Barneveld
0-0 - Terry Jenkins wins the bull and will throw first
0-1 - Both players trade 180s in a high-quality start, with Jenkins off-target on tops for a 120 finish to allow the Dutchman in to break immediately.
0-2 - van Barneveld opens with a maximum and finishes 81 for a 12-darter.
1-2 - Double four from Jenkins sees him get off the mark.
1-3 - van Barneveld's flawless finishing continues as he hits a 180 to leave 40, which he lands at the first time of asking.
1-4 - The Dutchman's brilliant doubling sees him this time take out 68 in two darts.
1-5 - van Barneveld hits double 16 - with his first dart yet again - to move a leg away from the second round.
1-6 - The Dutchman completes a sensational performance as Jenkins makes a meal of taking out 23, eventually missing one dart at double two, to allow van Barneveld to follow a 171 by finishing tops to seal victory with six darts from as many attempts and a 113,04 average - his highest ever on television.
Raymond van Barneveld: "Terry's always a tough opponent and he's got a great record against me so I was out for revenge, and I did really well. I've changed to using smaller flights recently and it's working for me - I've been playing so well in practice and working really hard on my finishing, and it's great to take that onto stage. It should be a great game with Michael van Gerwen on Saturday, he's a fast player and that will suit me, and I'm happy to see him playing so well at the moment."
Kim Huybrechts v Vincent van der Voort
0-0 - Vincent van der Voort wins the bull and will throw first
0-1 - van der Voort lands double 16 to win the opener.
1-1 - van der Voort opens with a 180 but misses double top to break throw, and Huybrechts returns to land double eight and level.
1-2 - van der Voort misses two darts at tops, but Huybrechts is off-target on double eight for a 112 checkout to allow the Dutchman to return and regain the lead.
2-2 - Huybrechts levels with a classy leg, hitting a 180 and double 16 to square the game.
2-3 - van der Voort finishes 80 on double ten to win the fifth leg.
3-3 - Huybrechts hits a 180, and steps in after the Dutchman misses the bull to finish 71 on tops and level the game.
4-3 - Huybrechts lands another maximum on his way to the game's first break of throw.
4-4 - van der Voort takes out 78 on tops to break back immediately and level.
5-4 - Huybrechts secures a third successive break of throw, landing a maximum and double eight.
6-4 - The Belgian, a quarter-finalist last year, seals his place in the last 16 by landing double six to finish 84.
Kim Huybrechts: "I was so nervous going into the game because Vincent's an awesome player and I knew I had to play at my top level to beat him. It was a tight game, but my finishing was great and I know it will have to be just as good on Saturday against Ian White. Ian's had a couple of great weeks and although it's no surprise that he beat Adrian, people wouldn't have expected it to be 6-0."