The first day is over and now it is time for the Saturday matches, in which the favorites enter.
It’s Saturday and so it’s time for the second round. The first round without the biggest surprises, but if you have to mention some, it may be Gabriel Clemens’ 6-3 victory against Brendan Dolan, Marko Kanteles 6-3 victory against Robert Marijanovic and Krzyzstof Ratajski’s 6-5 victory against Steve West.
Otherwise, it was almost only victories for the favorites yesterday and it also meant that Martin Schindler and Steve Beaton secured their seats at the European Championship.
It’s time for the second round, and the first game on today’s program is Joe Cullen against Matthew Edgar. The two met each other some weeks ago at the Players Championship, where Joe Cullen won by 6-3.
Then Michael Smith will meat Marko Kantele. Marko Kantele played a great game yesterday, with a lot of maxis, but maybe Michael Smith will be too big of a challenge for Marko Kantele.
The afternoon will also see the likes of Dave Chisnall, Stephen Bunting, Daryl Gurney and Simon Whitlock. The afternoon ends with Jonny Clayton, who will face Brendan Dolan’s superior, Gabriel Clemens.
The evening session is being started by Mervyn King, which will go up against young Martin Schindler. Then Gerwyn Price comes on stage when he go up against Steve Beaton.
Later in the evening we will see a match between two really good friends, Michael van Gerwen and Vincent van der Voort. A Dutch showdown, which can be really interesting, especially if Vincent van der Voort can find some of his best level.
Peter Wright will meet Jelle Klaasen before James Wade faces Toni Alcinas.
The evening will end when Rob Cross gets up against Jeffrey de Zwaan. The young Dutchman has been on the lips of many this season, but if he shall reach the season finale, he have to reach the final this weekend. But he have to beat the world champion first. In fact, they have never met before, so who knows what is waiting.
Remember, as always, you can see the matches on PDC.TV from one o’clock, and in addition you can see all of the matches below:
Saturday October 13
Afternoon Session (1pm local time, 12pm BST)
Joe Cullen v Matthew Edgar
Michael Smith v Marko Kantele
Dave Chisnall v Ryan Joyce
Stephen Bunting v Mickey Mansell
Daryl Gurney v Luke Humphries
Simon Whitlock v Richard North
Ian White v John Henderson
Jonny Clayton v Gabriel Clemens
Evening Session (7.15pm local time, 6.15pm BST)
Mervyn King v Martin Schindler
Gerwyn Price v Steve Beaton
Darren Webster v Ricky Evans
Michael van Gerwen v Vincent van der Voort
Peter Wright v Jelle Klaasen
James Wade v Toni Alcinas
Max Hopp v Krzysztof Ratajski
Rob Cross v Jeffrey de Zwaan