Day 12 was filled with action as some mouth watering ties were to take place.
Peter Wright vs Dave Chisnall
A few visits was all it took for Peter Wright to hit his first maximum after a strong start from both players. Peter wright carried on his great arrows by taking the first leg in the opening set by finishing on 90 and breaking the Chisnall throw. Chisnall fought back to break Snakebite to level the set with a great 121 finish. A strong start from both players with the score equal at 1-1. Chizzy hit a 180 to leave 8 and took it out only using one dart. He holds his throw with a 11 dart leg. Peter Wright using high scoring and great doubling holds his throw to even up the first set at 2-2. The final leg was decided and won by Chisnall after he took out 68 after Wright applied the pressure with a 180. Chizzy wins the first set 3-2.
After a poor start in the opening leg by Peter Wright, Dave Chisnall takes the opportunity for the chance to break with opening the second set with a 140. But the fight back was on for Wright and Chisnall missing three darts for the leg on d18, Peter Wright capitalises by checking out 88 and taking the opening leg in this set. Peter wright breaks the Chisnall throw by checking out d16 in a low scoring leg with Chizzy sitting on 66. Peter Wright got down to the finish first looking strong on his own throw and winning both the leg and the set to square the game up. The second set Peter Wright 3-0 Dave Chisnall.
The third set opened with both players averaging 100 after a strong start with a combination of both good scoring and finishing. In the first leg of the first set both players were struggling to find the high scores until Wright hit a 140. Chizzy follows up with a 180 to leave 83. After a visit off both players Chizzy was back to check out d8 in two darts. He then opened the second leg with a maximum and then a 140. Wright misses the bull for a 121 finish to hold his throw. Chizzy hits d10 for the break of throw. A good setup shot off Peter Wright to leave 32 but Chizzy hits a 160 checkout to hold his throw and win the thrid set 3-0.
Both players had a good first leg in the fourth set with both players exchanging 180s. Peter Wright holds his throw on 45. Both players warming up now and hitting many t20s. In the second leg, Chizzy leaves 32 and hits it with his first dart. The set 1-1 with both players with an average over 110 in the set, Wright holds his throw after checking out 85 and Chizzy not on a finish. After high scoring and both players hitting 180s both players on finishes. Chisnall missed 2 darts to level up the set before Wright hit d10 to make the game 2-2.
Chizzy with the throw in the first leg of the set hitting a 96 whilst Wright hit a 100. Both players looking strong after the break. Chizzy leaves d20 after hitting seven 19s and checking it out with his dart in hand to hold his throw. Second leg Chizzy hits a 180 to leave 95 and apply pressure to the Wright throw. Wright missed the d20 on a 116 checkout to even out the fifth set and Chizzy hitting d15 to break the Wright throw. Peter Wright unlucky with missing the second d20 on his attempt at a 131 checkout. He gets another chance to hit the same double to break back and make the fifth set 2-1. In the fourth leg leaves d20 from 173 to take the fifth set and take the lead 3-2 in sets.
Chizzy opens the set with great scoring and hitting back to back 180s. Leaves 76 and checks it out with 3 darts. A crucial break at the start of the sixth set. Both players looking strong in the set but Chizzy just edging it. Wright hits back with a 116 finish and gets himself back into the set. Wright’s ninth maximum to leave himself 84 and hits hit in a twelve dart leg. In the fourth leg, Wright hits another maximum to put pressure on Chizzy throw but is doesnt bother him as he checkouts 112 on d18. The final leg, both players averaging other 100. Wright leaves 32 from 161 to gie him the chance to take the match to a deciding set. He checks out 32 in three darts.
In the final set, both players open with high scoring and Chisnall winning the opening leg by hitting a huge 143 checkout and holding his throw. Wright getting down to a finish first leaving 100 where as Chisnall leaves 82 on his next finish. Wright hits the 100 and levels up the final set. With the game all squared up, both players have 100+ averages. Wright struggling to find the big numbers in the third leg until he hits a 180 to leave 80 and put plenty of pressure on Chisnall who had 106 left. Wright hit 80 in two to break the Chisnall throw. Chisnall responds well with a good 100 to start the next leg where as Wright is struggling to find a treble. Chizzy again, hits a good 140 to leave 161 and Wright follows up with one of his own to leave 146. Chizzy breaks back with a second 68 finish in the match. Going into the fifth leg, Wright with the advantage by hitting a 140 but Chizzy follows up with one of his own. Both players hitting big scores to leave themselves with high finishes. Peter Wright misses the d12 to break again and take the lead with Chizzy on 78. He hits it in two darts hitting the double Wright missed. Both players exchanging scores over 100 to apply the pressure as the legs goes by. Chizzy missed d16 to win the match and Peter Wright hits back to even the match and hold his throw. Peter wright breaks the Chizzy throw with a great 127 checkout and go one leg away from victory. Wright was now throwing for the match. Wright hits a maximum to leave 121. After Wright missing on the bull, Chizzy breaks back with a 130 checkout finishing on d5. Peter Wright hits another maxmium to put even more pressure on Chisnall who hits back with a 140. Both players on a two dart finish and Chizzy missing d18 to hold his throw. Wright comes back to hit 64 and take the lead. He opens the next leg with a maximum and then a solid 100. Chizzy trying to fight back to get back into the leg after being 100 points behind. Wright leaves d12 from 161 with Chizzy back in the two hundreds. Wright misses three match darts. Chisnall misses the d20 off a 125. Wright comes back to hit d12 with one dart to secure his place in the quarter finals.
Alan Norris vs Mark Webster
The next match sees a former BDO world champion face a former runner up. Both players had good opening round matches beating great players and putting in great performances. Alan Norris shocked Robert Thornton in his open round match.
Both players’ opening darts are good with both of them hitting scores over 130. Both players were left on 170 with Webster leaving himself on 82 and Norris had 74. Norris with a good chance to break with Webster leaving himself with d10 he then missed all three darts to hold his throw. Norris breaks in Webster’s throw in the leg. Norris kicks off the second leg with a maximum. Webster breaks back with a 130 finsih on the bull to even up the opening set. For the second leg in a row, Norris opens the leg with a 180. 5 perfect darts from Norris sees him on 181 after 6 darts thrown. Webster holds his throw with a 15 dart leg and a 74 finish. Again Norris opens the leg with a maximum and his third of the match. Norris sends the first set into a decider by checking out 40 in 2 darts. Norris steals the darts with a 180 in the deciding set. Both players miss set winning darts and then Norris hits d10 to take the lead in the match.
Webster comes back after the break and hits a maximum and later in the leg hits another to leave 41. He hits it in three darts to make it a 12 dart leg. Both players have come back after the break and have been scoring very high. Norris breaks straight back by hitting d9 with Webster sitting on 40. Both players averaging 95 in the seocnd set but Norris with a finish where Webster isn’t. Norris misses two darts to hold his throw and Webster comes in to checout 49 with two darts to break the Norris throw. Norris starts the next leg with a 180 to add up to his total of five. Webster throws a maximum of his own to leave 90 after 9. Norris hits 36 for a 10 dart leg and again break the Webster throw. In the second set, the decieding leg, both players struggling to find the scored that will help them win the leg and the set. Norris leaves 40 with Webster back on 100. He hits in one dart to win the second set and double his lead.
Both players arrive back on the stage and Webster hits back to back 140s on his throw. A good start for Webster in set 3 as he leaves 40 and checks it out in two darts to hold his throw. Webster looking good in the third set with his high scoring hiting 140 to leave 125. He misses the d20 for the leg and Norris leaves the same from 161. Webster checks out 40 in three darts to break the Norris throw. Norris still fighting with a 140 to start the third leg. But Webster still scoring high making him favourite to take the third set. He has left himself 40 and hits it in two darts to take the third set 3-0.
Webster continuing his high scoring in the fourth set and Norris hits back to back maximums and his seventh of the game. He then misses tops for a 95 checkout but is back as Webster is not on a finish. He hits on this next turn to hold his throw. Webster leaves 20 with Norris not on a finish. He hits it with 1 dart after busting it on his previous visit. He holds his throw to even up the fourth set. Norris hits his eighth maximum and Webster follows it up with a 140. Norris misses the bull for a 123 finish with Webster sat on 72. He comes back to hit d15 to hold his throw. Webster hits a maximum to to open up the fourth leg. Norris hits a 140 to leave 121 and then Webster misses d11 to hold his throw and save the set. He then misses a further three darts at the same double. Norris comes in to checkout 42 and make the game 3-1.
Webster needs this set to keep his world championship campaign going. Both players not finding the high scores like they where earlier on in the match. Webster checks out 76 in two darts with Norris sat on double tops. Both players scoring in the second leg had good scoring and Norris checks out 36 in three darts to even up the fifth set. Webster opens up the next leg with maximum. Both players on high finsihes and Webster leaves himself with 80 and Norris has 74. Webster missed one one dart for leg and so does Norris. Norris comes back to check out d10 in one dart to move one away from victory. Norris throwing for the match and manages to hit a maximum. Norris manages to leave a finish of 139 but fails to check it out leaving himself with 50. Webster leaves himself with 66 but Norris checks out 50. He has won the match and will face either Phil Taylor or Jelle Klassen in the quater finals.
Phil Taylor vs Jelle Klaasen
The 16 time world champion faces the former BDO champion. Klaasen has looked impressive in the recent rounds where as Phil Taylor has being trying to find the most effective equipment for his game.
Jelle Klaasen, who has a had a great campaign has the throw first and but both players start off very steadily with solid scores. Klaasen leaves 110 whilst Taylor is right back on 152. Klaasen has 24 left and hits it with his first attempt to hold his throw. Taylor throwing with authority leaving 121 and leaving 32 from this. With Klaasen on his favourite d18, Taylor hit d16 with his first dart. Good scoring from both players early on in this match. With Klaasen on 170, Taylor leaves 76. Klaasen misses the bull to give Taylor the opportunity to take the lead by hitting 76 in two darts. Klaasen with the first maximum in the fourth leg in the opening set. Klaasen looking to break the Taylor throw but Taylor hits a 180 to leave 61. Klaasen misses the bull again for a set and Taylor misses to set darts. Klaasen comes back to hit 25 in three darts to take the first set to a deciding leg. Klaasen hits a back to back maximums to put himself in poll postion for the first set of the match and leaves himself on 95, Taylor on 88. Taylor misses bull to win the first set and Klaasen comes back to win the deciding leg.
After the break, both players coming back on stage and hitting big scores. Taylor follows it up with a maximum and has an average of 110+. Taylor misses two darts to take the first leg in this set. He comes back to hit d8 on his next visit. Taylor applying lots of pressure on Klaasen with a 140. Both players left with at least a two dart finish. Taylor hits d20 with his first darts breaking the Klaasen throw in the process. Taylor looking favourite to win the set as he hits a 140 to leave d20 which he checks out on his next visit. He wins the second set without a reply.
Klaasen opens up the third set with a 137 and Taylor responds with a similar score. Klaasen hits a 140 to leave the maximum checkout of 170 but only manages a 100. He checks out 70 with two darts to take the lead in the third set. Klaasen starts off with a 180 to put pressure on the taylor throw. Hitting 5 perfect darts. Klaasen is in a good position to break the Taylor throw and does. Good set for Klaasen has he has a 120 average. Taylor on 167 where as Klaasen is on 96. Taylor hits a 70 checkout in two darts to break back in this third set. Klaasen leaves 121 by hitting a maximum with Taylor on 170, leaving 40 on his next visit. Taylor missed three darts to square up the thrid set. Klassen comes back to check out 68. He makes the match 2-1
Klaasen playing with high confidence levels in this last 16 match leaving 28 after 9 darts. He hits it with his first dart. Both players players with averages around 105. Klaasen again hits a maximum, this time leaving 106 where as Taylor leaves 64. Taylor checks out 64 to even up the fourth set and break the Klaasen’s throw. Klaasen with another great maximum but follows it up with a low score in the 30s. Taylor has 108, with Klassen on 92, misses the d16 to hold his throw. Klaasen hits the double Taylor missed to break the throw and take the lead in this fourth set. Klaasen gets to the double first, looking good to hold his throw and double his lead. Taylor misses the 160 checkout. Klaasen steps up and misses two darts to take the fourth set. Taylor hits the wrong double giving Klaasen the chance for the set, but busts his score. Taylor steps up to checkout 8 for the leg and break the Klaasen throw. Both players struggling to find the treble to take the final leg in the fourth set. Taylor hits a 140 to leave 138. Taylor leaves himself with 24 which he takes out with his first dart. He levels up the game at 2 sets all.
Klaasen opens up the fifth set with a maximum where as Taylor only manages 55. A 140 leaves Klaasen 181 when and he leaves himself with 100 after his next visit. Taylor on 261 and Klaasen checks out 100 in three darts. Both players open the second leg with solid scores but Klassen just in front leaving 132 after 9. Klassen taking 96 off 132 to leave d18. Taylor on 102 and Klaasen takes out the 36 to double his lead in this fifth set. A poor start from Klaasen with a 58, Taylor takes advantage with back to back 140s. Taylor leaves 69 after 12 darts. Klaasen left himself on 12 and hits it first dart after Taylor misses d16. Klaasen win set 5 3-0 to take a 3-2 lead.
Klaasen opens the sixth set with a 140 and Taylor follows it up with one of his own. Taylor with another 140 leaves himself with 122 but Klaasen on 81. Klaasen misses a dart to break the Taylor throw. Taylor misses the one dart he had at double whereas Klassen hits d2 first time of asking. A good start in the second leg for Taylor as is looking strong to break back and get the throw back in the set. Klaasen leaves 48 with Taylor sat on 87. Taylor hits d5 to make even up the sixth set. A maximum from Taylor to start the third leg. A ton to keep Taylor in the hunt for the set and leaves himself 41 after 9. Taylor missing two darts for the leg but Klaasen not on a finish. Taylor hits it on his next visit. Klaasen hits a max at the start of the fourth leg. Both players still looking good with averages over 100 and Klaasen leaving himself with 85 after 9. Klaasen missing two darts at d14 but no finish for Taylor. Hits d7 with second dart on his next visit. The sixth set went into a deciding leg. Not a big score from Klassen as he looks to knock out the 16 time world champion. Good second visit from Klaasen to bring him within 10 points of Taylor. Taylor hits 41 but Klaasen responds with a ton. Klaasen down to a finish first but Taylor leaves himself with 36. Klaasen misess the d18 to checkout 147 win the match. Taylor checks out d18 to send it to a deciding set.
Taylor looking good with a maximum to start the final set and follows it up with 99 to put himself in a good position to break the Klaasen throw. Taylor left with 126 and Klaasen has left himself with 70. Taylor checks out 126 on the bull, even with the amount of pressure that was on him. Soild start from Taylor but Klaasen cannot respond. Taylor picking up his game now and showing his experience in the match. Taylor down to a finsih first leaving himself on 123 whilst Klaasen is far back on 225. Taylor leaves 32 where as Klaasen hits a 180 to leave 45. Taylor uses two darts to check out 32 and move him one leg closer to football. A good start from both players who both get 100. Another strong hundred from Taylor puts him closer to the finish and giving him the darts for the match. Klaasen was 100 points behind Taylor who has 164 left. Taylor hits 100 to leave 64. Klassen hits a 180 to leave the same amount of points as Taylor. Taylor misses d20 for the match where as Klaasen hits it. Both players have missed match winning darts. Klassen hits a 180 to put pressure on Taylor’s throw. Klassen looking good and is in a good position to square up the seventh set but cannot leave a finish but neither can Taylor. After 12, Klassen has left 36, Taylor has 79. Klassen hits it with his first
dart. A good start to the leg from Klaasen who hits a 180 and then follows it up with a 140. Taylor not scoring as he was in the start of the match. Klaasen leaves
100 after 9. Klassen checks out 100 in three darts for a 12 dart leg to take the lead in the set. Klassen with another max at the start of a leg and then follows it
up with a 125. Taylor is not on a finish after 9 whereas Klassen is on 71. Klassen hits d10 to knock out the 16 time world champion in a great match.
By Thomas Edwards
Day 11 Results:
Peter Wright 4-3 Dave Chisnall
Alan Norris 4-1 Mark Webster
Jelle Klaasen 4-3 Phil Taylor