World Series of Darts: Fallon Sherok defeats Ricky Evans, Raymond van Barneveld advances

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A snapshot of all the action from the evening session of day six of the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace

A snapshot of all the action from the evening session of day six of the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace

Five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld stepped back to make a winning start in his 30th World Series of Darts appearance as Fallon Sherock suffered a first-round exit at Alexandra Palace.

The Queen of the Palace won the first set and was the best in scoring against her opponent, although she was left to regret a series of missed opportunities as she fell at the first hurdle for the second year in a row.

Sherrock shot 180 in her first leg of the match and broke Evans twice – including with a 14 darter – on her way to taking the opening group with a 17-dart, then won a fourth straight leg to leave her playing partner struggling.

Tuesday 20th December – Results

Jim Williams 3-2 Sebastian Bialecki (R1)
Jimmy Hughes 1-3 Jimi Hendrix (R1)
Ricky Evans 3-1 Fallon SHEROK (R1)
Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Ryan Mekley (R2)

Emma Button is joined by Wayne Mardle and John Bart in the studio as they all react to Ricky Evans' victory over Queen of the Palace Fallon Sherlock.

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Emma Button is joined by Wayne Mardle and John Bart in the studio as they all react to Ricky Evans’ victory over Queen of the Palace Fallon Sherlock.

Emma Button is joined by Wayne Mardle and John Bart in the studio as they all react to Ricky Evans’ victory over Queen of the Palace Fallon Sherlock.

Evans responded by scoring 122 and taking a close second set in the final second leg, before winning in a nerve-wracking third-set decider when Cherrock missed several darts and then stopped her on her next visit.

Sherrock took 76 to get an early break in the fourth game and carried a bowler on her next visit, only for Evans to respond with a 16 darter and then exploit a combination dart missed by his playing partner to see D8 and move inside a victory leg.

Ricky Evans beat Fallon Sherrock to book his place in the second round of the World Championship of Darts.

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Ricky Evans beat Fallon Sherrock to book his place in the second round of the World Championship of Darts.

Ricky Evans beat Fallon Sherrock to book his place in the second round of the World Championship of Darts.

Evans then took advantage of a slow start in a bound-to-win match for Sherrock to leave him ahead of the bowling, and the 32-year-old fell in style as he struck out 107 for 15 darts.

“I knew it was going to be tough, but I didn’t expect it to be this hard!” Evans told Sky Sports. “She’s good! People cheer because there’s a lady playing, but they don’t respect how good she is at darts. She was the best player in that game! I got away with it and I’m so glad I won – I scatter to bits.”

Ricky Evans says it is

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Ricky Evans says he has “nothing to lose” after coming off a grueling first-round clash with Fallon Sherrock at the World Series of Darts.

Ricky Evans says he has “nothing to lose” after coming off a grueling first-round clash with Fallon Sherrock at the World Series of Darts.

Van Barneveld recovered from losing his opening set to defeat Suffolk star Ryan Meckley 3-1 in the final game of the evening, to book the Dutchman in a third-round clash with world number one Jeroen Price.

Meikle started strongly and followed a 12 darter by breaking Van Barneveld – who had suffered from food poisoning in training – in the next to take the opening set, only to see his 55-year-old opponent need only 39 arrows to rattle. Through the second set into straight legs.

Raymond van Barneveld averaged 95.18 in his win over Ryan Mekley

Raymond van Barneveld averaged 95.18 in his win over Ryan Mekley

Van Barneveld broke in the second leg of the opener of the third match after the Englishman missed six double looks and won the set in the first leg, then dominated the fourth as Mekelle began to fade.

Mikle failed to catch the dart in the second leg to move Van Barneveld to the brink of victory, taking a 15-dart shot in the next round to reach the third round for the first time since 2018.

Raymond van Barneveld hit back with his second round win against Ryan Meikle at the 2023 World Championship of Darts.

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Raymond van Barneveld hit back with his second round win against Ryan Meikle at the 2023 World Championship of Darts.

Raymond van Barneveld hit back with his second round win against Ryan Meikle at the 2023 World Championship of Darts.

“I play well and I believe in myself,” said Van Barneveld. Sky Sports. “I’m so happy I won tonight. I love this game and when I retired I’ve never been happier…and I was thinking to myself ‘I’ve got more in the tank, I’m not done yet'”.

What else happened on the sixth day?

debutante Jimi Hendrix He recovered from losing the opening set to win Jimmy Hughes 3-1 in a low-scoring showdown and earning a tie with Brendan Dolan in the next round.

Hughes struck brilliantly, with the pair combining to miss 33 double tries before Hendrix caught an unexpected second – as they both struggled with averages in the mid-70s – by striking out 72 for 15 darts.

Jimi Hendrix takes the second leg of the first set against Jimmy Hughes after missing thirteen shots between the pair!

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Jimi Hendrix takes the second leg of the first set against Jimmy Hughes after missing thirteen shots between the pair!

Jimi Hendrix takes the second leg of the first set against Jimmy Hughes after missing thirteen shots between the pair!

Hendrix won an improving third set in the first leg and then broke Hughes in the fourth by grabbing the tops with successive dart finishes on 104, with the win in the next round completing a gutsy win.

Jim Williams Twice fought who were taken down to defeat Sebastian Bialecki In an exciting five-set thriller, he set up a second-round meeting with James Wade, a four-time World Championship semi-finalist.

Jim Williams and Sebastian Bialecki wowed the Alexandra Palace crowd in their first round match at the World Darts Championship.

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Jim Williams and Sebastian Bialecki wowed the Alexandra Palace crowd in their first round match at the World Darts Championship.

Jim Williams and Sebastian Bialecki wowed the Alexandra Palace crowd in their first round match at the World Darts Championship.

Bialecki won the opener with straight legs after his playing partner missed eight darts on a double dart, only for Williams to bounce off 11-dart by pole in the second set to claim the next two men on 13 and 15-dart respectively to level. the match.

Williams made an impressive 154 but lost the third set when Bialecki made a par of 136 in the first leg, although the Welshman won the fourth in straight sets and hit a stunning 130 via point early in the fifth set to complete the tight match. Fight victory.

Jim Williams tops out with an impressive 154 to keep the third set alive.

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Jim Williams tops out with an impressive 154 to keep the third set alive.

Jim Williams tops out with an impressive 154 to keep the third set alive.

Wednesday at Ally Pally

The first round is drawing to a close, with the last two points from the second round confirmed, while Michael van Gerwen Headlines the evening as he looks to lift the Sid Waddell Cup for the first time since 2019

Michael van Gerwen begins his quest for a fourth world title at Alexandra Palace

Michael van Gerwen begins his quest for a fourth world title at Alexandra Palace

Van Gerwen has celebrated Premier League titles, World Matchplay, World Grand Prix and Players Championship Finals over recent months and is now determined to finish an amazing season in exciting style as the title bid begins against him. Leo Williams.

Wednesday 21st December – Matches (1230 GMT)

John O’Shea against Darius Labanoskas (M1)
Martin Taylor against Xicheng Han (R1)
Callan Reeds against Josh Rock (R1)
Dave Chisnall against Andrew Gilding / Robert Owen (R2)

Wednesday 21st December – Matches (1900 GMT)

Mervyn King against Danny Bagish (R1)
Gabriel Clemens against William O’Connor (R1)
Michael van Gerwen against Nils Zonnefeld / Leoy Williams (R1)
Stephen Bunting against Gert Nentjes / Leonard Gates (R2)

Mervyn King Takes on Danny Bagish And the Gabriel Clemens It was awarded a draw against William O’ConnorWhile Stephen Bunting Concluding wednesday proceedings v Leonard Gates.

John O’Shea faces Darius Labanoskas And the Martin Taylor Xicheng Han takes to complete the first round schedule earlier in the day, while Josh Rock He was given a tough task against last year’s quarter-finalists Callum Reeds Previously reached the semi-finals Dave Chisnall Play Andrew Gilding.

Watch the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship – live on Sky Sports Darts – through to the final on 3 January.


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