The Isle of Wight youngster, who has twice beaten Phil Taylor in professional events, came through the last 64 of the £50,000 tournament in Reading on Saturday to set up a decider against Rowby-John Rodriguez. (more…)
Thornton’s survival was secured when Dave Chisnall earned a 7-5 victory over Wes Newton, which saw Newton’s campaign end early for the second succesive season.
‘The Thorn’ went on to lose out to world number two Taylor.
van Gerwen and Whitlock served up the match of the evening with a 6-6 draw, in which both players took out enormous finishes.
Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld also drew, while Peter Wright edged out Gary Anderson.
Following the elimination of Whitlock and Newton, the remaining eight players will compete in Sheffield next week, with fixtures set to be released in due course.
By Chris Murphy
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This unique evening of sporting entertainment, which will take place in the Canal Suite on Saturday 10 May, will see reigning PDC World Champion and world number one Michael van Gerwen headline a star-studded field of major championship winners.
Lakeside favourite and three-time BDO World Champion Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams is also in action, alongside James Wade, winner of seven major PDC titles. (more…)