February 2013

Australia, Netherlands, Wales and Scotland all topped their respective groups as they moved into the last 16 of the World Cup of Darts in Hamburg with victories on Saturday afternoon.

Australian pair Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson saw off New Zealand, while Dutch duo Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen sealed a whitewash over Gibraltar.

Mark Webster helped Wales to victory over Italy and finishes of 119 and 80 from Robert Thornton aided Scotland in their defeat of Sweden.

Full match reports are available on the players websites (click players’ name to be redirected).

The quarter-final line-up  will be decided on Saturday evening, which sees Australia face Belgium and the Netherlands take on Finland.

Wales play Canada in the last 16, while Scotland are up against Spain.

By Chris Murphy

Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson got off to a flying start at the World Cup of Darts in Hamburg as the Australian pair qualified for the last 16 after winning their first game, while Mark Webster, Robert Thornton and the Dutch duo of Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld all enjoyed victories for their respective countries.  (more…)