Friday 30th Round-Up

MODUS stars James Wade and Simon Whitlock remain on course to meet in the final of the Ladbrokes World Championship after an unforgettable quarter-final day at the Alexandra Palace.

Wade won an epic battle to overcome John Part in classic encounter, while Whitlock thrashed Gary Anderson to progress to the semi-finals.

The Machine came out on top in what is already been described as one of the greatest darts matches ever, winning a sudden death leg to conquer three-time world champion Part, eventually winning 5-4. He faces defending champion Adrian Lewis in tomorrow’s semi final.

Wade took out five finishes of over a hundred, most of them at crucial times and under extreme pressure, as he moved a step closer to winning his eighth major title. The World Championship has eluded him so far but victory over Jackpot would move him within touching distance of glory.

Whitlock will play Andy Hamilton after producing a sensational display to defeat bookies favourite Gary Anderson. The Wizard gave the Premier League champion a ruthless lesson in finishing to book his place in the final four. That magnificent victory leaves him on the verge of reaching his second world final in three years.

Both players showed that they have what it takes to become World Champion and either would be a worthy winner.

www.modusdarts.tv will continue to provide updates and reports throughout the remainder of the tournament.

 

By Chris Murphy