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James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld led the MODUS charge in the German Darts Masters at at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart.

Both players reached the semi-finals of the European Tour Event, which saw Mark Webster achieve a nine-dart finish, but it was Adrian Lewis who took the £15,000 title.

Wade defeated Kurt Van De Rijck, Steve Beaton, and Nigel Heydon en route to the quarter-finals, where he and Simon Whitlock played out the match of the tournament, with both players posting huge averages of over 105.

‘The Machine’ ran out as the 6-3 winner, only to be denied a place in the final by Lewis.

Whitlock had seen off Tonci Restovic, Magnus Caris and Wayne Jones before losing out to Wade.

Webster began his campaign in sensational style on Friday evening, hitting a fabulous nine-dart finish in his first leg on the Stuttgart stage. However the Welshman was denied victory by home favourite Andree Welge.

Mervyn King also missed out on a place in the last 32, after Michael Mansell egded a last leg decider.

Mansell also went on to take the scalp of Paul Nicholson in round two, after ‘The Asset’ had claimed an impressive first round victory over Dean Winstanley, defeating the Yorkshireman 6-2.

Arron Monk had a fantastic first round win, defeating Ronnie Baxter 6-2, but the former Under-21 World Champion bowed out to an in-form Robert Thornton.

‘The Thorn’ went on to produce a stunning performance in the last 16, whitewashing Wes Newton 6-0, with a 107 average to boot.

But the UK Open champion’s bid was ended in the quarter-finals by eventual runner-up Ian White, who had earlier become the second player to achieve a nine-dart finish over the weekend.

White also put paid to Raymond van Barneveld’s bid for a second European Tour triumph, beating the Ducthman 6-4.

‘Barney’ had seen off Mark Dudbridge, Colin Osborne,Welge and Vincent van der Voort in his run to the last four.

van der Voort defeated Maik Langendorf, Stuart Kellet and Jerry Hendriks in an impressive run the quarter-finals.

By Chris Murphy

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