MODUS stars James Wade and Simon Whitlock go head to head in the McCoy’s Premier League tonight. The pair, who both reached the semi-finals of the World Championship, will close the show on what promises to be an exciting evening of action in Aberdeen.
Wade is aiming to bounce back from an opening night defeat at the hands of Andy Hamilton. ‘The Machine’, who won the tournament in 2009, was successful with more than half of his attempts at doubles last week but narrowly lost out to the World Championship runner-up.
Whitlock is in excellent form of late. He has followed up his run at the Alexandra Palace with strong performances at the Players Championship events in Benidorm and back to back semi-finals at the UK Open qualifiers last weekend. ‘The Wizard’ played out a thrilling draw with Raymond van Barneveld in Manchester last week and will be hoping to add to his points tally in Scotland.
Van Barneveld is in action in the opening match of the night when he takes on world champion Adrian Lewis. ‘Barney’ came back from 7-5 down to share the spoils with Whitlock, an encouraging sign that he is getting back to his brilliant best. The Dutchman hit more treble 20’s than singles last Thursday and a similar performance tonight would undoubtedly give ‘Jackpot’ more than a run for his money.
In the nights other matches, Phil Taylor takes on Kevin Painter and Gary Anderson meets Hamilton.
MODUS darts.tv will provide updates and reports for all matches involving MODUS players.
Raymond van Barneveld v Adrian Lewis (game one)
James Wade v Simon Whitlock (game four)
By Chris Murphy