Saturday 17th December


MODUS celebrated a hat-trick of wins on Saturday as Paul Nicholson, Vincent van der Voort and Robert Thorton all earned places in round two of the Ladbrokes World Championship.

Nicholson came through a potentially tricky tie with Mensur Suljovic unscathed and Van der Voort hit many a maximum to beat Mark Hylton in the evening session. Thornton had earlier seen off the challenge of Ian White.

The Asset made sure he wasn’t going to be Suljovic’s latest scalp, and a characteristically ruthless performance ensured he never looked in danger of suffering a shock defeat. He beat the Austrian 3-1 to set up a post-Christmas clash with Alan Tabern.

Van der Voort lived up to his ‘Dutch Destroyer’ nickname in his 3-2 triumph over Hylton. He hit a sensational eleven 180s to ensure he will be at the Ally Pally after Christmas.

The Thorn showed flashes of his former self with some high scoring and neat finishing to set up a second round tie against defending World Champion Adrian Lewis.

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