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Robert Thornton and Paul Nicholson both progressed to round two of the World Championships on a day that saw two nine-darters at Alexandra Palace.

Thornton defeated Max Hopp and Nicholson saw off Stuart Kellett on Saturday evening, following an afternoon session which included the two perfect legs.

Terry Jenkins and Australia’s Kyle Anderson currently share possession of the £30,000 prize-pot after both achieved their first televised nine-dart-finishes, but the pair were eliminated from the tournament nonetheless.

Robert Thornton 3 – 1 Max Hopp – Match report

Paul Nicholson 3 – 0 Stuart Kellett – Match report

By Chris Murphy

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The 2014 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship gets underway on Friday evening as 72 players prepare to do battle for the biggest prize in the sport.

Last year’s runner-up Michael van Gerwen is widely considered to be a major contender to be lifting the Sid Waddell Trophy on New Year’s Day, while James Wade and Simon Whitlock are also hoping to pocket the record £250,000 first prize. (more…)

Robert Thornton produced a string of strong showings to reach his first Grand Slam of Darts final but was denied a second PDC major by world number one Phil Taylor on Sunday evening.

Former UK Open winner Thornton continued the good form that saw him win a Players Championship event in Killarney at the end of October, winning five matches over nine days in Wolverhampton before succumbing to ‘The Power’ in the decider.

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Robert Thornton reached his first Grand Slam of Darts semi-final with a commanding victory over Tony O’Shea on Friday evening.

The Scottish ace will meet reigning BDO World Champion Scott Waites on Sunday afternoon after defeating Lakeside runner-up O’Shea 16-6 in Wolverhampton. (more…)