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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