Grand Slam of Darts 2021: Peter Wright beats Fallon Sherrock as Michael van Gerwen defeats Lisa Ashton | Darts News

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Last updated: 13/11/21 23:10


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Peter Wright was in a confident mood after greeting Fallon Sharrock’s challenge on the opening night of the Grand Slam

Peter Wright was in a confident mood after greeting Fallon Sharrock’s challenge on the opening night of the Grand Slam

Peter Wright assured that Fallon Sherrock’s Grand Slam of Darts debut ended in defeat as the Queen of the Palace was left to regret a string of double-missed darts in a 5-1 defeat.

Wright, who has been in a bad mood since his own dominant victory at World Matchplay in July, started quickly and with an average of 100 points quickly took the lead 2-0 in a tournament in which he reached two of the last four finals.

Sherrock – who came back 7-1 down to beat Dimitri Van den Bergh and reach the Nordic Masters final – stated the third stage, to the great delight of a noisy crowd.

After Snakebite re-established his two-legged advantage when the Queen of the Palace missed the target for the draw, Sherrock then missed three darts for a trow break and was punished by Wright, who moved inside. a finish line.

Sherrock’s conclusion was the hallmark of his World Championship run two years ago, however, he lost an eighth double dart to claim stage six and Wright, who lost 11 double darts, pinned double 16. for an opening night win.

Bully Boy denies Barney a dream return

Michael Smith continued his impressive Pro Tour form with a 5-4 win over returning Raymond van Barneveld.

Smith took the opening round but found it hard to find double and could only watch as 2012 champion Barney pinned his first two darts to doubles for finishes of 122 and 86 and a 2-1 lead.

Bully Boy remained unmoved and leveled the match before restoring his lead when Van Barneveld missed two darts at double max to keep his nose up front. However, the five-time world champion didn’t waste his next opportunity on the outside ring, a nerve-wracking 62 scored the 3-3 and turned the game into a best-of-three match.

Van Barneveld claimed the seventh leg to stay within a finish line, but Smith’s superb 11 darts ensured the game went the distance.

Smith missed a bullseye dart for a 170-point finish and when Barney failed to take out 157, Bully Boy knocked out 25 in two darts for the tightest of wins.

MVG too good for Ashton

by Michael van Gerwen The search for the first Grand Slam of Darts title since 2017 got off to a good start, ensuring that Lisa Ashton’s wait for the tournament’s first group stage win continues.

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Michael van Gerwen was delighted with a winning start as he aims for the fourth Grand Slam crown

Michael van Gerwen was delighted with a winning start as he aims for the fourth Grand Slam crown

Ashton lost all six of his previous matches in the event and could only watch how Van Gerwen produced his best.

Van Gerwen averaged 105 and scored five of his eight double darts in a 5-0 win that lasted just eight minutes and 30 seconds.

Michael Van Gerwen was in unstoppable form after a simple win in his opening match against Lisa Ashton

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Michael Van Gerwen was in unstoppable form after a simple win in his opening match against Lisa Ashton

Michael Van Gerwen was in unstoppable form after a simple win in his opening match against Lisa Ashton

Contenders show title credentials

Reigning champion Jose de Sousa He started well, beating Canadian Matt Campbell with a finishing clinical demonstration to a 5-1 success.

The Special One claimed his big breakthrough in Coventry with last year’s Grand Slam win which was played behind closed doors, but in front of a sold out crowd, he hit five of his six darts double for victory.

Northern Irishman Nathan Rafferty gave the number 1 in the world Gerwyn Price a huge fight, lose a dart of the match before slipping in a 5-4 defeat against Iceman.

Gerwyn Price admitted he's not at his best against Nathan Rafferty but remains confident of winning the Grand Slam of Darts

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Gerwyn Price admitted he’s not at his best against Nathan Rafferty but remains confident of winning the Grand Slam of Darts

Gerwyn Price admitted he’s not at his best against Nathan Rafferty but remains confident of winning the Grand Slam of Darts

Rafferty, who qualified via the Development Tour, went toe-to-toe with the two-time Grand Slam champion, who led 4-3 when he missed double 10 for the match and broke his score in the process.

The 21-year-old claimed the next leg to force a decisive decision and missed a dart in midfield causing a shock before Price, with his sixth dart of the match, pinned the double fives for two points.

Price beaten Gary Anderson in a controversial and memorable Grand Slam final in 2018 and the Scotsman made no secret of wanting to win the event.

Playing in the tournament for the 15th consecutive year, a 5-1 win over Joe Davis ensured he got off to a good start as he aims to continue a remarkable record of never getting out of the pack

Another fit man is Rob Cross having won a Pro Tour title to go with his second European Championship title in recent weeks, and racked up his first white win of the tournament with a 5-0 win over an under-par Boris Krcmar.

Rob Cross says he's the safest he's felt since 2017 after starting his Grand Slam of Darts campaign against Boris Krcmar perfectly.

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Rob Cross says he’s the most confident he’s felt since 2017 after starting his Grand Slam of Darts campaign against Boris Krcmar perfectly.

Rob Cross says he’s the most confident he’s felt since 2017 after starting his Grand Slam of Darts campaign against Boris Krcmar perfectly.

Nobody has a title more than by Jonny Clayton six this year, and began his campaign for his fifth television title of the year with a 5-3 win over Austria’s Rusty-John Rodriguez.

The ferret three shot 180 and an average of 101.5, inclusive a class 108 finish on the way to the perfect start in a group that also sees the youth world champion Bradley Brooks as protagonist.

New faces upset the old guard

Bradley Brooks says beating Mervyn King at the Grand Slam of Darts is one of the best wins of his career so far

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Bradley Brooks says beating Mervyn King at the Grand Slam of Darts is one of the best wins of his career so far

Bradley Brooks says beating Mervyn King at the Grand Slam of Darts is one of the best wins of his career so far

Bradley Brooks announced his arrival on the big stage with an impressive 5-1 win over two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Mervyn King

Bam-Bam beat Joe Davis to win the youth world title last year and went from strength to strength on the Development Tour this year and despite a big difference in experience with King, the 21-year-old has given himself a fantastic chance to progress at his debut.

Another surprise winner was Jim Williams who beat two-time Grand Slam runner-up James Wade in a decisive final.

Jim Williams says he feels no pressure after beating James Wade in his opening group game at the Grand Slam of Darts

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Jim Williams says he feels no pressure after beating James Wade in his opening group game at the Grand Slam of Darts

Jim Williams says he feels no pressure after beating James Wade in his opening group game at the Grand Slam of Darts

Williams immediately took the lead 4-2 later Wade’s brilliant 100 finish set the initial tone for a high standard. Wade-style, The Machine reacted to take the match to the distance where the Welshman broke his shot to cause an early surprise.

Don’t miss a Grand Slam of Darts dart which continues on Sunday with two action sessions from Wolverhampton’s Aldersley Leisure Village – join us from 1pm on Sky Sports Arena.

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