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We have a peer at what may happen on this Super Sunday in Blackpool!

BetVictor World Matchplay Day 2

Posted: 19.07.14 in Tournament Analysis Blog category

We have a peer at what may happen on this Super Sunday in Blackpool!

 

Right let me check my wallchart! Hmm, interesting, a double header of darts today by the look of it:

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)
First Round
Dave Chisnall (1/2) v Dean Winstanley (15/8)
Brendan Dolan (1/2) v Richie Burnett (7/4)
Robert Thornton (2/5)  v Paul Nicholson (5/2)
Andy Hamilton (4/11) v Wayne Jones (5/2)

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
First Round
Justin Pipe (11/10) v Michael Smith (11/13)
Wes Newton (4/7) v Ronnie Baxter (13/8)
Phil Taylor (1/10) v Darren Webster (10/1)
Raymond van Barneveld (2/7) v Vincent van der Voort (10/3)

Well last night turned out as we expected in the end. Diamond White won comfortably against The Bull landing our first tip but couldn't quite get over the line in the 180 market, 4 all that finished!. Whitlock came through against Painter. This is the result everyone would have predicted up to a few weeks ago and before an overdue upturn in form for KP.

MVG went through V Beaton but the Bronzed Adonis comfortably overcame the handicap as we suggested but was too inconsistent to cause a shock! Wade dozed off midway through his game V The PieMan but still won easily. I was thinking about Andy Smith-I cannot ever recall watching him win a game on TV yet there he is, top 32 of the PDC-interesting and a debate for another day.

Talking of the BDO, two former stars who came off the ever running BDO conveyor belt of quality players go to head to head in the first game this afternoon. Dave Chisnall V Dean Winstanley. Chizzy should win but the game will be played in a great spirit and at a cracking pace-a great start to Sunday afternoon.

As you can see there are some great match ups throughout the day with side stories to go with them. It really should be a Super Sunday!

Tips

We haven't had a game go all the way to a penalty shootout despite being emphatically assured the Whitlock v Painter game would. So, what about Dolan v Burnett. Brendan's conscientious approach to throwing darts in contrast to the sometimes erratic and jerky style of The Prince of Wales. Over 16.5 legs at Evens with SkyBet anyone?

If you fancy a bit of 180 action this afternoon The Hammer and The Thorn to hit the most max's in their respective games is a shade over 6/4 at Boyles.

 

Blackpool Pier photo courtesy of Tom Curtis/www.freedigitalphotos.net

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