Dirk van Duijvenbod and Danny Nobert advanced to the second round of the World Series of Darts Finals on Friday. For Vincent van der Voort, AFAS Live in Amsterdam is over after just one match.
Van Duijvenbod took a 4-2 lead against New Zealander Haubai Buha, but then lost three legs in a row against his paper-weak opponent. Thanks to the victory of the last two legs, he came even higher: 6-5.
In the next round, Van Duijvenbod faces a tough task. He then plays against two-time world champion Gary Anderson, who is ranked eighth.
Nobert took a break from Simon Whitlock in the seventh leg to score 84, then 170 to win 5-3. Whitlock narrowed the deficit to 5-4, but couldn’t pull out a decisive leg: 6-4.
In the second round, Nobert faces Johnny Clayton, who is a I’m coming Got to the first round. Clayton, nicknamed ‘The Ferret’, is the defending champion at AFAS Live after battling Dimitri van den Berg in last year’s final.
Vincent van der Voort has already been eliminated from the World Series of Darts final.
Van de Voort went down admirably
Van der Voort was the favorite against Canadian Matt Campbell, but did not live up to the status. Broken early, he regained his footing in the closing stages to go down 6-3. Campbell mainly used half of his doubles to make the difference.
Michael van Gerwen is the fourth Dutch player to appear in a World Series of Darts final. The winner of the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 tournaments will only enter the second round and will therefore only appear in Ochs on Saturday.
The World Series of Darts, not counted in the world rankings, continues through Sunday. The winner of the competition could collect 70,000 pounds (nearly 80,000 euros).
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