Grand Slam of Darts Day 1 – Evening Session.
The Grand Slam of Darts Saturday evening session saw wins for Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright and Gary Anderson,
Barney and Smith serve up a classic
Michael Smith defeated Raymond van Barneveld 5-4 in the final game of the Saturdays action. The winner of 2012 Grand Slam of Darts returned to a PDC stage for the first time months and put a solid performance but it was Bully Boy who came through a last leg shoot out.
Also in Group H, Gary Anderson eased past Joe Davis. Joe Davis who is struggling with a elbow injury struggled to find his rhythm and lost 5-1 to an under par Gary Anderson who averaged just 81.
MVG masterclass on night one
Michael van Gerwen put in one of the performances on the first day, whitewashing Lisa Ashton 5-0. Michal averaged 105.85 in a dominant display which put him control of Group G. Michael van Gerwen will play Joe Cullen on Sunday evening.
The whitewashing continued in Group G, with Joe Cullen firing in four 180’s in five legs to beat John Henderson.
Snake bite for Fallon
Peter Wright got the better of The Queen of the Palace, with a 5-1 win. The scoreline doesn’t really reflect the performance of Fallon Sherrock however, missing 8 darts at a double in this short format allowed Wright to punish which he did in this Group E tie.
In Group E, we also saw Gabriel Clemens open up the evening session with a 5-1 win over a Mike De Decker. The German Giant will now take on Peter Wright on Sunday evening.
Mensur magic to defeat Cool Hand
A group stage classic from Mensur Suljovic and Luke Humphries saw them both average over 100 as The Gentle wins 5-3 to put himself in a strong position in Group F.
Also in Group F, Jose de Sousa won 5-1 against Matt Campbell. The Canadian will be disappointed with his debut at the Slam only averaging 83 and he will know he will need to step it up to get the better of Cool Hand tomorrow night.
Day one Evening session Results
8x Group Matches
Gabriel Clemens 5-1 Mike De Decker (E)
Jose de Sousa 5-1 Matt Campbell (F)
Mensur Suljovic 5-3 Luke Humphries (F)
Gary Anderson 5-1 Joe Davis (H)
Michael van Gerwen 5-0 Lisa Ashton (G)
Joe Cullen 5-0 John Henderson (G)
Peter Wright 5-1 Fallon Sherrock (E)
Michael Smith v Raymond van Barneveld (H)