Ryan Joyce survived five match darts against Dave Chisnall to win day two of the PDC Summer Series.
Joyce was 7-3 down, but reeled off five straight legs against Chizzy, to win his first ever PDC ranking title. He also all but secured his first ever appearance at the Betfred World Matchplay.
The other main developments on day two saw:
- Gary Anderson and Nathan Aspinall make semi finals after going out in round one yesterday
- Martijn Kleermaker make a maiden PDC quarter final
- Madars Razma and Jason Lowe make the last 16
- Maik Kuivenhoven beat yesterday’s winner Michael van Gerwen
- not much else change in the World Matchplay qualification race
Joy for Joyce
It was a special day for Joyce, as he won his maiden PDC ranking title after a fantastic day.
He started with a 6-4 victory over Andy Hamilton in round 1, followed by a 6-3 win against fellow World Matchplay qualification rival Luke Humphries. “Rentless” then beat Chris Dobey 6-4 to win his board, and further put Dobey’s Matchplay qualification hopes in doubt.
Joyce then came through back to back last leg deciders. First, he beat Madars Razma in the last 16, and then the three time BDO world champion Glen Durrant.
In the semi final, he put in his best performance of the day, defeating Gary Anderson 7-3 with an average of 102.
That took him into the final against Chisnall, and he started slowly, going 6-2 and 7-3 down. It seemed that he would fall in his first ever ranking final, but the man from Newcastle clawed his way back into the game.
Chisnall missed four match darts in the 12th leg, which Joyce won to take it to 7-5. Then in the final leg, Chizzy couldn’t find the bull to get over the line. This allowed Joyce to have darts for the match for the first time, and he found D10 with his second dart to win his maiden PDC crown.
Speaking after his win, Joyce told Online Darts: “I’m absolutely over the moon. I can’t describe how I’m feeling right now. It hasn’t sunk in to be honest.
“I thought the game was done and thought Dave was going to win a leg at some stage. So I tried to enjoy the match and make the score a bit more respectable.”
So close for Chisnall
For Dave Chisnall, he will wonder how he let that title get away.
After reaching the quarter finals yesterday, the man from St Helens started the day brightly again. He won 6-3 against Aaron Beeney, 6-2 v Jamie Lewis, and beating Benito van de Pas 6-4 to win his board.
He then beat Maik Kuivenhoven, the man who put out Michael van Gerwen, 6-4, before producing a 102 average to sail past Martijn Kleermaker 6-2 in the quarter finals.
That set up a semi final against Nathan Aspinall, and The Asp was visibly irritated by something during the game. Chisnall kept his cool however, and won 7-5 to get his place in the final.
Chisnall was looking for title number 16 today, but he’ll be ruing four missed darts at D16, as well as a missed bull in the deciding leg, in his hotel room in Milton Keynes tonight.
What else happened?
There was a lot of drama elsewhere on day two of the PDC Summer Series.
Simon Whitlock lost in the first round to Scott Mitchell, meaning that he drops to seed number 15 for the World Matchplay. Glen Durrant, who remains 16th, is only £250 off him after another quarter final display.
Nathan Aspinall, Gary Anderson, Daryl Gurney and Adrian Lewis all got past round one today after losing in the opening round yesterday. By contrast, Michael Smith and Darren Webster, who had good runs yesterday, fell at the first hurdle.
In the race for World Matchplay qualification, Dimitri Van den Bergh lost in the first round for the second day in a row. He could be in danger of missing out if he fails to win again tomorrow. Elsewhere, Ryan Searle also failed to win, and he falls out the qualification spots after Ryan Joyce’s win. Searle however, is just £500 behind Ricky Evans in the race to remain in Milton Keynes for next week’s tournament.
- PDC Order of Merit. The top 16 players on this will be seeded for the World Matchplay.
- PDC Pro Tour of Merit. The top 16 players who aren’t already in the top 16 on the normal order of merit will qualify.
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Day Two Results
Ryan Joyce 8-7 Dave Chisnall
Ryan Joyce 7-3 Gary Anderson
Dave Chisnall 7-5 Nathan Aspinall
Ryan Joyce 6-5 Glen Durrant
Gary Anderson 6-4 Jonny Clayton
Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Peter Wright
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Martijn Kleermaker
Ryan Joyce 6-5 Madars Razma
Glen Durrant 6-1 Neils Zonneveld
Gary Anderson 6-1 Gabriel Clemens
Jonny Clayton 6-2 Martin Atkins (Wigan)
Peter Wright 6-2 Jermaine Wattimena
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 James Wade
Martijn Kleermaker 6-3 Jason Lowe
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Maik Kuivenhoven
Madars Razma 6-4 Gerwyn Price
Ryan Joyce 6-4 Chris Dobey
Neils Zonneveld 6-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Glen Durrant 6-4 Jan Dekker
Gary Anderson 6-5 Matthew Edgar
Gabriel Clemens 6-3 Daryl Gurney
Martin Atkins (Wigan) 6-3 Bradley Brooks
Jonny Clayton 6-3 Christian Bunse
Peter Wright 6-3 Ricky Evans
Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 James Wilson
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Mickey Mansell
James Wade 6-4 Ciaran Teehan
Martijn Kleermaker 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Jason Lowe 6-4 Adrian Lewis
Maik Kuivenhoven 6-5 Michael van Gerwen
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Benito van de Pas
Gerwyn Price 6-0 Steve Lennon
Madars Razma 6-5 Devon Petersen
Ryan Joyce 6-3 Luke Humphries
Chris Dobey 6-2 Simon Stevenson
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Joe Cullen
Neils Zonneveld 6-2 Jelle Klassen
Glen Durrant 6-5 Richard North
Jan Dekker 6-4 Kai Fan Leung
Matthew Edgar 6-4 Mensur Suljovic
Gary Anderson 6-0 Ryan Murray
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Boris Krcmar
Gabriel Clemens 6-3Matthew Dennant
Bradley Brooks 6-5 Ian White
Martin Atkins (Wigan) 6-4 Martin Schindler
Christian Bunse 6-5 Brendan Dolan
Jonny Clayton 6-0 Ted Evetts
Peter Wright 6-4 Andy Boulton
Ricky Evans 6-2 Jonathan Worsley
James Wilson 6-4 Alan Tabern
Jermaine Wattimena 6-4 Josh Payne
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Scott Mitchell
Mickey Mansell 6-5 Harry Ward
James Wade 6-4 Jeff Smith
Ciaran Teehan 6-4 Luke Woodhouse
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-1 Kirk Shepherd
Martijn Kleermaker 6-3 Matt Clark
Jason Lowe 6-5 Rob Cross
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Mike van Duivenbode
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Mervyn King
Maik Kuivenhoven 6-2 Vincent van der Voort
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Jamie Lewis
Benito van de Pas 6-3 Mark McGeeney
Steve Lennon 6-2 James Hubbard
Madars Razma 6-3 Kim Huybrechts
Devon Petersen 6-1 Nathan Derry
Luke Humphries 6-5 Danny Noppert
Ryan Joyce 6-4 Andy Hamilton
Chris Dobey 6-4 Jose De Sousa
Simon Stevenson 6-3 Scott Waites
Joe Cullen 6-2 Scott Baker
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Darius Labanauskas
Neils Zonneveld 6-2 Steve Beaton
Jelle Klassen 6-4 Andrew Gilding
Glen Durrant 6-5 Adrian Gray
Richard North 6-1 Ross Smith
Jan Dekker 6-4 Justin Pipe
Kai Fan Leung 6-5 John Henderson
Mensur Suljovic 6-0 Nick Kenny
Matthew Edgar 6-3 Harald Leitinger
Gary Anderson 6-2 Max Hopp
Ryan Murray 6-3 Ron Meulenkamp
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Steve West
Boris Krcmar 6-2 Ryan Meikle
Gabriel Clemens 6-1 Barrie Bates
Matthew Dennant 6-2 Robert Collins
Ian White 6-1 Cameron Menzies
Bradley Brooks 6-1 Conan Whitehead
Martin Atkins (Wigan) 6-5 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Martin Schindler 6-3 Reece Robinson
Brendan Dolan 6-3 Wayne Jones
Christian Bunse 6-3 Arjan Konterman
Jonny Clayton 6-1 Lisa Ashton
Ted Evetts 6-4 Joe Murnan
Peter Wright 6-1 Carl Wilkinson
Andy Boulton 6-1 Nathan Rafferty
Ricky Evans 6-4 Steve Brown
Jonathan Worsley 6-3 Karel Sedlacek
James Wilson 6-5 Michael Smith
Alan Tabern 6-3 Mike De Decker
Jermaine Wattimena 6-4 Graham Usher
Josh Payne 6-3 Peter Jacques
Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Geert Nentjes
Scott Mitchell 6-5 Simon Whitlock
Harry Ward 6-3 Keegan Brown
Mickey Mansell 6-4 Derk Telenkes
James Wade 6-3 Michael Barnard
Jeff Smith 6-1 Gavin Carlin
Luke Woodhouse 6-5 Jamie Hughes
Ciaran Teehan 6-5 Darren Penhall
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-2 David Pallett
Kirk Shepherd 6-5 Callan Rydz
Matt Clark 6-5 Ryan Searle
Martijn Kleermaker 6-3 Stephen Bunting
Rob Cross 6-4 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Jason Lowe 6-1 William Borland
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Vincent Van der Meer
Mike van Duivenbode 6-3 Jitse van der Wal
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 William O’Connor
Mervyn King 6-3 Adam Hunt
Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Krzysztof Kciuk
Maik Kuivenhoven 6-1 Robert Thornton
Dave Chisnall 6-3 Aaron Beeney
Jamie Lewis 6-4 Gary Blades
Benito van de Pas 6-2 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Mark McGeeney 6-2 Darren Webster