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
Ryan Joyce won day two of the PDC Summer Series

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.

View the:

  • 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



Board 1

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