PDC World Championships

Darts

ByTheMinDarts

So well done to Wright and all tonight’s winners, we managed not to lose all the seeds! Round Two gets underway tomorrow. We’ll wrap things up there for tonight. Enjoy your Fridays - @Ugster1 signing off!

Stats - great checkout stats from Portela:

WRIGHT WINS 3 SETS TO 1! Fourth Set - Wright 3:0 Portela Wright finishes off the job, whitewash in that final set. Portela showed a lot of talent there, but Wright just kept on coming, and secures his spot in Round Two.

Wright leads 2 sets to 1 Fourth Set - Wright 2:0 Portela He needs double three after a bit of double chasing, but it’s another leg for Wright and he’s one away from the match. Portela running out of steam a bit.

Wright leads 2 sets to 1 Fourth Set - Wright 1:0 Portela Wright turning the screw now. Relentless with the scoring, gets the early break and this match may not be going for much longer.

Wright leads 2 sets to 1 Third Set - Wright 3:1 Portela Wright just starting to pull clear of Portela in that set, breaks with relative ease, although Portela has had some bad luck with bounce outs. Straight into the fourth set, Portela with the throw.

Match all square, 1 set all Third Set - Wright 2:1 Portela Three 140s on the bounce for Wright sets him up for 81. Not the smoothest finish, needs a couple of visits, but holds.

Match all square, 1 set all Third Set - Wright 1:1 Portela More good stuff from Portela - maximum leaves 70, only needs two darts to finish things off.

Match all square, 1 set all Third Set - Wright 1:0 Portela Third set, third shirt for Wright (all for a Parkinson’s charity, nice touch). Started strongly too, some big scores and d18 for the hold.

Match all square, 1 set all Second Set - Wright 2:3 Portela And there’s the set for Portela, made the most of having the throw, never behind and hits 52 to level things up!