PDC World Championships

Darts

ByTheMinDarts

As we wait for the players to return from a break, here’s the denouement to the first match of the evening:

Richardson leads 1 set to 0 Second Set - Huybrechts 1:0 Richardson Looked like Richardson would get the early break then, but couldn’t get the finish right, allowing Huybrechts to come back and hold. Seed a little lucky there.

Richardson leads 1 set to 0 Second Set - Huybrechts 1:1 Richardson Richardson gets a long way ahead on throw, this time he doesn’t miss the finish. All square in the set.

Richardson leads 1 set to 0 Second Set - Huybrechts 1:2 Richardson This time Richardson does get the break, tops does the job for him. His average is 15 points higher than Huybrechts!

Richardson leads 2 sets to 0 Second Set - Huybrechts 1:3 Richardson Fourth 180 for Richardson, looking really good here. Leaves 24, Huybrechts can’t get 143, and d6 wins the set for Richardson. Players off for a break, plenty for Huybrechts to think about...

Richardson leads 2 sets to 0 Third Set - Huybrechts 0:1 Richardson Richardson starts slowly, but holds with a lovely 105 checkout. Huybrecht didn’t look happy with a couple of his visits in the leg.

Richardson leads 2 sets to 0 Third Set - Huybrechts 0:2 Richardson Fantastic from Richardson. Sets up double top with a big score, then just needs one at the finish. Clinical, and one leg away from the match.

RICHARDSON WINS 3 SETS TO 0! Third Set - Huybrechts 0:3 Richardson Wow, another seed out, and a whitewash to boot. Superb from Richardson, another straightforward leg for him. On that form he’ll give anyone problems.

Final stats, which tell the tale really - higher average, better checkout percentage for Richardson. Great performance, Huybrechts just didn’t have anything to offer in return:

Couple of videos - the nice 105 out shot: