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Dutch Darts Masters Day Two Preview

The seeds will enter the second round of the competition after a mixture of European qualifiers and Home Nation qualifiers battled through matches on Friday to negotiate through the first round of the fourth European Tour event of the year. All matches are the best of eleven legs and Saturday’s action is previewed below.

Afternoon Session:

Ian White will kick off his campaign in the second round against Jeffrey de Zwaan, who knocked out Joe Cullen to get here, and being Dutch, the crowd are sure to be on his side. Ian White has had a last successful last few months on the ProTour, and will be looking to continue that great form here.

Steven Beaton will come up against Gary Stone in the second match of the afternoon, and Beaton has been in some good form, and it will take a good performance from Stone to progress to the last sixteen.

John Henderson and his unique throwing style will come up against Jamie Caven. Henderson overcame Prakash Jiwa in the first round to get this far. This match will be followed by Kim Huybrechts taking on William O’Connor following the Belgian’s elimination from the Premier League after nine weeks.

Rowby-John Rodriguez will be aiming to extend his good run of form when he faces a Justin Pipe that has been consistent this year, but has failed to make a big impression on one of the big events this year.

Former Lakeside champion Steven Bunting will come up against Josh Payne who dumped out Wayne Jones in the first round of the event. The extremely fast Vincent van der Voort will play Nathan Aspinall, who came through an eleven-leg thriller in the first round to get here.

Evening Session:

Terry Jenkins will take his place on the stage in the first match of the evening session against Jerry Hendriks, who provided one of the major shocks of the first day, knocking out Wes Newton in the first round on Friday.

Ricky Evans, who powered his way into the second round yesterday after securing a 6-4 win in the first round and he will be up against Mervyn King in the last thirty-two. The King has performed well in the European Tour this year, and will take some beating.

James Wade, after some poor form ensured he missed out on a place in the top four of the Premier League, will be desperate to go far in this tournament, and a win over David Pallett would be a good start.

Michael Smith has been seeded number two for this tournament, and he will begin his bid to reach the final with a match against John Michael. Peter Wright will want to put his Premier League form behind him, and he will face Kyle Anderson in the evening of the second day.

Max Hopp, who has a very bright future ahead of him will face Australian star Simon Whitlock whilst Michael van Gerwen will begin the defence of his title against Mensur Suljovic, who beat Johnny Clayton in the first round.

Dave Chisnall will face Jelle Klassen in one of the ties of the round in the final match of the evening. Klassen will have the home crowd on his side whilst Dave Chisnall will be aiming to silence them early on in the piece.

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