Monday, 16 March 2020

PC8 roundup

Of course Ian White won it, the day after I backed him, marvellous. What joy. He got one over the guy that knocked him out the previous day, namely James Wade, while Derk Telnekes added to what was already an impressive weekend by reaching the semi finals, the day after reaching the quarters. Also into the semis was Kim Huybrechts, who looks like he's heading back in the right direction to try to get back into the top 32 in the world - if and when we actually play darts again.

Was a surprise first round defeat for Michael van Gerwen, which opened up a ton of possibilities, having flooded my each way tips with players in that half it was looking good, until all of de Sousa, Lowe and Clayton fell one round later and Humphries went one round after that. Marvellous.

New FRH rankings:

1 Michael van Gerwen
2 Peter Wright
3 Gerwyn Price
4 Rob Cross
5 Michael Smith
6 Nathan Aspinall
7 Daryl Gurney
8 Dave Chisnall
9 James Wade
10 Ian White
11 Glen Durrant
12 Gary Anderson
13 Mensur Suljovic
14 Krzysztof Ratajski
15 Adrian Lewis
16 Chris Dobey
17 Stephen Bunting
18 Jonny Clayton
19 Simon Whitlock
20 Joe Cullen

No movement, an early exit for Nathan Aspinall allowed Michael Smith to reclaim the top 5 spot he lost on Saturday, but Nathan's less than 500 points behind him. Lower down, Derk's good weekend has seen him reach the top 150, and we've finally seen John Part drop off the rankings completely.

Don't know when we'll get any more darts. They've finally shoved Thursday's Premier League back, no word on the Development Tour but I'd be pretty surprised if that runs given the continually escalating paranoia levels, there is a stream of the Isle of Man tournaments on Twitter that I'll catch up on, if only just to get the stats of the Masters last four. I guess I'll have plenty of time to watch it in the coming days...

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