Simon Whitlock produced some brilliant darts in front of an adoring Dusseldorf crowd but was denied victory in the European Darts Open by the formidable Michael van Gerwen.
Whitlock delighted an army of fans in Germany, some of which were kitted out in full ‘Wizard’ attire, with a brilliant run to the final of the PDC’s European Tour event.
The Australian ace picked up £10,000 for a wonderful weekend’s work which ended with defeat at the hands of the new Premier League Champion. Continue reading
Simon Whitlock is eyeing one of his career highlights as he prepares for a nail-biting three-way battle for the final Premier League Darts play-off spot in Newcastle on Thursday.
Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld have already booked their place in the play-off finals at the O2 Arena in London on May 16, with Whitlock, James Wade and Robert Thornton now contesting the final spot at the Metro Radio Arena.
After narrowly surviving relegation on Judgement Night a month ago, Whitlock has been on a scintillating run of form which has seen him notch four victories from the last five games. Continue reading
SIMON WHITLOCK 7 - 4 James Wade
Simon Whitlock kept his McCoy’s Premier League play-off hopes alive with a crucial victory over James Wade in Liverpool on Thursday evening.
‘The Wizard’ is threatening to complete a remarkable comeback from the jaws of relegation to potential glory after sealing his fourth win in his last five games since surviving elimination.
The Australian faces two games on the final week of league action in Newcastle next week and is confident of completing his late assault on the top four.
Simon Whitlock is refusing to give up the ghost as his hopes of reaching the McCoy’s Premier League Darts play-offs enter the last chance saloon.
The 44-year-old Australian lies sixth in the Premier League table with two weeks remaining in the battle to finish in the top four and seal a place in the play-offs at London’s O2 Arena.
Whitlock must win his last three matches – against James Wade in Liverpool on Thursday and Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis in Newcastle a week later – and hope results elsewhere go his way.
But the world number five and last year’s Premier League runner-up remains confident his dreams are still alive. Continue reading
Simon Whitlock claimed a fabulous victory against leader Michael van Gerwen in Birmingham on Thursday evening, but was denied a McCoy’s Premier League double by Phil Taylor.
The in-form Australian completed a hat-trick of consecutive victories in the tournament by defeating table-topping van Gerwen, winning from behind in a brilliant battle to cut short the youngster’s 24th birthday celebrations with a 7-5 success.
But defeat against world number one Taylor left Whitlock with work to do in order to reach the play-offs.