Bet Victor World Matchplay: Wonderful Whitlock Defeats Wade to Reach Last Four

Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCSIMON WHITLOCK 16 – 10 James Wade

Simon Whitlock sealed his spot in the semi-finals of the Bet Victor World Matchplay with an excellent victory against James Wade in Blackpool.

Whitlock avenged his dramatic defeat at the hands of Wade at the same stage last year with a strong display, which included twelve 180s.

And the fourth seed, who averaged over 96 in the win, set his sets on winning the title after his last eight success. Continue reading

Bet Victor World Matchplay: Whitlock Wins Opener

Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCSIMON WHITLOCK 10 – 6 Kevin Painter

Simon Whitlock took victory in his first round clash with Kevin Painter at the Bet Victor World Matchplay on Saturday.

Whitlock won five of the last six legs to move into the last 16 with a strong opener at the Winter Gardens. Continue reading

Bet Victor World Matchplay: Whitlock in High Spirits for Blackpool

Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCOn-song Simon Whitlock believes he can carry the momentum from a recent tournament victory into a sustained assault on World Matchplay glory.

Whitlock’s success in a Players Championship event last month provided a welcome boost for the Wizard of Oz ahead of his return to Blackpool.

Now he is excited about the prospect of challenging for one of the biggest titles on the darting calendar. Continue reading