Simon Whitlock is hoping to achieve a double target in the double start format in next week’s World Grand Prix.
Whitlock’s primary aim is to enjoy an extended run in Dublin, a tournament where he reached the quarter-finals last year.
And the 45-year-old Wizard of Oz is hoping that goes hand-in-hand with a return to the top four in the world rankings, where he trails fourth placed Peter Wright by just £150. Continue reading
Simon Whitlock missed out on a place in the final of Sunday’s Bet Victor World Matchplay final after losing out 17-13 to Michael van Gerwen on Saturday in Blackpool.
The Australian, who led 7-5 and levelled the match at twelve all, was powerless to prevent the world number one pulling away to seal victory. Continue reading
SIMON 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
SIMON WHITLOCK 13 – 8 Raymond van Barneveld
Simon Whitlock comfortably defeated Raymond van Barneveld on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Bet Victor World Matchplay in Blackpool.
‘The Wizard’ recovered from losing the first four legs by producing a solid display to progress. Continue reading
SIMON 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