DEFIANT Simon Whitlock is confident of being a major threat in 2016 despite suffering a heartbreaking early exit in the World Championship on Saturday.
Whitlock had looked to be coasting to victory against Ricky Evans and was just one leg away from a second round spot when he led by two sets and two legs.
But the 2010 finalist missed two match darts before Evans launched an unbelievable comeback, eventually ending The Wizard’s hopes in a tie-break by finishing 130 with Whitlock waiting on tops. Continue reading
Simon Whitlock reached the quarter-finals of the Players Championship finals in Butlins, Minehead, defeating Peter Wright in a thrilling match in the process.
Australian star Whitlock knocked out world number four Wright in a last-leg decider on Saturday but was unable to defeat Adrian Lewis in the last eight, going down 10-7. Continue reading
Simon Whitlock missed out on a place in the quarter-finals of the European Championship after a narrow defeat to World Champion Gary Anderson.
Whitlock had moved into the second round of the European Darts Championship with a comfortable victory over Magnus Caris in Belgium on Friday.
But the 2012 champion was denied further progression despite a gallant fight against world number two Anderson. Continue reading
Simon Whitlock eased into the second round of the World Grand Prix in Dublin with a straight sets victory over Andrew Gilding on Monday. Continue reading
Simon Whitlock produced an excellent performance to move into the second round of the World Matchplay with a convincing win against Jelle Klaasen but couldn’t progress further after Ian White fought back to deny him in a place in the last eight.
The world number nine, who reached the semi-finals last year, rediscovered his form to defeat Klaasen 10-4 and looked set to keep it going when he led White 9-6 but the Stoke thrower won seven straight legs to win. Continue reading