World Darts Championship: Whitlock Fends Off White Fight to Reach Semis

SIMON WHITLOCK 5 – 4 Ian White

Simon Whitlock is in the semi-finals of the World Championships after fending off a fightback from Ian White on Saturday evening.

Whitlock, who led 3-0 and 4-1, eventually got over line in a ninth set tie-break to set up a last four clash with Peter Wright, who he will meet on Monday as he bids to reach his second final at London’s Alexandra Palace. Continue reading

World Darts Championship: Magical Wizard Powers Past Painter

SIMON WHITLOCK 4 – 0 Kevin Painter

Simon Whitlock surged into the quarter-finals of the World Darts Championship with another straight sets victory at London’s Alexandra Palace, where he defeated Kevin Painter on Friday.

Whitlock, who has been installed as the favourite to reach the final from his half of the draw since Phil Taylor’s early exit, is yet to drop a single set in three commanding victories. Continue reading

World Darts Championship: Whitewash for The Wizard

SIMON WHITLOCK 4 – 0 Jarkko Komula

Simon Whitlock claimed a straight sets victory over Jarkko Komula on Sunday afternoon as he eased through to the last 16 of the World Championship at London’s Alexandra Palace.

The world number four, who is now the favourite to reach the final following the shock elimination of Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, continued his solid start to the tournament and is yet to drop a set. Continue reading

World Darts Championship: Convincing Win for Whitlock

SIMON WHITLOCK 3 – 0 Ross Smith

Simon Whitlock made a fine start to his 2014 World Darts Championship campaign, dispatching of Alexandra Palace debutant Ross Smith in straight sets on Tuesday night.

Former runner-up Whitlock showed signs of the clinical finishing that saw him reach the final in 2010.

The Australian ace ended the match with a 56% checkout percentage and a 97 three-dart-average as he progressed to the second round convincingly. Continue reading