Bet Victor World Matchplay: Whitlock Edged Out in Magical Matchplay Quarter-Final

Simon Whitlock missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the World Matchplay after suffering a narrow defeat at the hands of James Wade in a brilliant battle in Blackpool.

Wade edged the Australian ace 18-16 in a tie-break after a sensational display of darts from both players on Thursday evening.

The pair both averaged just shy of 100 in a marvellous match, which saw the lead change hands seven times. Continue reading

Bet Victor World Matchplay: Whitlock Battles Past Painter to Reach Last Eight

SIMON WHITLOCK 13 – 10 Kevin Painter

Simon Whitlock won through to the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay with a 13-10 success over Kevin Painter on Tuesday evening.

The Australian ace battled past Painter in a tight encounter to further extend his stay in Blackpool.

And the former European Champion announced his intention to go all the way after coming through two hard matches in the opening rounds. Continue reading

Bet Victor World Matchplay: Whitlock Wins First Round Thriller

SIMON WHITLOCK 10 – 8 Jelle Klaasen

Simon Whitlock overcame the challenge of Jelle Klaasen in a thrilling battle at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens as he reached the second round of the World Matchplay.

‘The Wizard’ produced a magical twelve dart leg to fend off a potential fight back from the Dutchman as he sealed a 10-8 victory on Saturday.

Whitlock had looked to be in cruise control when he opened up leads of 8-3 and 9-5 but Klaasen pushed him all the way before The Australian closed out the win, which he dedicated to his late father. Continue reading

Whitlock Ready to Rock in Blackpool

On-song Simon Whitlock believes the start of one of the biggest tournaments in world darts has come at the perfect time as he aims to continue his red-hot July form.

Australian ace Whitlock is one of 32 players heading to the Winter Gardens at Blackpool for the start of the week-long World Matchplay, which gets underway on Saturday night. Continue reading