The former World Champion had defeated Wes Newton and Ross Smith to reach the last 16 but could not see off the 2010 winner, losing out 10-6 after Waites won the final four legs to progress. (more…)
Webster, who had already beaten Newton but lost to Simon Whitlock prior to a decisive evening on Monday, claimed a 5-3 win against Ross Smith to boost his chances of qualification in his final Group G match.
But Newton’s 5-4 win against Whitlock left them at deadlock, setting up the shoot-out which the Welshman won convincingly.
Mark Webster gave his hopes of progressing from a tough Grand Slam of Darts group a brilliant boost by defeating world number eight Wes Newton in his opening match.
The Welsh left-hander raced back from being two legs behind to seal the win, hitting a sensational 164 checkout along the way.
Former world darts champion Mark Webster will be hoping to relive his 2008 win over Simon Whitlock after the two were paired together in the same group for the Grand Slam of Darts event in Wolverhampton.
Both are sponsored by Leyland Paints, so the match between the Welsh left-hander and the Australian, should prove to be a colourful affair.
Since the pair met in the BDO world final five years ago, Webster hasn’t enjoyed much success against ‘The Wizard’, but he’s hoping to put that right in the fast-paced early format of the group stages of the Grand Slam. (more…)