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Mark Webster progressed to the last 16 of the Grand Slam in dramatic style, winning a nine-dart shoot-out against Wes Newton after the pair ended the group stage tied on points and leg difference.

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.

Webster won the bulleseye and opted to throw second. It proved a shrewd decision as Newton only managed to score 40 with his first three darts.

‘Spider’ took control by firing in 135 before the world number eight took a narrow lead with a ton.

Webster the scored 137 to increase his total to 272 and that proved to be more the enough as ‘The Warrior’ failed to overtake him with his 59.

The left-hander will face Scott Waites in the last 16 in a battle of former Lakeside champions.

 

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