Michael Smith out, beaten by Jason Lowe. Got a feeling that won't be the last of the shock results.
Lowe played a fantastic match and held it together. Scott Waites almost did the same against Aspinal but just ran out of steam. Difficult to call many of the matches so I agree there will likely be quite a few shocks.
Some of the first round games this year have been terrible to watch
I think youíre always going to get bad games anyway. I havenít watched all the matches but canít remember too many stinkers. In fact Iíve been surprised at the level some of the lesser lights have attained. The worst match Iíve seen was Peterson against Lennon who are 2 established players.
Last night Jason Lowe who I think is ranked 80th by the PDC played superbly knocking out the number 4 seed. One sided darts matches are generally pretty boring but the format of the worlds allow for big comebacks if someoneís form dips/is raised/bottle crashes and I think there have been quite a few cases of this happening already. I think theyíve got the balance right with regards to numbers atm but it might actually increase in future as darts popularity soars all over the world. Of course it will all be driven by money.
Unbelievable end to the match, has to be match of the tournament so far.
I think it was. Iíve always thought of Cullen as a guy that should be a top 10 player, but lacked the bottle to do it. He proved me wrong there, to win 3 legs in a row with that finish takes plenty bottle.