UK Open: Phil Taylor whitewashes Ronny Huybrechts in third round
Last Updated: 11/06/13 2:36pm
Phil Taylor says everyone knows Ronny Huybrechts did not play his best after he defeated the Belgian 9-0 in round three at the UK Open.
Four-time champion Phil Taylor whitewashed Ronny Huybrechts 9-0 to reach the fourth round of the UK Open in Bolton on Friday night, while Raymond van Barneveld just missed out on a nine-darter as he progressed.
Last year's runner-up Taylor outclassed his opponent, finishing in style with an 11-darter as he hit two 180s before sinking nine and double 16.
Two times champion van Barneveld came from 3-0 down to win 9-8 against Michael Smith, with the Dutchman missing a nine-darter on double 12 but still prevailing.
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Fellow Dutchman Michael van Gerwen was also on for a nine-darter in the fifth leg of his clash with Mervyn King after two 180s but missed the next treble 20. He went on to win the leg to go 3-2 ahead and pushed on to triumph 9-5.
Last year's winner Robert Thornton saw-off Matthew Edgar 9-7 and two-time champion James Wade defeated Jamie Caven by the same scoreline, as did Gary Anderson against Andy Smith.
John Part saw-off Ted Hanky 9-4 in the battle of two former world champions, with the Canadian coming from 3-1 down to power to victory, while another former world champion Richie Burnett easily beat Mark Webster 9-2.
Jelle Klaasen, who had been leading 7-4, survived a fight-back from Ross Smith before triumphing 9-7, as did Ronnie Baxter against Ken MacNeil, with the 2009 semi-finalist leading 6-1 before eventually winning through 9-8.
Kevin McDine beat Adam Hunt by the same scoreline, as did Brendan Dolan over Colin Lloyd and Michael Mansell against Conan Whitehead, while former world champion Steve Beaton went down 9-5 to Joey Palfreyman.
Wes Newton saw-off Simon Whitlock 9-4 after the scores had been tied at 3-3, while Adrian Lewis thrashed Matthew Dennant 9-1, the same scoreline Kevin Painter beat Jason Hogg.
Other winners on the night included the current World Masters champion Stephen Bunting, Dave Chisnall, Terry Jenkins and Terry Temple.
Last 32 Draw Ronnie Baxter v Lee Palfreyman, John Part v Andy Hamilton, Terry Jenkins v Kim Huybrechts, Terry Temple v John Bowles, Wes Newton v Adrian Lewis, Gary Anderson v Kevin Painter, Brendan Dolan v Matt Padgett, Michael van Gerwen v Michael Mansell, Robert Thornton v Kirk Shepherd, Kevin McDine v John Henderson, Stephen Bunting v Peter Wright, Dave Chisnall v James Wade, Joey Palfreyman v Raymond van Barneveld, Steve West v Richie Burnett, Phil Taylor v Adrian Gray, Jelle Klaasen v Stuart Kellett.