German Darts Masters: Defeats for Van Gerwen, Van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis
Last Updated: September 21, 2013 10:45pm
Raymond van Barneveld beaten in Germany
Adrian Lewis, Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen all suffered dramatic shock exits from the German Darts Masters in Saturday's second round action.
All three of the big guns lost out in deciding legs, with Lewis, whose last three tournament victories have come in Germany, edged out by Kevin Painter while Barney was knocked out by Stuart Kellett and Van Gerwen lost out to Wayne Jones.
The three top names were joined in exiting the event by top-ten rivals Andy Hamilton and Justin Pipe on a day of upsets and comebacks at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen.
Five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld hit a finish of 160 during his game with Stuart Kellett, the UK Masters finalist who came back from 2-0 down to claim victory in a memorable deciding leg.
Northwich's Kellett took out 88 on the bull for a famous triumph against five-time world champion van Barneveld.
"It's the first time I've ever played Raymond, so to beat him is unbelievable," admitted Kellett. "I was probably a bit nervous at the start of the game but I'm so glad that the bullseye went in at the end!
"I hope I can keep it going now and I believe I can go all the way, but I've got to do it now."
World number six Hamilton, meanwhile, was whitewashed by Gary Anderson as the clinical Scot set up a third round clash with Jones courtesy of his triumph.
Pipe was the other member of the world's top ten to exit on Saturday, although he lost to in-form world number seven Dave Chisnall, whose 6-3 triumph means he now faces Painter in the last 16.
World number four Simon Whitlock had fewer problems as he swept aside World Youth Champion Michael Smith 6-2, despite the youngster opening the game with a 145 checkout.
James Wade also continued his return to action in winning fashion as he defeated Paul Nicholson 6-4, and he now meets world number eight Wes Newton in the third round.