UK Darts Issue 9 - December 2013 - Page 7

Taylor. “He let me in early on and I took advantage, but it was a battle and that’s set me up for the rest of the tournament now.” “I’m enjoying everything at the moment and not putting myself under pressure, and it’s a great place to be.” Gary Anderson overcame Jelle Klaasen 9-5 to book his place in the quarter finals, although it was hardly a convincing performance from the former Premier League Champion who only mustered an 88 average. “This is a great win because Terry’s one of the greatest players on the tour” Ian White “My darts weren’t quite right tonight so I’m pleased to get through,” said Anderson. “I’d rather play well and lose than play shabby darts and win, and it annoys me but I’ve got a chance to put it right on Sunday.” Justin Pipe’s progress continued as he landed four maximums and a finish of 120 on his way to a 9-4 victory over the Derby-based Jamie Caven. “I love it here and the venue’s being pretty good to me,” admitted Pipe. “Jamie missed a few doubles and let me off the hook, but I had to do my job and I’m really pleased.” Photo: PDC/Lawrence Lustig Photo: PDC/Lawrence Lustig “My finishing wasn’t brilliant there but it was enough and I know I can improve that in the quarter-finals - but any losing player would take this result so I’m delighted to be in the last eight.” Wes Newton dominated his clash with Steve Beaton, the Fleetwood ace landed five maximums and a 141 checkout on his way to a 9-3 victory. Beaton’s highlight was a 145 checkout, but the former World Champion could not bring enough consistency to the table to challenge Newton who romped away with the match from the outset. “It’s a good win and it’s great to be through to the quarter-finals,” said Newton.”It was a tricky game so I’m glad to come through it. Steve took a couple of good finishes out, but I was in command for most of the match and I knew it wasn’t him at his best there.” Andy Hamilton was also a 9-3 vict