Day 4 of the PDC World Championship and there are only four games on tonight. – with three of them from Ireland!
Monday December 16
Evening Session (7pm)
3 x First Round, 1 x Second Round
Steve Lennon vs Callan Rydz
Irelands Steve Lennon had his taste of the big time with a good showing at the PDC Premier League in Dublin. However this is the World Championship and an even bigger stage with bigger crowds. I expect Steve to play his level game and get a win here. Callan Rydz is kind of an unknown outside his darting circle, a young talent that you just never know might spring a surprise. But not for me, I expect Steve to win this game 3-1.
William O’Connor vs Marko Kantele
William O’Connor from Limericak takes on Marko Kantele in the second game of the night. William cannot take Marko lightly, he has been around the block a few times and is a steady, if not spectacular player – he’s particularly good at tops, so William has to be on it like a car bonnet from the get go – or as Rod Harrington says ‘get out the gate quick!’. William can get jittery at times and will likely either annoy the crowd or do some silly stuff on stage to make the crowd worse… O’Connor to win 3-2.
Vincent van der Voort vs Keane Barry
The third match will be eagerly awaited here in Ireland – as another Irish contingent and one of the shinging lights of the game in Ireland Keane Barry takes on MVG’s best mate Vincent Van Der Voort. VVDV is such a fast player at times that combined with Barry – who is also rapid – will mean this game will be over quick one way of the other. VVDV is really experienced and I expect him to win this game by hook or crook. But I expect Barry to have some great highlights in this game. VVDV 3-1 for me.
Gary Anderson vs Dolan/Kumar
Up last we have Gary Anderson making his return to the big stage where he is a double back to back winner. Gary Anderson when he is on his A game beats ANYONE – yes ANYONE. Whether it’s Dolan or Kumar Gary wins and hits most 180s if he is on his game. Dolan could spoil things as he is a slow player – but I don’t forecast that. Gary to win.