Dunvegan Enterprises ’ Chris Dobey was knocked out of the BoyleSports World Grand Prix on night two. He was beaten 2-0 by late replacement Simon Whitlock.

The Wizard seemed to have cast a spell on the Ricoh Arena stage, producing an excellent performance. The first set saw Whitlock hold his throw, before breaking Dobey’s throw in the next leg by hitting double top. The Australian then wrapped up the opening set by hitting double six, winning it 3-0 in 45 darts.

Dobey got going in the first leg of the second set, producing an excellent scoring leg to hit double 18 and get on the board. Sadly though, it was to be the only leg he’d win, as Whitlock continued his brilliant scoring. He levelled the set at 1-1, before breaking Hollywood’s throw with a 11 darter on double 16. The Wizard then wrapped up the game on the same double in the next leg, winning the set 3-1 and the match 2-0.

It was a disappointing night for Dobey after a long wait today for confirmation of Whitlocks negative test. He’ll back in action again next week in the European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen.

Dunvegan still has Gary Anderson in Grand Prix. He takes on Danny Noppert in the second round tomorrow.

Words : Jarleth Eaton