Dunvegan Darts’ Adam Hunt became the first player to knock a seed out of the 2020/21 World Darts Championship.

In the last game of Friday’s afternoon session, The Hunter produced a stunning performance to knock out Jamie Hughes, dropping just two leg as he whitewashed the contest 3-0.

Following on from his win over Lisa Ashton in round one, it’s the first time Hunt has made the last 32 at the PDC World Darts Championship. He’ll play one of Rob Cross, Dirk van Duijvenbode or Bradley Brooks after Christmas.

The start of the match set the tone for The Hunter. A comfortable first leg, followed by back to back 17 darters saw him whitewash the first set 3-0 to go 1-0 ahead, as Hughes did not get a shot at a double.

Hunt continued his excellent start in the second set. After both held throw, the turning point came in the third leg. Yozza missed tops for a 67 outshot, and Hunt punished finding a 62 on the same double to break. He then cleaned up the second set on double four, winning it 3-1 to go 2-0 up.

The Hunter then rounded off the contest in the third set. After holding in 13 darts, he missed three to go 2-0 up, allowing Hughes to level at 1-1. Despite this, Hunt would not be denied. He hit double 10 to go 2-1 in front, before producing three back to back 140s to leave 81 after nine. Hunt then found double four to close out the match and make the third round of the event for the first time in his career.

Words : Jarleth Eaton

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC