Adam Hunt remains just outside the Players Championship Finals qualification spots after another tough day for Team Dunvegan at the PDC Winter Series.

The Hunter is currently just £500 off booking a place at this event for the second time in three years. He started his day well in Coventry, beating the Bronzed Adonis Steve Beaton 6-0 in round one, averaging just over 91.

That set up a second round tie against Portugual’s Jose de Sousa. The match began evenly, with both players each holding throw three times. With the score level at 3-3, Hunt seized the initiative, leaving 76 after nine, before eventually cleaning it up for a 14 dart break. More power scoring in the next leg saw him consolidate the break, cleaning up 56 for a 14 dart hold and a 5-3 lead.

Unfortunately, The Hunter could not replicate that scoring in the final three legs, and De Sousa fought back to claim a 6-5 victory. While disappointing for Hunt, he is still right in the mix for a Players Championship Finals place, and could move into those places.

Elsewhere, our other two players sadly fell in round one. Chris Dobey lost 6-3 to Scott Taylor, while Mark McGeeney could not going in his opening round clash, losing 6-0 to Peter Jacques.

Finally, Gary Anderson withdrew from the event today due to a knee injury. We wish Gary a speedy recovery and hope to see him back at the Winter Series later in the week.

Words: Jarleth Eaton

Photo: PDC Europe