Gary Anderson returned to form on the second day of action at the Marshall Arena as he made the

final four in Milton Keynes after a disaster on day one.

‘The Flying Scotsman’ jumped a potential banana skin of a first round tie by defeating Max Hopp

with an average just shy of the ton mark. He would then follow with a sensational 110 average

in defeating Ryan Murray.

A tense sudden death leg win over Matt Edgar followed before a demolition job on yesterday’s

semi-finalist Gabriel Clemens. Jonny Clayton was next in line, but Anderson prevailed, another

solid performance confirming his place in the final four.

That’s where the journey would end for ‘Ando’, running into a red-hot Ryan Joyce who was on the

hunt for a place in the World Matchplay later this month.

Elsewhere there were promising signs for both Chris Dobey and Mark McGeeney as they recorded

some improved performances in Milton Keynes.

Dobey is one of a group of players teetering on the brink of Matchplay qualification, and wins over

an in-form Jose de Sousa and Simon Stevenson would have done no harm to his chances as he

reached the last 32 with relative ease.

It would be a last 32 exit for ‘Hollywood’ on this occasion despite a 99 average and four maximums

against Ryan Joyce, who would incidently go on to reach the quarter-finals in Milton Keynes.

Stockport thrower McGeeney would record a win over Darren Webster in his first round encounter,

but couldn’t find his scoring game in round two as he bowed out to Benito van de Pas.

Cameron Menzies would run into an inspired performances from Ian White in round one as Pro

Tour order of merit leader averaged a stunning 113 against the Scot! There would be a 106 checkout

and a handful of maximums to show for his efforts, but there was little he could do to stop to

rampant White.

Adam Hunt would also be back in action at the Marshall Arena, but following a promising start to

the match, found it tough going against the experienced Mervyn King in round one.

With spots at the World Matchplay and a £10,000 jackpot for the winner of each tournament on the

line, the players return to the Marshall Arena for day three of five tomorrow from 12pm.

Words: Josh Green Media

Photo: PDC