Rob Cross, Jeffrey de Zwaan 3:1 (0:3, 3:2, 3:1, 3:1)
In the run-up to the Darts world Cup was the Form of the title of defender Rob Cross, discussed. Just in time for the Start of the main tournament of the year, the world champion showed up but then his best side. In a high class Match Cross off the Dutchman Jeffrey de Zwaan 3:1.
Both players showed with Three-Dart Averages of over 100 points, a strong performance, Cross was in the game on the dual fields a bit safer. For de Zwaan it was already the second Match of the day. In the early evening, he had opened the world Cup with a convincing 3:0 victory against the Indians Nitin Kumar.
Martin Schindler – Cody Harris 2:3 (1:3, 3:1, 0:3, 3:1, 1:3)
Martin Schindler, Schindler is the first of four German starters in the first round eliminated. The 22-Year-old lost to the new Zealander Cody Harris 2:3. In Schindler awarded in the first Leg of the decisive fifth set several Break chances.
“In the important phases, I have not had my nerves under control,” said Schindler after the Match. “But it was definitely a lot better than last year. With my Finishes so I was really happy. I will come back and then hopefully even more games.”
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Jan Dekker – Lisa Ashton 3:1 (0:3, 3:0, 3:2, 3:1)
For Lisa Ashton, it wasn’t a Sensation. The 48-year-old British woman has participated as the first woman in ten years to a world Cup, but failed in the first round 1:3 on Dutchman Jan Dekker. Ashton, who had to qualify against their daughters, started strongly and decided the first set to the delight of the Fans at the Alexandra Palace 3:0.
Then the world spun, ranked 43. Dekker, and won the Match ultimately sovereign. The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) has allocated this year for the first time two qualification places for women. In addition to Ashton has qualified the Russian Anastasia Dombromyslova for the world Cup. Dombromyslova was in 2009 at the world Championships, started with a wild card and was eliminated in the first round. This year, the Russian a attacks on Monday in the tournament.