Terry joins the other 71 qualifiers for this year’s William Hill World Darts Championships, after some great form on TV. Terry will be proudly wearing his new sponsor patch – Total E Liquid, which will get plenty of exposure as the entire tournament is live on the new dedicated Sky Sports Darts channel.
Round 1: Terry Jenkins (16) 3-1 John Weber
(3-1, 1-3, 3-0, 3-0)
TERRY JENKINS hit the ground running in his bid to win the William Hill World Darts Championship as he averaged 98.73 and hit five 180s in his 3-1 victory over Australian left hander John Weber.
Jenkins started off brilliantly with a 12-dart leg which included a 140 and a 180 and culminated in a 121 finish to give him a storming start to the match.
“I played really well, there was only that second set – actually just one leg in that set – that just set me back a bit,” said Jenkins. “Otherwise I played nicely, I was hitting a lot of 140s up there and playing consistently it was just the odd double here and there i need to tighten up on.
“I didn’t really know what to expect from the match, I hadn’t played him before.”
First Set 3-1 – Flying start from Jenkins, who kicks off with a 12-darter including a 140, 180 and a 121 finish. Weber hits a 140 and finishes with tops to level, but a 180 in the third leaves 80 for Jenkins, which he takes out with ease. A third 180 of the set for Jenkins then helps him clinch the set, with a 107 average.
Second Set 1-3 – Weber replies with some great darts, although Jenkins falters a bit on his doubles. A 180 for Jenkins sets up a 38 checkout, but after hs starts with another maximum Weber takes out 128 to spoil his efforts. A 180 of his own helps Weber take the set.
Third Set 3-0 – Quick and clinical from Jenkins as he rattles off three straight legs, including a 13-darter.
Fourth Set 3-0 – Sublime darts from Jenkins, as he goes out in 15, 13 and 14 darts to clinch victory. He hits two 140s and a 170 in setting up the first leg, then two more 140s in a 13-darter.
Round 2: Terry Jenkins 4-0 Laurence Ryder
Terry takes the first set quite easily, and then in set two hits 8 perfect darts, before wiring the d12, which would have repeated last year’s 9 darter, but it wasn’t to be. He continues on and takes the 2nd set. The game continues as it started, and Terry completely whitewashes Ryder winning all 12 legs in a power display of darts, including 7 x 180’s.
Round 3: Terry Jenkins v van Gerwen/Stein