DIMITRI VAN DEN BERGH booked his place in the second round of the 2018/19 William Hill World Darts Championship with a 3-0 win over Chuck Puleo.

Van den Bergh, who lost to eventual champion Rob Cross at the quarter-final stage last year, punished American Puleo's misses to take the opening set 3-0.

The back-to-back World Youth Champion pressed home the advantage, doubling his lead by taking the second set 3-1.

Puleo took the third set to a deciding leg and, after the American missed two darts to take the set, Van den Bergh wrapped up the win to set up a second round clash with Jonny Clayton.

Match Stats
Averages:
Van den Bergh - 85.25
Puleo - 83.34

180s:
Van den Bergh - 1
Puleo - 1

Highest Finish:
Van den Bergh - 144
​​​​​​​Puleo - 102

100+ Checkouts:
Van den Bergh - 1
​​​​​​​Puleo - 1

Finishing:
Van den Bergh - 9/21
​​​​​​​Puleo - 3/11

Dimitri Van den Bergh (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Chuck Puleo (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)