Van de Pas v Long: Report, Stats & Images

Benito Van de Pas (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

BENITO VAN DE PAS edged out Jim Long in a dramatic contest on Friday to reach the third round of the William Hill World Championship.

Dutchman Van de Pas produced a brilliant 150 checkout to win a tie-break after surviving a match dart from the Canadian underdog.

Three-time ProTour title winner Van de Pas had looked to be easing to victory when he won the first two sets, but a 96 checkout sealed the third set for Long. 

Long, who knocked out Mickey Mansell in round one, defied finishes of 90 and 72 by his opponent to win the second set 3-2.

After four legs were shared in the deciding set, the match went into a tie-break - and at 3-2 up Long was poised to cause another upset but a dart at double top for the match, before Van de Pas turned it round with his sublime 150 finish.

Van de Pas faces Toni Alcinas in the round of 32. 

Match Stats
Van de Pas - 86.62
Long - 85.71

Van de Pas - 4
Long - 0

Highest Finish:
Van de Pas - 150
​​​​​​​Long - 121

100+ Checkouts:
Van de Pas - 2
​​​​​​​Long - 1

Van de Pas - 13/34
​​​​​​​Long - 11/36

Benito Van de Pas (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Jim Long (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)