Topic IDL - Sunday Night Results

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD secured unbeaten passage to Round Two of the Topic International Darts League on Sunday night.

The World Champion returned for his third and final Round One match to defeat Scottish qualifier Ross Montgomery 6-2.

He finished top of his group, with Scott Waites' 6-3 win over fellow Yorkshireman Martin Atkins booking his last 16 place in his first televised tournament.

Phil Taylor kept his challenge alive with a 6-3 win over Holland's Niels de Ruiter in the night's opening game, with his conqueror on Saturday, Mark Webster, overcoming Ronnie Baxter.

Gary Anderson recorded a brilliant 108.8 average to inflict a third loss of the tournament on Mervyn King to end the former World Masters winner's hopes and book his own place in Round Two.

Wayne Mardle's 6-2 win over Roland Scholten sealed his place in the second stage, but Peter Manley's loss to Gary Robson ended his hopes in the event.

Simon Whitlock edged out John Part in a thriller to end the Canadian's IDL hopes, while Andy Hamilton won a dead rubber with Terry Jenkins 6-4.

A 6-5 win for Michael van Gerwen over Tony Eccles means that the Dutchman faces van Barneveld, and possibly Taylor, in the Second Round.

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Evening Session Results
Phil Taylor 6-3 Niels de Ruiter
Mark Webster 6-3 Ronnie Baxter
Gary Anderson 6-1 Mervyn King
Wayne Mardle 6-2 Roland Scholten
Gary Robson 6-4 Peter Manley
Simon Whitlock 6-5 John Part
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Tony Eccles
Andy Hamilton 6-4 Terry Jenkins
Raymond van Barneveld 6-2 Ross Montgomery
Scott Waites 6-3 Martin Atkins