BEATON KO'S WORLD CHAMPION AS STARS TURN UP THE HEAT IN DUSSELDORF
STEVE BEATON knocked World Champion Adrian Lewis out of the European Darts Open with a significant 6-3 victory in Germany on Saturday night, as big guns Simon Whitlock, James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld moved into the third round of the European Tour event.
Lewis had swept into the last 32 of the £82,100 tournament at the Maritim Hotel in Dusseldorf on Friday night with a whitewash of qualifier Karsten Kornath, but was unable to repeat the performance against Beaton.
After sharing the game's first four legs, number 32 seed Beaton won four of the next five to claim victory - with his progression to the last 16 on Sunday also meaning he has one hand on qualification for the Betfair World Matchplay.
Date : 09-07-2012