Jamie Lewis impressively became the winner in the first team round of PDC Home Tour in the recent Friday. This Wales darter was the first one in the tournament to successfully defeat the current worldwide darter champions Peter Wright and Niels Zonneveld, and also the first one who is qualified enough to take part in the second stage of this online virtual darting tournament.
Lewis came up with a failure when facing Zonneveld with the score of 3-5 in the first round, however, he soon succeeded in pulling himself together to quickly defeated Wright with the score of 5-1 and to Peter Jacques with the score of 5-4. He ended up just like Wright – Scot won over Jacques (5-4) and Zonneveld (5-1), however, Lewis has better point balance.
The opening night did not turn out to be great. To connect the players, many webcams were set up to record every movement of the darts, however, sometimes, it was hard to figure out where the dart came to and from as it was totally on screen. It was obviously that sometimes the results were depended on the report of players.
During the competition between Wright-Lewis and Zonneveld-Wright, the connection was even interrupted and totally lost in a few minutes. All went black before the webcams were reset.
The final result of Group 1
- 1. Jamie Lewis 3-4 (+3)
- 2. Peter Wright 3-4 (+1)
- 3. Peter Jacques 3-2 (+1)
- 4. Niels Zonneveld 3-2 (-5)
Will Wright still be on the tournament?
Wright might not be expelled from Home Tour as a replacement during the outbreak of coronavirus. He can come back with darting tournaments in a few weeks ahead, as it was not right that all 128 players had signed up with PDC.