Wessel Nijman claimed his third group win of the week in the Modus Icons of Darts Live League, but it…
Wessel Nijman claimed his third group win of the week in the Modus Icons of Darts Live League, but it was David Evans who finished top of the overall table.
Nijman had come out on top in the opening two groups and made it three from six by denying Paul Nicholson by virtue of their head-to-head encounter.
However, the Dutch youngster fell narrowly short of claiming outright glory as Evans held on to clinch top spot on legs difference despite not throwing a dart on Saturday.
Nijman, 19, began Day Six of the ‘At Home’ event with a 97 average in a 5-2 victory over Andy Jenkins before defeating his fellow Dutchman Raymond van Baneveld 5-2 in a match dominated by missed doubles.
The Development Tour ace then sealed a 5-3 win over Friday’s winner Nicholson with a 124 checkout on the bull but surrendered a 4-1 lead in a 5-4 defeat Mark Webster – a result which ultimately denied him outright glory.
Nijman incredibly missed double 12 for a spectacular nine-dart finish in the third leg but returned to complete a 10-darter.
Nicholson also ended the day on six points, kicking off with a 5-3 win over Van Barneveld before thrashing Webster 5-1.
The former Players Champion then averaged 100 in a 5-2 success over Jenkins but his 5-3 defeat to Nijman proved decisive after the pair ended the group with equal points and legs difference.
Van Barneveld slumped to three defeats from his four matches and ended the week second from bottom, ahead of Webster – who doubled his points tally with two wins on the day.
The Modus Icons of Darts Live League features all players competing from home through a live webcam stream which is available to watch exclusively online.
At least one new player will join the line-up when Group Two gets underway on Monday.
Modus Icons of Darts Live League 2020 Results
Saturday April 11
Andy Jenkins (91.3) 5-2 Mark Webster (84.6)
Paul Nicholson (95.7) 5-3 Raymond van Barneveld (94)
Wessel Nijman (97) 5-2 Andy Jenkins (89.8)
Mark Webster (84.3) 1-5 Paul Nicholson (90.6)
Raymond van Barneveld (79.4) 2-5 Wessel Nijman (83.2)
Andy Jenkins (89) 2-5 Paul Nicholson (100.1)
Mark Webster (91.1) 5-2 Raymond van Barneveld (84.6)
Wessel Nijman (89) 5-3 Paul Nicholson (86.3)
Andy Jenkins (86) 3-5 Raymond van Barneveld (90.2)
Mark Webster (92) 5-4 Wessel Nijman (91.6)