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Czech Darts Open 2022 | Day One Preview and Order of Play

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Czech Darts Open 2022 | Day Two Preview and Order of Play

Adrian Lewis sets up Gerwyn Price clash at the Czech Darts Open as home trio also progress

Jamie Shaw in European Tour 13 May 2022
Lewis sees off Evetts (Photo by Kais Bodensieck/PDC Europe)

Adrian Lewis was joined by home stars Karel Sedlacek, Adam Gawlas and Vitezslav Sedlak in securing Second Round spots at the 2022 Czech Darts Open in Prague on Friday.

Day One of the season’s sixth European Tour event saw the 32 qualifiers do battle, with two-time World Champion Lewis among the notable names to progress.

Lewis overcame reigning World Youth Champion Ted Evetts 6-3 with a clinical display, opening up a 4-0 lead before fending off the youngster’s fightback to finish with six doubles from ten attempts.

The Stoke star will now face former rival Price in Saturday’s Second Round to continue his quest to end a ten-year wait for a Euro Tour title.

The day also saw three of the six Czech players secure places in the Last 32, with Sedlacek proving a hugely popular winner with his 6-3 defeat of Gabriel Clemens, meaning he faces Dirk van Duijvenbode on Saturday.

Emerging star Gawlas finished six doubles from 11 attempts as he battled past Dennie Olde Kalter to set up a tie with Damon Heta in the Last 32.

Debutant Sedlak, meanwhile, will take on Michael van Gerwen in a dream Second Round tie after he came from 3-2 down to defeat Welshman Jon Worsley 6-4.

Dave Chisnall was in ruthless mood as he whitewashed Host Nation qualifier Filip Sebesta 6-0, while Jose Justicia and Ritchie Edhouse safely overcame Miloslav Navratil and Ondrej Plsek respectively.

Nathan Aspinall stormed to a 6-1 rout of World Cup winner John Henderson to set up a show-down with Dimitri Van den Bergh.

German Darts Grand Prix runner-up Martin Lukeman averaged 98 in a dominant 6-1 win over Martijn Dragt, and now plays Luke Humphries in a repeat of their European Tour final last month.

Ricky Evans impressed with six doubles from ten attempts in his 6-4 win over Northern Irish starlet Josh Rock, moving him through to a tie with Krzysztof Ratajski.

Martijn Kleermaker recorded a 55 per cent finishing ratio in his 6-4 defeat of UK Open quarter-finalist Sebastian Bialecki to progress to a clash with Jose de Sousa.

Ross Smith will take on Masters champion Joe Cullen following a 6-4 defeat of Florian Hempel, while Rowby-John Rodriguez meets Premier League star Michael Smith following an impressive 6-2 win over Scott Waites.

America’s Jules van Dongen enjoyed a winning European Tour debut by defeating Brett Clayton 6-2, and he now plays reigning European Champion Rob Cross.

Vincent van der Voort won an all-Dutch encounter with recent Development Tour event winner Geert Nentjes 6-2 to move into a meeting with Martin Schindler.

Mickey Mansell plays Brendan Dolan in an all-Northern Irish second round meeting after his 6-4 win over Jeffrey de Zwaan, as he finished six from ten on the outer ring.

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Czech Darts Open 2022 Day One Results

Friday May 13

First Round
Afternoon Session
Martijn Dragt 1-6 Martin Lukeman
Scott Waites 2-6 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Jose Justicia 6-2 Miloslav Navrátil
Mickey Mansell 6-4 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Jules van Dongen 6-2 Brett Claydon
Ritchie Edhouse 6-1 Ondřej Plšek
Ricky Evans 6-4 Josh Rock
Jon Worsley 4-6 Vítězslav Sedlák

Evening Session
Florian Hempel 4-6 Ross Smith
Martijn Kleermaker 6-4 Sebastian Bialecki
Dave Chisnall 6-0 Filip Šebesta
John Henderson 1-6 Nathan Aspinall
Dennie Olde Kalter 4-6 Adam Gawlas
Ted Evetts 3-6 Adrian Lewis
Gabriel Clemens 3-6 Karel Sedlacek
Vincent van der Voort 6-2 Geert Nentjes