Phil Taylor coasted into the Quarter-Finals of the World Seniors Masters with a 4-0 whitewash of John Part at Lakeside…
Phil Taylor coasted into the Quarter-Finals of the World Seniors Masters with a 4-0 whitewash of John Part at Lakeside on Friday, as David Cameron stunned Kevin Painter.
Thirty years on from his iconic second world title win over the late Mike Gregory, Taylor returned to the famous Frimley Green venue to defeat another former rival.
Despite being far below his best, Taylor dominated the contest against three-time World Champion Part, punishing the Canadian’s missed doubles to record a straight sets rout.
The Stoke legend will now await the winner of the clash between former World Champions John Lowe and Les Wallace in Sunday’s Quarter-Finals.
Taylor was openly critical of his own form, admitting: “I’m trying too hard to lift the roof off the building. It’s not me, but I’m trying.
“It’s so difficult to be as dedicated as I used to be.
“Lockdown threw my game apart and everything changed – my stance, my body, everything.”
Part had earlier defeated Lakeside nine-dart legend Paul Lim by the same scoreline, taking advantage of a plethora of missed doubles from his opponent.
The Canadian ace rolled back the years with a sensational 164 checkout to seal victory, but failed to replicate that form later in the evening.
Meanwhile, Part’s compatriot Cameron battled back from 3-1 down to defeat former Players Champion Kevin Painter in a deciding set.
Painter, semi-finalist in February’s World Seniors Championship, landed a 110 checkout en route to a 3-1 lead, before Cameron took out 138 in taking the fifth set.
Debutant qualifier Cameron then edged set six in a deciding leg before going on to complete the comeback with a match average of 89 to set up a show-down with World Seniors Champion Robert Thornton.
Wayne Jones, who also came through April qualifying event in Reading, marked his return to Lakeside with a hard-fought 4-1 win over former UK Open champion Roland Scholten.
Scholten had taken the second set to draw level, but only for Jones to dig deep and reel off three in a row for victory and a Last 16 tie against Martin Adams.
World Seniors Masters 2022 Day One Results
Friday May 27
Paul Lim 0-4 John Part (RD1)
Kevin Painter 3-4 David Cameron (RD1)
Roland Scholten 1-4 Wayne Jones (RD1)
Phil Taylor 4-0 John Part (RD2)