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Burness' charge comes to end as Anderson turns on the power

 

By Mark Staniforth

Newtownards man Kevin Burness found 2015 and 2016 world champion Gary Anderson too hot to handle at the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace last night.

Burness saw off former top 10 player, England's Paul Nicholson , 3-0 in the first round but then lost 3-1 to Anderson.

The 53-year-old was making his debut at the event.

He qualified for the championship by winning this year's Irish Memorial Matchplay title.

Chris Dobey has started his campaign with a clinical straight sets win over Boris Koltsov.

He averaged 92 and hit forty-seven percent of his doubles as he afforded Koltsov only two legs. 'Hollywood' will now take on Steve Beaton in round two after a brilliant display.

Ted Evetts is through to the second round after a brilliant straight sets win over Simon Stevenson.

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