Two favourites turned over during Sunday’s play from the PDC World Darts Championship with Mervyn King going down 4-2 to Co Stompe and Alan Tabern losing the match of the tournament 4-3 to Mark Dudbridge.
King was the biggest shock and he was as short as 1/4 going into his game. Tabern was not a massive favourite at 8/11 and Dudbridge is a former finalist in 2005 and is no mug at this level of darts.
2nd Round Matches
Co Stompe (Ned) bt Mervyn King (Eng) 4-2
Kevin McDine (Eng) bt Barrie Bates (Wal) 4-0
Adrian Lewis (Eng) bt Wes Newton (Eng) 4-2
Mark Dudbridge (Eng) bt Alan Tabern (Eng) 4-3
Phil Taylor (Eng) bt Steve Hine (Eng) 4-0
Robert Thornton (Sco) bt Jyhan Artut (Ger) 4-1