After his announcement of a gradual retirement from professional darts, Terry still has games to play – including the biggest darts tournament of all time, the £350,000 first prize PDC World Championships at Alexandra Palace!
Round 1: Terry Jenkins (18) 3-1 Josh Payne
Terry Jenkins charged through to the second round by defeating Josh Payne in the earlier session on Saturday afternoon, when Andrew Gilding and Benito van de Pas also progressed. Veteran star Jenkins, who is appearing in this 13th PDC World Championship, came from a set behind against Payne to book his place in the last 32.
Highlights for the 53-year-old included a brilliant 140 checkout as he saw off promising star Payne, who is 30 years younger than Jenkins.
“I played really well and maybe that’s because I’ve relaxed a bit,” said Jenkins, who is planning to wind down his playing commitments during 2017. I’m only going to play in the TV events that I’ve qualified for. I can’t keep doing it against these youngsters. If I do well here I’ll be in even more events but I can focus on them and it might work in my favour.”
Jenkins will take on Van de Pas in the second round after the 23-year-old saw off Malaysia’s Tengku Shah, who won his preliminary round match against Masumi Chino of Japan but lost out to the number 15 seed.
Round 2: Terry Jenkins v Benito van de Pas (15) (Friday December 23, afternoon session).