Jelle Klaasen reached the final round of the PDC Home Tour on Wednesday evening. The Dutchman secured a place in the first two in a group with Gary Anderson, Dave Chisnall and Mike de Decker.
Klaasen, 35, started the battle for a place in the last four of the digital darts tournament with a big victory over Chisnall: 6-2. He then also settled with the Belgian De Decker by taking five legs in a row with a 1-3 deficit: 6-3.
Since Anderson then also secured his second win of the evening by beating Chisnall (6-3), Klaasen is sure of a place in the final round. He still plays against Anderson at 11 p.m., but that match is therefore due to the emperor's beard.
The second phase of the Home Tour, a tournament devised by the PDC as an alternative during the corona crisis, recently started with 32 darters (eight groups of four). Only the group winners reached the semifinals, which consist of two groups of four players.
The number one and number two of the two groups qualify for the so-called Championship Group. On Thursday, Rob Cross, Joe Cullen, Jonny Clayton and Nathan Aspinall will compete for the last two tickets to Friday's final round. Klaasen is the only Dutchman still in the tournament.
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