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World Champion Peter Wright will be the favourite to win the opening group, with Jamie Lewis, Peter Jacques and Niels Zonnenveld also making their debut in the new event.

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Jamie Lewis – Up for an Upset?
Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

In the first game Jacques will hope to catch the World champion cold. Peter is a steady consistent player and who knows 4/1 might be tempting for a small stake. Perhaps the best possible bet for an upset is Jamie Lewis, also at 4/1 to defeat Snakebite.

Other odds seem to reflect the difficulty of separating the lower ranked players until they have shown what they can do from their own homes!

Opening night odds and fixtures:

Unibet Odds
Group One Winner

2/5 Peter Wright 
6/1 Jamie Lewis
6/1 Niels Zonneveld
6/1 Peter Jacques

Match Odds
1/6 Peter Wright v 4/1 Peter Jacques
4/5 Jamie Lewis v 19/20 Niels Zonneveld
17/20 Peter Jacques v 17/20 Niels Zonneveld
1/7 Peter Wright v 4/1 Jamie Lewis
4/5 Jamie Lewis v 19/20 Peter Jacques
18/5 Niels Zonneveld v 1/6 Peter Wright

Unibet Home TourĀ 
Group One – Friday April 17 (1930 BST)
Peter Wright v Peter Jacques
Jamie Lewis v Niels Zonneveld
Peter Jacques v Niels Zonneveld
Peter Wright v Jamie Lewis
Jamie Lewis v Peter Jacques
Niels Zonneveld v Peter Wright

Ashton Blossoming on Q School Day 2. Lancashire Rose Falls at Final Hurdle.

Lisa Ashton is continuing her bid for a PDC Tour Card in fine style. The ‘Lancashire Rose‘ has reached the last 4 stage of her Q School section, following a nailbiter of a win over former tour card holder Peter Jacques, and needs just one more win to claim her card direct.

PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG

Combined with her solid run on the opening day, things are looking very good indeed for the 49 year old. Should her performances remain at this level it is likely she will be the first female player to earn a place on the PDC Pro Tour via the cooperative route.

dartsworld.com columnist JR Lott recently selected Ashton as one of the players of the darting decade. He made the case for her performances, in both Ladies and open fields, have been the most important of any lady player.

It seems Ashton is determined to re-enforce that this week!


Update: Lisa was defeated 5-4 by Kai Fan Leung in the final match.