Friday, December 14, 2012

Lewis on a hat-trick

Adrian Lewis is bidding to become only the second player in the history of the PDC World Darts Championship to win three consecutive titles.
Jackpot has been successful in the final event of the season in the past two campaigns, beating Gary Anderson in the final in 2011 and then 12 months later overcoming the Hammer Andy Hamilton, meaning the Darts Odds are most definitely in his favour.
However, his form going into this year’s tournament hasn’t been the best. He has failed to win one of the major tournaments in 2012, with success only coming in the German Darts Masters and in the World Cup of Darts where he combined with Phil Taylor for England to defeat Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson of Australia in the final. Therefore there may be money to be made betting on darts  this year in games involving Lewis.
Lewis’ wife Sarah has also recently given birth to their first child which hasn’t helped his preparation towards him defending his crown in London.
His participation in the recent Players Champion Finals was in doubt with wife expected to give birth at any moment. However, he chose to play and was beaten in the second round by Taylor after beating Welshman Richie Burnett in his opening round fixture.
Jackpot’s best performance this season in a major came in the World Matchplay Championship where he went as far as the quarter-final before being beaten by the Bull Terry Jenkins 12-16.
He failed to reach the play-offs for the Premier League and was unable to qualify from the group stage of the Grand Slam of Darts in a relatively disappointing campaign.
The defending champion has been scheduled to take part on the opening night of this year’s world championship where he will face Gino Vos on Friday, December 14. He has been handed the number two seed in the draw and would only face Taylor if the two men from Stoke were to make the final on January 1.

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