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Early yesterday afternoon, Stoke-on-Trent star Adrian Lewis began his bid for a third Sid Waddell Trophy with a dominant 3-0 victory over Sweden’s number one Daniel Larsson.

Lewis relinquished only three legs en route to victory, averaging 93 and firing in six perfect darts midway through set two, and his reward is a second round tie against World Cup winner Damon Heta.

Despite a lean few years Lewis has impressed many within the sport with his determination and will to regain his former position.

Signs have been there this year on the Pro Tour but the former champion hasn’t had the ‘rub of the green’ in major events.

Yet, the Staffordshire man clearly enjoys being back at the seen of his most famous triumphs and is not keen to leave early.

“The first round is always tough. I have been practising really well, but I didn’t know what to expect today,” conceded Lewis, making his 18th consecutive World Championship appearance.

“I feel comfortable up here. There is something magical about this place. I love it and I am up for the fight, trust me.”

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Friday December 16
Afternoon Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Alan Soutar 3-0 Mal Cuming (3-0, 3-1, 3-1) (R1)
Boris Krcmar 3-0 Toru Suzuki (3-1, 3-0, 3-2) (R1)
Adrian Lewis 3-0 Daniel Larsson (3-1, 3-1, 3-1) (R1)
Kim Huybrechts 3-0 Grant Sampson (3-1, 3-0, 3-0) (R2)

Evening Session
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Lourence Ilagan 3-2 Rowby-John Rodriguez (3-1, 3-1, 1-3, 0-3, 3-2) ( (R1)
William O‘Connor 3-0 Beau Greaves (3-2, 3-2, 3-0) (R1)
Florian Hempel 3-2 Keegan Brown (3-2, 2-3, 2-3, 3-1, 3-2) (R1)
Michael Smith 3-0 Nathan Rafferty (3-0, 3-0, 3-0) (R2)


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