Adams secures eighth Icons of Darts title as Phase Four resumes
Martin Adams secured his eighth daily Modus Icons of Darts Live League title on Wednesday as Phase Four of the remotely contested initiative resumed.
Three-time world champion, Adams, claimed his first Phase Four title at second attempt after winning four of his five matches and bringing to an end the streak of Keane Barry.
Reigning BDO world youth champion Barry had claimed three consecutive crowns heading into Wednesday’s action after taking the Icons of Darts by storm since making his debut on Thursday.
Adams overcame the emerging youngster in his opener, recording a solid 95.75 average and two maximums as he survived a match dart against the 18-year-old Irishman.
The 64-year-old then endured his first and only defeat of the day at the hands of Russian number one Boris Koltsov, with both players averaging in excess of the 105 mark in a thrilling affair.
Koltsov, who recently secured his World Cup of Darts return, produced a masterclass in the doubling department, fired home six maximums and pulled off a mesmerising 10-darter in the deciding leg.
Adams immediately returned to winning ways with a 5-1 thrashing of Jarred Cole in a match riddled with squandered opportunities on the outer ring, before comfortably seeing off both Jose Justicia and Dave Parletti.
The eight-time major champion joined both Barry and David Evans in clinching titles as part of the initial stages of the fourth phase in the Icons of Darts Live League.
BDO World Championship quarter-finalist Evans will return to action on Thursday morning amongst a six-man field, including former world champions Mark Webster and Scott Mitchell.
MODUS ICONS OF DARTS LIVE LEAGUE PHASE FOUR
Week One – Day Three
Wednesday July 1
Keane Barry 5-3 Jarred Cole
Boris Koltsov 5-3 Keane Barry
Jarred Cole 5-3 Boris Koltsov
Martin Adams 5-4 Keane Barry
Dave Parletti 5-4 Jarred Cole
Jose Justicia 4-5 Boris Koltsov
Keane Barry 5-1 Dave Parletti
Jarred Cole 5-3 Jose Justicia
Boris Koltsov 5-4 Martin Adams
Jose Justicia 3-5 Keane Barry
Martin Adams 5-1 Jarred Cole
Dave Parletti 5-3 Boris Koltsov
Martin Adams 5-2 Jose Justicia
Dave Parletti 2-5 Martin Adams
Jose Justicia 5-1 Dave Parletti
Martin Adams P5 W4 L1 DIFF +10 PTS 8
Keane Barry P5 W3 L2 DIFF +5 PTS 6
Boris Koltsov P5 W3 L2 DIFF +0 PTS 6
Jarred Cole P5 W2 L3 DIFF -3 PTS 4
Dave Parletti P5 W2 L3 DIFF -8 PTS 4
Jose Justicia P5 W1 L4 DIFF -4 PTS 2
Week One – Day Three
Thursday July 2
Ritchie Edhouse v Mark Webster
David Evans v Ritchie Edhouse
Mark Webster v David Evans
Scott Mitchell v Ritchie Edhouse
Andy Jenkins v Mark Webster
Mike Warburton v David Evans
Ritchie Edhouse v Andy Jenkins
Mark Webster v Mike Warburton
David Evans v Scott Mitchell
Mike Warburton v Ritchie Edhouse
Scott Mitchell v Mark Webster
Andy Jenkins v David Evans
Scott Mitchell v Mike Warburton
Andy Jenkins v Scott Mitchell
Mike Warburton v Andy Jenkins
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