Astounding Askew claims Group One success as Modus Icons of Darts Week Two commences
Jason Askew got his Modus Icons of Darts Live League campaign off to a flyer on Monday, topping the Group One table as Week Two of the new initiative commenced.
An astounding Askew – the son of renowned back-to-back World Championship semi-finalist, Dave – secured three wins from four matches with only Rob Collins managing to overcome the recent Ladbrokes UK Open qualifier.
His campaign got underway with a 91.41 average and a 5-1 victory over former Players Championship Finals winner Paul Nicholson, pinning a high checkout of 128 and three maximums on his way to a comfortable opening victory.
Askew then survived a match dart against Arron Monk as both players pinned ton-plus checkouts, before keeping his unbeaten streak alive with a 5-1 win over Andy Jenkins – in which he registered a 92.34 average.
Despite being defeated by Robert Collins in his concluding clash on Monday afternoon, the England Classic quarter-finalist remained top of the pile.
Collins claimed his first scalp of the day against Askew, with the latter narrowly missing double 10 for what would have been a blistering 140 outshot to seal an unbeaten days work.
Elsewhere, former world youth champion Monk finished second best in Group One as he was topped by Askew only on leg difference.
The 29-year-old pulled off a magnificent 161 checkout – the highest of the session – and overcame Nicholson, Jenkins and Collins.
The Modus Icons of Darts Live League will resume on Tuesday from 11am, with players competing from the comfort of their own homes to fill the void created by the coronavirus outbreak.
Emerging star Jarred Cole will enter the fray on Tuesday in replace of Askew, with coverage being streamed via numerous bookmakers and at dartshop.tv, and commentary being provided by Chris Mason throughout.
MOCUS ICONS OF DARTS LIVE LEAGUE
Week Two – Group One
Monday, April 13
Jason Askew 5-1 Paul Nicholson
Andy Jenkins 5-4 Robert Collins
Jason Askew 5-4 Arron Monk
Andy Jenkins 5-2 Paul Nicholson
Arron Monk 5-2 Robert Collins
Jason Askew 5-1 Andy Jenkins
Paul Nicholson 5-2 Robert Collins
Arron Monk 5-4 Andy Jenkins
Robert Collins 5-4 Jason Askew
Arron Monk 5-3 Paul Nicholson
Week Two – Group Two
Tuesday, April 14
Paul Nicholson v Jarred Cole
Andy Jenkins v Robert Collins
Paul Nicholson v Arron Monk
Andy Jenkins v Jarred Cole
Arron Monk v Robert Collins
Paul Nicholson v Andy Jenkins
Robert Collins v Jarred Cole
Arron Monk v Andy Jenkins
Paul Nicholson v Robert Collins
Arron Monk v Jarred Cole
— MODUSDarts.tv (@ModusDarts180) April 13, 2020
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