Modus Icons of Darts: Edhouse clinches third successive title after commanding string of showings
Ritchie Edhouse clinched his third successive Phase Three title in the Modus Icons of Darts Live League after completing a clean sweep of victories as Week Two came to a close.
Following the success of three-time world champion Martin Adams in securing a hat-trick of crowns on Friday afternoon, Edhouse replicated the veteran’s success as he triumphed for a third time on Saturday.
Whilst competing from his home in Hastings, the two-time PDC Challenge Tour event winner has dominated the second pool of proceedings during the second week of Phase Three in the remotely contested initiative.
Former world champions Scott Mitchell and Mark Webster have failed to surpass the expertise of Edhouse – who has been defeated just twice throughout the duration of an irresistible week of performances.
Having reached the second round of the World Championship in December, Edhouse began Saturday’s campaign with a comeback victory over fellow Challenge Tour event winner Adam Huckvale.
Leigh-based Huckvale held a 4-2 lead in a closely contested affair, but Edhouse registered legs of 14, 18 and 15 darts to get off the mark at first attempt.
Edhouse then constructed an early 4-1 advantage against Challenge Tour table-topper Mitchell, and, despite the 2015 BDO world champion teasing a comeback with back-to-back 15-darters, the 37-year-old doubled his points tally with a clutch 63 outshot.
Mitchell’s fellow world champion Webster was subsequently brushed aside by Edhouse as the London-born man pinned 50 per cent of his attempts on the doubles and an impressive average of 97.60 in a whitewash win.
Edhouse continued his dominance with a 126 checkout on the bullseye in an emphatic 5-1 victory over another Welshman in Isle of Man Open winner Mike Warburton, before capping off his day with a finishing masterclass in a comfortable win over youngster Keelan Kay.
The Hastings-based ace finished two points clear at the top of pile ahead of Mitchell, with leg difference separating Webster and Huckvale in third and fourth respectively, above Welshman Warburton and Devon’s Kay.
Phase Three of the Modus Icons of Darts Live League resumes on Monday afternoon as the third week commences, with the line-up and schedule being confirmed in due course.
MODUS ICONS OF DARTS LIVE LEAGUE PHASE THREE
Week Two – Day Six
Saturday June 13
Adam Huckvale 2-5 Mark Webster
Scott Mitchell 5-3 Adam Huckvale
Mark Webster 3-5 Scott Mitchell
Ritchie Edhouse 5-4 Adam Huckvale
Keelan Kay 5-4 Mark Webster
Mike Warburton 4-5 Scott Mitchell
Adam Huckvale 5-2 Keelan Kay
Mark Webster 5-0 Mike Warburton
Scott Mitchell 3-5 Ritchie Edhouse
Mike Warburton 4-5 Adam Huckvale
Ritchie Edhouse 5-0 Mark Webster
Keelan Kay 0-5 Scott Mitchell
Ritchie Edhouse 5-1 Mike Warburton
Keelan Kay 1-5 Ritchie Edhouse
Mike Warburton 5-2 Keelan Kay
— MODUSDarts.tv (@ModusDarts180) June 13, 2020
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