James Wade kept his Grand Slam of Darts hopes alive against Phil Taylor on Tuesday night.
Wade faced elimination unless he won, but beat Taylor 5-3 enabling both veterans to advance beyond the group stage.
Last year’s runner-up Wade broke his rival twice to persevere in a gritty game, following six-time champion Taylor into the knock-out stages.
Taylor will next face Darren Webster who won a nine-dart shoot-out to persevere over Mark Webster, when they couldn’t be separated by the group standings.
Rob Cross‘ 5-2 win against Ross Montgomery earned him qualification alongside Michael van Gerwen who was in cruise control throughout a 5-2 beating of Joe Murnan.
Raymond van Barneveld easily beat Steve Lennon 5-2 when both players were guaranteed qualification due to Gerwyn Price’s 5-1 loss against Jamie Hughes.
Mark Webster 2-5 Danny Noppert
Daryl Gurney 5-1 Darren Webster
Michael van Gerwen 5-2 Joe Murnan
Ross Cross 5-2 Ross Montgomery
Robbie Green 3-5 Peter Machin
Phil Taylor 3-5 James Wade
Gerwyn Price 1-5 Jamie Hughes
Raymond van Barneveld 5-2 Steve Lennon
The Grand Slam of Darts continues on Sky Sports throughout the week with coverage underway on Monday on Sky Sports Action from 7pm as the best of the PDC compete against the best of the BDO
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