Jeff Smith won Group 16 of the Unibet Home Tour in stunning fashion on Saturday night, pinning a vital 147 checkout in the final leg of the night.
Canadian number one Smith began the night with an emphatic 5-1 defeat of Christian Bunse, before going down 5-4 to Wigan’s Martin Atkins in his second game of the night.
Subsequently, Atkins had the chance to seal the group win in the penultimate game of the night against Bunse, but the German youngster ran out a 5-2 victor.
With a second chance handed to Smith and Ricky Evans, it was all to play for in the final match of the night.
At 4-4, Smith knew he needed to win the deciding leg to top the group, while an Evans win would’ve meant victory for Atkins.
With Evans waiting on 121 for the match, Smith sensationally took out 147 to ensure he ended the night as group winner.
The Unibet Home Tour continues on Sunday night with Group 17, which will see popular Scot John Henderson in action, along with Brisbane Darts Masters champion Damon Heta, Lincoln’s Gary Blades and Poland’s Krzysztof Kciuk.
Unibet Home Tour
Group 16 – Saturday May 2
Martin Atkins 5-2 Ricky Evans
Jeff Smith 5-1 Christian Bunse
Martin Atkins 5-4 Jeff Smith
Ricky Evans 5-3 Christian Bunse
Christian Bunse 5-2 Martin Atkins
Jeff Smith 5-4 Ricky Evans
Group 17 – Sunday May 3 (1930 BST)
John Henderson v Krzysztof Kciuk
Damon Heta v Gary Blades
Krzysztof Kciuk v Gary Blades
John Henderson v Damon Heta
Damon Heta v Krzysztof Kciuk
Gary Blades v John Henderson
Featured Pic – PDC