HEREFORDSHIRE darts ace Terry Jenkins has missed out on a Ladbrokes PDC World Championship quarter-final with Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor after a third-round defeat.
The Ledbury pitcher made his exit from the competition on Sunday night with a third-round defeat by Andy Hamilton.
Jenkins took the first set 3-1 but then ran into double-trouble, missing four chances to double his lead and allowing Hamilton to level with a 3-2 second-set success.
Hamilton pushed ahead by winning the next two sets but Jenkins still had chances to level again in the fourth. And the Stoke-on-Trent man made it pay in the final set when he checked out with 130 to seal his last-eight place.
Jenkins, however, only had himself to blame for his exit with his finishing failing to match his general play.
Over the course of the match, he averaged 100.39 compared with his opponents’ 99.47 and bagged 13 180s against his opponents’ two. But Hamiliton’s finishing percentage of 52 far out-stripped Jenkins 31 per cent and proved the key.
Earlier, number-nine seed Jenkins had raced into the third round with a superb display against the dangerous John Part.
Jenkins produced some brilliant darts to see off the three-time World Champion and won nine of the opening 11 legs in an irresistible display.
A 14-darter in the first leg set the pattern for the first set. And it was a smiliar story in the second set as 110 and 116 finishes in the first two legs underlined his control.
Part did stage a rally by taking the fourth set but Jenkins hit his fourth 180 of the match before checking out with 81 to see off the Canadian star.
Although Jenkins out-performed his opponent by averaging 98.18 to Part’s 89.34, the key to this match was also in the finishing.
Jenkins, with an impressive 57 per cent, far out-shone Part, who could only manage 30 per cent in the Herefordshire’s man’s 4-1 success.