‘Wolfie’ books his spot in first knockout stage

Martin Adams
Martin Adams

Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams is safely through to the last 16 of the Grand Slam of Darts.

The Deepings ace pipped Steve Beaton 5-4 to set up a meeting with Belgian star Kim Huybrechts in the first knockout stage on Thursday.

Adams needed to beat Beaton in Wolverhampton on Tuesday night to avoid a clash with tournament favourite Michael Van Gerwen and he edged home after letting a 4-1 lead slip.

Adams topped his group with three wins out of three.

The Grand Slam of Darts brings together the best players from the PDC and the BDO. The semi-finals and final are scheduled for Sunday.