It’s Day 2 of the 2020 Ladbrokes Masters, which takes place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

The first round concluded tonight with the four first round matches from the bottom half of the draw. Tonight also featured Peter Wright’s first match as world champion. Could he begin his reign on a high? And what other stories will be told tonight?

Daryl Gurney v Dave Chisnall

First match up tonight was the former players champion Daryl Gurney taking on St Helen’s Dave Chisnall. The two faced each other in the first round last year where Chisnall won 10-8! Could Chizzy repeat the trick? Or will Gurney end his duck at the Masters?

Leg 1

Chisnall (wearing glasses for the first time) begins the match in perfect style, taking out a 100 finish using the two double tops route to draw first blood! Gurney 0-1 Chisnall.

Leg 2

Chisnall hits his first 180 of the match to leave 64, which he takes it out on tops to double his lead after Gurney missed double 6 for a 92 finish. Gurney 0-2 Chisnall.

Leg 3

Both players hit 180s to start the leg but it’s Daryl Gurney who takes out 92 on double 16 for an 11 darter to hit back! Gurney 1-2 Chisnall.

Leg 4

Chisnall goes completely off the boil in this leg and Gurney takes full advantage with a 65 checkout on double 16 to level the match! Gurney 2-2 Chisnall.

Leg 5

Chisnall makes a hash of setting it up from 132 but despite missing two darts at doubles, he returns to hit double 4 and goes ahead at the first break! Gurney 2-3 Chisnall.

Leg 6

Gurney hits his 2nd 180 of the match but a missed dart at double 8 proves costly as Chisnall tucks home 74 on double 16 to restore his two leg advantage. Gurney 2-4 Chisnall.

Leg 7

Chisnall hits his 3rd maximum to leave 86, which despite missing double 4 for it he returns to hit double 2 and move three clear of Gurney! Gurney 2-5 Chisnall.

Leg 8

Gurney puts his 3rd maximum of the match, then reels in a 117 finish on tops to stop the rot! Gurney 3-5 Chisnall.

Leg 9

Gurney misses double 16 for a 106 finish but nails it next visit after Chisnall fails to take out 117. Gurney 4-5 Chisnall.

Leg 10

A 4th maximum is nailed for Chisnall but he fails to leave a finish and Gurney takes out 81 on double 13 to go level at the second break! Gurney 5-5 Chisnall.

Leg 11

Gurney makes a meal of his attempt to take out 112 and Chisnall takes advantage with an 82 checkout on double 16 to go back infront. Gurney 5-6 Chisnall.

Leg 12

Chisnall begins the leg with his 5th maximum, but it’s Gurney who is first to a double but misses double 14 for a 104 finish. Chisnall misses double 18 and double 9 next visit but returns to hit the later after Gurney fluffs two at double 4 to level. Gurney 5-7 Chisnall.

Leg 13

An excellent finish from Gurney here as he takes out 128 on the bull to stay in pursuit of Chisnall. It’s the Northern Irishman’s second ton plus checkout of the match. Gurney 6-7 Chisnall.

Leg 14

Both players trade maximums but it’s Gurney who levels up the match once more, taking out 72 on double 16. Gurney 7-7 Chisnall.

Leg 15

Both players hit maximums for the second leg in a row but despite missing tops for a 125 finish, Chisnall returns to hit that very target and go ahead once more! Gurney 7-8 Chisnall.

Leg 16

Gurney misses a dart at double 16 for a 112 finish but the Northern Irishman returns to hit that very bed and send this match into a best of three! Gurney 8-8 Chisnall.

Leg 17

Chisnall nails his 8th maximum to set up 121 and though he misses double 14 for that finish, he returns to take out double 7 last dart after Gurney missed double 16 to go ahead himself. Gurney 8-9 Chisnall.

Leg 18

Chisnall hits maximum number 9 at the start of the 18th, but a wonderful 171 setup shot gives Gurney a golden chance to take it into a decider. However his hard work is wasted as he misses tops and tens to take it the distance and Chisnall tucks home tops to beat Gurney by the same scoreline as he did last year!

Final score: Gurney 8-10 Chisnall.

Gary Anderson v Ian White

Second match up on the stage was the two time world champion Gary Anderson taking on Stoke-on-Trent’s Ian White. Anderson returns to the Masters after withdrawing last year due to a back injury. Will Gary win on his return? Or will White finally win a match at this tournament?

Leg 1

Anderson is first to a checkout in this match on 123 but the Scotsman suffers a cruel bounce out on the bull in his attempt and White takes out 98 on double 19 to snatch the first leg! Anderson 0-1 White.

Leg 2

Anderson misses tops for a 101 finish but returns to nail double 10 with the last dart after White squanders three darts to double his lead. Anderson 1-1 White.

Leg 3

White puts in the first 180 of the match then takes out 74 on tops to edge back infront! Anderson 1-2 White.

Leg 4

Anderson begins the leg with six perfect darts (180 and 171) but hits the treble 5 with the seventh. Nonetheless he takes out 90 on double 18 for a superb 11 darter instead. Anderson 2-2 White.

Leg 5

Anderson misses double 12 and double 6 to go ahead at the break but he converts the latter next visit after White misses two at double 16 to pinch it! Anderson 3-2 White.

Leg 6

Anderson hits his 2nd maximum of the game as he races his way to leave 32. However White’s 177 setup to leave double 12 forces the error as Anderson misses three at double. But the hardwork is all in vain as White misses three at double 12 and Anderson takes his reprieve on double 4 to go two clear. Anderson 4-2 White.

Leg 7

Anderson fires his 3rd maximum but it’s White who gets first poke at a checkout, missing double 16 for a 103 finish. Anderson misses double 12 and double 3 in his effort to take out 81 and White picks out double 16 to halt Anderson’s run! Anderson 4-3 White.

Leg 8

White begins the leg with his second maximum and he goes on to level the match thanks to a superb 11 darter on double 16. Anderson 4-4 White.

Leg 9

Anderson misses double 10 for a 72 finish but returns to hit it next visit to go back infront. Anderson 5-4 White.

Leg 10

Anderson misses tops for a 116 checkout and White takes out double 12 for a 13 darter to go level at the second break. Anderson 5-5 White.

Leg 11

White goes back into the lead after the break, taking out 60 on tops. Anderson 5-6 White.

Leg 12

White cannot take out 140 to go two legs ahead and Anderson takes out 48 on tops to level the match once again. Anderson 6-6 White.

Leg 13

White misses five darts at double to kill off the leg but he lets himself off the hook on double 1 after Anderson misses tops and tens to steal it. Anderson 6-7 White.

Leg 14

Anderson begins the leg with his 4th maximum then picks out double 9 for a swift 14 darter to level it up. Anderson 7-7 White.

Leg 15

Nothing White can do as Anderson rolls home another leg. This time a 73 finish on double 8 for an 11 dart break! Anderson 8-7 White.

Leg 16

Anderson misses tops for a 68 finish but the Scot returns to take it out for three on the spin and go within a leg of the match. Anderson 9-7 White.

Leg 17

White starts the leg with his 3rd maximum then takes out double 10 to stay alive after Anderson missed bull for the big fish. Anderson 9-8 White.

Leg 18

White starts the leg with a maximum for the second leg in a row but he cannot take out tops for an 82 finish and Anderson lands double 16 for a 13 darter and secures victory on his return to the Masters.

Final score: Anderson 10-8 White.

Peter Wright v Joe Cullen

Next up on the stage was the newly crowned world champion Peter Wright taking on Euro Tour winner Joe Cullen. Could Snakebite begin his reign as world champion with a win? Or will Cullen make him start it with a blank?

Leg 1

WHAT A START FROM PETER WRIGHT! The world champion begins his reign in style, taking out 121 on double 16 for a swift start! Wright 1-0 Cullen.

Leg 2

Cullen responds in style, picking out double 10 for a 15 dart kill. Wright 1-1 Cullen.

Leg 3

ANOTHER BIG FINISH FOR PETER WRIGHT! Snakebite takes out 130 on double 8 to go back infront! That’s two ton plus finishes from the world champion in 3 legs! Wright 2-1 Cullen.

Leg 4

Wright’s impressive finishing continues, taking out 90 on tops for the first break of throw in this match. Wright 3-1 Cullen.

Leg 5

Cullen misses bull for a 90 finish himself but the man from Bradford picks out double 8 to go in the break just one behind, despite Wright’s brilliant form. Wright 3-2 Cullen.

Leg 6

Cullen puts in the first 180 of the match then takes out 80 on tops to get back level! Wright 3-3 Cullen.

Leg 7

Cullen hits his 2nd 180 of the game and then breaks Wright with an 88 finish on the bull for a crisp 12 darter. Wright 3-4 Cullen.

Leg 8

The world champion responds in style with a 101 finish on double 16 for an instant break back. Three ton plus finishes now for Wright in this match. Wright 4-4 Cullen.

Leg 9

Cullen hits his 3rd maximum but it’s Wright who wins the leg, hitting double 6 last dart. Wright 5-4 Cullen.

Leg 10

Despite having three ton plus finishes against him, Cullen responds with one of his own! He takes out 121 on double 14 to go level at the second break. Wright 5-5 Cullen.

Leg 11

Wright edges back infront in this cracking match, pinning double 16 for a 13 dart leg. Wright 6-5 Cullen.

Leg 12

The awesome standard continues as Cullen tucks home a 106 finish on double 16 to level the match once more. That’s 5 ton plus finishes in the match combined from both players! Wright 6-6 Cullen.

Leg 13

The world champion fires in the best leg of the tournament so far. He begins with a 137, then fires in back to back maximums and then picks out double 2 to win it with a 10 darter! Wright 7-6 Cullen.

Leg 14

Wright misses tops for an 80 finish but returns to pick it out with the last dart after Cullen failed to take out 104. Huge break of throw! Wright 8-6 Cullen.

Leg 15

Wright hits his 3rd maximum of the match then misses double 16 for a 102 finish. However he disposes it first dart next visit and goes within one of the winning line. Wright 9-6 Cullen.

Leg 16

Brilliant leg from Cullen as he nails double 12 for a 13 darter to stay in the tournament. Wright 9-7 Cullen.

Leg 17

Wright misses double 16 to take out 72 but the world champion tucks it home next visit to book his place in the quarters, where he faces Dave Chisnall.

Final score: Wright 10-7 Cullen.

Gerwyn Price v Simon Whitlock

Final match of the night was the reigning Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price taking on former european champion Simon Whitlock. Another win for Price? Or will Whitlock avenge his Ally Pally defeat?

Leg 1

Whitlock sets himself on double 18 after 12 but Price snatches it from under his nose with a 76 finish on tops. Price 1-0 Whitlock.

Leg 2

Price hits his first 180 of the match then takes out 95 on tops to double his lead with Whitlock once again being left stranded on 36! Price 2-0 Whitlock.

Leg 3

Brilliant from the Wizard as he fires in back to back maximums to leave himself 48 and he takes it out in two for an 11 darter to get off the mark. Price 2-1 Whitlock.

Leg 4

Price misses a dart at tops for 3-1 and Whitlock cleans up with 59 on the same target to bring himself level with the Welshman. Price 2-2 Whitlock.

Leg 5

Price halts Whitlock’s charge with a fine 72 finish on double 12 to go ahead at the first break. Price 3-2 Whitlock.

Leg 6

Whitlock misses tops for a 79 finish but returns to hit it and level the match up once again. Price 3-3 Whitlock.

Leg 7

Whitlock fires in his 3rd maximum of the match, then takes out double 12 last dart to go ahead for the first time in the match! Price 3-4 Whitlock.

Leg 8

Both players hit maximums at the start of the leg and both players miss big numbers! However it’s Whitlock who will be feeling more blue as he squanders three darts to go two clear and Price makes no mistake on double 12 to break straight back. Price 4-4 Whitlock.

Leg 9

Price hits his third 180 of the match then goes back ahead thanks to a 13 darter on double 6. Price 5-4 Whitlock.

Leg 10

Huge blow for Whitlock here as he misses a dart at double 15 to level the match and Price makes him pay with a 72 finish on tops to go two clear at the second break. Price 6-4 Whitlock.

Leg 11

Price fires in his 4th maximum, then picks out tops for another 13 darter and a three leg gap. Price 7-4 Whitlock.

Leg 12

It’s back to back 13 darters from Price as he takes out double 10 with Whitlock sat on double 8. Price 8-4 Whitlock.

Leg 13

It looks all but over now for Whitlock as Price tucks home a 108 checkout on tops to go within one of the quarter finals. Price 9-4 Whitlock.

Leg 14

Whitlock isn’t done yet as he hits two 180’s to leave 84 after 9 and he takes it out going Bull, D17 to stay alive. Price 9-5 Whitlock.

Leg 15

Whitlock hits back to back 180’s to leave himself on 48 and he takes it out in two for an 11 darter after Price missed the bull for a 170 match winner. Price 9-6 Whitlock.

Leg 16

Whitlock misses tops and tens to continue the fightback but is given another chance after Price misses a second match dart at tops! Whitlock makes no mistake on double 10 to make it three on the spin! Price 9-7 Whitlock.

Leg 17

Another match dart comes and goes for Price as he misses the bull by a mile for a 121 finish and Whitlock takes out double 16 last dart after missing the bull himself for a 124 finish. Fightback very much on! Price 9-8 Whitlock.

Leg 18

Whitlock nails home his 9th maximum of the match but despite making a mess of the finishing, he finally nails double 8 to take this match into an unlikely decider! COMEBACK COMPLETE!!!!! Price 9-9 Whitlock!!

Leg 19 (DECIDING LEG)

Both players feeling the nerves here but Whitlock’s supreme scoring deserts him at the wrong time and Price coolly takes out 82 on double 12 to fall over the line and break Whitlock’s heart. He will face Gary Anderson in the quarters!

Final score: Price 10-9 Whitlock.