JIM Williams stunned fourth seed Peter Wright with a straight-sets victory at Alexandra Palace to seal his place in the third round of the World Darts Championship this week.

Wright, who won the world championship in 2020 and 2022 and entered the event as fourth seed, struggled throughout and fell to a straight-sets second-round defeat against the Presteigne ace.

Wright only managed a 83.87 average and made just four of 18 doubles during a disappointing display.


Wright was broken in the opening leg by Williams, who snatched the first set with a sensational 124 checkout on the bullseye in a final-leg decider, with the Scot then missing seven set darts when 2-1 up in the second.

Williams sealed the second set with a 13-darter and broke Wright a 70-finish in the opening leg of the third, before rattling off the next two legs to complete an emphatic victory and book a third round meeting with either Raymond van Barneveld or Radek Szaganski.