Ladbrokes Darts League favourite ‘Mile High’ Mark Hylton visited the Liberal Club Skegness, taking on a number of players in best-of-three events, before a head-to-head match with Carl Abbiss.
First up to play him was James Jenkins - and what a start to the night as James shocked Mark by taking the second leg with a 110 finish on the bull in 17 darts.
Mark took the last leg to record the win.
Ken Wilson hit the night’s first maximum, but still went down 2-0.
Matt Reeson was next up and Mark again won 2-0, hitting a 14-dart checkout in the process.
‘The Cobra’ Ray Bettison was next and he hit a 180 before going down 2-0, with Mark hitting the first of his seven maximums in this one.
Steve Gillings, playing with new darts bought on the night, did him no favours, losing 2-0.
Barry Grenfell also suffered a 2-0 defeat and Dave Manson could not get anywhere near Mark, going down 2-0.
Ross Collins of the Liberal Club managed to take only the second leg off Mark, but it was the pro who got the result hitting 180 on the way.
The final game in this half saw Richard Fuller lose by the familiar 2-0 scoreline.
The second half started with Dan Starkey hitting a 180, but Mark who won 2-0, hitting two 14-dart legs,
Kristian Thein was next up and was promptly dispatched with 2-0.
Dave Tuplin lost 2-0, with Mark hitting three 180s, including two in an 11-dart leg with a 98 finish.
Shaun Wilson lost both games and the final game of the night saw Carl Abbiss take Mark on in a best-of-nine match up,
The question on everyone’s lips was ‘ would Mark go through the night unbeaten?’
Carl took the early advantage with a 2-0 lead, but back Mark came to level things up.
Carl then took the next three legs to record a 5-2 victory and inflict upon Mark his only defeat of the night.
Carl Abbiss holds the advantage of going into the next visit of Mark Hylton, which takes place at the Marine Boathouse on Friday, July. 18.
The Marine Boathouse has arranged its July Knockout for Saturday, July 12.
This is a money-in, money-out knock out tournament which costs £10 to enter, with the Marine adding £100 to the winners purse.