Result: James Wade, Kim Huybrechts out of Players Championship Finals

James Wade and Kim Huybrechts lose in the first round of the Players Championship Finals in Minehead.

James Wade and Kim Huybrechts have been knocked out in the first round of the Players Championship Finals in Minehead.

Wade was 5-3 up and missed one match dart against Steve Beaton before the 49-year-old stormed back to win the final three legs to book a last-16 clash with Wes Newton, who defeated Andy Smith.

Huybrechts, who was the runner-up at this event 12 months ago, slumped to a disappointing 6-2 loss to Terry Jenkins, who will now meet Ian White.

Peter Wright averaged over 101 in outclassing Michael Smith, while Gary Anderson fought back from a 4-1 deficit to seal his passage into the second round in a last-leg decider against Stuart Kellett.

There were also victories for Brendan Dolan and Jamie Caven, who beat Wayne Jones and Colin Lloyd respectively.

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