Mickey Mansell's World Championship campaign came to an early end following a 3-0 defeat to Japan's Seigo Asada at Alexandra Palace.
It was the fifth time from five appearances at the Worlds that the Tyrone man failed to get past the first hurdle.
The Clonoe Cyclone actually missed two darts to claim the opening set but once the Japanese number one took out a 90 out-shot he never looked back.
In fact Mansell, won just one of the remaining seven legs with Asada coasting home with a 91.97 average.
ASADA WINS!— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 18, 2019
Seigo Asada whitewashes Mickey Mansell in this afternoon's second game, securing his spot in Round Two.
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Limerick's Willie O'Connor, who beat Marko Kantele in the first round on Monday evening, is the next Irish player in action.
The Magpie takes on world number three Gerwyn Price on Thursday evening.
Ciaran Teehan of Cork plays his second-round game on Friday afternoon against world number 19 Mervyn King, while Derry's Daryl Gurney opens his campaign against the winner of Justin Pipe and Benjamin Pratnemer on Saturday evening.
RECAP!— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 18, 2019
Stephen Bunting was among the four winners this afternoon.
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