Scott Waites seized his second chance to qualify for the next round of the PDC Home Tour with three successive wins in Group 27.

The two-time BDO world champion finished runner-up to Dave Chisnall on the third night of competition last month but on an occasion where all competitors were given another opportunity, it was Waites who came up trumps.

A 5-3 win over Steve Beaton, another former BDO world champion, included Waites flirting with a nine-darter, nailing treble 20 seven times in a row only to falter with treble 19 on what could have been his penultimate throw of the leg.

Any disappointment was alleviated by the win before three ton-plus checkouts helped Waites to a 5-0 whitewash of Ron Meulenkamp, who suffered his second heavy defeat of the night after a 5-1 reverse against Ross Smith in his opening match.

Smith edging out Beaton 5-4 set up a decider with Waites, who was clinical on the doubles as he completed a clean sweep of victories to top the standings.

Meulenkamp ended the night with a consolation win, taking out a maximum 180 before a 161 checkout to prevail 5-4 in a final-leg decider against Beaton.

The round-robin stage is due to conclude next Monday but the PDC has announced that the 32 group winners will compete across a further 11 nights from 26 May in order to crown an eventual champion.