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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 December 2006, 17:57 GMT
Anderson suffers Purfleet defeat
Bob Anderson
'The Limestone Cowboy' reached the final four in 2005
Veteran Bob Anderson made a first-round exit from the PDC World Championship, beaten 3-1 by Darren Webster.

The 1988 BDO world champion and 23rd seed, aged 59, had been struggling with an injury to his throwing arm.

Webster will next meet Adrian Gray who also caused a shock with a win over 10th seed Ronnie Baxter on Monday.

There were also defeats for 16th seed Mark Walsh, 17th-ranked Barrie Bates and 24th seed Alan Warriner-Little but top seed Colin Lloyd advanced.

Walsh lost 3-0 to Dutch teenager Rico Vonck who hit checkouts of 110 and 140 in the first set, and a 138 to win the second set.

"I was really nervous in the first set," said Vonck after his competition debut, which was watched by his family in the audience.

"But when I went 2-0 up I was able to play my own game. My mother was really nervous too and she only slept for an hour or two last night, but it was beautiful."

The defeat of Bates, who lost 3-2 to Canada's Brian Cyr, was a surprise after he finished runner-up in the Budweiser UK Open.

Bates made a poor start to the match as his 50-year-old opponent raced into a 2-0 lead.

Although Bates forced a decider, Cyr regained his composure to finish off with a 116 checkout.

Warriner-Little was made to suffer by fellow Englishman Alan Tabern, who romped to a 3-0 win at the Circus Tavern.

Lloyd set up a second-round meeting with Raymond van Barneveld after both recorded 3-0 victories.

Lloyd defeated German Tomas Seyler while Barneveld, in his first match at the PDC World Championship after his switch from the BDO, got the better of Australian teenager Mitchell Clegg.

Ninth seed Denis Ovens was in control against Steve Smith as he wrapped up a comfortable 3-0 win to advance while fifth seed Adrian Lewis beat Australian Anthony Fleet by the same score.

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