Part cruises to darts final

Canada's John Part proved too strong for 'Rocky' Andy Jenkins as he cruised into the final of the Paddy Power World Grand Prix with an easy six sets to one triumph.

Canada's John Part proved too strong for 'Rocky' Andy Jenkins as he cruised into the final of the Paddy Power World Grand Prix with an easy six sets to one triumph.

'Darth Maple' started strongly and finished on his favourite D16 to take the opening set.

The body language of Jenkins was all wrong, as he struggled to overcome the jitters and get his game going.

World number two Part was ruthless in his finishing and took the second set with D16 doing the damage again as the Canadian won three legs to two.

Part has Rocky on the ropes in the next set with a magnificent 149 out-shot - T20, T19, D16 really turning the screw on his opponent.

Three sets to nil soon became four with Jenkins looking like he had already thrown in the towel.

Jenkins, an avid Portsmouth fan, was not at the races and 'Darth Maple' took the fifth set without really having to move up out of neutral.

A Shanghai - T20, 20, D20 from Jenkins gave the outsider hope and he finished on the Bulls-eye to take his first set and give himself a glimmer of hope.

It was nip and tuck in what was to be the final set but Part weathered the brief purple patch of his opponent to nail D10 and win six sets to one overall.

"I got into my game quickly tonight and got off on the doubles early on which made a difference.

"He didn't really get into his stride and didn't play as well as he has this week.

"For me it's all about getting into the final. I'm the world number two and I need to prove in the televised events that I'm worth that position and better."

Part will meet the winner of the Phil Taylor/Peter Evison tussle in the final on Sunday.

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