Darts punters were spoilt for choice on Friday with 74 matches taking place. A full list of results can be found below together with a brief look at a couple of standout ties.
Full list of results: Friday March 7
Afternoon Session (11.45am-5pm)
Preliminary, First & Second Rounds
Carl Green 3-5 Lionel Sams
Glenn Spearing 2-5 Antonio Alcinas
Kevin Taylor 1-5 Arron Monk
Raymond van Barneveld 5-3 Tony Broughton
Kyle Anderson 4-5 Kevin McDine
John Henderson 1-5 Jelle Klaasen
Keegan Brown 3-5 Mensur Suljovic
Ian White 5-4 Daryl Gurney
Paul Hogan 5-0 John Part
Brian Woods 3-5 Dean Stewart
Dennis Smith 5-1 Mark Hylton
Ewan Hyslop 5-4 Steve Brown
Alan Derrett 5-2 Jyhan Artut
Ben Burton 4-5 Michael Mansell
Steve Maish 5-0 Ben Ward
Ronny Huybrechts 5-0 Adrian Gray
Jason Hogg 5-3 Wayne Jones
Martin Stead 2-5 Raymond van Barneveld
Paul Whitworth 0-5 Rhys Griffin
Steve Douglas 3-5 Johnny Haines
James Hubbard 5-4 Jeff Batham
Joe Murnan 5-0 Shaun Lovett
Dean Reynolds 4-5 Martin Stead
Garry Spedding 2-5 David Pallett
D Smith/Hylton 2-5 Peter Hudson
Ewan Hyslop 2-5 Kevin McDine
Alex Roy 5-4 Tony Newell
Alan Tabern 1-5 Tony Randall
Conan Whitehead 4-5 Aden Kirk
Mark Cox 5-4 Shaun Narain
Lionel Sams 5-3 Chris Aubrey
Rhys Griffin 3-5 Karl Merchant
John Bowles 1-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Rocco Maes 5-2 Daniels/Bennett
Alan Derrett 3-5 Adam Hunt
Sam Allen 3-5 Ross Smith
Martin Stead 5-3 Alan Casey
Adam Cousins 2-5 Paul Hogan
Pete Dyos 3-5 William O'Connor
Adam Hunt 5-3 Michael Malone
Dean Stewart 5-0 Graham Dando
Andy Boulton 5-4 Josh Payne
James Hubbard 5-3 Steve Hine
Aaron Monk 4-5 Karl Merchant
Benito van de Pas 5-3 David Dodds
Kevin McDine 5-2 Aaron Holdstock
Andy Boulton 5-2 Jonathan Worsley
Matthew Edgar 5-1 Matt Clark
Jason Lovett 3-5 Simon Stevenson
Tony Randell 5-1 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Nigel Heydon 5-4 Johnny Haines
Dave Weston 3-5 Mick Todd
Antonio Alcinas 5-3 Matthew Edgar
Lionel Sams 4-5 Joe Murnan
Ian Jones 3-5 Simon Stevenson
James Young 3-5 David O'Brien
Benito van de Pas 5-3 Doug Thompson
Jim Hill 1-5 Alex Roy
Sam Allen 5-3 Chris Mackie
Nathan Derry 4-5 Gerwyn Price
Michael Barnard 1-5 Stuart Kellett
Tony Randell 5-4 Steve West
Jamie Caven 3-5 Kevin Dowling
Michael Mansell 5-2 Dean Stewart
Nathan Derry 5-2 Jason Mold
William Naylor 4-5 Sam Allen
Nigel Daniels 5-3 Scott Bennett
Mick Baker 4-5 Mick Todd
Kevin Dowling 5-4 Chris Dobey
David Dodds 5-1 David O'Brien
Mark Cox 1-5 Darren Webster
Ian Lever 3-5 William O'Connor
Aden Kirk 5-2 Gerwyn Price
Simon Stevenson 5-3 Mark Barilli
Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Peter Wright 9-8 Michael Smith
Ronnie Baxter 5-9 Adrian Lewis
Aden Kirk 9-7 Phil Taylor
Michael van Gerwen 9-1 James Hubbard
Kevin Dowling 8-9 Stephen Bunting
Justin Pipe 7-9 Dave Chisnall
Kevin Painter 9-5 Richie Burnett
Raymond van Barneveld 9-3 Mick Todd
James Wade 9-1 Michael Mansell
Steve Beaton 6-9 Brendan Dolan
Adam Hunt 5-9 Paul Nicholson
Terry Jenkins 9-4 Stuart Kellett
Mark Webster 9-5 Mark Walsh
Kevin McDine 8-9 David Pallett
Andy Smith 3-9 Gary Anderson
Steve Maish 1-9 Nigel Heydon
Ronnie Huybrechts 9-6 Simon Whitlock
Jamie Lewis 9-8 William O'Connor
Robert Thornton 9-3 Jason Hogg
Mensur Suljovic 9-3 Tony Randell
Paul Hogan 9-3 Benito van de Pas
Christian Kist 9-2 Antonio Alcinas
Wes Newton* v Andrew Gilding (*withdrew through illness, bye awarded to Gilding)
Dirk van Duijvenbode 8-9 Joe Murnan
Kim Huybrechts 9-5 Ross Smith
Peter Hudson 8-9 Ian White
Andy Boulton 2-9 Dean Winstanley
Nick Fullwell 1-9 Alex Roy
Darren Webster 6-9 Vincent van der Voort
Rocco Maes 6-9 Simon Stevenson
Karl Merchant 4-9 Mervyn King
Andy Hamilton 9-8 Jelle Klaasen
The Skyline Pavilion witnessed some of the biggest shocks in this competition for many a year on Friday.
Three times PDC World Champion John Part had obviously not learnt his lesson from the last, and only, time he had lost to Paul Hogan.
50-year-old Basingstoke part timer Hogan made short work of an off-colour Part but a 5-0 whitewash must surely have been beyond his wildest dreams.
John Boyman of the Basingstoke Gazette detailed Hogan's delight:
I'm absolutely over the moon. To beat a player like John, you have got to play very well.
I just went up there and enjoyed it. I did not expect to win 5-0 because he is a quality player who has been there and done it.
To get a 100 average is superb but you have to play well to beat a three-time world champion.
Simon Whitlock continued his poor form in the competition, and was sent tumbling out at the third round stage.
Belgium's Ronnie Huybrechts had already seen brother Kim take out Ross Smith by a comfortable margin of 9-5 before dispatching Whitlock 9-6.
Ian White almost pulled off a stunning nine darter in the deciding leg of his 5-4 victory over Daryl Gurney.
White had already hit two maximums and followed it up with a perfect seventh dart, but nerves crept in and a missed treble 19 took away his chance of a shot at the £5,000 bonus on offer to anyone able to complete the perfect leg.
Per PDC.TV, Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld explained why he enjoys coming back to UK shores for these championships:
It's been like old-school darts and this event is all about giving players a chance at this level.
Every round's like a final because these lads all came here thinking that they can win the tournament, which is great for the PDC.
In reality, the crowd had come to see the big guns in the evening session and the action didn't disappoint.
Only a day after another defeat in the Premier League, Phil Taylor lost to rank outsider and world number 141 Aden Kirk.
The 22-year-old rookie came to the stage with swagger and no sign of nerves, and took that into his play.
If anything, it was "The Power" who allowed the occasion to get to him, and he was unceremoniously dumped out 9-7.
In sharp contrast, Taylor's contemporaries were on fire. Michael van Gerwen made short work of James Hubbard, allowing the Englishman just a consolation leg in 9-1 victory.
Left-hander James Wade showed a flicker of his old self in a storming performance which saw him ease through against Michael Mansell by the same score.
All in all, a very entertaining days play with more to come in Saturday's fourth and fifth round matches.