Lim & Asada Land PDC Asian Tour Crowns


PAUL LIM and Seigo Asada shared victories on the fifth PDC Asian Tour weekend of 2018 in Taipei.

Asada followed up March’s success in Seoul and a runner-up finish in Kobe by taking victory in Saturday’s Event Nine as he survived eight missed match darts against Paul Lim.

Legendary Singapore ace Lim led 5-4 before seeing his chance for victory slip away in leg ten, with the Japanese star taking the decider in 15 darts with a 120 finish.

Asada (above) averaged 105.80 in a last 16 win over Hsin Fu Yang and then averaged 104.40 to whitewash Daisuke Akamatsu in the quarter-finals, before edging out Hong Kong’s Royden Lam in the semis.

Lim (main image) was also in impressive form, overcoming three-time Asian Tour event winner Lourence Ilagan in the last 16, averaging almost 103 in his quarter-final win over Haruki Muramatsu before seeing off another Japanese ace, Yuki Yamada, in the last four.

Sunday’s event saw Lim go one better with a 5-3 triumph over Lourence Ilagan in the final.

Lim overcame Noel Malicdem in the quarter-finals before an impressive 5-0 whitewash win over Muramatsu in the semis.

The Singapore star, who was a quarter-finalist at Event Two in South Korea, is now only $400 behind the Order of Merit ranking number four Malidem.

2018 PDC Asian Tour

Event Nine, Taipei
Paul Lim 5-2 Haruki Muramatsu
Yuki Yamada 5-1 Noel Malicdem
Royden Lam 5-0 Seiya Asakura
Seigo Asada 5-0 Daisuke Akamatsu
Paul Lim 5-4 Yuki Yamada
Seigo Asada 5-4 Royden Lam
Seigo Asada 5-4 Paul Lim
Event Ten, Taipei
Haruki Muramatsu 5-3 Seigo Asada
Paul Lim 5-2 Noel Malicdem
Lourence Ilagan 5-1 Daisuke Akamatsu
Alexis Toylo 5-2 Royden Lam
Paul Lim 5-0 Haruki Muramatsu
Lourence Ilagan 5-1 Alexis Toylo
Paul Lim 5-3 Lourence Ilagan

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