Anderson dumped out in Blackpool
Fourth seed Gary Anderson crashed out of the World Matchplay after a dramatic 13-11 defeat by Dean Winstanley on Tuesday.
A see-saw match went to a tie-break with the score locked at 10-10 and Winstanley held his nerve to close out a thrilling victory at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
Anderson looked to be cruising to victory when he opened up a 5-0 lead, but Winstanley took out 127 on the bull to get off the mark and a 12-darter made it 6-2.
The Scot had no answer to Winstanley's superb rally as he took out tops in a string of legs to level the match at 6-6.
Winstanley's sixth straight leg saw him open up an 8-6 advantage, but Anderson refused to roll over and battled back to force a tie break.
A 13-darter from Winstanley, however, earned a crucial break and he then found tops to clinch victory.
Fifth seed Wes Newton is safely through to the next stage after a 10-5 win over James Hubbard.
The youngster was celebrating his 20th birthday and he tried to celebrate in style as two 180s helped him cut the deficit to 5-4
Bu Newton proved the ultimate party pooper by taking five of the next six legs and secured the win with his second 91 finish.
Ronnie Baxter rediscovered some of his vintage form as he claimed a 10-7 win over Dave Chisnall.
Baxter has slipped down the rankings in recent years, but the home favourite made his experience count as he edged out the 13th seed in some crucial legs to secure victory at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
The 'Rocket' roared into an early 3-0 lead, but Chisnall took out 170 to get off the mark and then found double 18 to cut the deficit to one leg.
Both players continued to swap legs, although Baxter continued to edge ahead and opened up an 8-5 lead by taking out tops.
Chisnall kept the match alive by nailing double nine to make it 9-7, but Baxter clinched victory in the next as he finally found double 11.
Justin Pipe is also over the first hurdle as he wrapped up a comfortable 10-4 win over Joe Cullen.
Pipe cruised into a 4-0 lead, but Cullen did manage to reduce the deficit with high scoring finishes, including a superb 170 and a 108.
But he was merely putting off the inevitable and Pipe took out double 16 to secure his progress to the next stage.