Justin Pipe swept past an injured Mark Webster 10-4 to advance through to the second round of the World Matchplay in Blackpool.
James Wade came through a tough challenge against John Part in the first round of the World Matchplay in Blackpool on Saturday.
World number one Phil Taylor will open the defence of his World Matchplay title with a first-round clash against Stuart Kellett.
Adrian Lewis is the European champion after powering to an 11-6 victory over Simon Whitlock in the final.
Phil Taylor claimed a record fifth UK Open title with an 11-4 victory over Andy Hamilton in Bolton on Sunday evening.
Raymond van Barneveld beat Ronnie Baxter in a thriller at the UK Open, while Phil Taylor defeated Michael van Gerwen.
Phil Taylor survived a scare to reach the quarter-finals of the Speedy Services UK Open in Bolton, while Raymond van Barneveld put out reigning champion Robert Thornton.
Wes Newton hit a nine-dart finish but still lost 9-8 to Adrian Lewis in a thrilling fourth round clash at the Speedy Services UK Open in Bolton.
Michael van Gerwen continued his rich vein of form with a 6-3 victory over Mervyn King in the final of the Austrian Darts Open.
Phil Taylor suffered a shock defeat by Andy Hamilton in the first of the PDC's World Series event in Dubai.
Phil Taylor will play Stoke rival Andy Hamilton in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters on Thursday.
Michael van Gerwen claimed the Premier League title at London's O2 Arena on Thursday night with a thrilling 10-8 victory over Phil Taylor.