DAVE CHISNALL moved into the second round of the William Hill Darts World Championship with a straight sets victory at London's Alexandra Palace on Tuesday, while fellow seeds Terry Jenkins and Wes Newton also progressed.
Chisnall won every set in five legs against promising Austrian youngster Rowby-John Rodriguez, who treated the Ally Pally crowd to the first 170 finish of this year's tournament.
The game also saw Chisnall produce the best leg of the tournament - a ten-darter - as he moved into the last 32 with an average of 99.37.
"I didn't feel like a 99 average so I'm pleased with that," said Chisnall, who will take on Christian Kist on Boxing Day.
"I missed a few doubles but so did he, and the most important thing is getting through to round two. I've got a lot more in the tank and hopefully I'll show that afer Christmas."
Veteran star Jenkins came from a set down to defeat America's Darin Young, hitting eight 180s as he triumphed in four sets.
"I fluffed the first set but I got there in the end," said nine-time major finalist Jenkins, who will meet Mark Webster in the second round.
"Mark's been in good form but there is not a player out there that I haven't beaten so there's no reason I can't have a good run here."
Newton was admittedly below par in his victory against Spain's Cristo Reyes, avenging a sudden-death defeat at the same stage last year.
"It was a weird game," said Newton, who won in four sets to set up a second round tie against James Wade. "I've practised really hard for this and I've been playing well.
"I was practising well before the game but it just didn't happen on stage. I don't know why - maybe it was the pressure - but I won ugly and I'm through to the next round, which is the most important thing."
Ronny Huybrechts was the evening's other winner, coming through a five-set thriller against Dean Winstanley.
The Belgian ace produced stunning back-to-back checkouts of 164 and 104 to complete victory in a deciding set tie-break.
"I'm very happy," said Huybrechts, who will take on Peter Wright in round two for the second consecutive year. "The 164 made me believe again. I don't think I've ever hit two more important checkouts on stage.
"I'm playing well and I'm getting more confidence and learning all the time and I'm looking forward to the next round."
Wednesday sees the conclusion of first round matches as two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis, former Lakeside Champion Jelle Klaasen and new World Youth Champion Max Hopp join the action.