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Canadian Matt (The Ginja Ninja) Campbell defeated Dutch veteran Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Friday in first-round play at the 300,000-pound ($454,530) Jack’s World Series of Darts Finals.

The 32-year-old Hamilton native, a welder by trade, next takes on world No. 1 Gerwyn Price of Wales, the second seed who won the tournament in 2020. The eight seeded players, based on World Series Order of Merit ranking, start play Saturday in the second round.

The 24-player event runs through Sunday at the AFAS Live concert hall.

By reaching the second round, Campbell assured himself of at least a cheque for 7,500 pounds ($11,360).

Campbell, who booked his ticket to the tournament at the recent Jack’s Casino World Series Qualifier in Barnsley, England, secured a Professional Darts Corp. (PDC) Tour Card for 2022 and 2023 after topping the European Challenge Tour Order of Merit in 2021.