SIMON Preston completed a perfect leg, and with it reached a Professional Darts Corporation milestone, during a match he lost.

The Middlewich thrower followed back-to-back maximums with a 141 checkout in the seventh leg of a meeting with Dean Reynolds in Wolverhampton - the 300th nine-darter in PDC history.

However a 5-4 reverse saw him exit at the first-round stage from Challenge Tour 16.

It was a testing weekend for the 52-year-old, who recorded a single victory across four events.

Northwich ace Stuart Kellett was also in action, reaching the last 32 on three occasions.

He dropped only two legs during three wins in Sunday's final competition, dispatching Jason Cullen (5-1), Callum Francis (5-0) and Arjan Konterman (5-1) before succumbing to a rampant Nick Fulwell.

It leaves the former Cheshire regular, who turned 38 on Monday, with £800 to his name in prize money with one more weekend to go.

Cameron Menzies and Patrick Lynskey claimed victories on the opening day of the fourth Challenge Tour weekend before Jesus Noguera and Callan Rydz claimed a first prize 24 hours later.