World Championship darts: Anderson and Price struggle through, Van Duijvenbode meets Durrant | Darts

In the afternoon session it was the turn of both Dirk van Duijvenbode and Vincent van der Voort.

Mervyn King

Mervyn King opened the ball with an impressive victory over José de Sousa. The Briton defeated the Portuguese 4-0. King scored an average of 103.5 and a finish percentage of 57. De Sousa scored slightly better than King with an average of 103.6, but was not involved in his doubles, with 40 percent.

Dirk van Duijvenbode

Dirk van Duijvenbode

Dirk van Duijvenbode

A little later Van Duijvenbode waltzed over Adam Hunt: 4-0. The 28-year-old Westlander will compete with the winner of the match between the Englishman Glen Durrant and the American Danny Gabbish for a place in the quarterfinals.

The man who normally does the administration at an aubergine farm in ‘s-Gravenzande made a big impression in the empty Alexandra Palace. Van Duijvenbode achieved an average of more than 104 points per turn.

Vincent van der Voort

Vincent van der Voort

Vincent van der Voort

After Aubergenius it was Van der Voort’s turn. The 45-year-old darter from Purmerend was eager to reach the last sixteen of the global title fight at the PDC for the seventh time in his long career and he succeeded. He beat Nathan Aspinall. The Englishman was number six in the world and one of the outsiders.

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson had great difficulty with Mensur Suljovic in the first match of the evening session. The Scot visibly struggled with the slow play of The Gentle, and after six sets there was a 3-3 score on the scoreboard. Anderson rose in the decisive seventh set and qualified for the eighth finals.

Gerwyn Price

Gerwyn Price also had to work hard to secure a place in the last sixteen. The Iceman always kept his own set, but so did opponent Brendan Dolan. And so, just like Anderson-Suljovic, a decisive seventh set had to be used to decide the game. And in that seventh set it came down to a decisive leg. Price and Dolan both came in at 72, for which Price was the first to throw. He decided the match via tops: 4-3.

Glen Durrant, winner of the Premier League in 2020, didn’t seem to have as much trouble in the final match of the evening session as his predecessors Anderson and Price. After three sets, Durrant led comfortably 3-0, but Baggish, one of the standout names this World Cup, showed resilience. The American came back to 3-2, but was just unable to give the game the final push to a dazzling denouement. Durrant cashed in his second match dart and now plays against Van Duijvenbode in the eighth final.

Monday December 28 – afternoon session from 1 p.m.

  • José de Sousa – Mervyn King 0-4
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode – Adam Hunt 4-0
  • Nathan Aspinall – Vincent van der Voort 2-4

Monday December 28 – evening session from 8 pm

  • Gary Anderson Mensur Suljovic 4-3
  • Gerwyn Price Brendan Dolan 4-3
  • Glen Durrant – Danny Baggish 4-2

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