Van der Voort had to recognize his superior in the empty Alexandra Palace 4-2 in the Northern Irishman Daryl Gurney, the number 11 in the world. Van der Voort is 27th.
The 45-year-old Van der Voort managed to reach the last eight in 2011 and 2015.
Due to the elimination of Van der Voort, Michael van Gerwen and Van Duijvenbode are the only two remaining Dutchmen at the World Cup. Van Gerwen qualified for the quarterfinals with great difficulty on Tuesday.
In addition to Van der Voort versus Gurney, two more interesting matches were scheduled for the afternoon. Stephen Bunting dealt with Ryan Searle in an exciting match. The Bullit won 4-3. It took a decisive leg to determine the winner.
The session ended with the match between Devon Petersen and former world champion Gary Anderson. The Scot showed his class and won against the South African: 4-0.
“Aubergenius” in action
World Cup surprise Van Duijvenbode may open the evening session against Durrant. “Aubergenius“Impressed in the third round by beating Adam Hunt 4-0. Still, he was not completely satisfied afterwards. “It felt like an ok game. But when I heard my average, I thought, yeah, that’s not just okay, that’s okay. When you’re under pressure, you don’t realize what you’re throwing. Then you just need scores and pump them in. It was much closer than the score suggests. ”
Durrant, the 2020 Premier League winner, didn’t seem to have much trouble with Danny Baggish in his last match. 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.
In addition to this competition, there are two more bangers on the program in the evening. Favorite Gerwyn Price takes on Mervyn King, while Dave Chisnall plays against outsider Dimitri Van den Bergh for a place in the last eight at the World Cup. The winner of the last match will compete against Michael van Gerwen in the quarter finals.
Wednesday December 30 – afternoon session from 1 p.m.
- Vincent van der Voort – Daryl Gurney 2-4
- Stephen Bunting – Ryan Searle 4-3
- Devon Petersen – Gary Anderson
Wednesday December 30 – evening session from 8 pm
- Dirk van Duijvenbode – Glen Durrant
- Gerwyn Price – Mervyn King
- Dave Chisnall – Dimitri Van den Bergh
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