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Gerwyn Value has a possibility to advance past the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay for the primary time after battling again from 6-Four down to beat Dave Chisnall. Watch the very best checkouts…

Gerwyn Value has a possibility to advance past the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay for the primary time after battling again from 6-Four down to beat Dave Chisnall. Watch the very best checkouts…

Gerwyn Value continued his bid for a maiden World Matchplay title by reaching the quarter-finals whereas Dirk van Duijvenbode reeled in ‘The Huge Fish’ to stun Michael Smith, who got here agonisingly near touchdown a nine-dart end.

Value got here from behind to defeat Dave Chisnall 11-Eight and attain his third World Matchplay quarter-final, whereas Jose de Sousa broke down in tears after defeating Rob Cross by the identical scoreline to achieve the final eight for the primary time.

Danny Noppert laid down a marker to the remainder of the sector with a formidable show to blow away two-time semi-finalist Daryl Gurney 11-Four and within the closing match of the evening, Dirk van Duijvenbode reeled in an impressive 170 end in defeating Michael Smith 11-7 with ‘Bully Boy’ coming a width of a wire away from touchdown a magical nine-darter.

Wednesday, July 20 – Outcomes

Second Spherical Daryl Gurney 4-11 Danny Noppert
Jose de Sousa 11-8 Rob Cross
Gerwyn Value 11-8 Dave Chisnall
Michael Smith 7-11 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Price pinged this stunning 164 on the bullseye to swing the momentum his way

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Value pinged this beautiful 164 on the bullseye to swing the momentum his approach

Value pinged this beautiful 164 on the bullseye to swing the momentum his approach

Value landed checkouts of 164 and 161 on his method to come by way of a stern check in opposition to Chisnall, who was looking for a sixth quarter-final look.

Chisnall held the benefit at 6-4, however two legs later the scores had been stage as ‘The Iceman’ struck with a 124 checkout on the bullseye.

The world No 2 opened proceedings with his amazing 161...

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The world No 2 opened proceedings along with his superb 161…

The world No 2 opened proceedings along with his superb 161…

That passage of play proved pivotal, as the next leg noticed Value go in entrance; a lead which the Welshman by no means relinquished regardless of checkouts of 142 and 111 from Chisnall who stored the strain on to the tip.

“I knew I used to be enjoying effectively however I let Dave off a couple of occasions at the beginning, identical to I did in my first spherical recreation,” stated Value.

“I used to be making an attempt too laborious to interrupt Dave’s throw and I bought a bit pissed off.

“The massive checkouts had been good, they go in about two or 3 times in 10; I wanted them tonight.

“I am actually assured in my recreation, simply typically I overthink it once I’m making an attempt to interrupt individuals down.

“I am getting again to the place I needs to be and I fancy myself in opposition to anybody.”

An emotional Jose de Sousa says it meant to lot to him to reach the World Matchplay quarter-finals

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An emotional Jose de Sousa says it meant to lot to him to achieve the World Matchplay quarter-finals

An emotional Jose de Sousa says it meant to lot to him to achieve the World Matchplay quarter-finals

Value will now tackle a rejuvenated De Sousa, who fired in 9 trademark 180s in addition to hitting 11 of his 23 double makes an attempt in his defeat of Cross.

A 120 checkout noticed De Sousa break throw to go 8-Four up, however a missed single 14 in a 108 checkout try from the Portuguese, which might have put him 10-Four in entrance, proved the catalyst for a Cross fightback.

Cross, the 2019 champion, had already fought again from 8-2 right down to beat Chris Dobey 11-9 in spherical one, and he hit a 106 end to make it 9-5 earlier than profitable three of the following 4 legs to path 10-8.

However De Sousa quelled any fears of a second Cross comeback in as many rounds with back-to-back 180s earlier than sealing victory with a final dart double 4.

De Sousa vs Cross: Tale of the tape

De Sousa vs Cross: Story of the tape

“It has been a troublesome yr for me, so this win means the world to me,” stated an emotional De Sousa.

“No person can think about how joyful I’m to be enjoying effectively once more.

“I simply take it game-by-game, however proper now I really feel nice. I am hitting 180s and 140s once more, and once I hit my doubles as effectively I’m a hazard for everyone.”

Van Duijvenbode went fishing with this magnificent 170!

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Van Duijvenbode went fishing with this magnificent 170!

Van Duijvenbode went fishing with this magnificent 170!

Van Duijvenbode landed the match’s first 170 checkout to proceed his profitable run over one of many title favourites Smith.

An explosive begin from Van Duijvenbode noticed him go 4-Zero up, a deficit Smith was by no means in a position to get better from.

It was a story of woe on the doubles for Smith, who noticed 23 of his outer ring makes an attempt go extensive of the goal, together with a dart at double 12 for a nine-darter.

Michael Smith hit eight perfect darts before wiring D12 for what would have been a magical nine-dart finish at the Winter Gardens

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Michael Smith hit eight good darts earlier than wiring D12 for what would have been a magical nine-dart end on the Winter Gardens

Michael Smith hit eight good darts earlier than wiring D12 for what would have been a magical nine-dart end on the Winter Gardens

Smith threatened a comeback as he closed the hole from 9-5 to 9-7, however an 86 checkout from Van Duijvenbode noticed him strike a vital break of throw earlier than ending the job within the following leg.

“I really feel fortunate tonight that the very best model of Michael did not flip up,” Van Duijvenbode admitted.

“I felt nervous tonight. I stored ready for Michael to play his regular recreation and since I used to be occupied with that, I began to play badly as effectively.

“The 170 was a pleasant second; I did not must go for it however I felt so nice at that time, I believed I’d go for it anyway.”

Dirk van Duijvenbode reflected on his win and he's now looking forward to taking on fellow Dutchman Danny Noppert

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Dirk van Duijvenbode mirrored on his win and he’s now wanting ahead to taking up fellow Dutchman Danny Noppert

Dirk van Duijvenbode mirrored on his win and he’s now wanting ahead to taking up fellow Dutchman Danny Noppert

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Thursday, July 21 – Fixtures (2000 BST)

Quarter-Finals Peter Wright vs Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael van Gerwen vs Nathan Aspinall

Van Duijvenbode will play his World Cup team-mate Noppert subsequent as ‘The Freeze’ averaged 102.36 in a cushty win over two-time semi-finalist Gurney.

Showman Noppert showcased some serious darthousery as he struck with a no-look 180 before taking out 86 on the bullseye in a roof-raising leg of darts

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Showman Noppert showcased some severe darthousery as he struck with a no-look 180 earlier than taking out 86 on the bullseye in a roof-raising leg of darts

Showman Noppert showcased some severe darthousery as he struck with a no-look 180 earlier than taking out 86 on the bullseye in a roof-raising leg of darts

The Dutchman, who gained his first TV title in March on the UK Open, hit a no-look 180 in response to Gurney’s try on the identical feat however Noppert ultimately sealed the leg to steer 7-3.

Gurney was unable to show the tide, profitable simply one of many subsequent 5 legs because the 31-year-old made it by way of to the quarter-finals for the primary time.

'The Freeze' was very pleased with his performance as he eased past Gurney

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‘The Freeze’ was more than happy along with his efficiency as he eased previous Gurney

‘The Freeze’ was more than happy along with his efficiency as he eased previous Gurney

Friday, July 22 – Fixtures (2000 BST)

Quarter-Finals Dirk van Duijvenbode vs Danny Noppert
Gerwyn Value vs Jose de Sousa

Thursday will see the primary two quarter-final ties happen, as Peter Wright and Dimitri Van den Bergh meet in a repeat of final yr’s closing, earlier than two-time champion Michael van Gerwen takes on a resurgent Nathan Aspinall.

Try every day Darts information on skysports.com/darts, our app for cell units and our Twitter account @skysportsdarts. You’ll be able to watch the World Matchplay on the Winter Gardens in Blackpool during to Sunday’s climax – stay on Sky Sports activities.

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