The Boylesports World Grand Prix has its quarterfinalists, which includes Gerwyn Price and Nathan Aspinall thanks to amazing comebacks.
Price shows his metal against Cullen
Gerwyn Price had to dig very deep to knock out Joe Cullen and book a place in the last 8.
The Iceman punished some sloppy doubling to move 1-0 up and it looked like it was going to be easy. It wasn’t. The Rockstar won 6 of the next 7 legs to move ahead in sets, and at that point the Welshman looked a beaten man.
Then Price hit the turbo, winning 6 legs on the spin to seal the match. The highlight came when Price backed a 171 with a 134 on tops tops. A few flashes of brilliance in a decent performance of 43% on the doubles. Is that the closest we’ll see a player get to beating the Welshman?
Aspinall battles past Noppert and the crowd
Nathan Aspinall won the battle of UK Open champions in a fiery game against Danny Noppert.
The first two sets went to a deciding leg, with Aspinall missing 4 darts for the opener. Noppert let the Asp back into the second set with a missed single 5, but recovered with the help of a maximum in the deciding leg.
Set 3 saw Noppert’s turn to be wasteful, almost gifting the set against throw. But Aspinall had to work for set 4, equalizing with back t back 105 and 100 outs.
The final set saw Nathan return to being wasteful, firstly missing finishing doubles and then not getting away in time. Noppert missed 4 match darts and was dragged back to 2-2 after Aspinall took on the crowd. Sensationally, Noppert than took 13 darts to get started in the last leg and it erupted on stage. Noppert then took on the crowd and appeared to exchange words with Nathan on the stage.
What a bizarre and fiery end to a close game.
Lukeman reaches his first major quarter-final
Martin Lukeman will make his quarter-final debut after a dramatic comeback against Ross Smith.
Smith took the first set with a 67 out after Lukeman missed 2 darts to take it himself. Set 2 saw Ross Smith be wasteful himself, missing 3 darts that were punished by Lukeman.
Martin breezed the third set was was dragged back into it when Smith levelled at 2-2. Lukeman the miscounted on 45 which gifted the advantage to Smith. But it was the Londoner that snatched the win, resisting a massive scoring effort from Smudge who hit 10 maximums in the clash.
Razma outclasses Gurney
Madars Razma stormed through to the next round with a 92 average to beat Daryl Gurney.
The Latvian only dropped one leg in the first two sets in what was a brilliant display of doubling and T19 hitting. Gurney hit back to make it 2-1 with checkouts of 90 and 110 but it was no use.
Razzmatazz sealed the deal on D8 to book a match against a certain World Number 1.
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