Gerwyn Price produced a sensational performance against Kim Huybrechts on night four of the BoyleSports World Grand Prix.
The Iceman beat the Belgian 3-0 to move into the quarter finals of the event for the second time in three years.
Elsewhere on night four of the BoyleSports World Grand Prix:
- Dave Chisnall survived seven match darts to knock out Ryan Joyce 3-2
- Joe Cullen and Jonny Clayton served up a Grand Prix classic, with the Rockstar coming through 3-2
- Jeffrey De Zwaan dismantled Gabriel Clemens to reach the quarter finals for the first time
Price produces magic against Huybrechts
Gerwyn Price made the BoyleSports World Grand Prix quarter finals for the second time on night four. He beat Belgium’s Kim Huybrechts 3-0.
The Iceman started the match by leaving 31 after nine darts, but then missed seven darts at a double to wrap the opening leg up. Huybrechts himself missed two to break, but The Iceman finally found double three to get over the line. After The Hurricane held his throw twice, and Price his once more, the set was level at 2-2 heading into the decider. There, Price hit a lovely 88 outshot on double 14, and let out a massive roar on the stage after winning the set 3-2.
Both players held their throw in the opening two legs of the second set, before the match turned in the third leg. Huybrechts had left himself on 60, but The Iceman, who’d produced a sensational 171 the previous visit, then took out a brilliant 132 outshot. He would then follow it up in the next leg with a 148 checkout, winning the second set 3-1, leaving Huybrechts on the ropes.
Price came out of the blocks roaring in the third set, holding throw with a 56 outshot after a 138 outshot. Huybrechts’ hopes of a comeback all but ended in the next leg. After missing tops for a 113 shot, The Iceman took out another 56 finish on tops to break his throw and go 2-0 ahead. He would then end the match with a spectacular 91 finish on the bullseye to win the set and match 3-0, setting up a last eight date with Jeffrey De Zwaan on Saturday.
Miraculous comeback sees Chizzy through
Dave Chisnall is once again into the quarter finals after night four of the BoyleSports World Grand Prix. Last year’s finalist came back from the brink to defeat Ryan Joyce 3-2.
After both players broke each other’s throw in the opening two legs, Joyce would find a second straight break in the third. He hit double top to move into a 2-1 lead, before cleaning up the first set with double 12 to win it 3-1.
Joyce lived up to his “Relentless” nickname, as he won the first two legs with a 14 dart hold and a 17 dart break, punishing Chizzy for misses on double. Chisnall though fought back, capitalising on a missed set dart from Joyce to win the third leg, before holding throw in the next to force a decider. Despite a bust on 16, Joyce managed to just hold his throw, winning the set 3-2 and taking a 2-0 lead.
Both players held their throw for the first four legs of the third set, meaning a second straight set would see a deciding leg. There, Chisnall produced one of his best legs of the match. He hit a 180 en route to a 14 dart hold of throw, cleaning up 80 to get his first set on the board and trail 2-1.
The turning point of the match came in the fourth set. With the set score level at 2-2, Joyce hit a 180 en route to leaving tops for the match. However, he missed seven chances at both double 20 and double ten, leading Chisnall to take out double ten himself for a 19 dart break of throw and the fourth set, levelling the match at 2-2. Those seven missed darts seemed to break Joyce’s heart, as Chizzy wrapped the final set 3-0 in 45 darts to complete a remarkable comeback.
Cullen comes through in classic v Clayton
Joe Cullen made his first ever BoyleSports World Grand Prix quarter final on night four. He defeated The Ferret Jonny Clayton in a brilliant game.
The Rockstar started the game fantastically. After hitting double 16 to break the throw in the first leg, and then finding a 68 checkout to hold, he then hit tops to break Clayton’s throw again to wrap a whitewash first set 3-0.
It was a similar story in the second set. Despite a brilliant 130 checkout from Clayton to level the set at 1-1, Cullen continued on what seemed to be an easy route to the quarters. After holding throw in the third leg, he hit a 180,134 and 139 to leave double eight, which he took out with a minimum of fuss to go 2-0 ahead in sets.
The Ferret though was determined to keep himself in the contest. After a third set which saw both players hold throw twice, a deciding leg was needed with the set score at 2-2. Clayton produced arguably one of his best legs of the match, ending it with a double eight for a 15 dart hold to trail 2-1 in the match.
This inspired Clayton in the next set. After Cullen missed two for the opening leg of the fourth, Clayton found a brilliant 108 shot out of nowhere to break the throw. It was a break that he did not give back, holding throw twice to win the two legs he needed to take the match into a deciding set.
There, both players showed nerves and tiredness, as a great match came to a conclusion. Both players broke each other’s throw twice, meaning a deciding leg would end the match. Cullen found a brilliant 180 to leave 74, which The Rockstar would take out to get over the line and win an amazing contest 3-2.
De Zwaan downs the German giant
Jeffrey De Zwaan continues to make the most of his opportunity at the BoyleSports World Grand Prix. He beat Gabriel Clemens 3-0 to move into the last eight for the first time.
De Zwaan, who replaced Stephen Bunting after he tested positive for COVID-19, was determined to start well and did. He cleaned up the first set 3-0 in just 46 darts, breaking Clemens’ throw twice in the process.
The second set was a closer affair. After both held throw in the first two legs, Clemens broke De Zwaan’s throw for the first time in the match by finding double ten. The German would throw for the set, but missed a dart to level up. This allowed the Dutchman to find tops and level the set, forcing a decider. A magical 129 set De Zwaan up on double eight, which he duly hit to win the set 3-2 and go 2-0 ahead.
Clemens had the darts to start the third set, but then missed another three to go 1-0 ahead, ending the night 2/13 on the outer ring. De Zwaan punished him again, hitting a brilliant 83 to take the lead and did not look back. After holding throw in the second leg, he hit back to back maximums en route to double 12 for a 10 dart break of throw, winning the set 3-0 and the match by the same score line.
Night Four Results
Dave Chisnall 3-2 Ryan Joyce
Jeffrey De Zwaan 3-0 Gabriel Clemens
Gerwyn Price 3-0 Kim Huybrechts
Joe Cullen 3-2 Jonny Clayton
Night Five Schedule of Play
Quarter Finals (19.00 BST)
Dirk van Duijvenbode v Gary Anderson
Dave Chisnall v Joe Cullen
Michael van Gerwen v Simon Whitlock
Gerwyn Price v Jeffrey De Zwaan
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