The Quarter-Finals of the Perth Darts Masters have been played – see our bitesize reports below…
James Wade 8 – 2 Peter Wright
Wade races into a 4-1 lead before Wright pulls one back in the sixth to pull back to 4-2. But that’s it – Wade takes the remaining legs to run out an 8-2 winner with a 95 average compared to a below par Wright with 88.
Raymond van Barneveld 4 – 8 Michael van Gerwen
The first break of throw in this match didn’t come until the eighth leg when van Gerwen took a 5-3 lead and at that point had a 106 average. van Barneveld broke back immediately for 5-4 before Mighty Mike broke again to restore his two leg lead at 6-4. In the end it was a brave attempt by Barney, but van Gerwen runs out a comfortable looking 8-4 winner. 105 average and five 180’s for MvG.
Did you know? No player other than Michael van Gerwen or Phil Taylor has ever won a World Series of Darts event!
Phil Taylor 8 – 2 Kyle Anderson
Early optimism for Kyle and the partisan crowd as he takes the first leg. But then reality bites when Taylor takes the next two – 2-1 Taylor. By the eighth leg Taylor was 6-2 up with a 50% check-out rate. Anderson took one more before Taylor eventually won relatively easily, 8-2. This was the third time that Anderson had lost in the World Series of Darts to The Power.
Gary Anderson 8 – 7 Adrian Lewis
Lewis simply flew out of the blocks, blowing Anderson away in the first six legs to lead 6-1 with Anderson floundering on an 86 average – it looked like a one horse race. But then… Anderson takes five legs on the spin to level the match at 6-6. Lewis dug deep to take the thirteenth leg with a 126 finish to move one away from victory, before Anderson forces a deciding leg. It’s Gary Anderson who holds his nerve to set up a semi-final with Phil Taylor.
The Semi-Finals and Final will be shown live on ITV4 in the UK from 8pm on Sunday 16th August.
You can also follow the action on Fox Sports in other parts of the world.
The Semi-Final line up will see Gary Anderson take on Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen against James Wade.
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