Friday December 31, 2021
Continue to shoot in the World Darts Championship
Anderson wins the duel of champions
Gary Anderson can look forward to the World Darts Cup quarter-finals. In the duel with former world champion Rob Cross, the Scot appears as the winner. World number two, Peter Wright, is also one more round.
Two-time world champion Gary Anderson reached the quarter-finals of the Darts World Cup at Alexandra Palace in London. In a duel between two former champions, the Scottish finalist defeated 2018 winner Rob Cross of England 4-3. James Wade and Peter Wright also made it one tour.
World number six Anderson, who excelled at long distances, not only averaged slightly better points (97.0) than Kroos (93.4), but also achieved the highest possible finish in the third set with 170 points. Luke Humphreys of England awaits in the ninth World Cup quarter-final of his career on New Year’s Day.
Wright of Scotland won 4-1 in the final round of the tournament against Ryan Searle (England). In the remake of the Players Championship Final, which Wright also won, the 2020 world champion barely gave his opponent a chance and now meets surprise man Callan Reeds.
Previously, Wade had lived up to his role as a favorite against Dutchman Martin Clermaker, winning 4-0 without any risk. For the world number four, who will meet veteran Mervyn King in the quarter-finals, this was only the second match of the tournament. Ranked among the top 32 players in the second round, “The Machine” benefited from the exit of Dutch opponent Vincent van der Vort in the third round after his inaugural victory.
England’s 55-year-old King returned in the afternoon after trailing 3-1 and beat Raymond Smith (Australia) 4-3. Reds continued his success story. The 23-year-old Englishman beat newcomer Alan Sutter 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon and reached the quarter-finals for the first time.
In the closely contested English round of 16 duels between the world number 30. Chris Dobby and fellow countryman Humphries, who were better included in the eleven, won the easy favorite 4:3.
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