Dutch Darts Masters Third Round
HOME favourites Michael van Gerwen and Vincent van der Voort remain in the hunt to win the Dutch Darts Masters after they won through to the quarter-finals with third round triumphs on Sunday afternoon.
World Champion van Gerwen enjoyed a 6-2 win over Kevin Painter, averaging 104.89 in a superb performance as he moved into the last eight, where he faces Wes Newton after the world number eight also posted a ton-plus average - of 103.58 - in a 6-3 defeat of Stuart Kellett.
Van der Voort also topped the ton average, recording a 101.33 mean in a 6-0 whitewash of Richie Burnett, and the Purmerend ace now plays Ian White, who saw off Darren Webster 6-3.
Number two seed Dave Chisnall overcame two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis 6-2 as the Stoke ace was punished for missed doubles as his opponent moved through to face Mervyn King, who was a 6-4 winner against Welsh ace Kevin Thomas.
Northern Irish duo Michael Mansell and Brendan Dolan will clash in the other quarter-final on Sunday night after their enjoyed wins over Joe Cullen and Jarkko Komula respectively.
Mansell held off a fightback from Cullen before securing a 6-4 victory with a 115 finish, while Dolan - last October's runner-up in the Dutch Darts Masters - saw off Finland's Komula 6-3.
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Dutch Darts Masters
European Tour Event Two
Sunday February 16
Afternoon Session (1pm local time, 12pm GMT)
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Kevin Painter
Wes Newton 6-3 Stuart Kellett
Michael Mansell 6-4 Joe Cullen
Brendan Dolan 6-3 Jarkko Komula
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Adrian Lewis
Kevin Thomas 4-6 Mervyn Kng
Darren Webster 3-6 Ian White
Richie Burnett 0-6 Vincent van der Voort
All games are the best of 11 legs.
Michael van Gerwen v Wes Newton
Michael Mansell v Brendan Dolan
Dave Chisnall v Mervyn King
Ian White v Vincent van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen booked his place in the quarter-finals of the Dutch Darts Masters with a 6-2 victory over Kevin Painter. The Dutchman rasied the roof in Holland by taking the opening three legs of the match, before Painter bounced back claiming the next two legs. A 12-dart leg from MVG in the Leg 6 saw the world number one put his stamp on the match and then there was no looking back with MVG winning Legs 7 and 8 to secure victory with an impressive average of 104.89.
Wes Newton averaged 103.58 to progress through to the quarter-finals of the Dutch Darts Masters with a 6-3 win over Stuart Kellett. The Warrior raced into a 3-1 lead including two solid 15-darts legs and a 121 checkout, before Kellett put himself back into the match with a 11-dart leg in Leg 5. Newton broke straight back to go two legs clear, but then Kellett showed his style in Leg 7, checking out 92 - single 20 followed by two double 18’s. Wes wasn’t going to be overshadowed and won Legs 8 and 9 to set up a quarter-final against Michael van Gerwen.
Mickey Mansell held off a late surge from Joe Cullen to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Dutch Darts Masters with a 6-4 victory. Mansell took the opening three legs of the match, but Cullen bounced back winning Legs 4 and 5. The Northern Irishman didn’t let that get to him and held his nerve to break the Cullen throw in Leg 6, but then he failed to capitalise on that letting Cullen in to win Leg 7. Leg 8 went the way of Mansell and then he missed five match darts in Leg 9 to claim victory. A 130 checkout from Cullen in Leg 9 saw the youngster pull the match back to 5-4, but it wasn’t to be with Mansell claiming Leg 10 with a 116 checkout to secure victory.
Brendan Dolan booked his place in the quarter-finals of the Dutch Darts Masters with a solid 6-3 win over Jarkko Komula. The Irishman started very positively winning three of the opening four legs with 14-darters and then never looked back racing into a 5-1 lead. Komula won Leg 7 and then Dolan missed three match darts in Leg 8, before securing victory and setting up a quarter-final tie against Mickey Mansell in Leg 9.
Dave Chisnall overcame Adrian Lewis 6-2 to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Dutch Darts Masters. In a story of missed doubles for both players, it was Chisnall that held his nerve to progress. The St Helens man took the opening two legs, before Lewis bounced back in Leg 3, but it wasn’t meant to be for the two-time world champion, with Lewis only winning one other leg and hitting only 15% of his doubles in his defeat.
Mervyn King kept up his challenge for the Dutch Darts Masters title with a 6-4 win over Kevin Thomas. Both players lost their opening throw, but it was King that went on to snatch victory from the Welshman. The Englishman looked to be cruising at 4-2 up, but a break of throw in Leg 7 saw Thomas move within one leg of King and then he held his throw in Leg 8 to level the match 4-4. King then went on to win a scrappy Leg 9 and then finished in style taking the Leg 10 with a bull finish.
Ian White marched into the quarter-finals of the Dutch Darts Masters with a 6-3 win over Darren Webster. It was Webster that took the opening leg with a 113 finish, but then White bounced back with a 11-dart leg in Leg 2. The Stoke man then raced into a 4-2 lead winning three of the next four legs, before Webster recorded a 11-dart leg in Leg 7 to take the score to 4-3. The number 11 seed, White, then answered with a 13-dart leg in Leg 8 and finished the job in Leg 9.
Vincent van der Voort turned on the style in-front of a home crowd whitewashing Richie Burnett 6-0 to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Dutch Darts Masters. The Dutchman finished with an average of 101.33 including two maximums, and a 11-dart leg to break the Burnett throw in the second leg of the match. Vincent now plays Ian White in the next round for a place in the semi-finals.