Michael Smith beats Peter Wright in the World Series of Darts final

Michael Smith defeated World Champion Peter Wright to secure his place in the last eight of the World Series of Darts Finals in Amsterdam, where top seed Dimitri van den Bergh was eliminated.

“Bully Boy” Smith – second to Wright in January at Alexandra Palace – averaged 107.40 and landed five 180s on his way to a 6-4 win.

Wright, who averaged nearly 103 himself, missed doubles in three straight legs which proved costly as Smith extended a 4-1 lead before ending the win.

Belgium’s Van den Bergh suffered an unexpected 6-2 loss to qualifier Ryan Joyce, who plays against Dirk van Duijvenbode, after the Dutchman came back from a 3-2 deficit to play four straight legs and defeat Gary Anderson .

Home favorite Michael van Gerwen is also through after wowing the partisan Amsterdam crowd by beating Australia’s Damon Heta 6-4.

World number one Gerwyn Price was pushed into a crucial leg by Canada’s Matt Campbell and meets Joe Cullen in the quarterfinals after the Masters champion beat Dave Chisnall 6-5, who missed eight match darts.

James Wade (left) and Michael Smith will face off again in Amsterdam on Sunday (Aaron Chown/PA)

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James Wade, the 2018 champion, beat American Leonard Gates 6-4 and meets Smith for a spot in the semifinals.

In the final game of the night, reigning champion Jonny Clayton averaged just over 104 in a 6-2 win over Dutchman Danny Noppert.

The quarter-finals take place in the afternoon session on the final day, with the tournament being played to the end in the evening.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/michael-smith-peter-wright-amsterdam-alexandra-palace-james-wade-b2169591.html Michael Smith beats Peter Wright in the World Series of Darts final

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