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Chris Dobey produced an impressed efficiency to dump out Michael van Gerwen, whereas Peter Wright, Joe Cullen and Luke Humphries all gained; Watch the double-in, double-out World Grand Prix Darts on the Morningside Enviornment in Leicester up till October 8 – reside on Sky Sports activities

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Check out what occurred on Evening 4 of the World Grand Prix in Leicester

Check out what occurred on Evening 4 of the World Grand Prix in Leicester

Chris Dobey dumped out six-time defending champion Michael van Gerwen after the Dutchman got here near nailing two nine-darters on a magical night time of arrows on the World Grand Prix.

Simply 24 hours after watching his beloved Newcastle tonk PSG 4-1 within the Champions League, Dobey was impressed by the Magpies to defeat hot-favourite Van Gerwen in a rip-roaring conflict on the Morningside Enviornment in Leicester on Thursday.

Peter Wright, the 2018 runner-up, got here out on prime in opposition to Ryan Searle, whereas Joe Cullen defeated European Champion Ross Smith.

Elsewhere, sixth seed Luke Humphries swept previous debutant Luke Woodhouse.

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World Grand Prix Outcomes

Luke Humphries 3-0 Luke Woodhouse Peter Wright 3-1 Ryan Searle Michal van Gerwen 2-3 Chris Dobey Ross Smith 1-3 Joe Cullen

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MVG got here so near nailing two nine-dart finishes in the identical match in opposition to Dobey

MVG got here so near nailing two nine-dart finishes in the identical match in opposition to Dobey

Day 4 of the distinctive double-start occasion noticed the second spherical motion conclude in Leicester, and Dobey stole the present with a outstanding comeback victory over Van Gerwen.

The Dutchman was imperious within the opening exchanges, lacking the bull for a double-start nine-darter twice within the house of three legs, as he aimed to land the primary good leg at this occasion since 2014.

Dobey defied Van Gerwen’s blistering barrage to attract first blood, just for ‘Mighty Mike’ to reel off back-to-back units and transfer to the cusp of a spot within the final eight.

Regardless of lacking three set darts for a 2-1 lead, the Masters champion regained his poise to pressure a deciding set, surviving a match dart at bull from Van Gerwen in a dramatic conclusion to set 4.

Dobey then seized management of the deciding set with consecutive legs of 14 and 15 darts, earlier than conjuring up a spectacular 156 checkout to finish one of many most interesting wins of his profession.

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Dobey dumped out MVG with this magical 156 checkout

Dobey dumped out MVG with this magical 156 checkout

“What a sport! We [Newcastle] are on run of kind, and so am I,” smiled Dobey, who crashed in six 180s and pinned 61 per cent of his darts at a beginning double.

“I’ve owed Michael a pair from the previous few instances I’ve performed him right here, however after I beat him for the primary time [last year], I am not afraid of him anymore.

“I’ve performed Michael so many instances now, and it is one thing particular taking part in him on the massive stage. I cherished each minute of that, and I am so glad to get one other win.”

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Dobey mentioned he took inspiration from Newcastle’s win over PSG utilizing it to beat reigning champion Van Gerwen

Dobey mentioned he took inspiration from Newcastle’s win over PSG utilizing it to beat reigning champion Van Gerwen

Dobey – by to his third World Grand Prix quarter-final in 4 makes an attempt – now meets Cullen, who stormed to a 3-1 success in opposition to Smith in a high-quality encounter.

Earlier within the night time, ‘Snakebite’ Wright produced a trio of sensational ton-plus checkouts to topple Searle and avenge his defeat to the Somerset star on the similar stage of July’s World Matchplay.

Wright’s reward is a quarter-final showdown in opposition to sixth seed Humphries, who recorded a straight-sets victory over Woodhouse within the night’s opener.

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Wright hit three spectacular finishes in opposition to Searle, together with 167, 158 and 121 checkouts

Wright hit three spectacular finishes in opposition to Searle, together with 167, 158 and 121 checkouts

Friday on the World Grand Prix

World No 1 Michael Smith can be aiming to proceed his breakthrough run in Leicester

World No 1 Michael Smith cruised to a 3-0 victory over 2011 runner-up Brendan Dolan to take his place within the quarter-finals the place he’ll hope to proceed his breakthrough run in Leicester in opposition to surprise-package Andrew Gilding.

UK Open champion Gilding produced a terrific fightback to dump out 2016 finalist Gary Anderson and transfer by to his maiden World Grand Prix quarter-final.

Martin Schindler turned the primary German participant to progress to the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix, however he now faces a tricky job in opposition to 2020 champion Gerwyn Worth.

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Wayne Mardle says all eight gamers left within the competitors will really feel they’ve a large alternative to win the title

Wayne Mardle says all eight gamers left within the competitors will really feel they’ve a large alternative to win the title

World Grand Prix: Friday, October 6 from 7pm

Gerwyn Worth vs Martin Schindler Michael Smith vs Andrew Gilding Peter Wright vs Luke Humphries Chris Dobey vs Joe Cullen

World No 3 Wright tackles Humphries, who’s chasing his first main TV title, whereas Van Gerwen’s conqueror Dobey meets former Masters champion Cullen.

Watch the double in, double out World Grand Prix Darts on the Morningside Enviornment in Leicester each night time up till the ultimate on October 8 – reside on Sky Sports activities. Stream the World Grand Prix and extra with NOW for £21 a month for six months

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