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World Matchplay: Gerwyn Price thrashes Jonny Clayton in Blackpool as Dimitri Van den Bergh continues title defence | Darts News

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Gerwyn Worth eases previous Welsh team-mate Jonny Clayton with a 101 common and 69 per cent on the doubles to succeed in the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay in Blackpool; the world No 1 will sort out defending champion Dimitri Van den Bergh on Thursday

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Gerwyn Price punished fellow Welshman Jonny Clayton in emphatic fashion at the World Matchplay to set up an encounter against defending champion Dimitri Van den Bergh

Gerwyn Worth punished fellow Welshman Jonny Clayton in emphatic vogue on the World Matchplay to arrange an encounter in opposition to defending champion Dimitri Van den Bergh

World champion Gerwyn Worth ran away with victory within the highly-anticipated all-Welsh contest in opposition to Premier League winner Jonny Clayton on the World Matchplay in sweltering Blackpool on Tuesday night time.

Reigning champion Dimitri Van den Bergh landed an astonishing 14 180s, averaging 103.97 to defeat Dave Chisnall and arrange a mouth-watering conflict in opposition to Worth.

Younger pretender Callan Rydz continued his dream run on the match, piling in with 4 sensational bullseye finishes, together with The Large Fish, to knock out former champion Rob Cross.

Krzysztof Ratajski will tackle Rydz subsequent after the Pole reached the quarter-finals for the second successive 12 months as he noticed off giant-killer Luke Humphries.

Second Spherical of the World Matchplay

Rob Cross 8-11 Callan Rydz
Luke Humphries 5-11 Krzysztof Ratajski
Gerwyn Worth 11-3 Jonny Clayton
Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-8 Dave Chisnall

Worth makes it eight wins in a row over Clayton

Price said he deserves respect after the Blackpool crowd booed him during and after his impressive win

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Worth stated he deserves respect after the Blackpool crowd booed him throughout and after his spectacular win

Worth stated he deserves respect after the Blackpool crowd booed him throughout and after his spectacular win

The friendship between Worth and Clayton was put firmly on the backburner because the World Cup-winning duo went at it hammer on tongs on the large stage on the Winter Gardens.

Clayton nailed this neat ton checkout against Price

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Clayton nailed this neat ton checkout in opposition to Worth

Clayton nailed this neat ton checkout in opposition to Worth

World No 1 and reigning world champion Worth began in blistering vogue. He struck with an 11-darter, earlier than touchdown two-dart mixture finishes of 85 and 80. However The Ferret responded with a ton out, an 11-darter of his personal, and tops because the match rattled on at excessive velocity.

The Iceman asserted his authority by claiming the subsequent 4 legs on the bounce, together with a neat 108 end, to determine a 7-3 lead.

Price showed his class by taking out this 108 finish

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Worth confirmed his class by taking out this 108 end

Worth confirmed his class by taking out this 108 end

Clayton, who got here into the match having gained the Premier League, The Masters together with two Gamers Championship occasions, was having bother along with his doubles and Worth punished him in ruthless vogue to complete off a complete 11-3 demolition job.

Dimitri continues title defence with Chizzy win

Van den Bergh continued the defence of his title in opposition to Chisnall, who was trying to recapture his finest kind having loved his first World Matchplay win since 2018 in opposition to Vincent van der Voort.

Chisnall took out this superb 130 against Van den Bergh

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Chisnall took out this very good 130 in opposition to Van den Bergh

Chisnall took out this very good 130 in opposition to Van den Bergh

Van den Bergh checked out residence on the Blackpool stage because the dancing Belgian went into the primary interval 3-2 forward, regardless of Chisnall’s showstopping 130.

Van den Bergh struck with this 121 on the bull against Chizzy

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Van den Bergh struck with this 121 on the bull in opposition to Chizzy

Van den Bergh struck with this 121 on the bull in opposition to Chizzy

A 121 on the bullseye adopted by double 16 handed the defending champion a 6-4 lead with a cool 104 common and eight 180s.

Chizzy broke the Van den Bergh throw with this brilliant 127

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Chizzy broke the Van den Bergh throw with this sensible 127

Chizzy broke the Van den Bergh throw with this sensible 127

However he continued to permit Chizzy, a world championship semi-finalist in January, a route again into the competition with the St Helens thrower levelling at 6-6 with a superb 127 on the bullseye.

Some excellent ending from Van den Bergh helped him get better as he gained 4 out of the subsequent 5 legs to edge nearer to a date with Worth. And regardless of 25 missed doubles, he sealed an 11-8 win following an 11-dart leg in opposition to the throw.

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Rydz reels in The Large Fish to sink Cross

Rydz said beating Cross at the Winter Gardens was'the biggest of my career'

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Rydz stated beating Cross on the Winter Gardens was ‘the largest of my profession’

Rydz stated beating Cross on the Winter Gardens was ‘the largest of my profession’

Debutant Rydz had already knocked out two-time semi-finalist Glen Durrant and the rising expertise from Bedlington had 2019 winner Cross, firmly in his sights.

The pair traded early breaks however it was Voltage who held a slender benefit earlier than he turned on the afterburners to open up a 5-2 lead.

Rydz hit FOUR massive bullseye finishes in his win over Cross - including a huge 170 checkout

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Rydz hit FOUR large bullseye finishes in his win over Cross – together with an enormous 170 checkout

Rydz hit FOUR large bullseye finishes in his win over Cross – together with an enormous 170 checkout

Cross gave the impression to be in management till his three missed darts at doubles and the Riot made him pay with three magnificent bullseye finishes – an 86 checkout, a celebration piece 89 end, after which one other clutch end to scrub up 92 for a 7-5 benefit.

Cross joined in the party with this brilliant 132 finish on the bull

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Cross joined within the get together with this sensible 132 end on the bull

Cross joined within the get together with this sensible 132 end on the bull

Rydz was merely scorching on the oche on a barmy scorching night time in Blackpool and he inflicted one other break of the Cross throw with double 4 to maneuver two legs away from a well-known win. However Cross, a former world champion, stayed in contact at 9-7 with an important 132 checkout on the bull.

However an unimaginable 170 end from Rydz put him on the point of victory and the 23-year-old cleaned up 60 to say a sensational 11-8 success.

The Polish Eagle flies into quarter-finals

Ratajski was pleaded to make the quarter-finals after a'tough' win over Humphries

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Ratajski was pleaded to make the quarter-finals after a ‘robust’ win over Humphries

Ratajski was pleaded to make the quarter-finals after a ‘robust’ win over Humphries

Ratajski produced the primary ton-plus common of the match throughout his spectacular win over Brendan Dolan and he continued in the identical method in opposition to debutant Humphries.

The Pole charged right into a 4-0 lead, together with a whopping 140 end with two double tops, earlier than Humphries acquired on the board.

Ratajski struck tops, tops to take out 140

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Ratajski struck tops, tops to take out 140

Ratajski struck tops, tops to take out 140

Humphries produced an excellent debut on the Winter Gardens to knock out former winner James Wade on Sunday, however Ratajski, the thirteenth seed, was holding him at arm’s size in a top-notch encounter.

Humphries, who has reached 4 finals in 2021 in establishing himself inside the highest 32, step by step clawed his means again into the competition, however Ratajski pinned double 10 for a much-needed rot-stopper earlier than taking out 88 for an 11-darter to increase his result in 7-4.

Humphries pinned this majestic 121 to keep himself in the contest

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Humphries pinned this majestic 121 to maintain himself within the contest

Humphries pinned this majestic 121 to maintain himself within the contest

Cool Hand crashed in a 121 on the bullseye, however that was pretty much as good because it acquired for him as Ratajski gained the subsequent 4 on the bounce to finish a formidable 11-5 victory with a 99.94 common.

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