‘Goldfinger’ Andrew Gilding shocks Gary Anderson as Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith ease through to the quarter-finals; Watch the double in, double out World Grand Prix Darts at the Morningside Arena in Leicester up until the final on October 8 – live on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 04/10/23 11:30pm
Dark horse Andrew Gilding caused a seismic shock at the World Grand Prix by shocking in-form Gary Anderson as Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith eased through at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on Wednesday.
UK Open champion Gilding showed his battling spirit to dump out two-time world champion Anderson, while reigning world champion Smith and 2020 champion Price continue their title challenges with comfortable wins against 2011 runner-up Brendan Dolan and Krzysztof Ratajski respectively.
German No 2 Martin Schindler stunned a resurgent Stephen Bunting to make it through to the quarter-finals.
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Thursday at the World Grand Prix
Luke Humphries opens the night when he takes on Luke Woodhouse before 2018 runner-up Peter Wright tackles Ryan Searle.
Michal van Gerwen, who lifted the World Grand Prix title for a sixth time in 2022, faces Chris Dobey.
World Grand Prix: Thursday, October 5 from 7pm
|Michal van Gerwen
The pair met in the quarter-final stage of 2022 event, with Van Gerwen recording a 3-1 success and he is feeling confident that he cannot be stopped as he hunts a record seventh World Grand Prix title
“It’s not going to happen,” joked Van Gerwen. “The format gets longer and longer after tonight and that won’t do [my opponent] any favours.
“You are going to have a tough opponent in the next game, but I just need to believe in my ability which is what I am doing at the moment and that is maybe why I am playing so well.”
Live World Grand Prix Darts
October 5, 2023, 7:00pm
European Champion Ross Smith goes up against Joe Cullen in the final match of the night.
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