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Michael van Gerwen survives scare to see off Cameron Menzies earlier than beating Dimitri Van den Bergh, and can now face Danny Noppert in all-Dutch quarter-final; Dirk van Duikvenbode stars to advance, whereas John Cross scrapes previous Gary Anderson

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Michael van Gerwen celebrates after advancing to the quarter-finals (PDC)

Michael van Gerwen and Danny Noppert will collide in an all-Dutch quarter-final on the Cazoo Gamers Championship Finals, after Dirk van Duijvenbode produced an astonishing show to safe his spot within the final eight.

Six-time champion Van Gerwen stays on track to assert a record-extending seventh Gamers Championship Finals title after coming by one other marathon double-session on Saturday.

4 classes of motion have been performed throughout two phases on one other action-packed day at Butlin’s Minehead Resort, with the second spherical going down within the afternoon, earlier than the winners returned for the final 16 within the night session.

Van Gerwen survived a scare to see off Cameron Menzies in a topsy-turvy second spherical tussle, earlier than producing an imperious show to dump out Dimitri Van den Bergh in spherical three.

The three-time world champion averaged nearly 106, landed 10 180s and transformed 56 per cent of his makes an attempt at double to proceed his bid for a fourth televised rating title of 2022.

“I do know what I am able to. I do know I can do much more and that is what I imagine in,” admitted Van Gerwen, who’s relishing his showdown towards Noppert on Sunday afternoon.

“I have not received something but, I am solely within the quarter-finals. Danny is an excellent participant, however he is not able to profitable this as he has to play towards me,” quipped the 33-year-old.

Noppert celebrated UK Open success at this venue in March, and he continued his unbeaten report in Minehead this yr with wins over James Wade and Matt Campbell.

Contemporary from his 6-1 win over Simon Whitlock in spherical one, Noppert defeated Wade by the identical scoreline earlier than recovering from 4-0 right down to edge out Campbell in a last-leg shootout.

Van Duijvenbode was the third Dutchman to progress to Sunday’s quarter-finals, and the World Sequence Finals runner-up produced the efficiency of the event in his unimaginable 10-9 win towards Ryan Searle.

Van Duijvenbode and Searle contested one of many biggest video games seen at Minehead, with Van Duijvenbode recovering from 7-3 right down to dump out final yr’s finalist in a gripping decider.

The pair traded 21 maximums in a charming contest, however regardless of producing a trio of sensational 121 finishes, Searle was denied by the impressed Dutchman.

Van Duijvenbode crashed in 11 180s and posted a career-best televised common of 112.05 to seal his development, having dispatched 2018 champion Daryl Gurney 6-1 in Saturday’s curtain-raiser.

The Dutchman will now tackle fifth seed Rob Cross for a spot within the semi-finals, after the previous world champion closed out a convincing 10-6 success towards Martin Schindler to advance.

Earlier within the day, Cross survived a match dart within the penultimate leg of his 6-5 victory towards 2014 champion Gary Anderson, taking out 288 in six darts to sink the Scot in a dramatic decider.

Elsewhere, second seed Luke Humphries continued his bid for a maiden televised title with assertion victories over Mike De Decker and Krzysztof Ratajski.

The Grand Slam of Darts semi-finalist averaged 101 in his 6-4 success towards De Decker, earlier than operating out a 10-7 winner towards Ratajski in a high-quality encounter on the primary stage.

Humphries raced right into a 4-0 lead earlier than Ratajski levelled the tie at six apiece, however the 27-year-old rallied within the latter phases to prevail with a 104 common, 9 180s and 53 per cent on the doubles.

“I’ve made three TV quarter-finals on the trot, however I wish to go additional this weekend. I do know I’ve acquired the flexibility,” insisted Humphries, who took out 103 and 143 outshots to topple Ratajski.

“I have not produced my greatest recreation on the TV phases this yr and lots of people questioned my potential, however I’ve simply proved once more that I am a superb stage participant.”

Humphries will lock horns with Joe Cullen in a last-eight conflict, after the Masters champion dumped out debutant Scott Williams 10-7 in an entertaining last-16 tie.

Cullen conjured up a elegant tops-tops 137 end to wrap up proceedings towards Williams, having fired in six 180s in his 6-1 success towards former finalist Kim Huybrechts within the second spherical.

In the meantime, 2017 runner-up Jonny Clayton will play Callan Rydz within the quarter-finals, after registering wins over Ross Smith and Ryan Joyce throughout an action-packed day.

Clayton denied European champion Smith in a last-leg decider in spherical two, earlier than changing medical 90, 96, 110 and 122 mixtures to finish a 10-3 demolition of Joyce within the final 16.

Rydz accounted for Ricardo Pietreczko within the second spherical, earlier than reeling off 4 consecutive legs from 8-6 adrift to finish a powerful comeback victory over Keane Barry.

The quarter-finals will happen on Sunday afternoon, earlier than the event concludes with the semi-finals and ultimate within the night session.

Sunday night’s motion will even characteristic the 2022 Winmau World Youth Championship ultimate, as Northern Irish sensation Josh Rock and Scottish star Nathan Girvan battle it out for the coveted title.

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