World Matchplay Darts: Gerwyn Price, Dave Chisnall, Jose de Sousa and Rob Cross all passed | News about darts
Gerwyn Price sets up a great second-round encounter with Dave Chisnall while Jose de Sousa will face returning king Rob Cross at World Matchplay after a dramatic night of darts; watch every session at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool – live on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 7/19/22 12:43 am
Gerwyn Price, Dave Chisnall and Jose de Sousa all made it to the World Finals in Blackpool as Rob Cross staged a stunning 8-2 comeback to win a thriller.
Welshman Price began his quest for his first title in the seaside resort with a nervous 10-8 win over Martin Schindler, while De Sousa ended a 10-6 win over Gabriel Clemens to reach the round of 16 for the second year in a row.
Cross made a remarkable comeback, recovering from 8-2 to beat Chris Dobey 11-9, and in the final match of the night, the five-time Chisnall quarterfinalist added suffering to the Kim Huybrechts with a 10-7 win.
Monday, July 18 – Results
|First round||Rob Cross||11-9||Chris Dobey|
|Jose de Sousa||10-6||Gabriel Clemens|
|Price Gerwyn||10-8||Martin Schindler|
|Dave Chisnall||10-7||Kim Huybrechts|
After a slow start from Price and Schindler, ‘The Wall’ hit the 141 mark to break the throw and level the score 5-5.
Determined debutant Schindler twice kept his throw to lead 6-5 and 7-6, before ‘The Iceman’ beat 11 darts to take a 9-7 lead.
Schindler continued to fight, knocking out 91 to stay alive, but Price closed the door firmly on the Germans by testing his own 91 for a spot in the round of 16.
“I think I put a lot of pressure on myself by letting him leave early,” reflected Price
“Sometimes that’s what I need to start and I played some good darts late in the game.
“I haven’t played well in the last few months, as everyone knows, but today I went out to fight.
“I want to win this tournament and be number one in the world again, get back to the position I think I deserve, but I’m going to have to go through a couple of tough games to do that.”
The Welshman will meet Chisnall in the second round after the five-time quarterfinalist showed his fighting qualities to beat Huybrechts.
In its first appearance in Winter Garden since 2018, ‘The Hurricane’ impressed and kept in touch with Chisnall in a game rife with throw-ins.
At 7-7, Chisnall kept his spirits up, winning the last three innings to deny the Belgian, what should have been his second win in the World Match in eight appearances.
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Overcoming the ‘incredible comeback’
Cross, who made one of the greatest comebacks in World Matchplay history by defeating Daryl Gurney en route to the 2019 title, was staring at an early exit in the face of a picking Dobey fire hit two double 19 to test 92 to lead 8- 2.
But Dobey failed to get his first win on the Winter Gardens stage, as ‘Voltage’ beat six straight races to tie the score 8-8.
Dobey stopped the rot with an 11-darter, and as Geordie waited for the match at number 48, Cross pinned a skin-saving bull eye with his final dart to take down 74 and level it once. again.
After Dobey missed a dart at the top, Cross again managed to find a final double darts, this time a double nine, to take a 10-9 lead before remaining calm with the zodiac sign 13 to take the lead. fix an unlikely victory.
Cross, who will face Jose de Sousa in the second round, admits: “For the first 10 turns, my darts missed, everything was somewhere,” Cross admitted.
“When I was 8-2 down, I stayed on stage the whole time and I knew if I could put in a consistent form and stop him nine feet down, I’d have a chance.
“Chris missed a lot, he was supposed to beat me, but I’ve produced these comebacks before so I believe I can turn things around.
“This place [Winter Gardens] will always be special to me, I love it here so I’m really pleased to stay in the league. “
De Sousa, world number 7 was runner-up throughout the contest with Clemens, but was forced to wait for the winning moment after a ruthless footwork denied him a double over 100 to win. won 10-5.
Undeterred, ‘Special One’ finished 180th of the competition in the latter leg before closing the deal with his only offensive test of the match thanks to a score of 136.
Tuesday, July 19 – Fixtures
|Second half||Rowby-John Rodriguez||with||Dimitri Van den Bergh|
|James Wade||with||Nathan Aspinall|
|Peter Wright||with||Krzysztof Ratajski|
|Michael van Gerwen||with||Joe Cullen|
Tuesday will see the first four matches of the second round take place, as four former World Matchplay champions take to the stage.
Dimitri Van den Bergh, 2020 champion, plays against Rowby-John Rodriguez in tonight’s opening game, while 2007 winner James Wade takes on Nathan Aspinall.
World No 1 Peter Wright meets Krzysztof Ratajski, before the final match of the night saw two-time champion Michael van Gerwen take on Joe Cullen.
Watch the daily Darts news on skysports.com/dartsour mobile app and Twitter account @skysportsdarts. You can watch the World Match at Winter Gardens in Blackpool – live on Sky Sports over the next seven days.