World No. 2 Gervin Price advanced to the World Matchplay quarterfinals after defeating Dave Chisnall. World No. 2 Gervin Price defeated Masters 2022 runner-up England Chisnall 11-8 at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. Gerwyn Price arrived behind to beat Dave Chisnall 11-8 to reach his third World Matchplay quarterfinal, while José de Souza burst into tears after beating Rob Cross by the same score to reach the final eight for the first time.
A sensational final display saw Gerwyn Price (4/1 – Tournament Outright) advance to the quarterfinals of the Betfred World Matchplay 2022 with an 11-8 win over Dave Chisnall. Gerwyn Price, reigning world champion Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen, in top form, are three favourites to win the Betfred World Matchplay. At the same time, Danny Knoppert and Dirk van Duijvenbode made their first eight appearances after winning their respective second-round matches.
Dutch World Darts Championship teammates Noppert and Van Duivenbode will face off in the quarterfinals after beating Daryl Gurney and Michael Smith in a draw. Dirk van Duivenbode would then play his teammate Noppert, with The Freeze averaging 102.36 points in a comfortable win over two-time semi-finalist Gurney.
Gerwyn Price followed up Gerwyn Price’s fight for the first world title in match play by reaching the quarterfinals. At the same time, Dirk van Duyvenbode stumbled into Big Fish to dazzle Michael Smith, who came here agonisingly approaching a nine-darter touchdown. In November, Price, a 40-1 underdog at the start of the tournament, won his first major televised PDC tournament by winning the darts grand slam with a rear-end victory over two-time world champion Lewis in the quarterfinals and survival darts game. Win 16-15 against Mensur Suljovic 16-12 in the semi-final and Gary Anderson 16-13 in the final. Second-placed Gerwyn Price is currently leading the market to become the Matchplay World Matchplay Champion at 7/2, followed by two-time World Matchplay winner Michael van Gerwen, who has 15/4 odds.
World No. 2 Gervin Price will face Portugal’s José de Souza in the quarterfinals for the first time since beating Rob Cross 11-8. While José de Souza, who finished seventh, is a clear underdog with a 7/4 record, de Souza cannot be considered a player with a Grand Slam title in darts, where he defeated Michael van Gerwen in the 2020 final. On stage with world number one.
The Scot won his fifth successive leg with a 14-darter in leg six, only for Van den Bergh to mount an incredible comeback, winning ten legs without reply to leave Wright stunned. Wright switched darts many times during the match, but ‘The DreamMaker’ was unfazed, continuing his torrent of big scores to create a dominating 11-5 lead. The world No. 1 halted the rot with a sensational 140 checkout, and the pendulum looked to be swinging back when Van den Bergh missed three darts for a 13-8 cushion.