Chris Dobey produced an inspired performance to dump out Michael van Gerwen, while Peter Wright, Joe Cullen and Luke Humphries all won; Watch the double-in, double-out World Grand Prix Darts at the Morningside Arena in Leicester up until October 8 – live on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 05/10/23 11:45pm
Chris Dobey dumped out six-time defending champion Michael van Gerwen after the Dutchman came close to nailing two nine-darters on a magical night of arrows at the World Grand Prix.
A day after watching Newcastle tonk PSG 4-1 in the Champions League, Dobey was inspired by the Magpies to defeat hot-favourite Van Gerwen in a rip-roaring clash at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on Thursday.
Peter Wright, the 2018 runner-up, came out on top against Ryan Searle, while Joe Cullen defeated European Champion Ross Smith.
Elsewhere, sixth seed Luke Humphries swept past debutant Luke Woodhouse.
World Grand Prix Results
|Luke Humphries||3-0||Luke Woodhouse|
|Peter Wright||3-1||Ryan Searle|
|Michal van Gerwen||2-3||Chris Dobey|
|Ross Smith||1-3||Joe Cullen|
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Friday at the World Grand Prix
World No 1 Michael Smith cruised to a 3-0 victory over 2011 runner-up Brendan Dolan to take his place in the quarter-finals where he will hope to continue his breakthrough run in Leicester against surprise-package Andrew Gilding.
UK Open champion Gilding produced a terrific fightback to dump out 2016 finalist Gary Anderson and move through to his maiden World Grand Prix quarter-final.
Martin Schindler became the first German player to progress to the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix, but he now faces a tough task against Gerwyn Price.
Live World Grand Prix Darts
October 6, 2023, 7:00pm
World Grand Prix: Friday, October 6 from 7pm
|Gerwyn Price||vs||Martin Schindler|
|Michael Smith||vs||Andrew Gilding|
|Peter Wright||vs||Luke Humphries|
|Chris Dobey||vs||Joe Cullen|
World No 3 Wright tackles Luke Humphries, who is chasing his first major TV title, while Van Gerwen’s conqueror Dobey meets former Masters champion Joe Cullen.
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