The 2022 Viaplay Nordic Darts Masters concludes with a bumper double session in Copenhagen on Saturday.
After all PDC superstars advanced through Friday’s opening round, Michael Smith, Dimitri Van den Bergh, James Wade and Gary Anderson sealed their semi-final spots on Saturday afternoon, as the world’s top three crashed out.
The final four will now battle it out for the £20,000 top prize as this year’s PDC World Series event culminates in the Danish capital.
Smith continued his bid for back-to-back World Series titles, recovering from 3-0 down to record a 10-6 victory over last year’s runner-up Fallon Sherrock.
Sherrock converted clinical 88 and 95 combinations to enjoy a dream start, and a terrific 124 finish in leg 10 saw her restore parity at five apiece.
However, US Darts Masters winner Smith claimed five of the next six legs to complete a hard-fought victory and set up a last four showdown against former World Matchplay champion Van den Bergh.
The Belgian will feature in the semi-finals for a second consecutive year, having closed out a dominant 10-5 victory over world number two Gerwyn Price in the afternoon’s opener.
Van den Bergh seized the early initiative with a sublime 144 finish, and although Price reduced the arrears to 6-4, the 27-year-old won four of the last five legs to triumph with an impressive 99 average.
Elsewhere, Wade dumped out defending champion Michael van Gerwen in the last eight, inflicting a chastening 10-4 defeat on the out-of-sorts Dutchman.
Wade established an early 4-1 cushion and never relented, punishing a host of missed opportunities from Van Gerwen to seal his semi-final place in convincing fashion.
The left-hander will play Anderson for a place in Saturday’s showpiece, after the two-time World Champion produced one of his best performances of 2022 to dispatch World Champion Peter Wright 10-4.
Anderson averaged 103.5 and landed nine 180s to prevail in a high-quality all-Scottish affair, closing out a comprehensive 10-4 win despite a 100 average from Wright.
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Saturday June 11
Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-5 Gerwyn Price
Michael Smith 10-6 Fallon Sherrock
James Wade 10-4 Michael van Gerwen
Gary Anderson 10-4 Peter Wright
Evening Session (2000 local time, 1900 BST)
Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-4 Michael Smith
Gary Anderson 11-7 James Wade
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Gary Anderson
Semi-Finals – Best of 21 legs
Final – Best of 21 legs