Markham’s Gerwyn Price has made it through to the quarter finals of the PDC World Darts Championship, being held at London’s Alexandra Palace.
World number three Price made it through to the final eight for the first time as he overcame Simon Whitlock 4-2 despite not being at his best.
The former rugby player will now face Glen Durrant this evening, Sunday, December 29, at 7pm.
After Australian number one Whitlock missed four darts to win the opening set, Price pounced and then landed finishes of 108 and 72 on his way to doubling the advantage.
A resilient Whitlock fought back to take two of the next three sets, only for Price to hit crucial finishes of 112 and 72 to set up a meeting with Glen Durrant.
“I think that was probably the worst I played for a long time,” Price told the PDC.tv. “Simon missed a lot of doubles and so did I, but someone had to win it and thankfully it was me.
“I tried my hardest but sometimes when you try too hard it never happens.
“I played fantastic against John Henderson but this game was just one I was glad to get out of the way.
I’m sure Glen and myself will have a decent game.”