With summariesStu Buntz’s fairytale has come to an end in the Grand Slam of Darts. In front of a rabid crowd, Stephen Ponting was too strong for the American with a score of 16-8. There was also plenty of display at Wolves Stadium on Friday evening.
Pontz had an excellent year in the United States and qualified for both the Grand Slams and the World Cup at the end of December. He proved he belongs there this week in England. The 44-year-old Colored Arrows player defeated Stephen Ponting and Peter Wright in the group stages and pushed Andrew Gilding aside in the final eight.
The second encounter with Ponting was less good for Pontz. He could compete with Bunting for a long time, but he consistently bowled at a lower rate. With the score 6-6, Ponting attacked 11-6. He never relinquished the lead again.
He will face former world champion Rob Cross in the semi-finals on Sunday. Damon defeated Hita with clear figures, and tied with Kroos with a score of 6-6.
But then the Australian completely abandoned it. Nothing was going right anymore and he was going through a tough time mentally. Cross won at least ten matches in a row and won the match 16-6.
The first quarterfinal match on Friday night provided plenty of spectacle. James Wade needed all 31 legs to beat former world youth champion Josh Rock. It seemed that the experienced Englishman lost control of the match in the end and faced a deficit of 12-15.
but god Known for his high average in decisive matches, he fought back to win 16-15. Wade reaches the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the fifth time in his career.
Spectators also got their money’s worth in the match between Luke Humphries and Gary Anderson. Both darts players set the bar extremely high. Former world champion Anderson quickly led 5-1, 4-8, but his English rival did not budge. Step by step, thanks in part to no less than thirteen 180 seconds, Humphries got back into the game.
In the first leg, Anderson impressively put pressure on Humphreys with a string of 100-plus finishes. However, Cool, Luke The result and the match reached the final score of 16-14 with an average of 103.56 and a completion percentage of 60 percent.
The semi-finals with four English players will take place on Sunday afternoon. The final match will be held on Sunday evening.
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