Humphries and Wright Set Up Quarters Clash

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Peter Wright remains on course for his first major televised title of the year, defeating Ryan Searle 3-1 in the night’s second match including a 167 finish on the bullseye to take the 2nd set 3-1 in legs. 

Snakebite hit the only maximum of the contest, following on from the 167 checkout with another roof raiser, this time a 158 checkout on double 19 in the first leg of the third set.

The former 2 Time World Champion moved into a 2-1 lead, before taking the fourth and final set without reply from Heavy Metal including 2 breaks of throw.  

“I struggled with my throw throughout the whole match, I’m happy with the result, not the performance, but if I can get through a scrappy game like that against a world-class player like Ryan Searle, I will take it!”

Luke Humphries had set up the prospect of an all-Red Dragon Quarter Final earlier in the night, with Cool Hand opening the session with a 3-0 victory over another Luke in Woodhouse.

Luke Humphries opened Night 4 at the 2023 World Grand Prix with a 3-0 victory over Luke Woodhouse, taking a chapter out of Gerwyn Price’s book in winning last leg deciders in all three set wins at the Morningside Arena.  

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No ton plus finishes were hit in the contest, with Humphries moving into a 2-0 lead in sets with a crucial break of throw in the deciding leg of the 2nd set. 

The World Number 6 survived a missed dart at double 12 from Woodhouse for the third set but returned to the oche to finish 25 on double 8 in 2 darts, wrapping up a place against World Number 3 Wright in Friday’s Quarter Final lineup. 

“It was a flattering scoreline because it could easily have been 3-0 to Luke [Woodhouse]. My scoring performance wasn’t up to scratch, but if I can keep doubling-in like I have been and I find my scoring power, I am definitely going to be tough to beat.”

The action returns at 7pm on Friday live on Sky Sports with 2020 winner Gerwyn Price opening the action against Martin Schindler.

Joe Cullen faces Chris Dobey in the night’s final match after an all-Red Dragon Last 8 clash between Nordic Darts Masters winner Peter Wright and 2 Time European Darts Matchplay winner Luke Humphries in Leicester. 

2023 Boylesports World Grand Prix: Results 

Last 16: 

Luke Humphries (6) 3-0 Luke Woodhouse 

Peter Wright (3) 3-1 Ryan Searle 

Chris Dobey 3-2 Michael van Gerwen (2) 

Joe Cullen 3-1 Ross Smith 

Quarter Finals: 

Gerwyn Price (4) v Martin Schindler 

Michael Smith (1) v Andrew Gilding 

Peter Wright (3) v Luke Humphries (6)

Chris Dobey v Joe Cullen


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