MICHAEL VAN GERWEN and Robert Thornton will contest the final of the partypoker.com World Grand Prix on Saturday evening, following their semi-final triumphs over Mark Webster and Mensur Suljovic at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.
Reigning champion van Gerwen is bidding to claim his third title in four years in the famous double-start tournament, and continued his relentless quest with a 4-1 victory over Webster in the last four.
Webster has enjoyed a resurgence in reaching his first major semi-final for almost four years and shared the opening two sets with van Gerwen, who found another gear to claim nine of the next 11 legs as he swept into the final.
MENSUR SULJOVIC produced an incredible comeback to stun Vincent van der Voort and reach his first major semi-final at the partypoker.com World Grand Prix, as Robert Thornton and Mark Webster won in a sudden-death leg and Michael van Gerwen continued his quest to retain the title.
Austrian star Suljovic has emerged as a contender at the top level by reaching the UK Open and World Matchplay quarter-finals in his rise into the world's top 32 this year.
He will now compete for the first time in a televised semi-final on Friday after coming from a set down and two legs behind to win a remarkable nine straight legs against van der Voort.
IAN WHITE produced one of the finest displays of his career to knock Gary Anderson out of the partypoker.com World Grand Prix on Wednesday, as Mensur Suljovic, Robert Thornton and Vincent van der Voort enjoyed whitewash victories as they reached the quarter-finals in Dublin.
Stoke star White defied an amazing 11 180s from Anderson in their four-set second round with eight maximums, but more importantly he out-doubled the Scot in both starting and finishing to claim the 3-1 win.
White won the game's opening set 3-1 before Anderson took the second 3-2 in a high-quality set which featured seven 180s and two 160 starts from the number two seed.
Firstly we would like to say well done to all the players that shown up round after round, some of these players were not even in the top 4 and just shows you it’s not all about the money, if we all played for the money no one would shown up.
Next well done to Tic Bridge on reaching 200 X 180’s in 5 seasons, some would be happy to hit 1 lol
To all the venues thank you very much for hosting us and to the entire bar and kitchen staff thanks you very much as well
All pay outs will be this Sunday at MDDA so come down and watch some darts.