Defending champion White claims hard fought win over Kuivenhoven, set to face De Sousa in semi-finals

The first semi-final has been confirmed at the European Darts Grand Prix with defending champion Ian White set to face off against Jose de Sousa .

White began proceedings with a hard fought victory over Maik Kuivenhoven 6-4 averaging 89 with three 180's and 35% on the doubles.

'Diamond' was 5-1 up and seemingly on his way to easing through to the Last Four but the Dutchman returned to the foray with a brilliant comeback.

This saw two checkouts of 80 and 76 but despite going one away from making it all square, White returned to stopped the rot and reeled off two straight legs to move through.

He will now face 'The Special One' who saw off Darius Labanauskas also in a 6-4 win. This saw a 98 average and a high checkout of 156 as the Portuguese ace's brilliant weekend continues. Can he go all the way?

Evening session (from 6:00 PM)

Quarter-Finals

Maik Kuivenhoven (87.63) 4-6 (89.56) Ian White

Darius Labanauskas (95.58) 4-6 (98.09) Jose De Sousa

Mensur Suljovic v Rob Cross

Nathan Aspinall v Michael van Gerwen

Semi finals

Ian White v Jose de Sousa

Suljovic / Cross v Aspinall / Van Gerwen

Final

0 Comments

Most read

How to watch the 2020 International Darts Open live

The International Darts Open is on the schedule from October 23-25. This European Tour tournament is broadcasted by the PDC o...

Ladies set to play at Grand Slam for fourth time after Ashton and Suzuki confirmed

Lisa Ashton qualified for the Grand Slam of Darts this past weekend and will take her place in the field alongside BDO Ladies...

Prize money breakdown for the 2020 International Darts Open with £140,000 on offer

The International Darts Open will be played from October 23-25 in Riesa. There will be £140,000 of prize money available dur...

De Zwaan has strong bond with Thai family: "They follow my results but don't always understand the game well"

Part of Jeffrey de Zwaan's roots lie in Thailand with 'The Black Cobra' visiting there on holiday usually twice a year to vis...

Sherrock dominates highest averages list at PDC Women's Series

The top averages have been released after the PDC Women's Series took place this past weekend with Fallon Sherrock dominating...

THROWBACK VIDEO: Smith faces Van de Pas in 2015 International Darts Open Final

Ahead of the International Darts Open this weekend, the latest Throwback Video goes all the way back to 2015, the tournament'...

Top 16 highest averages at the International Darts Open (2015-2019)

The International Darts Open is set to take place this weekend in Riesa with five years of action so far in one of the most w...

Darts Infiltrates Online Slots Space

Slot games are no longer just fruit symbols, nudges and bonus rounds. Today, there are so many types of online video slot gam...

PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter on future plans after Women's Series: "We didn't just want to do one and then forget the concept"

The PDC Women's Series took place this past weekend with Lisa Ashton and Deta Hedman claiming their spots at the PDC World Ch...

Fantasy International Darts Open (Win 2,282 GBP with 2.74 GBP)

Only 32 tickets left to participate in the End Game of the Road to Ally Pally!After a successful first edition, the Road to A...

Read more

Just in

Lewis tests negative for Coronavirus; will play International Darts Open in Riesa

Adrian Lewis will return to action this weekend at the International Darts Open in Riesa after testing negative for Coronavir...

Fantasy International Darts Open (Win 2,282 GBP with 2.74 GBP)

Only 32 tickets left to participate in the End Game of the Road to Ally Pally!After a successful first edition, the Road to A...

PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter on future plans after Women's Series: "We didn't just want to do one and then forget the concept"

The PDC Women's Series took place this past weekend with Lisa Ashton and Deta Hedman claiming their spots at the PDC World Ch...

Top 16 highest averages at the International Darts Open (2015-2019)

The International Darts Open is set to take place this weekend in Riesa with five years of action so far in one of the most w...

Sherrock dominates highest averages list at PDC Women's Series

The top averages have been released after the PDC Women's Series took place this past weekend with Fallon Sherrock dominating...

Read more