Joe Cullen ends Ross Smith's run, set to face Michael Smith in semi-finals after easing past Danny Noppert

Joe Cullen will face Michael Smith in the second semi-final at the International Darts Open in Riesa with the winner set to face Michael van Gerwen or Mensur Suljovic in the final.

Cullen defied a 100 average from Ross Smith in a quality tie where 'The Rockstar' hit two 180's and 46% on the doubles including a high checkout of 106.

It is the end of a brilliant run for 'Smudger' despite not making it through which has seen him qualify for the European Championship and among his performances included a 112 average and a brilliant win over Gerwyn Price.

While for Michael Smith, he eased past a below-par Danny Noppert in a 6-1 win with a 98.5 average to claim his best run in a while on the European Tour which has seen him drop four legs all weekend.

He averaged 98 with 50% on the doubles while for Noppert, he hit 1/8 on the doubles which proved to be his downfall.

International Darts Open 2020 Schedule - Evening Session

Quarter-Finals

Michael van Gerwen (102.18) 6-3 (99.79) James Wade

Krzysztof Ratajski (102.29) 5-6 (99.63) Mensur Suljovic

Ross Smith (100) 4-6 (99.02) Joe Cullen

Michael Smith (98.55) 6-1 (93.12) Danny Noppert

Semi-Finals

Michael van Gerwen v Mensur Suljovic

Joe Cullen v Michael Smith

Final

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