Kuivenhoven produces comeback to stun Premier League champion Durrant, Defending champion White sees off below par Smith
Kuivenhoven stunned Daryl Gurney yesterday and the Dutchman who is provisionally qualified now for the European Championship has seen off the newly crowned Premier League champion, Glen Durrant.
He has produced some brilliant displays in patches over the past year on the ProTour but has been translating that to the stage in Sindelfingen as he looks not only to qualify for the season ending tournament but also keep his Tour Card.
In winning, he came from 3-1 down and reeled off five consecutive legs including hitting a 170 checkout along the way to win through.
Also through like alluded to is White who saw off one of his best friends and a practice partner in Michael Smith .
After not hitting the heights and failing to win a game on the European Tour before yesterday, 'Diamond' won through to the Quarter-Finals in a 6-2 win.
European Darts Grand Prix Schedule
Sunday October 18
Afternoon Session (12:00 GMT)
Maik Kuivenhoven (90.63) 6-3 (90.29) Glen Durrant
Ian White (91.59) 6-2 (90.56) Michael Smith
Darius Labanauskas v Joe Cullen
Gerwyn Price v Jose De Sousa
Mensur Suljovic v Jamie Hughes
Martijn Kleermaker v Rob Cross
James Wade v Nathan Aspinall
Michael van Gerwen v Vincent van der Voort