Kuivenhoven stuns Gurney, White eases past Waites as action begins at European Darts Grand Prix
A match which was level to begin the tie with Kuivenhoven managing to win two legs in a row at 3-3 to go into the position to win.
But Gurney fought back nicely to 5-5, the Dutchman produced when it mattered though with an 11-darter in the deciding leg.
The latter came back from 3-0 to claim a 4-2 deficit but that was little more than a consolation as White went on to claim the match 6-2.
European Darts Grand Prix Schedule
Saturday October 17
Afternoon Session (12:00 GMT)
Daryl Gurney (91.94) 5-6 (96.15) Maik Kuivenhoven
Ian White (91.89) 6-2 (89.85) Scott Waites
Michael Smith v Derk Telnekes
Glen Durrant v Nico Kurz
Jose De Sousa v Ricardo Pietreczko
Dave Chisnall v Darius Labanauskas
Joe Cullen v Kim Huybrechts
Jamie Hughes v Steve Lennon