Noppert produces fantastic display to see off Lewis, Gurney eases past under-par Clemens
The action continues at the German Darts Championship albeit with a short delay from the start of proceedings this afternoon in Hildesheim.
Danny Noppert is through after claiming his first ever win over Adrian Lewis. The Dutchman has been one of the most consistent performers on the tour for a while and continues that form in Germany.
He hit a 101.2 average and 50% on the doubles in a fantastic display. As has previously been alluded to, his weekend is not only about the European Tour but also the World Cup of Darts and getting into the final day means his position has been strengthened.
There was a long break though between matches with an exhibition even between Russ Bray and Paul Nicholson who are there as a referee and commentator this weekend respectively. This was due to James Wade missing his flight and as a result, he will only get there in time for the last game of the evening session against Nico Kurz.
When they did return, Daryl Gurney eased past a below par Gabriel Clemens 6-1 to move through to the final day. Despite an average of only 87, his doubling saw him up at 40% compared to just 20% (1/5) from his opponent who could not delight the home crowd once more.
Dragutin Horvat is also out at the hands of Nathan Aspinall with the 12th seed accounting for him in a 6-2 win with a 97.5 average and 50% on the doubles. As a result, the German hopes now rest on Max Hopp and Nico Kurz, both of whom play later.
Saturday September 26
Second Round - Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)
Dave Chisnall (108.65) 6-0 (82.37) Lukas Wenig
Jermaine Wattimena (92.86) 2-6 (103.83) Mervyn King
Adrian Lewis (96.48) 2-6 (101.2) Danny Noppert
Daryl Gurney (87.96) 6-1 (83.62) Gabriel Clemens
Nathan Aspinall (97.46) 6-2 (92.18) Dragutin Horvat
Glen Durrant v Scott Waites
Rob Cross v William O'Connor