Rob Cross prevails in last leg decider at International Darts Open; Humphries and Clemens also through in Riesa

The last 16 lineup is complete at the International Darts Open after this Saturday night of darts. Rob Cross, Luke Humphries and Gabriel Clemens all booking spots in the next round.

In a tough task, Cross prevailed in a last leg decider with Gian van Veen. The Dutchman started the match by breaking Cross immediately, after which he doubled the lead with a 13-darter. Moments later Van Veen also took a 3-2 lead with a 72 finish. Van Veen was not out in six visits in the following leg, and lost his break. Cross then managed to take over the lead with a 68 check-out for 4-3. The next three legs went with the darts, requiring a final leg. Cross was allowed to start the final leg, but was not out in five visits. Van Veen could not take advantage from 105, after which Cross took the win via double 4.

For Clemens, it was a contest with Dirk van Duijvenbode who could not hold his own the German. 'Aubergenius' did not play a good match and recorded an average of only 83.79. Still Van Duijvenbode managed to come back to 4-5 after a 1-5 deficit. Clemens then finished it off in his own leg with a 72 finish.

Earlier in the evening, World Champion Luke Humphries continued to impress, securing his progression via a 6-2 win over Jose De Sousa, averaging a touch below 100 in the process.

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