Smith and Noppert ease through to confirm International Darts Open Quarter-Final line-up
Smith eased past Jesus Noguera 6-1 who ends his landmark maiden European Tour run and one which puts him into a provisional spot for the World Championship in the final Pro Tour Order of Merit spot ahead of Ron Meulenkamp.
For 'Bully Boy' though, he hit a 94 average and two 180's en route in an impressive display to win through to the final session.
While Noppert saw off Scott Baker in a 6-2 victory to end 'The Mod's late hopes of making it to the European Championship.
A good run of form continues for the Dutchman who hit 42% on the doubles with two 180's as he looks ahead to a great tie potentially with the St Helens ace.
International Darts Open 2020 schedule
Sunday October 25
Michael van Gerwen (88.23) 6-5 (81) Andy Hamilton
James Wade (97.02) 6-2 (91.14) Nathan Aspinall
Krzysztof Ratajski (102.45) 6-5 (96.8) Franz Roetzsch
Mensur Suljovic (97.57) 6-2 (90.57) Jamie Hughes
Ross Smith (94.18) 6-4 (95.79) Max Hopp
Dave Chisnall (82.42) 1-6 (89.24) Joe Cullen
Jesus Noguera (93.5) 1-6 (94.45) Michael Smith
Scott Baker (78.27) 2-6 (92.6) Danny Noppert