Smith produces emphatic whitewash win over Telnekes, Durrant safely through with victory over Kurz
Smith smashed Telnekes in a 6-0 whitewash win with a 103.6 average to boot. Stats wise, he also hit two 180's and 6/14 on the doubles. While for Telnekes, he was well adrift with an 80 average and 0/4 on his doubles.
Durrant who of course became Premier League champion on Thursday night returned to action with victory over home hope Kurz.
He hit three 180's and 60% on the doubles to cement his place in the Last 16. In a week of firsts, could it be a maiden European Tour title for 'Duzza'?
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 (103.66) 6-0 (80.14) Derk Telnekes
Glen Durrant (90.49) 6-3 (86.93) Nico Kurz
Jose De Sousa v Ricardo Pietreczko
Dave Chisnall v Darius Labanauskas
Joe Cullen v Kim Huybrechts
Jamie Hughes v Steve Lennon