Van den Bergh first through to Grand Slam Quarter-Finals after superb Clayton win | Dartsnews.com

Van den Bergh first through to Grand Slam Quarter-Finals after superb Clayton win

The first Quarter-Finalist at the Grand Slam of Darts is Dimitri van den Bergh after a clinical win over Jonny Clayton to begin the Last 16 in Coventry.

Van den Bergh has made the Quarter-Finals now in the Grand Slam twice in three years but of course is now a major champion and will have the belief that he can go all the way once more this week.

Especially after this display easing past Jonny Clayton in a 10-3 win with a 103.6 average and eight 180's as his brilliance continues.

He was averaging 123 in the outset of the contest as he went 2-1 up and followed that up with a break to make it 3-1.

Clayton though wasn't going to lie down and he broke back straight away with a 60 checkout to make it 3-2 but as soon as they returned from the interval, Van den Bergh went on fire once more as he smashed in two 180's and an 81 checkout to move 4-2 ahead.

Despite five missed darts on double which led to Clayton claiming a hold at 5-3, this proved a consolation as Van den Bergh romped into a 7-3 lead upping his average to 105 and making it seven 180's as he broke again.

It was 8-3 with a hold and another break saw him at 9-3 on the verge of closing it out and that he did with a 110 checkout.

2020 Grand Slam of Darts Schedule

Friday November 20 (19:00 GMT)

Dimitri Van den Bergh (103.61) 10-3 (88.53) Jonny Clayton

James Wade v Ian White

Simon Whitlock v Adam Hunt

Dave Chisnall v Jose De Sousa

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