Van Gerwen edges past De Zwaan, Van Duijvenbode smashes Woodhouse
Van Gerwen marched past his compatriot Jeffrey de Zwaan in a 10-7 win which saw a match that went back and forth at times.
MVG surged into a 6-3 lead after De Zwaan had made it 4-3 with a 142 checkout. But the former was well on his way at 7-3 as he headed into the interval.
The procession continued when the interval finished as he made it 8-3. But De Zwaan broke to make it 8-5 after an off leg from Van Gerwen.
He applied further pressure at 8-6 but Van Gerwen restored normal service making it 9-6 from there but he missed a match dart with De Zwaan saving his skin. He didn't miss next time round and despite not being pleased with his display, Mighty Mike is through.
As is Van Duijvenbode who continues his brilliant year into the Quarter-Finals with a 10-1 victory over Luke Woodhouse averaging 99.1, will it be another landmark weekend for the Aubergenius?
Schedule 2020 Players Championship Finals
Saturday November 28
Evening Session (1900 GMT)
Michael Smith (102.11) 10-7 (103.57) Jose de Sousa
Gerwyn Price (98.38) 10-6 (91.62) Luke Humphries
Peter Wright (94.55) 10-9 (87.44) Callan Rydz
Michael Van Gerwen (97.4) 10-7 (91.79) Jeffrey de Zwaan
Ian White (99.37) 8-10 (98.53) Joe Cullen
Ross Smith (92.49) 7-10 (96.75) Damon Heta
Karel Sedlacek (92.7) 5-10 (94.37) Mervyn King
Dirk van Duijvenbode (99.55) 10-1 (85.98) Luke Woodhouse