Wright eases past Smith to reach Champions League of Darts final

Peter Wright is the first player through to the final of the Champions League of Darts with him easing past Michael Smith.

Wright hit seven 180's and at one point was 7-0 up. Smith started to mount a comeback but it was too little too late for 'Bully Boy' who ended up falling with Wright only needing two legs which he secured.

Wright was flying to start the first semi-final only giving Smith four chances at darts at doubles as he went 5-0 up in quick succession including a brilliant 128 checkout to start off.

'Snakebite' wasn't playing at his A-game by any means hitting around a 100 average but compared to Smith at around 89, he was easing through the gears.

At the first break, Wright hit another 161 checkout to go 7-0 up. Smith finally got a first leg on the board as he attempted to wrestle himself back into the game.

Wright though marched on to a 9-1 lead with a 76 checkout as he went towards the finishing line and a final with either Michael van Gerwen vs Gerwyn Price.

Smith got his second leg on the board with an 81 finish and held his throw in the next leg to add another at 9-3 down. It was up to Wright to keep his performance levels up.

He didn't do so and Smith cut the gap to 9-5. Despite that the break seemingly came at the wrong time for Smith as Wright went one away.

Click here for more information on the Champions League of Darts as darts debuts on TV in Leicester.

Evening Session (1830 BST start)
Peter Wright (103.52) 11-5 (97.88) Michael Smith
19:40 Michael van Gerwen v Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright v Van Gerwen/Price


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