Cross sees off Smith to complete semi-final line-up at World Series of Darts Finals

The semi-final line-up is complete at the World Series of Darts Finals with Rob Cross completing proceedings with a 10-8 victory over Michael Smith.

Cross who has struggled for form as of late had no such issues against Smith hitting a 98.6 average, six 180's and four ton plus checkouts.

Smith opened up proceedings with a 180 but Cross hit a 116 checkout to get the first leg on the board. It was the former's doubles especially in the early part of the tie which blighted him.

He was down at 0/5 as Cross was allowed to help himself to a 2-0 lead. Cross head into a 3-1 lead despite being outplayed by Smith barring doubles.

Smith came back into the tie and claimed three legs on the spin to make it 4-3. Cross hit a 107 checkout to get it back to parity.

Smith's doubling woes continued though as he was down at 22% with Cross taking advantage to make it 6-4. Smith reduced the deficit to 7-5 and he hit a 110 checkout to once again attempt to get back into the tie at 7-6 down.

Their back and forth continued with Smith breaking back to claim parity at 8-8 but Cross took out 92 for an 11-darter to break back and go one away and from there, he concluded the tie 10-8.

Click here for more information about the World Series of Darts Finals, including the tournament bracket, prize money breakdown and TV Guide.

Schedule World Series of Darts Finals 2020

Sunday September 20 (11:45 BST)

Quarter-Finals

Peter Wright (100.23) 10-5 (99.39) Daryl Gurney
Gerwyn Price (100.94) 10-9 (103.37) Nathan Aspinall
Glen Durrant (102.46) 9-10 (99.14) James Wade
Michael Smith (98.1) 8-10 (98.67) Rob Cross

0 Comments

Most read

How to watch the 2020 International Darts Open live

The International Darts Open is on the schedule from October 23-25. This European Tour tournament is broadcasted by the PDC o...

Ladies set to play at Grand Slam for fourth time after Ashton and Suzuki confirmed

Lisa Ashton qualified for the Grand Slam of Darts this past weekend and will take her place in the field alongside BDO Ladies...

Zonneveld set to miss European Tour in Riesa after positive Coronavirus test; World Championship participation at risk

Darter Niels Zonneveld has tested positive for the corona virus, he reports to Darts Actueel. As a result, he will not be abl...

RTL7's Arjan van der Giessen not shocked at Van Barneveld's comeback: "There's nothing else Raymond can do"

The big news which came out in Dutch Darts recently was the return of Raymond van Barneveld after a short lived retirement.RT...

Prize money breakdown for the 2020 International Darts Open with £140,000 on offer

The International Darts Open will be played from October 23-25 in Riesa. There will be £140,000 of prize money available dur...

Heta leads highest averages during PDC Home Tour II

The PDC Home Tour II concluded on Tuesday with Luke Humphries taking the title but how did the standard stack up for the seco...

THROWBACK VIDEO: Price wins 2019 International Darts Open in Riesa

The International Darts Open in Riesa is set to take place this weekend with the third event of the European Tour season and...

De Zwaan has strong bond with Thai family: "They follow my results but don't always understand the game well"

Part of Jeffrey de Zwaan's roots lie in Thailand with 'The Black Cobra' visiting there on holiday usually twice a year to vis...

THROWBACK VIDEO: Smith faces Van de Pas in 2015 International Darts Open Final

Ahead of the International Darts Open this weekend, the latest Throwback Video goes all the way back to 2015, the tournament'...

Read more

Just in

THROWBACK VIDEO: Smith faces Van de Pas in 2015 International Darts Open Final

Ahead of the International Darts Open this weekend, the latest Throwback Video goes all the way back to 2015, the tournament'...

De Zwaan has strong bond with Thai family: "They follow my results but don't always understand the game well"

Part of Jeffrey de Zwaan's roots lie in Thailand with 'The Black Cobra' visiting there on holiday usually twice a year to vis...

Prize money breakdown for the 2020 International Darts Open with £140,000 on offer

The International Darts Open will be played from October 23-25 in Riesa. There will be £140,000 of prize money available dur...

How to watch the 2020 International Darts Open live

The International Darts Open is on the schedule from October 23-25. This European Tour tournament is broadcasted by the PDC o...

Ladies set to play at Grand Slam for fourth time after Ashton and Suzuki confirmed

Lisa Ashton qualified for the Grand Slam of Darts this past weekend and will take her place in the field alongside BDO Ladies...

Read more