Michael van Gerwen will not win a fourth consecutive European Tour title. Peter Wright beat the world number one in the quarter-finals at the European Darts Grand Prix.
The Dutchman was broken by Wright in the sixth leg with a 53 checkout. Van Gerwen broke back immediately, but lost his own throw again. That cost him the game because ‘Snakebite’ held his own leg for the victory.
Wright faces Jamie Hughes in the semi-finals as the Tipton ace defeated Nathan Aspinall 6-5. Ian White and Steve Beaton will meet in the other semi-final.
Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)
Ian White (97.07) 6-1 (93.56) Jeffrey de Zwaan
Steve Beaton (87.47) 6-2 (85.62) Darren Webster
Nathan Aspinall (90.23) 5-6 (92.00) Jamie Hughes
Peter Wright (97.94) 6-3 (99.35) Michael van Gerwen
Ian White v Steve Beaton
Jamie Hughes v Peter Wright
SNAKEBITE SEES OFF MVG! 🐍
Peter Wright becomes only the second player to beat Michael van Gerwen on the European Tour in 2019 as he prevails 6-3 to reach the Semi-Finals in Sindelfingen and dethrones the defending champion! #EDGP19 pic.twitter.com/VJy8KkevTh
— Live Darts (@livedarts) May 12, 2019
Tags: European Darts Grand Prix 2019 | Michael van Gerwen | Peter Wright