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It’s been a thrilling fortnight of arrows at Ally Pally and there are eight hopefuls left on the oche at the sharp end of the PDC World Darts Championship.
The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the tournament with Michael van Gerwen, Vincent van der Voort and Dave Chisnall all having to withdraw following positive tests. Questions have been raised about the integrity of proceedings but PDC organisers have decided it’s game on!
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The defending champion, Gerwyn Price, is bidding to defend his crown after triumphing in last season’s edition but a whole host of previous winners including Peter Wright and Gary Anderson remain in contention for a place in the final on Monday, January 3 at 8pm.
Ahead of the quarter-final matches taking flight, we’ve taken a look at Paddy Power’s latest Outright Winner odds.
The defending champion, Gerwyn Price, is the favourite to lift the Sid Waddell Trophy. The Welshman cruised past Ritchie Edhouse in round two before a seven-set epic with Kim Huybrechts in the third round. The world number one got the better of Dirk van Duijvenbode in round four and faces Michael Smith in the last eight as his quest to become the first player to retain the title since 2016 continues.
Smith has emerged as a serious threat after downing 2021’s breakout star Jonny Clayton in the fourth round. Bully Boy was a finalist in 2019 when he found MvG too hot to handle and his biggest title win to date came in the Shanghai Darts Masters more than three years ago.
Mervyn King battled back from 3-1 down to Raymond Smith in their last-16 tie to book a quarter-final match against three-time semi-finalist James Wade.
Wade has seen off some Dutch challengers to reach the last eight – Maik Kuivenhoven’s scalp was claimed in round two, he received a bye when Vincent Van der Voort was forced to withdraw due to a positive coronavirus test before beating Martijn Kleermaker.
Luke Humphries, the 19th seed, battled past Chris Dobey in a cracking seven-set contest to book his place in a quarter-final match against Gary Anderson, who saw off 2018 champion Rob Cross.
Anderson, a two-time winner, survived a scare against Ian White in the third round before getting over the line against Cross in another seven-set epic.
Callan Rydz will play Peter Wright after a crushing 4-1 defeat of Ally Pally surprise package Alan Soutar in the fourth round.
Wright, the world number two, tasted success at Ally Pally in 2020 and made a fine start to his 2022 campaign by dispatching Ryan Meikle, Damon Heta and Ryan Searle.
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