Wade & van Gerwen to meet in 2013 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship Semi-final

James Wade and Michael van Gerwen will meet to contest a place in the 2013 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship final. The first quarter final match of this evening’s play saw Wade emerge the 5-4 winner over Wes Newton, despite having initially fallen two sets behind.

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The Machine turned the game around by winning four successive sets to move 4-2 ahead and within one set of a place in the semi-final, he then switched off allowing The Warrior back in taking the game to a deciding set.

Having established a 2-1 lead and missed two darts at double top for the match, Wade returned to the oche to close out the final set  on double 5, after Newton failed to convert 122.

Michael van Gerwen booked his place in the semi-final with a thrilling 5-4 victory of reigning and twice World Champion Adrian Lewis in one of the finest games of darts in recent memory, ending Jackpots unbeaten run of 15 games at The Alexandra Palace.

Having forged an early lead the Dutchman was pegged back by Lewis who punished his numerous missed attempts at doubles; van Gerwen’s scoring was superior but he was missing 75% of his throws at the outer ring.

Jackpot found the high finishes at key moments to keep himself in contention in a game that saw both players average over 100 and each have 9 dart chances as 26 180’s were registered between them.

Having been behind throughout Lewis found himself  with 2 match darts in the 9th and final set, however he was unable to guide his dart into the double 20 bed. Van Gerwen hit back with checkouts of 81 and 108 before sealing the game on double 4.

PDC World Darts Championship Results Saturday December 29

James Wade (92.89) 5 v 4 (97.15) Wes Newton
(2-3, 2-3, 3-1, 3-2, 3-1, 3-0, 0-3, 1-3, 3-1)

Adrian Lewis (100.8) 4 v 5 (102.73) Michael van Gerwen
(0-3, 3-1, 2-3, 3-0, 0-3, 3-1, 2-3, 3-1, 2-4)

2013 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship Links

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