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UK Open: Richie Burnett stuns Peter Wright to achieve quarter-finals in Minehead | Darts Information



Richie Burnett knocks out Peter Wright to achieve the final eight of the UK Open; Michael van Gerwen to face Nathan Aspinall in quarter-finals after the pair beat Luke Humphries and Joe Cullen respectively. Defending champion Danny Noppert knocked out by William O’Connor.

Final Up to date: 04/03/23 11:13pm

Richie Burnett produced the result of the day to knock out Peter Wright

Richie Burnett produced the results of the day to knock out Peter Wright

Richie Burnett shocked Peter Wright to achieve the quarter-finals of the UK Open for the primary time in his profession on Saturday, whereas Michael van Gerwen recorded a dominant win over Luke Humphries to proceed his pursuit of a fourth Minehead crown.

Burnett, whose earlier finest on the UK Open got here in 2007 when he reached the final 16, was a 10-8 winner towards 2022 world champion Wright after ousting Ted Evetts 10-9 earlier within the day.

The 56-year-old ‘Prince of Wales’ will now face Dimitri Van den Bergh for a spot within the semi-finals on Sunday after the Belgian defeated 2018 champion Gary Anderson 10-8.

“I have been an fool over time, I’ve actually underachieved, I have been an absolute maniac however I’ve by no means harmed anyone, solely been a idiot to myself. I am simply making up for misplaced time,” Burnett instructed ITV Sport.

It marks a primary quarter-final look for the 1995 BDO world champion since his look within the remaining eight on the 2014 Grand Prix.

Van Gerwen adopted up Friday’s hard-fought victory over Dave Chisnall by dispatching Martijn Kleermaker 10-6 earlier than making mild work of Humphries, who had overcome world champion Michael Smith 10-9.

Awaiting the Dutchman within the subsequent spherical is Nathan Aspinall after the 2019 match winner booked his place within the final eight with a 10-2 victory over Joe Cullen after seeing off Dirk van Duijvenbode within the afternoon session.

UK Open: Final 16 outcomes

Essential Stage Nathan Aspinall 10-2 Joe Cullen
Peter Wright 8-10 Richie Burnett
Gary Anderson 8-10 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael van Gerwen 10-4 Luke Humphries
Stage Two Brendan Dolan 8-10 Andrew Gilding
William O’Connor 3-10 Adam Gawlas
Jonny Clayton 8-10 Martin Schindler
Jeffrey de Zwaan 7-10 Rob Cross

UK Open quarter-final draw

Andrew Gilding v Martin Schindler
Michael van Gerwen v Nathan Aspinall
Rob Cross v Adam Gawlas
Richie Burnett v Dimitri Van den Bergh

Adam Gawlas continued his positive run with a 10-3 overcome William O’Connor, who had knocked out defending champion Danny Noppert with a 10-9 win earlier within the day.

Jonny Clayton’s weekend was dropped at an finish in a 10-8 loss to Martin Schindler after the Welshman had cruised previous Jose de Sousa, and Rob Cross marched on to the quarters with a 10-7 win over Jeffrey de Zwaan, who had progressed to the night session by edging out Gerwyn Worth.



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