Uk Open Semi Finals Confirmed. MVG vs Superchin and Price vs Clayton.

The Ladbrokes UK Open concludes on Sunday in Minehead with the quarter-finals, semi-finals & final.

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Following two days of action in the 159-player, multi-board event, the action centres on the Main Stage for the final rounds.

The afternoon session features the quarter-finals, with the semi-finals and final to follow in the evening session.

Quarter-Finals Round-Up
Gerwyn Price reached his third UK Open semi-final in the past four years by continuing his fine form in a 10-5 win over Dimitri Van den Bergh.

The Welshman took out 144 and 130 on his way to a 5-2 lead before Van den Bergh pulled back to 6-4, only for finishes of 109 and 96 to break the Belgian’s resistance as Price pulled away for victory.

Price will now be appearing in his fifth successive televised ranking semi-final in a run which began at the 2019 European Championship and includes the Grand Slam of Darts, Players Championship Finals and World Championship.

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN IN ACTION
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Majestic Michael van Gerwen averaged almost 111 with the performance of the tournament so far to book his spot in the semi-finals by defeating Rob Cross 10-4.

Despite an early 127 bull finish from Van Gerwen, Cross took out 100 for a 12-darter to lead 3-2 – only to see the world number one hit top gear with an imperious run of legs.

Van Gerwen won eight of the next nine legs in between 11 and 14 darts in an unplayable spell as he closed out the win in style.

Daryl Gurney continued his battling form as he came from two legs behind to defeat Jelle Klaasen in a deciding leg to secure his second appearance in the UK Open semi-finals.

Klaasen secured an early break in establishing a 3-1 lead, and took out 108 in moving 6-4 up, before a 113 finish from Gurney sparked a run of three legs as he moved in front.

Klaasen levelled with an 11-darter and also took out 90 on the bull as the pair traded legs through to a decider, which Gurney began with scores of 180 and 140 to give himself the breathing space to eventually land double four for victory.

Jonny Clayton survived EIGHT missed match darts from Jamie Hughes in a thrilling ending to their quarter-final as the Welshman completed the last four line-up.

JAMIE HUGHES IN ACTION
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Clayton dominated the early stages, with four successive legs moving him 5-1 up before a 101 checkout for a 12-darter moved him 6-2 to the good.

Hughes pulled back to level after 12 legs and moved 8-7 up with a superb bull finish.

Clayton hit back with a 100 finish and led 9-8 before Hughes forced a decider, but the Tipton ace saw his chance for victory slip away with eight missed doubles as the Welshman clawed his way back into the leg and capitalised with double 16.

2020 Ladbrokes UK Open
Sunday March 8
Afternoon Session 

Quarter-Finals
Gerwyn Price 10-5 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael van Gerwen 10-4 Rob Cross
Daryl Gurney 10-9 Jelle Klaasen
Jonny Clayton 10-9 Jamie Hughes

Evening Session (1900 GMT start)
Semi-Finals
Gerwyn Price v Jonny Clayton
Michael van Gerwen v Daryl Gurney 

Final
Price/Clayton v Van Gerwen/Gurney

Format
Quarter-Finals – Best of 19 legs
Semi-Finals & Final – Best of 21 legs