World Grand Prix: van der Voort Charges Past Jenkins


Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCVincent van der Voort moved into the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix with a brilliant victory against Terry Jenkins on Wednesday night.

van der Voort refused to be added to the list of players to defeat Phil Taylor only to fall at the next hurdle by sealing a straight sets win against ‘The Raging Bull’.

The Dutchman won the first set with the aid of a 121 finish before a fabulous 149 checkout clinched the second in a deciding leg.

He kicked off set three with another big finish, this time taking out 141 before eventually clinching the set by three legs to one to book his place in the last eight.

“I was struggling and I didn’t play particularly well, but Terry was in more trouble than me and I took full advantage of his mistakes,” said van der Voort, who takes on Mensur Suljovic on Thursday.

“In the first set he was nowhere me so I knew he was struggling, and if you finish the second set you’re 2-0 ahead and the pressure is on him, so the 149 was a really good finish.

“Mensur has beaten two top players so I have to be at the top of my game and play better tomorrow to beat him. As long as my game’s good, we’ll see what happens.”

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