The 2018 bwin Grand Slam of Darts moves on to the knock out stage and sees Target Darts players Rob Cross and Stephen Bunting getting through.
Both Bunting and Cross won through leading their respective groups and picking up £2,500 for their efforts.
Stephen Bunting went through undefeated in Group G beating Martin Schindler in his opening match 5-3, Scott Mitchell 5-1 and Mensur Suljovic 5-3. This is a great turn around of form for bunting who has been struggling over the last 12 months and should carry this form to the longer leg ahead of him.
Bunting is ranked 21 on the PDC order of merit and now plays world 2017 youth champion Dimitri Van den Bergh who was the runner-up in Crosses Group H. The experience of Bunting in front of a large crowd should see him progress to the next stage.
Rob Cross like his fellow Target dart teammate went through Group H undefeated.
In his first match against Mark McGeeney the most remarkable thing I have seen in darts of late helped get Cross across the line, Mark McGeeney as the Lakeside Championship runner-up missed 20 darts at a double in Group H and Cross took out the match 5-2.
In his other round-robin matches, he beat Dimitri Van Den Bergh 5-4 and Ryan Searle 5-2.
Cross takes on the ever-popular Mensur Suljovic who was the runner-up in Group G. Both players have shown indifferent form over the past couple of weeks, so this should be a close match for me it is a flip of a coin and whoever settles down first should win. Cross for
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Wednesday, November 14 (1900 GMT 0600 AEDT)
Stephen Bunting v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gerwyn Price v Josh Payne
Rob Cross v Mensur Suljovic
Peter Wright v Simon Whitlock
Second Round: Best of 19 legs
Quarter-Finals: Best of 31 legs
Semi-Finals: Best of 31 legs
Final: Best of 31 legs
Semi-Final Losers: £28,500
Quarter-Final Losers: £16,000
Second Round Losers: £10,000
Group Winner’s Bonus: £2,500
All matches can be seen on Foxsports in Australia