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Michael van Gerwen, Andy Hamilton, Paul Nicholson and Wes Newton advance to last-eight of World Grand Prix

Updated: Friday, 12 Oct 2012 11:09 | Comments

Michael van Gerwen took out Adrian Lewis in Citywest
Michael van Gerwen took out Adrian Lewis in Citywest

Adrian Lewis was knocked out of the PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix by Michael van Gerwen on Thursday, as Andy Hamilton, Paul Nicholson and Wes Newton joined the Dutch star in moving through to the quarter-finals in Citywest.

Lewis became the eighth player from the world's top ten to be eliminated from the double-start tournament with his 3-1 loss.

The number two seed averaged only 80 throughout the match, and although he took the game's second set without reply never looked likely to progress to his fourth World Grand Prix quarter-final.

Van Gerwen needed only seven minutes to win the opening set 3-0, before Lewis took even less time to level by winning set two in the same fashion, squaring the game with a fine 13-dart leg.

Lewis was also level in the fourth, but van Gerwen hit a 14-darter to break the deadlock and then made the World Champion pay for failing to hit his starting double in two visits as he took the set 3-1.

Lewis kicked off the fourth with a 170 checkout and also led 2-1, but van Gerwen levelled on tops and then finished a 14-darter on double 16 for a huge victory.

Andy Hamilton booked his place in the quarter-finals for the third time in the last four years in Dublin with a narrow 3-2 win over Steve Beaton.

Nicholson moved into the last eight with a 3-1 win over resurgent Colin Osborne, who knocked out two-time champion Wade in the first round but was unable to repeat the trick against the Australian World Cup star.

Wes Newton was a 3-1 winner against Ian White, having won the game's first set despite three 180s from the emerging Stoke ace, who came from a leg down to win the second 3-1.

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