World Cup of Darts 2020: England, Netherlands, Wales and Belgium through to quarter-finals | Darts News

first_imgAfternoonCanada 2-0 New Zealand Whitlock and Heta were over the moon with their win against Poland Simon Whitlock averaged a neat 95.82 as ‘The Wizard’ won a high-quality contest against Poland’s Krzysztof Ratajsk 4-3, which included a timely 117 checkout. Australian teammate Damon Heta – making his World Cup debut after replacing Kyle Anderson – then eased past Krzysztof Kciuk 4-1 with a three-dart average of a cool ton. Simon Whitlock hit this stunning 117 checkout against Krzysztof Ratajski The pair recorded the first and third highest averages of the day as they moved into the quarter-finals. Wales vs Australia Watch the thrilling conclusion to the World Cup of Darts on Sunday as England, Netherlands and Wales chase the title. Coverage begins on Sky Sports Arena at midday with all four quarter-finals followed by the evening session of semi-finals and final. Which team will be crowned champions? Last Updated: 07/11/20 9:51pm Sunday’s Quarter-Finals – Order of Play Saturday’s Second Round results 0:50 Jeff Smith showed promise as Canada beat New Zealand to reach the quarter-finals 0:18 John Henderson fired in this show-stopping 121 checkout against Gerwyn Price but it wasn’t enough in the end 1:14 Max Hopp and Gabriel Clemens have lost just one leg in two matches as they progressed to the quarter-finals Michael van Gerwen nailed this 112 checkout in the opening leg of the tie against Spain Debutant Jesus Noguera was next up for Spain against Noppert, and the Dutchman found himself 2-1 and 3-2 down, but last year’s World Series Finals runner-up stayed calm to send the rubber into a final leg decider.Noguera then missed six match darts to allow Noppert in to steal a cliffhanger of a match. Top seeds England are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Darts Van Gerwen is happy with his current form and he and Danny Noppert sent the Dutch through to a showdown against Germany Four-time winners Netherlands also made it through with Michael van Gerwen and debutant Danny Noppert sending Spain home.Big-hitter Van Gerwen demonstrated his powerful scoring and eagle eye finishing to defeat Toni Alcinas 4-0. He wasted no time in getting a leg on the board with a 112 finish before breaking in the next. He quickly wrapped things up to complete a whitewash win. 2:55 Huybrechts (right) felt Belgium would have lost had they played a better team – Advertisement – England, Netherlands, Belgium and pre-tournament favourites Wales all made it through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Darts in Salzburg on Saturday.The team of Michael Smith and Rob Cross proved too good for Lithuania as England made it through to a showdown against hosts Austria.- Advertisement – Wales or Australia vs Netherlands or Germany Rob Cross felt he put too much pressure on himself after Michael Smith won the first rubber with ease Smith and Cross made further progress as a pair as they eased past Lithuania 2-0.Smith averaged a cool 91.09 in a calm and composed display to dismantle Darius Labanauskas 4-0, and then Rob Cross landed a stunning 10-dart leg to break the resistance of Mindaugas Barauskas before sealing a 4-2 victory for the four-time winners.“If anyone was going to be the muppet between us it would be me,” Cross gave an honest assessment of his performance, despite a relatively comfortable afternoon at the office. John Henderson fired in this show-stopping 121 checkout against Gerwyn Price but it wasn’t enough in the end ‘The Iceman’ moved 3-0 up in no time before a fine 121 from John Henderson started the fightback. However, Price landed D8 to seal a 4-2 win along with a superb 104 average.Clayton and opponent Robert Thornton both endured doubles woe in their clash. But it was the three-time major winner from Scotland who pinned D18 for a 4-2 victory and send the content all the way into pairs action for the first time in the second round. Austria are next for England after the eighth seeds of Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez defeated debutants Portugal.Rising star Jose De Sousa, who won a European Tour title last month, went down to a spirited 4-2 loss to Suljovic while Jose Marques, who competed in the 2020 Qualifying School, was unable to trouble Rodriguez, losing 4-1. Jonny Clayton praised Gerwyn Price for picking him up after his loss to Robert Thornton as Wales went on to defeat Scotland 4-0 in the deciding pairs Wales dodged some bullets, but Price’s barrage of treble hitting and some clinical finishing from Clayton ensured they made it through to the last eight with a fine 4-0 triumph, averaging 101.90. 0:17 Simon Whitlock hit this stunning 117 checkout against Krzysztof Ratajski Max Hopp and Gabriel Clemens have lost just one leg in two matches as they progressed to the quarter-finals Gabriel Clemens and former World Youth Champion Max Hopp defeated John Michael and Veniamin Symeonidis 4-1 and 4-0, respectively. A brilliant 130 checkout from Clemens sealed victory for Wayne Mardle’s favourites Germany. 2:32 Whitlock and Heta were over the moon with their win against Poland Host nation Austria to face England – Advertisement – Austria (8) 2-0 Portugal Wales continued their outstanding start to their challenge to claim a first World Cup triumph with the team of Price and Jonny Clayton doing enough in the deciding doubles rubber to send defending champions Scotland out of the tournament. 1:57 Jonny Clayton praised Gerwyn Price for picking him up after his loss to Robert Thornton as Wales went on to defeat Scotland 4-0 in the deciding pairs EveningAustralia 2-0 Poland 0:16 Michael van Gerwen nailed this 112 checkout in the opening leg of the tie against Spain Netherlands vs Germany Top seeds England are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Darts
Top seeds England are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Darts

Event organizers plead for help amid massive cancelations due to Covid-19

first_imgThe association also appealed to the government to provide fiscal incentives such as tax relief and delays in the payment of premiums to the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan).The association also asked for understanding from business partners such as hotels, revenue providers and transportation companies, including airlines, regarding their financial difficulties. The association asked them to find a win-win solution to enable its members to settle their financial obligations.“We also ask the government to encourage state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and other government agencies which have used the services of the organizers to accelerate the payment of their dues to enable us to survive,” Mulkan in the statement.Read also: Battered by virus: Businesses across Indonesia feel the pinch Event organizers have asked for relief from clients, business partners and the government to help them survive the current difficult situation in which many of events have been postponed or canceled due to growing fears over the spread of COVID-19.The Indonesia Event Industry Council (Ivendo) said that without understanding from their clients and business partners, as well as the government most of the event organizers could shut their businesses as they would be unable to cope with the situation, which got worse from day to day.In a statement issued on March 16, the association’s chairman Mulkan Kamaluddin appealed to their clients to pay their financial obligations for events that have been suspended or those that might be unilaterally postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Jakarta and other provincial administrations in the country have called for the suspension of large gatherings such as exhibitions, conferences and other business events to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.In addition to the provincial governments, the Transportation and Creative Economy ministries have also urged the postponement of business events in the country following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s call for all citizens to practice social distancing.“We also urge tourism and creative economy players not to organize events and exhibitions until the COVID-19 pandemic can be contained,” Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said recently.The secretary general of Ivendo, Harry D Nugraha, who is also the founder of event management company Ego Global Network told The Jakarta Post on Thursday that more than 90 percent of events scheduled for March were postponed or canceled.”If there is no event, there is no income,” Harry told the Post.On its official statement, Ivendo indicated that event organizers would follow and obey the government’s instructions. It also expressed understanding regarding the circumstances.Ivendo conducted a survey recently involving 112 respondents comprising event organizers, planners, promoters and tour operators. The survey aimed to find out the number of events being postponed or canceled due to COVID-19.Read also: COVID-19: Government calls for limits to all tourist activitiesSome 34.82 percent of respondents said they had postponed between four and six events until the end of 2020. Meanwhile, 9.82 percent of respondents said they had postponed 13 to 15 events until the end of the year.The same survey also indicates that 6.25 percent of respondents have canceled between 13 and 15 events until the end of 2020.Ivendo projects that total potential losses suffered by event organizers in Indonesia as a result of the postponements and cancelations could amount to between Rp 898.2 billion and Rp 2.65 trillion with the assumption that there are 1,218 companies engaged in the event-organizing business.Topics :last_img read more