Joe Cullen's World Matchplay dreams came to a crashing end when a fly flew across the stage at the most inopportune moment against Gary Anderson.
Last year's finalist Peter Wright takes on seventh seed Simon Whitlock on Friday night at the Winter Gardens, as the semi-final line-up nears its completion.
Gary Anderson's quest for a maiden World Matchplay title continued as he edged out Joe Cullen in a pulsating quarter-final on Thursday, and the Scot admitted he was relieved to come through a gruelling battle.
Gary Anderson struck a magnificent nine-dart leg during his epic 19-17 win against Joe Cullen to reach the semi-finals of the World Matchplay in Blackpool on Thursday night.
Gary Anderson nailed a stunning nine-dart finish during his World Matchplay quarter-final against Joe Cullen.
Peter Wright produced the performance of the World Matchplay so far to dispatch Kim Huybrechts and book his place in the quarter-finals, and Wayne Mardle was full of praise for last year's beaten finalist.
Mensur Suljovic says his World Matchplay title bid could be derailed due to a lack of sleep because his hotel room in Blackpool is "too hot".
Darren Webster believes he has a chance of a lifetime to break into the top 10 after dumping Rob Cross out of the World Matchplay.
Gary Anderson continues his quest for a maiden World Matchplay title as the quarter-finals get underway on Thursday evening in Blackpool.
World Champion Rob Cross was sensationally sent crashing out of the World Matchplay in Blackpool by 'Demolition Man' Darren Webster on Wednesday.
The PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship is set to expand to 96 players with a total prize fund of £60,000 this year.
Dutchman Jeffrey de Zwaan says he is "still in dreamland" after his latest giantkilling act at the World Matchplay on Tuesday.
Five of the world's top 10 are in action on Wednesday at the World Matchplay as the second round comes to a close at the Winter Gardens.
World champion Rob Cross says a major health scare made him re-evaluate his priorities, but he is now back in shape and determined to land the World Matchplay title, writes Raz Mirza.
Gary Anderson won a World Matchplay classic against Raymond van Barneveld in a clash which included some spectacular finishes from both legends of the game.
Gary Anderson made it through to the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay in Blackpool after edging out Raymond van Barneveld in a darting masterpiece.