Dirk van Duijvenbode was eliminated on Saturday in the fifth round of the UK Open in Milton Keynes.

The South Hollander lost in a spectacle with large figures to an unleashed Jonny Clayton (3-10).

Van Duijvenbode averaged over 100 points for almost the entire game, but that was not enough to get Clayton into trouble.

He immediately fell 0-5 and that gap was too big to make it exciting.

Aubergenius still narrowed the deficit to 3-6, but from that moment on, his level plummeted and Clayton took the next four legs.

He scored an average of 136 points in the last two legs and for the third time in the match and eventually came to 108.4 points.

Van Duijvenbode stunted on Friday in the fourth round after a thriller against Gary Anderson (10-9), but could not provide a new surprise against the blouse-shaped Clayton.

The Welshman has already won The Masters and Players Championship 4 this year.

Tailor to sixth round

Martijn Kleermaker did reach the sixth round on Saturday thanks to a handsome 10-6 win over Callan Rydz, the winner of Players Championship 2. Ron Meulenkamp lost 7-10 in the fifth round against Alan Soutar, the conqueror of Raymond van Barneveld in the second round.

Defending champion Michael van Gerwen will play later on Saturday in the fifth round against Mensur Suljovic.

Reigning world champion and number one in the world Gerwyn Price already qualified for the sixth round by a 10-3 victory over Ricky Evans.

The UK Open, the 'FA Cup of darts', normally takes place in Minehead, but will be held behind closed doors in Milton Keynes this year due to the corona measures.

The fifth and sixth round are scheduled on Saturday and the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final on Sunday.

From the fourth round, there is an open draw at the end of each round.