Danny Noppert convincingly qualified for the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix on Thursday.

The Frisian darts player, who stunted against Michael van Gerwen earlier in the tournament, was 3-1 too strong for Ian White in the Morningside Arena.

Noppert, the number 22 of the Order of Merit, never made it past the eighth finals at the major tournament, where each leg has to start with a double.

For the past two years, he stranded in the second round.

The Dutchman needed four sets to shake off White.

Noppert had a better average with three arrows (95.95 versus 92.3), but made the difference with his finishes.

He took 55 percent of his chances of a double, while his England opponent only got past 30 percent.

In the first round, Noppert had caused a stunt in Leicester by winning 2-0 against Van Gerwen.

He also sent Vincent van de Voort home in the eighth finals (3-0).

Of the five Dutch participants, he is the only one still in the tournament.

In the semi-finals Noppert will face the winner of the match between Krzysztof Ratajski and Jonny Clayton on Friday.

The Pole and Welshman will compete against each other later in the evening.

The winner of the tournament will take home an amount of almost 130,000 euros.

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NOPPERT TO THE SEMI-FINAL! Danny Noppert is working on a wonderful tournament.

He is the first to take a spot in the last four.

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Authorrtl7dartsMoment of places19: 10 - 7 October 2021

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