ST Helens darts ace Dave Chisnall failed to repeat his heroics against Phil Taylor as he slipped to a 4-0 defeat last night at the hands of Andy Hamilton.
Hamilton goes on to play Belgian Kim Huybrechts, who upset ninth seed Paul Nicholson 4-1 this afternoon.
Chisnall had earlier in the week dumped The Power out of the World Championship at Alexandra Palace with a thrilling 4-1 victory.
The St Helens ace failed to reproduce the clinical finishing which had proved the difference against Taylor as another Stoke ace, Hamilton, took full advantage.
Hamilton now meets Kim Huybrechts in the quarter-finals on Friday afternoon, and was delighted to see off Chisnall by dropping only five legs after being taken to a deciding set in the previous two rounds.
Chisnall admitted: “Andy played well and deserved to win, but I didn’t get going. I missed a few doubles early on and after that I didn’t get going.
Hamilton admitted afterwards he feared the prospect of playing Chisnall after watching him demolish Taylor.
“I was prepared for a battle and I went in there solid, but maybe this will be good for me going into the quarter-finals,” said Hamilton. “
“Dave threw brilliantly against Phil Taylor and I thought he was going to hit me with everything. When he didn’t I knew I had to close the game out quickly, and I did that.
“I’ve proven I’ve got the whole game to beat anybody - I came come from behind and I’ve won from in front. I’m on top of the world and can’t wait for the quarter-finals.”