Dave Chisnall booked his place in the last 16 of this year’s BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts after a 5-3 win against Rob Cross on Sunday afternoon.
After sharing the first two legs, Chisnall broke Cross’ throw in the third to move 2-1 ahead.
That soon became a lead of 3-1, and although Cross got to within one at 4-3, Chisnall took out double 10 in the eighth leg to secure his progress.
It was his second 5-3 win in as many group games after seeing off Jamie Hughes on Saturday.
“I’m over the moon to win and be through,” said Chisnall, the World Grand Prix runner-up in Dublin last month.
“When you play the world number two you know you’ve got to battle and I did, it wasn’t pretty but I got the job done.
“I’m here to get as far as I can and it would be lovely to go one better than in Dublin.”
It means Cross now faces Jamie Hughes in a straight shootout on Monday night to see who joins Chisnall in qualifying from Group E.
Hughes had earlier defeated Lisa Ashton 5-1 with Chisnall’s final group game coming against the four-time women’s world champion, also on Monday evening.