PDC World Darts Championship: Lewis and Van Gerwen take centre stage at Ally Pally
Last Updated: 28/12/13 10:47pm
Adrian Lewis plays his third round match at Alexandra Palace on Saturday
Tournament favourites Adrian Lewis and Michael Van Gerwen take centre stage at the PDC World Darts Championship on Saturday afternoon.
The duo, who have emerged as the men to beat at Alexandra Palace following the early exit of Phil Taylor, are both involved in third-round action.
Afternoon Session (12.30pm)
Adrian Lewis v Mervyn King
James Wade v Devon Petersen
Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson
Evening Session (7pm)
Ian White v Simon Whitlock
Wes Newton v Peter Wright
Two-time world champion Lewis kicks off the afternoon session as he takes on 2009 semi-finalist Mervyn King.
Lewis has looked in excellent form thus far and dropped just one set in seeing off the challenges of Denis Smith and Vincent Van der Voort.
James Wade is next up as he goes head-to-head with surprise South African package Devon Petersen.
A 500/1 outsider at the start of the tournament, Petersen has lit up this year's event with his darts, smile and dance moves and set up the showdown with Wade after a superb 4-1 success over Justin Pipe.
Last year's beaten finalist Van Gerwen completes the afternoon schedule as he faces off against Scotland's Gary Anderson.
After breezing past Zoran Lerchbacher and Kevin McDine with consummate ease, the Dutchman looks to have a much tougher assignment on his hands as he takes on the Flying Scotsman.
Whitlock in action
The evening session sees the start of the quarter-final action in north London.
Ian 'Diamond' White, who fought back to edge Richie Burnett in the last 16, has the difficult task of trying to knock out World No 4 Simon Whitlock in the first to five sets.
The 2011 runner-up from Australia is the highest-ranked player left in the top-half of the draw.
The other match pits two in-form players as Wes Newton battles Peter 'Snakebite' Wright.
Newton dismantled Robert Thornton in the last round and he will be playing at this stage of the competition for the third time in four years.