REIGNING William Hill PDC World Darts Championship Gary Anderson remains on course for a hat-trick of titles after marching into the quarter-finals.

The Musselburgh ace was within a single dart of a 4-0 win over Benito Van de Pas last night (Wednesday) before emerging victorious 4-2.

Anderson, who won the title in 2015 and 2016, will now take on the winner of Dave Chisnall and Jelle Klaasen tomorrow (Friday) for a spot in the final four.

The 46-year-old hit 11 180s on his way to victory and did not miss a single dart at a double in the opening three sets and clocked up an average of 107.68 - the highest in this year's tournament so far.

Also through to the last eight is Raymond van Barneveld, who won the competition in 2007.

He will face the winner of the match between Dave Chisnall and Jelle Klaasen, currently into its fourth set, in the last eight tomorrow (Friday).