Cameron Menzies of Scotland beat Wayne Warren of Wales 3-0 ©Getty Images

Defending champions Wayne Warren and Mikuru Suzuki crashed out of the World Darts Federation (WDF) World Championship at Lakeside Country Club after going down to Cameron Menzies and Aileen de Graaf, respectively.  

Welshman Warren lost the opening set against Scotland’s Menzies, that set the tone for the rest of the game.

While a 12-darter gave some hopes for Warren in the second set, he missed seven darts to make it 2-2 before Menzies won the set 3-1.

Menzies then sealed the match 3-0 with a 14-darter.

The Scot, who averaged 87.35, will be up against WDF number one James Hurrell of England in the quarterfinals.

De Graaf meanwhile came from behind to beat Suzuki 2-1.

Japanese Suzuki, who started the game well, took the first set 3-1 against the Dutchwoman.

However, she was not able to build on it a De Graaf won the remaining sets 3-0.

Belgium’s Andy Baetens eased past England’s Scott Marsh in a dominant 3-0 victory while

Thibault Tricole of France ended Steve Hine of England’s World Championship campaign with a 3-1 victory.

In the afternoon session, Neil Duff of Northern Ireland registered a 3-1 win over Nick Fullwell of England while Jim McEwan of Scotland came out on top 3-2 in a thrilling battle against Mike Warburton of Wales.

Hurrell had won in straight sets against Ryan de Vreede of the Netherlands.

Among women, Beau Greaves of England beat Veronika Ihasz of Hungary 2-1.