James Wade beats Steve Farmer Ladbrokes World Darts Championships

Wade has field day as third seed brushes past Farmer to reach last eight

Third seed James Wade was at his best as he powered into the quarter-finals of the World Championship with a 4-0 win over Steve Farmer.

Wade, third in the Order of Merit but looking for his first world title, gave a hint of what was to come as he took the first set 3-0.

Farmer claimed a single leg in the second, and had a dart for the set in both the third and fourth, but it was a dominant display from Wade.

Marching on: James Wade eased through to the quarter-finals

Marching on: James Wade eased through to the quarter-finals

“It wasn”t as easy as the scoreline suggests,” Wade told www.pdc.tv. “I feel fine and I”ll just keep playing the way I have been.

“I”ve only lost one set in three matches so far, so I must be doing something right.”

Wade next faces Canadian John Wade, the 2008 champion, who beat Kevin Painter 4-2.

Bowled over: Steve Farmer had no answer as he bowed out of the competition

Bowled over: Steve Farmer had no answer as he bowed out of the competition

“I”m looking forward to playing John on Friday,” said Wade. “We had an epic quarter-final here back in 2008, which he won. I would like to get one back over him this time around.”

In the final of this afternoon”s three last-16 clashes, Belgian Kim Huybrechts upset ninth seed Paul Nicholson 4-1.

He will face the winner of this evening”s match between Dave Chisnall, conqueror of Phil Taylor, and Andy Hamilton.