Happy Bet German Darts Open – Last 16 in-depth analysis

Ian White produced a five-star performance to see off Mervyn King as ‘The Diamond’ averaged over 106, which was the highest of this afternoon’s eight matches.
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Kicking off the final day in Saarbrücken was the World number One Michael van Gerwen as he came up against the promising young talent that is Adam Hunt in the first of the afternoon’s Last 16 matches. The pair have met eight times previously with Van Gerwen winning seven of them. Hunt missed match darts against MVG last time the pair met though and it was the round prior to Van Gerwen hitting two nine-darters in one match against Ryan Murray in a UK Open qualifier in Wigan.

Van Gerwen enjoyed an early break in the opening leg with a sensational 10-dart leg, the best leg of the tournament so far to lead 1-0. Van Gerwen went on to double his lead with Hunt waiting on tops to break, but he never got a chance as the Dutchman fired in D10. Van Gerwen enjoyed another break of throw in leg three as he fired in a 12-darter taking out 96 with the World number One averaging 111 at this point. Hunt was gifted a way back into the match as Van Gerwen bust his score on 54 and Hunt took his chance well as he took out 42 to break MVG straight back to reduce the deficit to 1-3. Van Gerwen managed to break Hunt straight back though in the next leg with Hunt waiting on D16 as he extended his lead to 1-4 courtesy of a 15-darter. Van Gerwen went within a leg of the Quarter-Finals with another 15-darter to move four legs clear. Van Gerwen looked to seal the win in spectacular style as he hit back-to-back maximums, he missed six match darts and Hunt took full advantage as he pinned in the D20 to make it 2-5. Van Gerwen only had to wait another leg to seal the win as he took out 47 on D16 despite Hunt applying the pressure as he fired in his third maximum.

The second Last 16 clash in Saarbrücken featured the DIAMOND Ian White as he took on Mervyn King, both players were impressive in the previous round.Mervyn King held his firmly in the opening leg as he fired in a 15-darter with the minimum of fuss as he found his reliable D16 for a 1-0 lead. White levelled the contest straight away with a 16-darter after as he took out D20 at the third attempt. White broke King’s throw crucially in leg three with a terrific leg as he fired in two maximums followed by an 81 finish for an 11-darter and a 2-1 lead. The Stoke man extended his lead to 3-1 with a 15-darter despite King opening the leg with a maximum as White took out 84 on the Bull. King pulled it back to 2-3 with a superb leg as he found his second maximum in as many legs as he once again picked out D16 with White ready to pounce on 54. White regained a two-leg lead courtesy of a 14-darter as he picked out D8 for a 4-2 lead with an impressive 107 average at this point. King showed his typical never give up attitude as he took out 106 for a 12-darter to move within a leg of White closing the gap to 3-4. The pair traded 180’s in leg eight as King looked to break White’s throw as he kicked off with a max. White extinguished them hopes immediately as he took out 74 for a 5-3 lead to go within a leg of the Quarter-Finals. King continued his 180 hitting as he found his fifth of the match, but amazingly he missed four darts to stay in the match but the drama continued as White missed three darts at D16 for the match. King returned to the oche and found D2 to reduce the deficit to 4-5.White sealed the victory as he fired in a 14-darter as he picked out D10 completing another terrific display from the Stoke-on-Trent right hander as he averaged 106.55 the highest average in the tournament so far.

Simon Whitlock took on the rapidly-rising star Rob Cross in the third game of the afternoon. It was a bright start from Cross as he held throw well in the opening leg as he fired in D16 at the third attempt for a 16-darter for a 1-0 lead. The Aussie responded well as he looked to have the leg sewn up as he narrowly missed a dart at the bull for a 12-darter, but Cross had other things in mind as he took out a terrific 124 finish on the bull to break Whitlock’s throw to double the advantage for a 2-0 lead. Cross continued his dominance of the match as he fired in D20 for a 3-0 advantage punishing a poor leg from the Aussie. The pair traded 180’s in leg four as Whitlock looked to get his first leg on the board, The Aussie did exactly that as he took out 25 on D8 to reduce the deficit to 1-3 whilst under pressure from Cross who was waiting on D18. Cross looked to regain a three-leg lead but he missed a dart at D7 for the leg and Whitlock wasn’t in a generous mood as he took out 92 in two darts to reduce the deficit to 2-3. Whitlock completed the comeback as he won his third leg in succession as he took out 48 for a 14-darter to level things up at 3-3. Cross didn’t let Whitlock’s trio of winning legs get to him as he picked out D3 after previously missing two darts at D6 to re-establish the lead at 4-3 after Whitlock missed two darts to take the lead himself. Cross went within a leg of the Quarter-Finals courtesy of a 15-darter as he picked out D4 for a 5-3 advantage. Cross sealed the victory and his third leg on the spin as he took out 66 for another 15-darter capping off another terrific display from the in-form man from Kent as he averaged 101.34 in his defeat of the Wizard.

Benito van de Pas and Joe Cullen looked to book their places in the Quarter-Finals in Saarbrucken. The match didn’t get off to a flying start, but it was Benito van de Pas who managed to hold throw for a 1-0 lead just after hitting the games first maximum as he found D20. Cullen gifted Van de Pas a 2-0 lead as the Bradford man missed the bull for a 170 and another two darts at D8 to level and the Dutchman accepted the gift as he found D16 for a two-leg lead. Cullen opened his account as he broke Van de Pas’ throw courtesy of a 15-dart leg as he found D18 to reduce the deficit to 1-2. This time it was the Dutchman’s turn to gift a leg to his opponent as he threw a dart out of the board despite not being on a double and Cullen returned to take out 94 with a double-double finish on D18 & D20 to level things up at 2-2. Van de Pas regained the lead at 3-2 as he punished three missed darts from the Cullen for the leg as Van de Pas picked out Tops. Van de Pas won his second leg in succession to extend his lead to 4-2 as he picked out D18 for a 16-dart leg. The Dutchman completed a hat-trick of legs courtesy of a 14-darter as he took out 66 to go within a leg of the last 8. Cullen started the fightback as he went within two legs of Van de Pas as he took out 74 for a 15-darter to make it 3-5. Cullen looked dead and buried in the ninth leg as Van de Pas set up 58 for the match, but Joe Cullen provided a moment of brilliance as he fired in a spectacular 170 finish to put him right back in the match at 4-5. Joe Cullen put himself right back in the mix as he hit his second ton plus checkout in succession as he fired in a terrific 124 finish on the bull for his third leg on the spin to force a deciding leg. Benito van de Pas held his nerve in the decider as he picked out D18 for a 13-darter to dash Cullen’s hopes of a place in the last 8.

The next Last 16 match in Saarbrücken featured the World number three Peter Wright and Cristo Reyes. Wright kicked off the match in impressive style as he fired in a 13-dart leg with the minimum of fuss to stamp his authority on the match. The Spaniard Reyes replied superbly as he bettered Wright’s hold of throw as he fired in a 12-darter taking out D10 to level at 1-1. Reyes’ red-hot scoring continued as he hit a 15-dart leg courtesy of a majestic 104 finish whilst Wright missed a dart at D12 for a 141. Reyes extended his lead to 3-1 as he picked out D11 just after he narrowly missed it for a 142. Cristo Reyes must of thought Christmas came early as Peter Wright missed three darts at Tops, but amazingly the Spaniard didn’t accept the gift as he missed three darts himself on D16 and D8. Snakebite returned to find D20 to pull it back to 2-3. Wright then went on to level things up at 3-3 courtesy of a 14-darter as he took out 87 as the momentum swung the way of Snakebite. Reyes wasn’t ruling himself out of this one though as he fired in to maximums in leg seven and he regained the lead at 4-3 after finding D1 eventually in his sixth attempt at a double in the leg. Wright gifted Reyes another chance to extend his lead as he missed three darts at D20 but yet again Reyes didn’t accept the gift as he missed three darts for a 5-3 lead. Snakebite returned to pick out D20 to level things up at 4-4. Reyes broke the Wright throw again to lead 5-4 as he fired in his sixth maximum of the match followed by an 86 finish to go within a leg of the Quarter-Finals. There was another break of throw in leg 10, the fourth in succession as Wright took out 100 with two D20’s for a 12-darter to force a deciding leg. Reyes summed up his performance really as he crucially missed one match dart at D12 and Wright returned to pick out D5 for a 6-5 win, Reyes outscored Snakebite throughout the duration of the contest but 5/19 on the doubles from Reyes was the deciding factor.

The next match featured the in-form Welshman Gerwyn Price and the Belgian youngster Dimitri van den Bergh. It was a slow start from both players It’s fair to say, Price took the opening leg as he took out 56 for an 18-dart leg. Price went on to double his lead and break the Belgian’s throw with another 18-dart leg as he took out 60 on D10. Van den Bergh responded by kicking off leg three with a maximum and although he missed three darts for the leg, he picked out D10 to reduce the deficit to 1-2.  The Belgian completed the comeback as he fired in D8 punishing Price’s four missed darts at double for a 3-1 lead. The pair traded maximums at the start of the fifth leg as the Belgian produced darts from another planet as he fired in a 140 finish for his third leg on the spin for a 3-2 lead. Price responded superbly to losing three legs on the trot as fired in SEVEN perfect darts, it ended up being an 11-darter from the Welshman as he took out 48 to level things up at 3-3. Van den Bergh restored parity at 4-3 after producing a 13-darter to break Price’s throw as he picked out D18. The Belgian had a big opportunity for a 5-3 lead but he missed two darts at double and the Welshman accepted the gift as he picked out D12 to level things up once more at 4-4. The momentum swung the way of the Welshman after he fired in a 14-darter to move 5-4 ahead. Gerwyn Price sealed the win as he picked out D6 just after he missed one dart at D12 for a 98 finish. It’s yet another Quarter-Final for the in-form Welshman.

The penultimate match of the afternoon was set to be a cracker as Dave Chisnall who is bang in form at the minute came up against Jelle Klaasen who of course reached the final in Jena last weekend. Klaasen found back-to-back maximums in the opening leg followed by finding D8 for a 15-darter and a 1-0 lead. Chisnall responded brilliantly as he levelled things up with a 14-darter as he took out 94 just after Klaasen hit his third maximum to apply the pressure. Klaasen’s maximum hitting was superb as he hit his fourth in three legs to leave D20 after 12 darts, the Dutchman pinned the D20 at the first time of asking for a 2-1 lead and a 13-darter. The Cobra extended his lead to 3-1 as he fired in a 16-darter as he picked out tops which included Klaasen finding his fifth 180 and hitting 3/4 on the doubles. The fifth leg belonged to the Dutchman as he found another 16-darter to open up a 4-1 lead in no time at all. Chisnall stopped the rot as he punished missed darts at double from Klaasen to pull it back to 2-4. It clearly gave Chisnall some momentum as he produced a terrific 11-dart leg to move within a leg of Klaasen at 3-4. The momentum soon moved towards the Dutchman as he fired in a 15-darter to move within a leg of the match as he took out 56. Klaasen confirmed his place in the Quarter-Finals as he took out 60 for a 17-dart leg.

The final game of the afternoon featured Mensur Suljovic and Stephen Bunting.

The Austrian got the better of Bunting in the opening leg as he took out 72 for a 17-dart leg. The pair exchanged 180’s at the start of the second leg, but again the Austrian just found that extra 5% as he took out 81 for a terrific 12-darter and a 2-0 advantage. Suljovic made it a hat-trick of legs which he celebrated with his trademark ghost headbutt after he fired in a 15-darter taking out 76 for a 3-0 lead. Suljovic’s onslaught continued as he picked out D20 for a 16-darter to move 4-0 ahead. Unfortunately for Bunting despite hitting three maximums he found himself 5-0 down as the Austrian fired in a 15-dart leg taking out 61. Mensur Suljovic completed the rout after a sensational 11-darter to complete a 6-0 whitewash win over Stephen Bunting.

 

Last 16 Results

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Adam Hunt

Ian White 6-4 Mervyn King

Rob Cross 6-3 Simon Whitlock

Benito van de Pas 6-5 Joe Cullen

Peter Wright 6-5 Cristo Reyes

Gerwyn Price 6-4 Dimitri van den Bergh

Jelle Klaasen 6-3 Dave Chisnall

Mensur Suljovic 6-0 Stephen Bunting

 

Quarter-Finals (from 18:00 GMT)

 

Michael van Gerwen – Ian White

Rob Cross – Benito van de Pas

Peter Wright – Gerwyn Price

Jelle Klaasen – Mensur Suljovic

German Darts Masters – Top Three Picks

Van Gerwen ws in sensational form in Jena with a tournament average of over 108.
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Here are my top three picks from this Weekend’s Happy Bet German Darts Masters

1st round review: Jeffrey de Graaf 6-5 Ricky Evans

For some players, a European Tour event is not necessarily about making a run for the title or challenging Michael van Gerwen. The few thousand pounds’ difference between a good day at the office and a disappointing early exit can mean holding on to – or losing – a tour card, or qualifying – or not – for a major televised championship.

Such was the calculus involved in Jeffrey de Graaf’s German Masters campaign. De Graaf, a winner of multiple BDO events, had not even made a quarterfinal in his two-year PDC career and, with his ranking hovering around #60, faced the prospect of losing his tour card for 2018 if he could not put forward better performances.

De Graaf, having met his opponent only once four years ago, encountered in the first round almost for the first time the unusual challenge of playing the fastest darter in the world. The prospect of trading arrows with Ricky Evans did not daunt the Dutchman, however, as he threw two maxima in the first two legs. These scoring bursts earned de Graaf first crack at the doubles in both legs, but three darts failed to find their marks and Evans, hitting doubles 16 and 5 with admirable precision, took out 68 and 85 finishes to pull out to a 2-0 lead.

Thanks to anemic scoring from Evans, de Graaf narrowly averted disaster after missing the bullseye by eventually hitting double 2 to hold his throw in the third leg. Due to his failure to attempt a finish in his next two legs against the throw, and due to Evans’ incredible throwing speed, de Graaf soon found himself at the bottom of a 5-1 hole.

Winning five consecutive legs with an opponent throwing match darts is never a likely prospect, but with de Graaf, his confidence seemed to build as the deficit decreased. Evans suddenly began to throw erratic darts at the trebles, allowing de Graaf to miss the several darts at doubles that had cost him earlier in the match. Leaving 60 after 9 darts in the eighth leg, and 84 after 9 in the tenth, put breaks of throw out of throw for the rapidfire Englishman. The Dutchman was fortunate to survive a match dart in the ninth leg, but compounded fortune with skill by checking out 25 and denying his opponent more match darts.

Having reached an improbable last-leg decider, Jeffrey de Graaf fired off five perfect darts to begin the leg – a remarkable display of confidence under pressure. Even after a nervy visit in which he scored 24 points, Evans could not get to a double in five visits and conceded a spectacular comeback victory.

Although de Graaf was to fall victim to another player’s comeback in the third round – that of Jelle Klaasen, who survived four of de Graaf’s match darts – the £3000 haul from the German Masters was the biggest Pro Tour cash of his career, and made his tour card substantially less vulnerable.

Quarterfinal review: Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Raymond van Barneveld

Raymond van Barneveld threw his last stage 160 finish on the first day of this year, in an epic losing effort in the World Championship semifinal. He threw a second one tonight – in what is becoming a gesture of futility for him – against the same ruthless opponent.

Michael van Gerwen, having averaged above 110 twice in his two preceding games, seized a 3-0 lead against Barney in Jena in typically ruthless fashion, demolishing finishes of 114 and 164 in his first two legs, without allowing his opponent a single dart at a double.

From 3-0 down the task of beating MvG is impossibly daunting. But Barney, ever the battler, was keen to give it a go. A poor scoring effort from Mighty Mike in the fifth leg saw the elder Dutchman clear to a 14-dart hold of throw, and then van Barneveld denied his opponent a chance at a 70 finish with a spectacular 160 finish.

If that 12-dart break gave the impression that the tide of the match was turning, van Gerwen was all too happy to dispel that myth. Firing off seven perfect darts in the sixth leg (but not eight, much to the Jena crowd’s chagrin) failed to end the nine-darter drought on the European Tour, but allowed an immediate break for MvG, putting him 4-2 up and throwing first in three of the next five legs.

By missing a crucial dart at double 16 in the next leg, van Barneveld watched an opportunity to punish van Gerwen slip away. From that point, the younger Dutch star was all too happy to concede the eighth leg – against the throw – to Barney, and with the advantage of throwing first in the ninth, blow Barney off the stage with a second 11-darter.

It was all too reminiscent of that Ally Pally epic, even apart from the 160 finish. Raymond van Barneveld was producing top quality darts, especially on the doubles and averaging over 100 for most of the match. But it wasn’t enough in January and it wasn’t enough tonight. A comfortable 6-3 win for Mighty Mike against one of the Dutch darting legend left the Green Machine looking unstoppable in Jena.

Final review: Michael van Gerwen vs Jelle Klaasen

This was not the final anyone could have wanted. Watching two opponents play a match in which they pretend that the other does not exist is unnerving in an environment where cordiality is common and politeness, if grudging, is the norm.

Jelle Klaasen and Michael van Gerwen hate each other. Though they would each like to defeat the other as completely as possible, only one man is capable of inflicting a defeat as severe as the personal rift that separates the two.

Mighty Mike threw down the gauntlet in the first leg, capping off an 11-dart hold of throw with a two-dart 93 finish. Had he needed them, MvG may have had as many as 18 darts to win the leg, but the world number 1 was in no mood to waste time. After capitalizing on Klaasen’s missed darts at doubles 20, 10 and 5 in the second leg, van Gerwen struck back with a 70 finish, and within two and a half minutes of the match beginning, MvG was already a third of the way to lifting the German Masters trophy.

In his previous match against Simon Whitlock, van Gerwen’s earlier proficiency on the doubles seemed to desert him. Small signs of that uncertainty showed in the fourth leg, where MvG missed two darts at double 12, allowing Klaasen to finally get on the board courtesy of a two-dart 80 finish.

This proved to be an entirely academic concern, for even though MvG needed all three darts to clean up a 40 finish in the fifth leg, Klaasen would have needed a 140 finish to deny van Gerwen three more darts at the double. The Cobra, who managed only a single ton-plus finish out of the 26 legs he won on the weekend, posed no threat to the world number 1’s efforts on his own throw.

A 14-darter in the sixth leg and a 180 – Klaasen’s only one of the final – to start the seventh might have portended trouble for MvG, had the Green Machine not hammered out a second 11-darter, denying Klaasen even a chance at the 100 finish he had left after nine darts. An ominous bounceout in the final leg may in fact have cost Jelle a chance to save the match, but as MvG closed out the match with a 13-dart break of throw, a Klaasen comeback would have looked perishingly unlikely even had he saved the eighth leg.

In producing one of his highest averages of the year, Jelle looked remarkably untroubled by wrist problems which had dogged him in the Premier League. Somehow players always seem to put forward their best efforts when playing Michael van Gerwen, and Klaasen can certainly take comfort in his 98 average and solid performance.

But he’s lost too many times to MvG to be consoled by that, and a final victory over van Gerwen will continue to elude him.

Treble for Van Gerwen as he wins Happy Bet German Darts Masters in Jena

Michael van Gerwen is the 2017 Happy Bet German Darts Masters Champion after he defeated Jelle Klaasen 6-2 in the final with a 107.33 average.
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MICHAEL VAN GERWEN won the HappyBet German Darts Masters for a third successive year as he defeated Jelle Klaasen 6-2 in Easter Monday’s final in Jena.

The World Champion had been in scintillating form throughout the Easter tournament, averaging over 100 in each of his four games as he won through to the final, which culminated in a demolition job of his Dutch rival in the final.

Van Gerwen kicked things off with an 11-dart leg as he took out 93 for the lead, before punishing three misses from Klaasen to double his lead with a break of throw before tops moved him halfway to further European Tour glory.

Klaasen got off the mark in leg four as he capitalised on two missed darts at double 12 from Van Gerwen to take out 80 and get his first leg on the board.

The pair then traded legs before Van Gerwen took out 100 to complete an 11-darter which moved him on the brink of victory.

The 27-year-old landed his third 180 of the match to open leg eight, before landing tops to scoop the £25,000 top prize with his 15th European Tour win..

“It’s lovely,” said Van Gerwen. “I think I played phenomenally here in Jena – I had two games of 110 average and one game of 108, you can’t really as for any more. “

“When you play this well it feels great, but I’ve worked really hard for this and I make a lot of sacrifices, so I’m really glad it paid off. “

“I love what I do and I love to perform for the great crowds like we have here in Germany.”

After a 110 average in his second round destruction of John Michael on Sunday, the world number one improved on this with a 110.78 average and some clinical finishing as he beat Cristo Reyes to reach the quarter-finals.

Next he faced old nemesis Raymond van Barneveld, but showed no signs of nerves as he stormed into the last four with another impressive 105.23 average, and a clinical 75% checkout rate – including two huge checkouts of 114 and 164

Standing in his way of a place in the final was the in-form Simon Whitlock, but the Australian could do little more than watch as he struggled to contain the Dutchman in a 6-2 defeat.

And Van Gerwen was again at his best as he fired three 180s and another 107.33 average against Klaasen to take his tournament average up to 106 as he secured his 15th European Tour title, bouncing back from his loss to Peter Wright in the recent HappyBet German Darts Championship final in perfect fashion.

It was a good weekend for Klaasen as he picked up the £10,000 runner-up prize with a run to his second European Tour final.

Having struggled throughout his Betway Premier League campaign with a wrist injury, he posted some impressive results – coming from 5-2 down to beat Jeffrey de Graaf 6-5 in his third round clash to reach the final session.

In the quarter-finals, he saw off a resilient Kyle Anderson 6-4 before overcoming world number five James Wade 6-3 in the semi-finals.

Wade – a European Tour winner in Hamburg last year – will be disappointed not to have reached the final, having overcome the in-form Peter Wright 6-3 in the quarter-finals.

Michael Smith and Kim Huybrechts were the other two players to reach the last eight, before falling to Whitlock and Van Barneveld respectively.

The European Tour continues next weekend (April 21-23) with the HappyBet German Darts Open in Saarbrucken, with Van Gerwen looking to continue his form amongst a 48-player field in the third of a dozen £135,000 events being held this year.

Coverage of the HappyBet German Darts Open will be available to PDCTV-HD Subscribers worldwide through www.livepdc.tv, as well as through a series of bookmakers’ websites.

HappyBet German Darts Masters
Sparkassen-Arena, Jena, Germany

Monday April 17
Afternoon Session

Third Round

Kyle Anderson 6-2 Mensur Suljovic
Jelle Klaasen 6-5 Jeffrey de Graaf
James Wade 6-2 Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright 6-1 Stephen Bunting
Simon Whitlock 6-1 Steffen Siepmann
Michael Smith 6-1 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Raymond van Barneveld 6-4 Kim Huybrechts
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Cristo Reyes

Evening Session
Quarter-Finals

Jelle Klaasen 6-4 Kyle Anderson
James Wade 6-3 Peter Wright
Simon Whitlock 6-4 Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Raymond van Barneveld

Semi-Finals

Jelle Klaasen 6-3 James Wade
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Simon Whitlock

Final

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Jelle Klaasen

 

SOURCE : PDC.TV

Happy Bet German Darts Masters – Day Three Afternoon FULL in-depth round-up

Michael van Gerwen produced yet another mind-boggling display as he won five legs on the spin to defeat Cristo Reyes 6-3 with a 110.78 average to set up a Quarter-Final with RVB.
Photo : Lawrence Lustig / PDC

Kicking off the Last 16 action in Jena on the final day of the Happy Bet German Darts Masters was the Aussie Kyle Anderson as he took on the Austrian Mensur Suljovic. The Aussie has a tremendous record against Suljovic winning all four of their previous meetings although they haven’t met since July last year.

Anderson made a terrific start to the contest taking just six darts to find his first maximum and he sealed the first leg with a 14-darter as he took out D6. Anderson went on to double his lead just after he missed the bull for a 161 finish, he experienced a bit of double trouble as he missed five darts for a 2-0 lead but Suljovic missed a dart at D16 for a 112 and Anderson returned to pick out D2 for a 2-0 advantage. The Aussie went to on to extend his lead to 3-0 after firing in a 13-darter on D8. Suljovic was simply not at the races at this having just one attempt at a double in the first three legs. The Austrian went on to get his first leg on the board as he took out 77 for a level 15-darter to reduce the deficit to 1-3. Suljovic missed two darts to break Anderson’s throw but he wasn’t punished by the Aussie as Anderson couldn’t take out 84. Suljovic returned to pick out D9 for a break of throw and reduced the deficit to 2-3 and had the darts to level in the sixth leg. The Austrian missed three clear darts to level the match at 3-3 and he was punished to the max as Kyle Anderson picked out 68 for a 4-2 advantage and another break of throw. Anderson broke Suljovic’s heart in the seventh leg as he fired in a 110 finish to make it 5-2 with the Austrian waiting on D18. The Aussie very nearly ended the match in perfect style as he missed the bull for a 170 finish, but Suljovic missed three clear darts at D16 to stay in the match and Anderson returned to take out 25 for a 6-2 victory his fifth in a row against Suljovic.

The next last 16 clash in Jena was an all-Dutch affair as Jelle Klaasen faced Jeffrey de Graaf, Klaasen leads 3-1 on the head to head meetings leading up to this match.

De Graaf got off to a flier as he fired in a 13-darter to open up an early 1-0 lead. Klaasen very nearly hit a 170 finish to level the match as he narrowly missed the bull, he returned however to take out 25 to level at 1-1 in 14 darts. De Graaf re-established the lead as he took out 99 on D16 for a 15-darter. Klaasen missed four darts to level things up at 2-2 and he was punished by De Graaf as he picked out D8 for a break of throw and a 3-1 lead. Klaasen once again missed a crucial opportunity as he missed four darts to make it 3-2 and once again he was punished by De Graaf as he picked out D1 for a 4-1 lead. Klaasen held his throw firmly to reduce the deficit to 2-4 as he found D4. De Graaf went within a leg of the Quarter-Finals as he took out D8 for a 5-2 advantage with Klaasen waiting on tops. Klaasen reduced the deficit to 3-5 as De Graaf missed two match darts and Klaasen picked out D9 to stay in the match. Klaasen wasn’t out of the match however as he punished some slack darts from De Graaf as he picked out D18 to move within a leg at 4-5. Klaasen missed two darts at D16 to stay in the match, but again he wasn’t punished by De  Graaf who couldn’t finish 82 and Klaasen returned to take out D8 to level the match at 5-5 to force an 11th and deciding leg. Klaasen won his fourth leg in succession to book his place in the Quarter-Finals as he fired in a 13-darter to break De Graaf who led 5-2, to win 6-5.

The next match was arguably one of the most anticipated of the last 16 ties as James Wade took on the in-form Welshman Gerwyn Price.

Price established an early lead as he fired in a 13-darter on tops to take the opening leg for an early break of throw. Wade went on to break the Welshman straight back punishing some scrappy visits from price as ‘The Machine’ took out 88 to level things up at 1-1. The Aldershot left-hander went on to take the lead as he took out 90 for a 17-dart hold of throw for a 2-1 lead. Price missed a dart at tops for a 15-darter and Wade took full advantage as he took out 25 on his favourite D10 to extend his lead to 3-1. Wade went on to win his fourth leg on the spin as he again finished on his favourite D10 to move further ahead at 4-1. Price stopped the rot as he reduced the deficit to 2-4 as he fired in a 14-darter on his favourite D20. Wade missed a dart at tops for a 116, but Price went on to miss a dart at tops himself for a 120 as Wade returned to pick out his reliable favourite D10 once again to extend his lead to 5-2. Wade confirmed his place in the Quarter-Finals as he fired in D10 which has been his friend in this match as he picked up a 6-2 victory.

Next up in Jena the World number Three Peter Wright took on the former Lakeside World champion Stephen Bunting. Wright has been impressive on the doubles leading up to this one with a 67% checkout rate and a tournament average of 98.65. Wright established an early lead with a 17-dart hold of throw as he took out tops to seal the opening leg. Bunting missed a crucial opportunity to level the match at 1-1 as he missed two darts at D8 and he was punished by Wright who took out 84 to double his lead to 2-0 and a break of throw. Bunting however broke Wright straight back with a terrific 11-darter after hitting two maximums in the leg and ended it by hitting D16 to reduce the deficit to 1-2. In leg four there was a third consecutive break of throw as Wright fired in a 114 finish for a 15-dart break to move 3-1 ahead. Bunting missed a big opportunity for another break of throw as he missed a dart at D16 and again he was punished by Wright as he hit D16 himself for a 14-darter and a 4-1 advantage. Wright went within a leg of the Quarter-Finals as fired in a 96 finish for a level 15-dart break of throw to move 5-1 ahead. Snakebite sealed the win as he pinned the D8 for a 6-1 victory and maintained his high checkout rate as he hit 6/10 on the doubles (60%) to book his place in the last eight.

The next last 16 clash featured the Aussie Simon Whitlock and the German qualifier Steffen Siepmann.

What a start it was by Whitlock as he fired in seven perfect darts to kick things off, but i wasn’t all straight forward as he eventually won the leg in 17 darts for a 1-0 lead. Whitlock doubled his lead in spectacular style as he took out 92 courtesy of two D18’s for a 15-darter to lead 2-0 with the German qualifier yet to have an attempt at a double. Siepmann tried to replicate Whitlock’s double-double attempt on 92 but narrowly missed the second D18 and the Aussie returned to take out 44 for a three-leg lead at 3-0. Steffen Siepmann got his first leg on the board as he seemed to mess up 56 but picked out D3 eventually to reduce the deficit to 1-3. Whitlock extended his lead to 4-1 courtesy of a 14-dart break of throw as he took out D20 just after Siepmann missed two darts for the leg. The Aussie went within a leg of the match as he fired in D8 at the fourth time of asking for a 5-1 lead. Whitlock completed the rout and booked his place in the Quarter-Finals as he took out 70 as he pinned D16 for the win. Next up in Jena seen Michael Smith who was very impressive in his last game as he took on the young Austrian Rowby-John Rodriguez. Smith took the opening leg with a 17-dart hold of throw in a leg which he dominated. Smith eventually doubled his lead to 2-0 at the sixth time of asking as Rodriguez was waiting on D18 as he was averaging 25 points less than Smith at this point. Smith extended his lead to 3-0 with a 17-dart hold of throw. Smith continued his dominance in the contest as he fired in a 14-darter as he pinned D9. Smith won his fifth leg in succession as he fired in a terrific 110 finish for a 15-dart hold of throw and a 5-0 lead. Smith missed one match dart and it was punished by the Austrian as he picked out D8 to reduce the deficit to 1-5. Smith sealed the 6-1 victory as he pinned tops for a 14-darter to book his place in the Quarter-Finals. The penultimate game of the afternoon had all the makings of a classic as Raymond van Barneveld took on the Belgian Kim Huybrechts.

It was Van Barneveld who took the opening leg with a 14-dart break of throw as he found D20. The Dutchman started off the second leg in spectacular style as he found his first maximum and it was back-to-back 14-darters for Van Barneveld as he moved 2-0 ahead.

Huybrechts moved within a leg as he fired in a 14-darter of his own as he took out 86 on D16 to restore parity at 1-2. But Van Barneveld responded emphatically with a superb 11-darter as he took out 41 to extend his lead to 3-1 and 3/6 on the doubles for the Dutchman. Kim Huybrechts provided a moment of tungsten brilliance as he fired in a terrific 156 finish to cut the deficit to 2-3. The Dutchman yet again responded on his own throw as he fired in a 13-darter as he pinned D16 to restore a two-leg lead at 4-2. Van Barneveld missed a dart at the bull for a 130 to move 5-2 ahead, but Huybrechts made a crucial error as he missed three clear darts at D20 and RVB punished the error as he pinned D4 with his last dart in hand to move 5-2 ahead. The Belgian was not giving up on his hopes of reaching the last 8 as he broke Van Barneveld straight back after producing a 13-darter to reduce to deficit to 3-5. Van Barneveld was waiting on 62 for the match, but the Belgian fired in a fantastic 110 finish on the bull to move within a leg of Van Barneveld at 4-5. RVB booked his place in the Quarter-Finals as he pinned tops for a hard fought 6-4 victory.

The final last 16 match featured the World number One Michael van Gerwen who averaged 110.12 in his opening win last night over John Michael as he took on Cristo Reyes.

Success for Van Gerwen could set up a mouth-watering clash with Raymond van Barneveld.

Van Gerwen kicked off proceedings with a 14-darter as he pinned D20 for a 56 checkout and a 1-0 lead.

Both players missed darts to take the second leg, but it was Reyes who pinned D10 to level up the match at 1-1 with a 16-dart hold of throw. Van Gerwen missed a dart at D18 for a 15-darter and it was punished by Reyes as he took out 74 for a 14-dart break of throw for a 2-1 lead. The Spaniard produced a 17-dart hold as he took out 60 to move 3-1 ahead. Back came the World number One in the fifth leg as he fired in a 12-darter as he took out 88 on D14 to reduce the deficit to 2-3. Van Gerwen stepped it up a gear as he broke the Reyes throw to level things up with a spectacular 11-dart break of throw as he took out 85 in Mensur Suljovic-style on D14. Van Gerwen won his third leg on the spin as he moved 4-3 ahead courtesy of a 14-darter as he pinned D9. Van Gerwen extended his lead to 5-3 as he fired in a 13-darter as he pinned D20 for his fourth consecutive leg. Van Gerwen completed a terrific 6-3 win as he hit back-to-back maximums and fired in an 11-darter in a spectacular display as he averaged 110.78 even better than yesterday’s win over John Michael.

Happy Bet German Darts Masters
Last 16

Kyle Anderson 6-2 Mensur Suljovic
Jelle Klaasen 6-5 Jeffrey de Graaf
James Wade 6-2 Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright 6-1 Stephen Bunting
Simon Whitlock 6-1 Steffen Siepmann
Michael Smith 6-1 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Raymond van Barneveld 6-4 Kim Huybrechts
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Cristo Reyes

Quarter-Finals (From 6pm)

Kyle Anderson – Jelle Klaasen
James Wade – Peter Wright
Michael Smith – Simon Whitlock
Raymond van Barneveld – Michael van Gerwen

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HappyBet German Darts Championship – Second Round Round-Up

happybet-german-darts-championship_17hsulwyei3ga1npbqje7m7qfiMICHAEL VAN GERWEN made an explosive start to his challenge at the HappyBet German Darts Championship on Saturday, as seeds James Wade, Simon Whitlock and Michael Smith were knocked out in Hildesheim.

World Champion Van Gerwen averaged 111.51 in a quick-fire 6-1 win over Jermaine Wattimena – taking less than ten minutes to secure his spot in Sunday’s last 16 at Halle 39.

Van Gerwen opened the first two legs with 180s, added a 177 in a 12-darter in the third and another maximum in leg four, before a 14-darter moved him 5-0 up.

Wattimena capitalised on a missed match dart in leg six to get off the mark, but van Gerwen secured victory in style with a 12-darter to storm through and lay down the gauntlet in his bid for the £25,000 title.

World number three Peter Wright came from 3-1 and 5-4 down to claim a 6-5 win over Christian Kist, with the UK Open champion following an earlier 160 checkout with a 112 finish in the decider.

World number five James Wade, though, was punished for failing to finish off his chances against Darren Johnson, who trailed 5-1 before clawing back level and then taking out 90 in the decider to complete a dramatic comeback.

Johnson, a Players Championship finalist earlier this month, now faces another player who won through an 11-leg battle on Saturday in Ian White, who edged out John Bowles with a superb 11-darter in their deciding leg.

Simon Whitlock’s bid to win a fourth title of the year stumbled as he lost out 6-2 to Kevin Painter, who now takes on Gerwyn Price after the UK Open finalist averaged over 99 in a strong 6-1 win over Polish qualifier Krzysztof Ratajski.

Jan Dekker also averaged over 99 as he saw off three-time European Tour winner Michael Smith, and he now plays fellow Dutchman Benito van de Pas, who was a 6-4 winner against Paul Harvey.

Dave Chisnall impressed with a 6-0 whitewash of Belgium’s Dimitri Van den Bergh, and now takes on Jelle Klaasen following the Dutchman’s 6-1 win over Irish ace Mick McGowan.

Austria’s Mensur Suljovic won the battle of former European Tour event winners with Mervyn King with a 6-3 triumph in a game where both players averaged over 100, and he now plays Joe Cullen, who saw off Scotland’s Jamie Bain 6-2.

Stephen Bunting held off David Pallett’s challenge with a 6-4 victory as he moves through to take on Wright in round three, while Spain’s Cristo Reyes now meets Van Gerwen after a 6-2 win over Paul Nicholson.

Alan Norris began his defence of the German Darts Championship title with a 6-4 defeat of Richie Corner, and now takes on Belgian ace Kim Huybrechts, who was in strong form to end the hopes of Brazilian qualifier Diogo Portela.

The HappyBet German Darts Championship concludes on Sunday, with the third round in the afternoon session before the evening session features the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the £135,000 tournament.

Fans worldwide can watch streaming through PDCTV-HD at www.livepdc.tv, as well as watch live coverage through a series of bookmakers’ websites.

HappyBet German Darts Championship
Saturday March 25
Second Round

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm UK time)
Gerwyn Price 6-1 Krzysztof Ratajski
Ian White 6-5 John Bowles
Jelle Klaasen 6-1 Mick McGowan
Jan Dekker 6-1 Michael Smith
Cristo Reyes 6-2 Paul Nicholson
Kim Huybrechts 6-1 Diogo Portela
Stephen Bunting 6-4 David Pallett
Alan Norris 6-4 Richie Corner

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm UK time)
Darren Johnson 6-5 James Wade
Dave Chisnall 6-0 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Benito van de Pas 6-4 Paul Harvey
Peter Wright 6-5 Christian Kist
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Jermaine Wattimena
Mensur Suljovic 6-3 Mervyn King
Kevin Painter 6-2 Simon Whitlock
Joe Cullen 6-2 Jamie Bain

Sunday March 26
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm UK time)
Third Round

Michael van Gerwen v Cristo Reyes
Ian White v Darren Johnson
Dave Chisnall v Jelle Klaasen
Benito van de Pas v Jan Dekker
Peter Wright v Stephen Bunting
Alan Norris v Kim Huybrechts
Kevin Painter v Gerwyn Price
Mensur Suljovic v Joe Cullen

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm UK time)
Quarter-Finals

Van Gerwen/Reyes v White/Johnson
Chisnall/Klaasen v Van de Pas/Dekker
Wright/Bunting v Norris/Huybrechts
Painter/Price v Suljovic/Cullen

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HappyBet German Darts Championship – Day One Round-Up

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DREAM EUROPEAN TOUR DEBUT FOR PORTELA IN HILDESHEIM

DIOGO PORTELA became the first Brazilian to record a win on the PDC European Tour as the HappyBet German Darts Championship began on Friday.

Rio-born Portela, who has moved from his native Brazil to the UK in a bid to make his breakthrough in the sport, qualified for his first European Tour event recently and made a winning start to life on stage.

The 28-year-old defeated German youngster Martin Schindler 6-3 in their first round clash at Halle 39 in Hildesheim, taking out a 109 finish and hitting three 180s to move through to face Kim Huybrechts on Saturday.

Nottingham-based Paul Harvey also enjoyed a winning debut on the European Tour with an impressive 6-2 defeat of left-hander Ryan Meikle, hitting seven 180s and averaging 102.78 as he progresses to a second round tie with Benito van de Pas.

There was an agonising defeat for another debutant, though, as Michael Plooy lost out 6-5 to Christian Kist, who had seen the newcomer take out 146 and 160 to lead 3-1 early on.

Kist hit back to lead 5-3, and though Plooy forced a decider it was the former Lakeside Champion who survived a missed match dart before taking out 106 to edge through.

Poland’s Krzysztof Ratajski now plays UK Open runner-up Gerwyn Price following his strong 6-2 win over Dutch youngster Ryan De Vreede, while Ireland’s Mick McGowan defeated Greece’s John Michael by the same scoreline to set up a second round tie with Jelle Klaasen.

David Pallett averaged almost 100 as he defeated Finland’s Veijo Viinikka 6-1, with John Bowles and Richie Corner enjoying 6-2 wins over Stefan Stoyke and Kirk Shepherd respectively.

The evening session of day one kicked off with Dimitri Van den Bergh securing a hard-fought win over Adam Hunt in a clash of two players who won on the PDC Unicorn Development Tour last weekend.

Hunt moved in to a commanding 4-2 lead before Van den Bergh strung together four legs in a row to secure the win, with the Belgian averaging over 96 on his way to booking a second round clash with Dave Chisnall.

Dutchman Jan Dekker also had to come from behind as he beat debutant Chris Quantock 6-5, battling back from 5-4 behind to secure a spot in the second round, where he will face Michael Smith.

The third match of the evening session saw Paul Nicholson return to the European Tour with a 6-2 win over Ryan Searle.

The former Players Champion hadn’t appeared on the European Tour for three years, but put in a professional performance with a 90 average to set up a tie with Cristo Reyes in round two.

There were also difficult wins for Mervyn King, Jamie Bain and Kevin Painter, who beat Michael Rasztovits, Chris Dobey and Stephen Burton in last leg deciders on the £135,000 tournament’s opening night.

Darren Johnson – a Players Championship runner-up recently – made light work of Robert Allenstein averaging 97.91 in a 6-1 victory to move through and face James Wade.

Jermaine Wattimena ended home hopes in style as he brushed past Bernd Roith in impressive style.

The Dutchman averaged 102.21 and hit 67% of his attempts at doubles to set up a second round encounter with world number one and World Champion Michael van Gerwen.

The HappyBet German Darts Championship will continue on Saturday with the second round held across two sessions, and will be broadcast online for PDCTV-HD Subscribers worldwide through www.livepdc.tv, and also streamed through a series of bookmakers’ websites.

HappyBet German Darts Championship

Friday March 24

First Round

Afternoon Session

Richie Corner 6-2 Kirk Shepherd
Ryan Meikle 4-6 Paul Harvey
David Pallett 6-1 Veijo Viinikka
John Bowles 6-2 Stefan Stoyke
Ryan De Vreede 2-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
John Michael 2-6 Mick McGowan
Diogo Portela 6-3 Martin Schindler
Michael Plooy 5-6 Christian Kist

Evening Session

Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-4 Adam Hunt
Jan Dekker 6-5 Chris Quantock
Paul Nicholson 6-2 Ryan Searle
Mervyn King 6-5 Michael Rasztovits
Darren Johnson 6-1 Robert Allenstein
Jamie Bain 6-5 Chris Dobey
Jermaine Wattimena 6-1 Bernd Roith
Kevin Painter 6-5 Stephen Burton

Saturday March 25
Second Round

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm UK time)

Gerwyn Price v Michael Ratajski
Ian White v John Bowles
Jelle Klaasen v John Michael
Michael Smith v Jan Dekker
Cristo Reyes v Paul Nicholson
Kim Huybrechts v Diogo Portela
Stephen Bunting v David Pallett
Alan Norris v Richie Corner

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm UK time)

James Wade v Darren Johnson
Dave Chisnall v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Benito van de Pas v Paul Harvey
Peter Wright v Christian Kist
Michael van Gerwen v Jermaine Wattimena
Mensur Suljovic v Michael Rasztovits
Simon Whitlock v Kevin Painter
Joe Cullen v Jamie Bain

All games are the best of 11 legs

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2017 European Tour Event One – HappyBet German Darts Championship March 24-26 2017, Halle 39, Hildesheim

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Top 16 Seeded Players (Enter at Second Round stage)

1 Michael van Gerwen
2 Peter Wright
3 Mensur Suljovic
4 Benito van de Pas
5 Dave Chisnall
6 Simon Whitlock
7 Alan Norris
8 Ian White
9 James Wade
10 Kim Huybrechts
11 Gerwyn Price
12 Jelle Klaasen
13 Michael Smith
14 Joe Cullen
15 Stephen Bunting
16 Cristo Reyes

UK Qualifiers x18: Ryan Searle, Jamie Bain, Darren Johnson, Kirk Shepherd, Chris Dobey, Stephen Burton, Mervyn King, Paul Nicholson, Diogo Portela, Mick McGowan, Ryan Meikle, Chris Quantock, Paul Harvey, John Bowles, David Pallett, Richie Corner, Kevin Painter, Adam Hunt

European Qualifiers x8: Christian Kist, Ryan De Vreede, Dimitri Van den Bergh, Jermaine Wattimena, John Michael, Michael Plooy, Jan Dekker, Michael Rasztovits

Host Nation Qualifiers x4: Robert Allenstein, Bernd Roith, Martin Schindler, Stefan Stoyke

PDCNB Qualifier x1: Veijo Viinikka

East Europe Qualifier x1: Krzysztof Ratajski

Format – All games are the best of 11 legs

Streaming Coverage

www.LIVEPDC.TV                          Worldwide for PDCTV-HD Subscribers

Bookmakers’ websites TBC

Prize Fund

Winner:                                           £25,000
Runner-up:                                     £10,000
Semi-Finalists:                                £6,000
Quarter-Finalists:                          £4,000
Last 16 losers:                                £3,000
Last 32 losers:                                £2,000
Last 48 losers:                                £1,000
Total:                                               £135,000

NB: Seeded players who lose their last 32 match in the event will not be credited with prize money on to the Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit or European Tour Order of Merit, however they shall still receive full prize money payment.

Session Schedule
Friday March 24 – First Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)

First Round x8

Richie Corner v Kirk Shepherd
Ryan Meikle v Paul Harvey
David Pallett v Veijo Viinikka
John Bowles v Stefan Stoyke
Ryan De Vreede v Krzysztof Ratajski
John Michael v Mick McGowan
Diogo Portela v Martin Schindler
Michael Plooy v Christian Kist

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)

First Round x8

Dimitri Van den Bergh v Adam Hunt
Jan Dekker v Chris Quantock
Ryan Searle v Paul Nicholson
Michael Rasztovits v Mervyn King
Darren Johnson v Robert Allenstein
Chris Dobey v Jamie Bain
Bernd Roith v Jermaine Wattimena
Kevin Painter v Stephen Burton

Saturday March 25 – Second Round (Best of 11 Legs)
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)

Second Round

Gerwyn Price v Krzysztof Ratajski
Ian White v John Bowles
Jelle Klaasen v Mick McGowan
Michael Smith v Jan Dekker
Cristo Reyes v Paul Nicholson
Kim Huybrechts v Diogo Portela
Stephen Bunting v David Pallett
Alan Norris v Richie Corner

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)

Second Round

James Wade v Darren Johnson
Dave Chisnall v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Benito van de Pas v Paul Harvey
Peter Wright v Christian Kist
Michael van Gerwen v Jermaine Wattimena
Mensur Suljovic v Mervyn King
Simon Whitlock v Kevin Painter
Joe Cullen v Jamie Bain

Sunday March 26
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)

Third Round x8
Played in Draw Bracket order

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)

Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final

Played in Draw Bracket order

Tournament Draw Bracket – Second Round Onwards
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Bernd Roith/Jermaine Wattimena
Cristo Reyes (16) v Ryan Searle/Paul Nicholson
Ian White (8) v John Bowles/Stefan Stoyke
James Wade (9) v Darren Johnson/Robert Allenstein
Dave Chisnall (5) v Dimitri Van den Bergh/Adam Hunt
Jelle Klaasen (12) v John Michael/Mick McGowan
Benito van de Pas (4) v Ryan Meikle/Paul Harvey
Michael Smith (13) v Jan Dekker/Chris Quantock
Peter Wright (2) v Michael Plooy/Christian Kist
Stephen Bunting (15) v David Pallett/Veijo Viinikka
Alan Norris (7) v Richie Corner/Kirk Shepherd
Kim Huybrechts (10) v Diogo Portela/Martin Schindler
Simon Whitlock (6) v Kevin Painter/Stephen Burton
Gerwyn Price (11) v Ryan De Vreede/Krzysztof Ratajski
Mensur Suljovic (3) v Michael Rasztovits/Mervyn King
Joe Cullen (14) v Chris Dobey/Jamie Bain

European Tour Event Wins

Michael van Gerwen 14
Phil Taylor 4
Michael Smith 3
Kim Huybrechts 2
James Wade 2
Justin Pipe 1
Raymond van Barneveld 1
Adrian Lewis 1
Simon Whitlock 1
John Part 1
Wes Newton 1
Dave Chisnall 1
Steve Beaton 1
Gary Anderson 1
Vincent van der Voort 1
Mervyn King 1
Peter Wright 1
Robert Thornton 1
Mensur Suljovic 1
Alan Norris 1

 

 

PDC EUROPEAN TOUR ROLL OF HONOUR
Venue Winner Runner-Up Score
2012
Austrian Darts Open Wiener Neustadt Justin Pipe James Wade 6-3
German Darts Championship Berlin Phil Taylor Dave Chisnall 6-2
European Darts Open Dusseldorf Raymond van Barneveld Dave Chisnall 6-4
German Darts Masters Sindelfingen Adrian Lewis Ian White 6-3
Dutch Darts Masters Nuland Simon Whitlock Paul Nicholson 6-1
2013
UK Masters Butlins Minehead John Part Stuart Kellett 6-4
European Darts Trophy Sindelfingen Wes Newton Paul Nicholson 6-5
European Darts Open Dusseldorf Michael van Gerwen Simon Whitlock 6-2
Austrian Darts Open Wiener Neustadt Michael van Gerwen Mervyn King 6-3
Gibraltar Darts Trophy Gibraltar Phil Taylor Jamie Lewis 6-1
German Darts Championship Hildesheim Dave Chisnall Peter Wright 6-2
German Darts Masters Sindelfingen Steve Beaton Mervyn King 6-5
Dutch Darts Masters Veldhoven Kim Huybrechts Brendan Dolan 6-3
2014
German Darts Championship Hildesheim Gary Anderson Justin Pipe 6-5
Dutch Darts Masters Veldhoven Michael van Gerwen Mervyn King 6-4
German Darts Masters Berlin Phil Taylor Michael van Gerwen 6-4
Austrian Darts Open Salzburg Vincent van der Voort Jamie Caven 6-5
Gibraltar Darts Trophy Gibraltar James Wade Steve Beaton 6-4
European Darts Open Dusseldorf Peter Wright Simon Whitlock 6-2
European Darts Grand Prix Sindelfingen Mervyn King Michael Smith 6-5
European Darts Trophy Leipzig Michael Smith Michael van Gerwen 6-5
2015
German Darts Championship Hildesheim Michael van Gerwen Gary Anderson 6-2
Gibraltar Darts Trophy Gibraltar Michael van Gerwen Terry Jenkins 6-3
German Darts Masters Munich Michael van Gerwen John Henderson 6-5
Dutch Darts Masters Venray Michael van Gerwen Justin Pipe 6-0
International Darts Open Riesa Michael Smith Benito van de Pas 6-3
European Darts Open Dusseldorf Robert Thornton Kim Huybrechts 6-2
European Darts Trophy Muelheim Michael Smith Michael van Gerwen 6-2
European Darts Matchplay Innsbruck Michael van Gerwen Dave Chisnall 6-4
European Darts Grand Prix Sindelfingen Kim Huybrechts Peter Wright 6-5
2016
Dutch Darts Masters Venray Michael van Gerwen Daryl Gurney 6-2
Germany Darts Masters Munich Michael van Gerwen Peter Wright 6-4
Peperami Gibraltar Darts Trophy Gibraltar Michael van Gerwen Dave Chisnall 6-2
HappyBet European Darts Matchplay Hamburg James Wade Dave Chisnall 6-5
Austrian Darts Open Vienna Phil Taylor Michael Smith 6-4
European Darts Open Dusseldorf Michael van Gerwen Peter Wright 6-5
International Darts Open Riesa Mensur Suljovic Kim Huybrechts 6-5
European Darts Trophy Muelheim Michael van Gerwen Mensur Suljovic 6-5
European Darts Grand Prix Sindelfingen Michael van Gerwen Peter Wright 6-2
German Darts Championship Hildesheim Alan Norris Jelle Klaasen 6-5