The field for the £82,100 tournament was confirmed following the qualifiers in the UK and Germany this weekend, with the three winners of his year’s previous European Tour events all picking up experienced opponents in the first round on September 7.
World number one Taylor, who won the German Darts Championship in Berlin in June, will take on Portsmouth’s Andy Jenkins, while Austrian Open winner Pipe and European Darts Open champion Raymond van Barneveld face two former World Masters winners, Tony West and Mark Dudbridge, in the first round.
World Champion Adrian Lewis faces another of the UK Qualifiers in Darren Johnson, while last weekend’s Betfair World Matchplay finalist James Wade drew Belgian qualifier Kurt Van De Rijck.Wes Newton, the number four seed, drew Andrew Gilding, while number five seed Andy Hamilton will play Austrian number one Mensur Suljovic.
Germany’s Tomas Seyler will take on Terry Jenkins, with Andree Welge playing Mark Webster and Kevin Munch facing Speedy Services UK Open champion Robert Thornton. Simon Whitlock meets Croatian World Cup representative Tonci Restovic, while Dave Chisnall – who has reached two finals and a semi-final in the three European Tour events to date – opens against Belgian ace Kim Huybrechts.
Another high-profile draw sees Paul Nicholson play Dean Winstanley, with Ronnie Baxter – a semi-finalist in the World Matchplay – playing former World Youth Champion Arron Monk and Richie Burnett meeting youngster Jamie Lewis in an all-Welsh battle. The German Darts Masters tournament will be held from September 7-9 at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, Stuttgart. For spectator tickets, visit www.pdc-europe.net.
Play on the opening day will see the first round played across two sessions on two stages, with the second round taking place on the main stage in two sessions on Saturday and the last 16 playing down to the champion on Sunday.
The schedule of play will be confirmed in due course.
German Darts Masters – European Tour Event Four
Glaspalast, Sindelfingen, Stuttgart – September 7-9
First Round Draw & Tournament Bracket
Phil Taylor (1) v Andy Jenkins
Mark Hylton (32) v Jerry Hendricks
Colin Lloyd (16) v Stuart Kellett
Vincent van der Voort (17) v Maik Langendorf
Mark Webster (8) v Andree Welge
Brendan Dolan (25) v Leon De Geus
Raymond van Barneveld (9) v Mark Dudbridge
Colin Osborne (24) v Reece Robinson
Andy Hamilton (5) v Mensur Suljovic
Michael van Gerwen (28) v Tony Littleton
Dave Chisnall (12) v Kim Huybrechts
Jamie Caven (21) v Ian White
Wes Newton (4) v Andrew Gilding
Peter Wright (29) v James Richardson
Ronnie Baxter (13) v Arron Monk
Robert Thornton (20) v Kevin Munch
Adrian Lewis (2) v Darren Johnson
Alan Tabern (31) v Peter Hudson
Paul Nicholson (15) v Dean Winstanley
Mervyn King (18) v Michael Mansell
Terry Jenkins (7) v Tomas Seyler
Richie Burnett (26) v Jamie Lewis
Justin Pipe (10) v Tony West
John Part (23) v Terry Temple
Simon Whitlock (6) v Tonci Restovic
Denis Ovens (27) v Magnus Caris
Kevin Painter (11) v William O’Connor
Wayne Jones (22) v Nick Fullwell
James Wade (3) v Kurt Van De Rijck
Steve Beaton (30) v Jelle Klaasen
Mark Walsh (14) v Darren Webster
Andy Smith (19) v Nigel Heydon
Schedule of Play Friday September 7
First Round Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)
Main Stage Andy Hamilton v Mensur Suljovic..Mervyn King v Michael Mansell..Paul Nicholson v Dean Winstanley..Colin Lloyd v Stuart Kellett..Wes Newton v Andrew Gilding..Dave Chisnall v Kim Huybrechts..Ronnie Baxter v Arron Monk..Robert Thornton v Kevin Munch..Stage Two Wayne Jones v Nick Fullwell..Brendan Dolan v Leon De Geus..Michael van Gerwen v Tony Littleton..Denis Ovens v Magnus Caris..Peter Wright v James Richardson..Alan Tabern v Peter Hudson..Justin Pipe v Tony West..Andy Smith v Nigel Heydon.
Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Main Stage Vincent van der Voort v Maik Langendorf..Mark Webster v Andree Welge..Terry Jenkins v Tomas Seyler..James Wade v Kurt Van De Rijck..Adrian Lewis v Darren Johnson..Phil Taylor v Andy Jenkins..Raymond van Barneveld v Mark Dudbridge..Simon Whitlock v Tonci Restovic..Stage Two Mark Hylton v Jerry Hendriks..Jamie Caven v Ian White..John Part v Terry Temple..Kevin Painter v William O’Connor..Colin Osborne v Reece Robinson..Steve Beaton v Jelle Klaasen..Richie Burnett v Jamie Lewis..Mark Walsh v Darren Webster.
Saturday September 8 Second Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm) M Webster/Welge v Dolan/De Geus..Lloyd/Kellett v van der Voort/Langendorf..Pipe/West v Part/Temple..Painter/O’Connor v Jones/Fullwell..T Jenkins/Seyler v Burnett/J Lewis..Chisnall/Huybrechts v Caven/White..Newton/Gilding v Wright/Richardson..Walsh/D Webster v Smith/Heydon.
Evening Session (7pm-11pm) Hamilton/Suljovic v van Gerwen/Littleton..van Barneveld/Dudbridge v Osborne/Robinson..Baxter/Monk v Thornton/Munch..A Lewis/Johnson v Tabern/Hudson..Whitlock/Restovic v Ovens/Caris..Taylor/A Jenkins v Hylton v Hendriks..Wade/Van De Rijck v Beaton/Klaasen..Nicholson/Winstanley v King/Mansell.
Sunday September 9
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm) Third Round
Taylor/A Jenkins/Hylton/Hendriks v Lloyd/Kellett/van der Voort/Langendorf
M Webster/Welge/Dolan/De Geus v van Barneveld/Dudbridge/Osborne/Robinson
Hamilton/Suljovic/van Gerwen/Littleton v Chisnall/Huybrechts/Caven/White
Newton/Gilding/Wright/Richardson v Baxter/Monk/Thornton/Munch
A Lewis/Johnson/Tabern/Hudson v Nicholson/Winstanley/King/Mansell
T Jenkins/Seyler/Burnett/J Lewis v Pipe/West/Part/Temple
Whitlock/Restovic/Ovens/Caris v Painter/O’Connor/Jones/Fullwell
Wade/Van De Rijck/Beaton/Klaasen v Walsh/D Webster/Smith/Heydon
Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Quarter-Finals & Semi-Finals played in bracket order as per the order of the Third Round games