Template - Date: German Darts Championship ET10

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN claimed his seventh European Tour title of the year as he defeated James Wilson 8-6 in the final of the German Darts Championship in Hildesheim on Sunday.

The world number one lost just seven legs over the course of the weekend, backing up July’s European Darts Matchplay with another crown to continue his dominance on the European Tour in 2018.

The £135,000 tournament at Halle 39 saw runner-up Wilson reach his first ever European Tour final, but Van Gerwen proved just too strong in the final, landing ton-plus checkouts of 154 and 118 to clinch the £25,000 prize.

Van Gerwen was at his unstoppable best, hitting a 103.56 tournament average across the weekend which began with a 6-0 rout of Cristo Reyes in round two.

The two-time World Champion made it back-to-back whitewashes against German crowd favourite Martin Schindler in the last 16 before dropping his one and only leg en route to the final in his 6-1 win over Dave Chisnall.

Van Gerwen then made it a hat-trick of whitewashes with a 7-0 triumph over Joe Cullen to reach the final.

Sunday September 2nd

Afternoon Session (1pm local time, 12pm BST)

Third Round
Rob Cross 6-4 Michael Rasztovits
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Darren Webster
James Wilson 6-3 Robert Thornton
Michael Smith 4-6 Ron Meulenkamp
Daryl Gurney 5-6 Adrian Lewis
Joe Cullen 6-5 Jan Dekker
Terry Jenkins 4-6 Dave Chisnall
Michael van Gerwen 6-0 Martin Schindler

Evening Session (7.15pm local time, 6.15pm BST)

Quarter-Finals
Rob Cross 2-6 Mensur Suljovic
James Wilson 6-2 Ron Meulenkamp
Adrian Lewis 1-6 Joe Cullen
Dave Chisnall 1-6 MvG

Semi-Finals
Mensur Suljovic 4-7 James Wilson
Joe Cullen 0-7 MvG

Final
James Wilson 6-8 v MvG

The current ETOoM Table Top 50 (prior to event)

Position

Name

Total Prize Money

1 Gerwen, Michael van £157,000
2 Suljovic, Mensur £51,000
3 Hopp, Max £40,000
4 Wright, Peter £35,000
5 Wade, James £34,000
6 Clayton, Jonny £33,000
7 Cullen, Joe £32,000
8 Price, Gerwyn £28,000
9 Cross, Rob £27,000
9 Whitlock, Simon £27,000
11 Smith, Michael £26,000
12 Gurney, Daryl £25,000
13 Webster, Darren £21,000
14 Lewis, Adrian £20,000
14 White, Ian £20,000
16 West, Steve £19,000
17 King, Mervyn £18,000
17 Lennon, Steve £18,000
19 Wattimena, Jermaine £17,000
20 Bunting, Stephen £16,000
21 O’Connor, William £13,000
22 Nicholson, Paul £12,000
22 Noppert, Danny £12,000
24 Dobey, Chris £11,000
25 Boulton, Andy £10,000
25 Chisnall, Dave £10,000
25 Humphries, Luke £10,000
25 Reyes, Cristo £10,000
29 Huybrechts, Kim £9,000
29 Labanauskas, Darius £9,000
29 Tabern Alan £9,000
32 Beaton, Steve £8,000
32 Dolan, Brendan £8,000
32 Klaasen, Jelle £8,000
32 Menzies, Cameron £8,000
32 North, Richard £8,000
37 Anderson, Kyle £7,000
37 Dekker, Jan £7,000
37 Jones, Wayne £7,000
37 Pipe, Justin £7,000
37 Ratajski, Krzysztof £7,000
37 Van den Bergh, Dimitri £7,000
43 Brown, Keegan £6,000
43 Joyce, Ryan £6,000
43 Lewis, Jamie £6,000
43 Meulenkamp, Ron £6,000
43 Norris, Alan £6,000
43 Schindler, Martin £6,000
43 Thornton, Robert £6,000
43 Voort, Vincent van der £6,000
43 Wilson, James £6,000