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)
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)
Rob Cross 2-6 Mensur Suljovic
James Wilson 6-2 Ron Meulenkamp
Adrian Lewis 1-6 Joe Cullen
Dave Chisnall 1-6 MvG
Mensur Suljovic 4-7 James Wilson
Joe Cullen 0-7 MvG
James Wilson 6-8 v MvG
The current ETOoM Table Top 50 (prior to event)
Total Prize Money
|1||Gerwen, Michael van||£157,000|
|37||Van den Bergh, Dimitri||£7,000|
|43||Voort, Vincent van der||£6,000|