Template - Date: German Darts Open (ET4)

‘Mighty’ Michael van won his first German Darts Open title with an 8-3 victory over Ian White in the final from Saarbrucken on Sunday.

 

Van Gerwen produced his fourth ton-plus average of the day to comfortably defeat White and secure his 31st European Title at the Saarlandhalle. The path to the final was not straightforward for the world number one, who came through three last-leg deciders and survived five match darts on his way to landing the £25,000 top prize.

A dramatic final day of action saw Van Gerwen produce a match-winning 114 finish to defeat Raymond van Barneveld 6-5, before surviving a match dart from Nathan Aspinall in the quarter-finals despite the Dutchman posting a 107.4 average.

In Van Gerwen’s 40th European Tour semi-final, Dave Chisnall missed four match darts as the reigning World Champion won a thriller 7-6 to extend his sensational run of last-leg decider wins to 23 matches. Van Gerwen then saw off White to make it three wins from four European Tour events in 2019, and 31 European Tour titles from 62 events entered in his glittering career to date.

Michael van Gerwen, Ian White (Sven Neuschäfer, PDC Europe)

The final of the £140,000 tournament began with a hold of throw each before Van Gerwen landed the first break with a superb 130 checkout to go 3-1 up. The next four legs were all won by Van Gerwen in convincing fashion, as White struggled to match the Dutchman’s heavy scoring.

However, White broke throw for the first time with a 13-darter, which he followed with an 86 checkout to keep the contest alive, only for Van Gerwen to find double eight to end White’s hopes of a second European Tour title in his third final on the continent.

Departing Dutchman Van Barneveld starred in the final day of a European Tour event for the first time in over two years, while an unpredictable final in Saarbrucken saw all four quarter-final clashes go the distance.

Multiple-televised finalist Chisnall reached his first Euro Tour semi-final in almost two years with a thrilling 6-5 defeat of Mensur Suljovic, as former World Champion Rob Cross made it through to his second European Tour semi-final of the year with a 6-5 win over Gerwyn Price.

Sunday April 28th

Afternoon Session (12.00 BST)

Third Round (11 Legs)
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Jamie Hughes
Rob Cross 6-3 Joe Cullen
Adrian Lewis 6-3 John Henderson
Ian White 6-2 Darren Webster
Peter Wright 1-6 Dave Chisnall
Mensur Suljovic 6-3 Daryl Gurney
James Wade 2-6 Nathan Aspinall
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Raymond van Barneveld

Evening Session (18.15 BST)

Quarter-Finals (11 Legs)
Gerwyn Price 5-6 Rob Cross
Adrian Lewis 5-6 Ian White
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Mensur Suljovic
Nathan Aspinall 5-6 Michael van Gerwen

Semi-Finals (13 Legs)
Rob Cross 5-7 Ian White
Dave Chisnall 6-7 Michael van Gerwen

Final (15 Legs)
Ian White 3-8 Michael van Gerwen

Prize Fund:

Winner: £25,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-Finalists: £6,500
Quarter-Finalists: £5,000
Last 16: £3,000
Last 32: £2,000
Last 48: £1,000
Total: £140,000

History:

2019 Ian White 3-8 Michael van Gerwen
2018 Max Hopp 8-7 Michael Smith
2017 Peter Wright 6-5 Benito van de Pas

Current ETOoM Table:

For the current full table CLICK HERE

Template - Date: The New PDPA Darts APP

The new PDPA APP, will have all the current Race Tables, Rankings, Calendar, Deadline Notifications, Updated News/Information/Event Briefs, Direct link to Sportradar to do your entries.

This APP is now ready to download, details will be sent to all our members, registered managers, Development Tour and Day Members via email this week.

1-GET YOUR PHONE OUT

2-DOWNLOAD:

Below is your PDPA App homepage, to download the APP please follow the simple instructions below for iPhone and Android mobiles:

Go to the applicable App store for your mobile device and search PDPA Darts – click to ‘Get’ or ‘Install’ then open the App and create an account

3-CREATE AN ACCOUNT:

Once you have downloaded the APP, you need to create an account. This refers to just your email address and a password. On some mobile phones the ‘Create an Account’ button at the bottom of the screen can be hidden behind the keyboard, to move the keyboard swipe down on the bottom right corner of the keyboard and it will disappear.

Once you have created an account, the APP will open up every time you click on it and go straight to the homepage.

4-PROFILE:

Once you have downloaded the APP and created an account, you will have logged on and once this is done you can continue to go straight into the App whenever you tap it. Your profile (within the Settings Tab of Main Menu) has already been created with your email address and password, your password can be changed at anytime in this area.

5-NOTIFICATIONS:

In the notifications area (within the Settings Tab of Main Menu) you need to pick which PDC Tour you would like notifications for. All entry deadlines for the tour events you pick will appear on the homepage when you first log on.

Pro-Tour
Challenge Tour
Development Tour
Associate Member (This is specifically for European members for ET Qualifiers)

If you are only a Development Tour player, make sure that button is open. If you are on this tour and are also a tour card holder open both and so on.

If you are a manager/agent it is worth clicking all 4. If you are a Tour Card Holder, and just want those, keep that button open and close all others.

Basically click all buttons if any of those relate to a tour you are on. If you are unsure, click all 4 which is fine.

NOTE: All buttons are generally open for all 4 when you first log on, so if there is a tour you do not wish to get notifications for, close it.

6-PRIVACY – T&C’s

As Shown.

(back to Main Menu for below Tabs)

7-NEWS ITEMS

This area will not just have the latest news and results but also the complete information on each tour for the season, it will also have the event briefs for each event prior to the event and any other specific or updated news.

8-DATES & DEADLINES:

This area has all the events and deadlines for the season. The ‘Events’ and the ‘Entry Deadline’ tabs below the calendar take you to each view. Below is the Events View and a list is also shown as you scroll down.

This is the Entry Deadlines view, and will also show them in a list as you scroll down including cut off dates for TV events. The next entry deadline will be shown as an ALERT on the homepage.

9-ONLINE ENTRIES

You can go to your Sportradar Account direct from this App, this is currently the previous link but will be a direct link shortly.

10-RANKINGS:

All the PDC Rankings are available in this area: OoM, PTOoM, PCOoM, ETOoM, DTOoM, CTOoM, simply swipe the titles of each table at the top of the screen to select the table you wish to view.

11-RACE TABLES:

The Race Tables for the WC, WMP and WGP are in this area. Again swipe the titles at the top to view and then click each button to see either the OoM qualifiers (Left Button) or the PTOoM qualifiers (Right Button).

 

The PDPA

Template - Date: German Darts Grand Prix ET3

The German Darts Grand Prix concluded on Monday with Michael van Gerwen winning an incredible 30th European Tour title of his career as he retained his German Darts Grand Prix title in Munich, beating Simon Whitlock 8-3 in the final.

The World Champion, who turns 30 himself on Thursday, was rampant in the final – averaging 106.45 as he charged to a 5-0 lead before cruising to victory.  After two early breaks of throw set the tone, a showpiece 137 checkout on two double-tops put the Dutchman firmly in command.

Whitlock, who was without a win against Van Gerwen in 14 attempts ahead of the final, was left languishing as the reigning champion then took out 100 in two darts for a five-leg advantage. Eventually the Australian found a way into the game with back-to-back legs to trail by three.

The pair then traded blows, but Van Gerwen was clinical on the doubles – landing eight of his 12 total attempts – as he quickly skittled the remaining two legs to clinch the £25,000 top prize.

This milestone 30th European Tour title for Van Gerwen puts him 24 ahead in the record books of his nearest competitor Peter Wright, with six. Nevertheless, he didn’t have it all his own way on the final day in Munich as he was pushed all the way by Ted Evetts in the Quarter-Finals.

Averaging just 91, some slack darts allowed Evetts to recover from 5-2 down and take out checkouts of 144 and 128 as he forced a deciding leg, before falling at the final hurdle. In the Semi-Finals, he faced tough opposition in the form of Rob Cross, but continued his ruthless run against the former World Champion – backing up his 8-2 Premier League win from midweek with a 7-1 victory to reach the final.

Whitlock’s run to the final started with him seeing off the in-form Ross Smith 6-4 in the third round. He then breezed past Joe Cullen in the Quarter-Finals 6-1, with the 29-year-old only narrowly avoiding the whitewash in the penultimate leg. And in the Semi-Finals, he felt the scorn of the patriotic home crowd as he sent Max Hopp packing in a last leg decider.

The German, who was chasing his second European Tour title, looked to be heading for the final as he led 6-4, but a host of costly misses allowed Whitlock to clinch three legs in succession to progress.

Elsewhere, there was a strong run for Czech Republic’s Karel Sedlacek in his second European Tour event, as he saw off Darren Webster in the third round before falling to Hopp at the last eight.

Monday April 22nd

Last 16
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Stephen Bunting
Ricky Evans 4-6 Ted Evetts
Rob Cross 6-5 Daryl Gurney
Mensur Suljovic 6-5 Dave Chisnall
Karel Sedlacek 6-5 Darren Webster
Kim Huybrechts 3-6 Max Hopp
Ritchie Edhouse 4-6 Joe Cullen
Ross Smith 4-6 Simon Whitlock

Quarter Finals
Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)

Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Ted Evetts
Rob Cross 6-5 Mensur Suljovic
Karel Sedlacek 5-6 Max Hopp
Joe Cullen 1-6 Simon Whitlock

Semi-Finals
Michael van Gerwen 7-1 Rob Cross
Max Hopp 6-7 Simon Whitlock

Final
Michael van Gerwen 8-3 Simon Whitlock

Format
All games up to and including the quarter-finals are the best of 11 legs, with the semi-finals the best of 13 legs and the final the best of 15 legs.

Prize Fund
Winner: £25,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-Finalists: £6,500
Quarter-Finalists: £5,000
Last 16: £3,000
Last 32: £2,000
Last 48: £1,000
Total: £140,000

Template - Date: European Tour 5-6 TCH Qualifiers

Nine players had double delight on Friday in European Tours 5&6 UK Qualifiers for events in Graz and Sindelfingen.

 

Mervyn King, Steve Beaton, Jamie Hughes, Stephen Bunting, Keegan Brown, Nathan Aspinall, Chris Dobey, Ryan Searle and Ross Smith won through both European Tour Qualifiers.

Young dutchman Jeffrey de Zwaan was the only player to qualify for both events in the European Qualifiers. Barney went through in ET5 but lost out to Dimitri van den Bergh in the last match of ET6 and was denied a double.

24 players (18 UK) and (6 European) will qualify for The Austrian Darts Open (ET5) from the 3rd – 5th May in Graz, Austria. And the European Darts Grand Prix (ET6) from the 10th-12th May from Sindelfingen, Germany.

Live stats & results via DartConnect.

18 UK Qualifiers:

Mervyn King, Andrew Gilding, Steve Beaton, Devon Peterson, Stephen Bunting, Conan Whithead, Steve Lennon, Jamie Bain, John Henderson, Mark Webster, Keegan Brown, Nathan Aspinall, Chris Dobey, Ross Smith, Mark Barilli, Jamie Hughes, Ryan Searle, Mark Wilson.

6 European Qualifiers:

Raymond van Barneveld, Kim Huybrechts, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Tytus Kanik, Darius Labanauskas, Dirk van Duijvenbode.

If you qualify for this event from Graz, Austria on 3rd-5th May please go to the event brief area for this event for Travel, Hotels and event information. CLICK HERE

18 UK Qualifiers:

Mervyn King, Jamie Hughes, Steve Beaton, Matthew Edgar, Stephen Bunting, Robert Owen, Dave Prins, Nathan Aspinall, Chris Dobey, James Richardson, Glen Durrant, Ryan Searle, Keegan Brown, Gavin Carlin, Josh Payne, Mark McGeeney, Ross Smith, Brendan Dolan.

6 European Qualifiers:

Krzysztof Ratajski, Madars Razma, Vincent van der Voort, Dimitri van den Bergh, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Niels Zonneveld.

If you qualify for this event from Sindelfingen, Germany on 10th-12th May please go to the event brief area for this event for Travel, Hotels and event information. CLICK HERE