German Darts Championship ET2
Devon Petersen won his maiden European Tour title with the German Darts Championship from Hildesheim, Germany.
Devon Petersen became the first African player to win a PDC ranking event at the German Darts Championship in Hildesheim on Sunday.
South African Petersen defeated Jonny Clayton 8-3 in the final at Halle 39 before savouring the moment of lifting the European Tour title in front of fans.
Just 12 days on from agonisingly missing four darts to win his first PDC title at the Autumn Series against Gerwyn Price – who he defeated in Saturday’s second round – Petersen got over the line as the European Tour returned from a six-month absence.
The in-form 33-year-old will now look forward to a debut at the BoyleSports World Grand Prix and BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts in October and November respectively.
Runner-up Clayton, who secured his place in the World Grand Prix this weekend, was full of praise for the champion despite being denied his second European Tour title. Sunday saw the £140,000 event reach its climax, with the last 16 taking place in the afternoon session, followed by the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final in the evening.
Petersen began the day by recovering from 5-4 down to edge out Rob Cross 6-5 to progress to the quarter-finals where he overcame Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3, before defeating Danny Noppert 7-4 in the semi-finals. World number one Michael van Gerwen was defeated 6-1 by Mervyn King in the third round, while World Champion Peter Wright also exited in the last 16, losing out 6-3 to Clayton.
The Welshman went on to defeat Dave Chisnall and King to win through to the final. The European Tour will return with the European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen, Germany across the weekend of October 16-18, with all the action shown on PDCTV.
2020 German Darts Championship
Sunday September 27th
Mervyn King 6-1 Michael van Gerwen
James Wade 6-1 Mensur Suljovic
Jonny Clayton 6-3 Peter Wright
Dave Chisnall 6-3 Nathan Aspinall
Danny Noppert 6-4 Max Hopp
Daryl Gurney 6-4 Glen Durrant
Devon Petersen 6-5 Rob Cross
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-2 Joe Cullen
Mervyn King 6-2 James Wade
Jonny Clayton 6-5 Dave Chisnall
Danny Noppert 6-2 Daryl Gurney
Devon Petersen 6-3 Krzysztof Ratajski
Mervyn King 3-7 Jonny Clayton
Danny Noppert 4-7 Devon Petersen
Jonny Clayton 3-8 Devon Petersen