The German Darts Open will be broadcast throughout the weekend for PDCTV-HD Subscribers at www.pdc.tv, and through a series of bookmakers' websites worldwide.

2018 German Darts Open
Tournament Draw Bracket - Second Round Onwards

Michael van Gerwen (1) v Richard North/Danny Noppert
Steve Beaton (16) v Dragutin Horvat/Alan Tabern
Dave Chisnall (8) v Jose Justicia/Luke Woodhouse
Ian White (9) v Terry Jenkins/Cameron Menzies
Daryl Gurney (5) v Rene Eidams/Ricky Williams
Mervyn King (12) v James Wade/Tytus Kanik
Michael Smith (4) v Steve Lennon/Robert Thornton
Jelle Klaasen (13) v Maik Kuivenhoven/Tobias Muller
Peter Wright (2) v Zoran Lerchbacher/Max Hopp
Benito van de Pas (15) v Paul Nicholson/Nathan Aspinall
Joe Cullen (7) v Luke Humphries/Ronny Huybrechts
Simon Whitlock (10) v Jan Dekker/Daniel Larsson *
Mensur Suljovic (6) v Keegan Brown/Jermaine Wattimena
Gerwyn Price (11) v Simon Stevenson/Kirk Shepherd
Rob Cross (3) v Dimitri Van den Bergh/William O'Connor
Darren Webster (14) v Matthew Edgar/Steve West
* Simon Whitlock has withdrawn from the event through illness, and as such his schedule second round opponent receives a Bye.

Schedule of Play
Friday April 13

First Round
Afternoon Session (1pm local time, 12pm GMT)
Kirk Shepherd 6-1 Simon Stevenson 
Steve West 6-2 Matthew Edgar 
Cameron Menzies 6-4 Terry Jenkins 
Maik Kuivenhoven 6-1 Tobias Muller
Jan Dekker 6-2 Daniel Larsson
Rene Eidams 6-4 Ricky Williams
Danny Noppert 6-4 Richard North 
Jose Justicia 6-4 Luke Woodhouse

Evening Session (7.15pm local time, 6.15pm GMT)
Alan Tabern 6-4 Dragutin Horvat 
Luke Humphries 6-3 Ronny Huybrechts
Steve Lennon 6-0 Robert Thornton
Max Hopp 6-1 Zoran Lerchbacher 
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3 William O'Connor
Paul Nicholson 6-2 Nathan Aspinall
James Wade 6-2 Tytus Kanik
Jermaine Wattimena 6-0 Keegan Brown 

Saturday April 14
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1pm local time, 12pm GMT)
Darren Webster 6-2 Steve West
Ian White 6-3 Cameron Menzies
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Kirk Shepherd
Jelle Klaasen 6-1 Maik Kuivenhoven
Alan Tabern 6-2 Steve Beaton
Dave Chisnall 6-0 Jose Justicia
Michael Smith 6-4 Steve Lennon
NB: Simon Whitlock's withdrawal through illness means that Daniel Larsson receives a Bye.

Evening Session (7.15pm local time, 6.15pm GMT)
Mervyn King 6-3 James Wade
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Rene Eidams
Benito van de Pas 6-5 Paul Nicholson
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Danny Noppert
Max Hopp 6-4 Peter Wright
Joe Cullen 6-5 Luke Humphries
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Jermaine Wattimena
Rob Cross 6-0 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Sunday April 15
Afternoon Session (1pm local time, 12pm GMT)

Third Round
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Alan Tabern
Ian White 6-0 Dave Chisnall 
Mervyn King 6-5 Daryl Gurney 
Michael Smith 6-3 Jelle Klaasen
Max Hopp 6-4 Benito van de Pas
Joe Cullen 6-2 Daniel Larsson
Gerwyn Price 6-5 Mensur Suljovic 
Rob Cross 6-4 Darren Webster

Evening Session (7.15pm local time, 6.15pm GMT)
Quarter-Finals
Ian White 6-2 Michael van Gerwen 
Michael Smith 6-5 Mervyn King
Max Hopp 6-4 Joe Cullen
Rob Cross 6-1 Gerwyn Price

Semi-Finals
Michael Smith 7-1 Ian White
Max Hopp 7-6 Rob Cross

Final
Max Hopp 8-7 Michael Smith

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.
Sunday's games played in Draw Bracket order.

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MAX HOPP created history as he won his first PDC European Tour title with a dramatic deciding-leg victory over Michael Smith to take the German Darts Open title in Saarbrucken on Sunday.

In a fairy-tale run, the 2015 PDC Unicorn World Youth Champion overcame three Unibet Premier League stars on his way to the £25,000 first prize as he claimed his first senior title.

With over 3,000 home fans cheering him to victory, the young German dug deep and produced some dramatic finishing to secure an incredible comeback win in a historic moment for the sport.

The 21-year-old, who came through Thursday's Host Nation Qualifiers to be in the event, started his campaign with a convincing victory over Zoran Lerchbacher in round one, and then saw off reigning champion Peter Wright on Saturday.

On the final day, he came through a gruelling encounter with 2017 Saarbrucken finalist Benito van de Pas, squeezed past Joe Cullen and then beat reigning World Champion Rob Cross with a stunning 121 checkout in their decider to reach the final.

He was then to repeat that trick when the pressure was at its highest to secure his first senior PDC title in a significant triumph.

In a truly gripping final, the young German looked to be running out of steam as he trailed Smith for large parts.

An early break of throw saw Smith race into a 3-0 lead, before Hopp began to wake up with a 13-darter to get a foothold in the game.

With legs continuing to go with throw, Smith looked to be walking towards a fifth European Tour title as he kept Hopp, and the home crowd, at bay as he moved 6-4 ahead.

Hopp then seized the advantage in the 11th leg as he broke back with a 14-darter to move to within one at 6-5, and matched that in the next to level the contest.

A shaky leg then saw him hand the initiative back to Smith, as despite missing the bull for a 170 checkout he saw the Premier League star move onto the brink of the title.

The opportunity for a 121 checkout presented itself once more to Hopp to level, and despite missing the bull he cleaned up the 25 to force a decider.

There was no missing the bull the next time around as the young German sparked pandemonium in the Saarlandhalle as he took out the 121 on the middle double to snatch the title in incredible fashion.

The win is a landmark moment for Germany's number one and a watershed moment for darts in his home country - having not reached the semi-finals of a senior PDC event previously, Hopp becomes the first German to win a PDC ranking event.

He has now also all but secured his place in the BetVictor World Matchplay for the first time, as well as a place in the Unibet World Grand Prix and Unibet European Championship.

It was an enthralling final day of action in the German Darts Open, starting with Michael van Gerwen being given a scare as he recovered from 4-1 down to beat Alan Tabern 6-4 in round three.

But the tournament was to then be blown wide open in the quarter-finals as the world number one crashed out in dramatic fashion at the hands of Ian White in a 6-2 defeat.

It was one of the performances of the competition from White as he backed up his whitewash of Dave Chisnall in the third round by averaging 105.92 and landing six of his seven double attempts to end Van Gerwen's bid for a third European Tour win of 2018.

White's run was then abruptly brought to an end in a 7-1 defeat in the semi-finals by Smith, who averaged an incredible 107.24 and landed 78% of his doubles in his finest display of the competition.

Smith had earlier beaten Jelle Klaasen and Mervyn King to reach the last four.

World Champion Cross, still on the hunt for his first European Tour title, also looked in good form on the final day.

He started with a comfortable win over Darren Webster, before brushing aside Gerwyn Price with a 105 average.

But he ran into a resilient Hopp as the youngster, buoyed by the home crowd, put in arguably his best display of the competition, averaging over 100, landing five maximums and taking out checkouts of 120 and 121 to win a thriller 7-6.

The PDC European Tour continues from April 20-22 with the Austrian Darts Open in Premstatten, Graz as 48 players compete for £135,000 in prize money.

Coverage will be streamed for PDCTV-HD Subscribers worldwide, and through a series of bookmakers' websites.

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