PDC (Simon O'Connor, PDC)

2019 ET7 & ET8 Qualifiers

European Tour

May 17 2019
THE qualifiers for the Dutch Darts Masters and Danish Darts Opn take place on Friday in Barnsley.

THE PDC, in conjunction with PDC Europe, will stage a series of 13 European Tour events throughout 2019.

Each tournament is worth £140,000 in prize money, and features 48 players who qualify as follows, with all tournaments broadcast online to PDCTV-HD Subscribers and are also streamed through a series of bookmakers' websites.

The European Darts Grand Prix will be played from May 10-12 at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, Germany. Coverage will be broadcast through PDCTV-HD for all subscribers worldwide, and through a series of bookmakers' websites listed below.

2019 European Darts Grand Prix
Tournament Draw Bracket - Second Round Onwards

(3) Ian White v Michael Rasztovits/Dimitri Van den Bergh
(14) Ricky Evans v Daniel Klose/Keegan Brown
(6) Rob Cross v Stefan Bellmont/Jeffrey de Zwaan
(11) Michael Smith v Robert Owen/Krzysztof Ratajski
(7) Mensur Suljovic v Steve Beaton/Stephen Bunting
(10) James Wade v Ryan Searle/Glen Durrant
(2) Gerwyn Price v Dragutin Horvat/Gavin Carlin
(15) Darren Webster v Vincent van der Voort/Dave Prins
(4) Daryl Gurney v Chris Dobey/Madars Razma
(13) Max Hopp v Kim Viljanen/Nathan Aspinall
(5) Adrian Lewis v Ricardo Pietreczko/Jamie Hughes
(12) Joe Cullen v Mark McGeeney/Josh Payne
(8) Peter Wright v Niels Zonneveld/Michael Hurtz
(9) Jonny Clayton v Pero Ljubic/Ross Smith
(1) Michael van Gerwen v Brendan Dolan/Michael Rosenauer
(16) Mervyn King v Matthew Edgar/James Richardson

Schedule of Play
Friday May 10
First Round

Afternoon Session   
Ross Smith 6-3 Pero Ljubic
James Richardson 6-3 Matthew Edgar
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-4 Robert Owen
Niels Zonneveld 6-4 Michael Hurtz
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Kim Viljanen
Mark McGeeney 6-3 Josh Payne
Brendan Dolan 6-2 Michael Rosenauer
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-1 Michael Rasztovits

Evening Session
Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Dave Prins
Chris Dobey 6-0 Madars Razma
Gavin Carlin 6-3 Dragutin Horvat
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-2 Stefan Bellmont
Keegan Brown 6-3 Daniel Klose
Steve Beaton 6-4 Stephen Bunting
Jamie Hughes 6-1 Ricardo Pietreczko
Ryan Searle 6-4 Glen Durrant

Saturday May 11
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)
Michael Smith 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Mark McGeeney 6-5 Joe Cullen
Jonny Clayton 6-4 Ross Smith
James Richardson 6-3 Mervyn King
Keegan Brown 6-2 Ricky Evans
Ian White 6-5 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gerwyn Price 6-1 Gavin Carlin
Ryan Searle Bye (James Wade withdrew)

Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-3 Rob Cross
Darren Webster 6-5 Vincent van der Voort
Daryl Gurney 6-5 Chris Dobey
Steve Beaton 6-5 Mensur Suljovic
Jamie Hughes 6-3 Adrian Lewis
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Max Hopp
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Brendan Dolan
Peter Wright 6-4 Niels Zonneveld

Sunday May 12
Afternoon Session

Third Round
Ian White 6-3 Keegan Brown
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-4 Michael Smith
Steve Beaton 6-4 Ryan Searle
Darren Webster 6-4 Gerwyn Price
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Daryl Gurney
Jamie Hughes 6-4 Mark McGeeney
Peter Wright 6-4 Jonny Clayton
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 James Richardson

Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)
Quarter-Finals
Ian White 6-1 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Steve Beaton 6-2 Darren Webster
Jamie Hughes 6-5 Nathan Aspinall 
Peter Wright 6-3 Michael van Gerwen

Semi-Finals
Ian White 7-5 Steve Beaton
Peter Wright 7-1 Jamie Hughes

Final
Ian White 8-7 Peter Wright

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.

Watch Online
PDC European Tour events can be watched online through PDCTV-HD for all subscribers worldwide.

Live coverage with faster streams may also be available at the following bookmakers' websites:
bet365 - www.bet365.com - Worldwide
Bet90 - www.bet90.com - Brazil, Germany
Betfair - www.betfair.com - Brazil, Denmark, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Wales
Betfred - www.betfred.com - England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
bwin - www.bwin.com - Worldwide
FDJ - www.fdj-gaming-solutions.com - France
Fonbet - www.fonbet.com - Armenia, Belarus, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Russian federation, Ukraine
Fortuna - www.fortunagroup.eu - Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia
Legolasbet - www.legolas.bet - Sweden
Ligastavok - www.ligastavok.ru/ - Russia
Marathonbet - www.betmarathon.com - Belarus, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine
Nike - www.nike.sk - Slovakia
Olimp - www.betolimp.com - Kazakhstan, Russian federation
Paddy Power - www.paddypower.com/ - England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
Stoiximan - www.stoiximan.gr - Cyprus, Greece, Romania
Supabets - www.supabets.com.gh - Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa
Superbet - www.superbet.ro/ - Romania, Poland
Tempobet - www.tempobet.org - Europe
Totogaming - www.totogaming.am/en/ - Armenia
Tipsport - www.tipsport.cz - Czech Republic & Slovakia
Unibet - www.unibet.com - Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom
William Hill - www.williamhill.com - Great Britain, Ireland, Spain
Winlinebet - www.winlinebet.ru - Russia
World Sports Betting - www.worldsportsbetting.co.za - Namibia, South Africa

IAN WHITE clinched his second career European Title with a dramatic last-leg 8-7 victory over Peter Wright to win the 2019 European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen.

It was third time a charm for White as he made a third successive European Tour final in as many weeks, before finally picking up the top prize.

Losing out to Michael van Gerwen in both the German Darts Open and Austrian Darts Open, White must have been relieved to face a different opposition in this final, but was pushed all the way by the world number six.

After trading the opening three legs, White was the first to break throw as he produced a show-stopping 170 checkout - the third of the tournament - to lead 3-1.

Wright quickly bit back to level things at 3-3, as he chased his first European Tour title since 2017.

One hold of throw after another came next, with little to separate the two in a nervy encounter as it got to six legs apiece.

It was there that Wright stuck what seemed a decisive blow. White missed tops for a 120 checkout, and ’Snakebite’ landed a huge 104 checkout on D16 to move one leg away from the title.

But White wasn’t ready to let another European Tour title slip through his fingers, and fired his second 180 of the match in response as he broke back to force a deciding leg at 7-7.

And with the throw in last, the Stoke-star held firm and sealed his second career European Tour title on D16.

“It took six years to win one, and now I've made three finals [in a row] and I am so glad to get over the line,” said White.

“The final was a bit of a struggle, we didn’t play our best but I knew that if I missed a double he would take advantage.

“The 170 checkout was special, but then I still allowed Peter to get back into the game.

“But to win another one, I am over the moon. There are not many of us who have won more than one [European Tour title], so I am just happy to win it.”

The 48-year-olds run to the final started with arguably the performance of the tournament as he averaged 110.84 in a 6-3 victory over Keegan Brown.

Up next was Jeffrey De Zwaan, who himself had thrown a 105 average in the last 16, but was no match for White who breezed through 6-1.

And in a nervy Semi-Final with Steve Beaton, White came from behind to clinch a 7-5 victory to progress to a third successive final.

Wright’s run to the final started with an excellent 6-4 win over Jonny Clayton in a high-class affair that saw the Premier League star average 104 and land eight maximums.

He was then made favourite for the final as he beat reigning champion Van Gerwen 6-3 in the quarter-finals.

Leading from the front, Wright didn’t look troubled as he landed 56% of his doubles in an assured performance to knock out the world number one.

And in the semi-finals, he breezed past Jamie Hughes 7-1 to set up the final showdown with White.

“Well done to Ian White, he is on top form at the moment,” said Wright.

“To play him in the final and get as close as I did, I am really happy. But I have to say well done to Ian."

Drawboard