Simon Whitlock (PDC)

Rankings Update After ET9

ProTour

Jul 2 2019
SIMON WHITLOCK and Michael Smith were the only two top 16 players to move up the PDC Order of Merit after ET9.
Corey Cadby (Chris Dean, PDC)

2019 ET9-10 Qualifiers

European Tour

Jun 21 2019
A TOTAL of 11 players enjoyed a double qualification success in Friday's European Tour UK Qualifiers.

The German Darts Championship will take place from March 29-31, with streaming available for all PDCTV-HD Subscribers worldwide as well as through a series of bookmakers' websites listed below.

2019 German Darts Championship 
Draw Bracket

Peter Wright (3) v Mike De Decker/Andrew Gilding
Jermaine Wattimena (14) v Steffen Siepmann/Mickey Mansell
Adrian Lewis (6) v Kevin Knopf/Scott Taylor
Joe Cullen (11) v Mike Holz/Nathan Aspinall
Rob Cross (7) v Ron Meulenkamp/Kim Viljanen
Daryl Gurney (10) v Josh Payne/Andy Boulton
Ian White (2) v Tytus Kanik/Jamie Hughes
Stephen Bunting (15) v Steve Beaton/Dimitri Van den Bergh
James Wade (4) v Jyhan Artut/Boris Koltsov
Darren Webster (13) v Martin Atkins (Leeds)/Luke Humphries
Mensur Suljovic (5) v Ricky Evans/Robert Thornton
Dave Chisnall (12) v Diogo Portela/Mervyn King
Gerwyn Price (8) v Mark Dudbridge/Gabriel Clemens 
Jonny Clayton (9) v Dave Prins/Simon Stevenson
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Keegan Brown/Madars Razma
James Wilson (16) v Maik Langendorf/Mario Robbe

Schedule of Play
Friday March 29
First Round
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 GMT)

Simon Stevenson 6-2 Dave Prins
Luke Humphries 6-2 Martin Atkins (Leeds)
Ricky Evans 6-4 Robert Thornton
Boris Koltsov 6-0 Jyhan Artut
Andrew Gilding 6-3 Mike De Decker
Kevin Knopf 6-4 Scott Taylor
Ron Meulenkamp 6-4 Kim Viljanen
Andy Boulton 6-4 Josh Payne

Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 GMT)
Jamie Hughes 6-4 Tytus Kanik 
Keegan Brown 6-5 Madars Razma
Steffen Siepmann 6-2 Mickey Mansell
Mervyn King 6-4 Diogo Portela 
Mario Robbe 6-3 Maik Langendorf
Mark Dudbridge 6-4 Gabriel Clemens 
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-4 Steve Beaton 
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Mike Holz 

Saturday March 30
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 GMT)

Darren Webster 6-5 Luke Humphries
Ian White 6-5 Jamie Hughes
James Wade 6-1 Boris Koltsov
Jonny Clayton 6-2 Simon Stevenson
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Kevin Knopf
Jermaine Wattimena 6-1 Steffen Siepmann
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Mark Dudbridge
James Wilson 6-5 Mario Robbe

Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 GMT)
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Andy Boulton
Joe Cullen 6-4 Nathan Aspinall
Rob Cross 6-4 Ron Meulenkamp
Peter Wright 6-3 Andrew Gilding
Stephen Bunting 6-5 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Ricky Evans 6-4 Mensur Suljovic
Keegan Brown 6-4 Michael van Gerwen
Mervyn King 6-3 Dave Chisnall

Sunday March 31
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)

Third Round
Peter Wright 6-3 Jermaine Wattimena
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Joe Cullen
Daryl Gurney 6-2 Rob Cross 
Stephen Bunting 6-4 Ian White 
Darren Webster 6-5 James Wade 
Ricky Evans 6-4 Mervyn King
Gerwyn Price 6-1 Jonny Clayton
Keegan Brown 6-0 James Wilson

Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)

Quarter-Finals
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Peter Wright
Daryl Gurney 6-5 Stephen Bunting
Ricky Evans 6-5 Darren Webster
Keegan Brown 6-5 Gerwyn Price 

Semi-Finals
Daryl Gurney 7-5 Adrian Lewis
Ricky Evans 7-3 Keegan Brown

Final
Daryl Gurney 8-6 Ricky Evans

Sunday’s games played in Draw Bracket order

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 

Watch Online

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

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DARYL GURNEY claimed his first European Tour title by defeating Ricky Evans in the final of the German Darts Championship on Sunday.

Gurney defeated Rob Cross, Stephen Bunting and Adrian Lewis before edging out Evans in an exciting decider at Halle 39 in Hildesheim.

The Northern Irishman, who won the 2018 Players Championship Finals, opened up a 5-1 lead in the final but was pegged back by fast-throwing Evans - who won five of the following six legs to level.

Former World Grand Prix champion Gurney closed out the win, however, with finishes of 46 and 96 to add a European Tour triumph to his two televised titles and a Players Championship success.

The win moves Gurney up to a career-high third on the PDC Order of Merit, and saw the emotional Northern Irish ace break down in tears on stage as he discussed the inspiration of his late friend Aaron McMenamin.

"It's amazing for me to win this title," said Gurney, who returns home to compete in the Unibet Premier League in Belfast on Thursday.

"Congratulations to Ricky on his run too. He is a phenomenal player and is so fast he makes me look slow. 

"My best friend, the person who got me back into darts, passed away a few years ago and I dedicate all of my success to him."

Evans reached his second European Tour final by claiming victories against Mervyn King, Darren Webster and Keegan Brown on an thrilling final day of action, which included a nine-darter from James Wade in his last 16 defeat to Webster. 

"I'm chuffed to bits to have this run," said Evans, who also reached the final of Players Championship Six in February. 

"I won some great games along the way but the best player won in the final - Daryl deserved it."

Brown, who had knocked out number one seed Michael van Gerwen on Saturday, picked up where he left off with a 6-0 whitewash of James Wilson in the last 16 on Sunday afternoon.

The former PDC Unicorn World Youth Champion went on to defeat Gerwyn Price in a brilliant quarter-final before falling to a 7-3 defeat at the hands of Evans. 

Two-time World Champion Lewis was denied the chance to win his second European Tour title after losing 7-5 to Gurney in the last four.

Lewis, who recently ended an almost two-year title drought, had earlier averaged 110 in his third round win over Joe Cullen before seeing off Peter Wright 6-2 in the quarter-finals. 

Having beaten number two seed Ian White in the last 16, Bunting came closest to denying Gurney his glory but lost out in a last-leg decider. 

Wade produced the second perfect leg of the 2019 European Tour in his third round defeat to Webster, who won the match 6-5.

The European Champion fired in two 180s to open the second leg of the clash before finishing 141 to match the achievement of Van Gerwen, who landed a nine-darter in last weekend's European Darts Open.

Gurney's success saw him move up to a career-high of third on the PDC Order of Merit, while Brown's run to the last four saw him enter the top 32 for the first time and Evans moved up to 44th with £10,000 prize money.