Pietreczko's darting dreams come true on historic night in Hildesheim

European Tour

Oct 16 2023

Ricardo Pietreczko’s darting dreams were realised in Hildesheim on Sunday, after he produced the performances of his life to lift the Interwetten German Darts Championship on home soil.

Perfect Pietreczko wins Interwetten German Darts Championship

European Tour

Oct 15 2023

Ricardo Pietreczko produced a flawless display of finishing to win the Interwetten German Darts Championship with an astonishing 8-4 win over Peter Wright in the final.

Pietreczko among German trio to progress to Finals Day in Hildesheim

European Tour

Oct 14 2023

Ricardo Pietreczko, Gabriel Clemens and Nico Kurz moved through to the last 16 at the Interwetten German Darts Championship on Saturday, as newly crowned World Grand Prix champion Luke Humphries also impressed.

German trio win as Waites lands nine-darter in Hildesheim

European Tour

Oct 13 2023

Gabriel Clemens, Ricardo Pietreczko and Nico Kurz enjoyed victories in the Interwetten German Darts Championship first round, as Scott Waites landed a nine-darter in defeat.

2023 Interwetten German Darts Championship draw & schedule

European Tour

Oct 12 2023

Michael van Gerwen will begin his defence of the Interwetten German Darts Championship against Steve Lennon or a Host Nation Qualifier, with the draw and schedule for this weekend’s PDC European Tour event confirmed.

Inspired Chisnall denies nine-dart Humphries to triumph in Budapest

European Tour

Sep 24 2023

Dave Chisnall defied a spectacular nine-darter from Luke Humphries to claim his third European Tour title of 2023 in an astonishing Hungarian Darts Trophy final on Sunday.

Impressive Van Veen powers past Aspinall on Day Two in Hungary

European Tour

Sep 23 2023

Gian van Veen moved into the provisional World Grand Prix qualification places with a stunning win over World Matchplay champion Nathan Aspinall at the Hungarian Darts Trophy on Saturday.

Van Veen boosts World Grand Prix hopes, as Pietreczko exits in Budapest

European Tour

Sep 22 2023

Gian van Veen preserved his hopes of securing BoyleSports World Grand Prix qualification with a 6-2 victory against Brendan Dolan in Friday's Hungarian Darts Trophy first round.

2023 Hungarian Darts Trophy draw & schedule

European Tour

Sep 21 2023

Joe Cullen will begin his defence of the Hungarian Darts Trophy against either William O'Connor or James Wade, with the draw and schedule for this weekend’s PDC European Tour event confirmed.

Switzerland joins PDC European Tour circuit with 2024 dates confirmed

European Tour

Sep 11 2023

The PDC European Tour will visit Switzerland for the first time next year, with the dates for the 2024 season now confirmed as the sport’s growth in Belgium continues with a second event.

2019 International Darts Open
Tournament Draw Bracket - Second Round Onwards 

(3) Daryl Gurney v Danny Noppert
(14) Steve Beaton v Luke Woodhouse
(6) Krzysztof Ratajski v Michael Rosenauer
(11) Glen Durrant v James Richardson
(7) Nathan Aspinall v Justin Pipe
(10) Ricky Evans v Dimitri Van den Bergh
(2) Gerwyn Price v Kyle Anderson
(15) Jeffrey de Zwaan v Joe Murnan
(4) Peter Wright v Ritchie Edhouse 
(13) Mensur Suljovic v Harry Ward
(5) Adrian Lewis v William O'Connor
(12) Jonny Clayton v Steffen Siepmann
(8) Joe Cullen v Davy van Baelen
(9) Rob Cross v John Henderson
(1) Ian White v Richard North
(16) Jamie Hughes v Steve West

Schedule of Play
Friday September 13
First Round
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)  
Harry Ward 6-4 Reece Robinson
William O'Connor 6-4 Benito van de Pas
Justin Pipe 6-3 Christian Jentschke
Kyle Anderson 6-5 Arron Monk
John Henderson 6-4 Brett Claydon
James Richardson 6-3 Mike Poge
Danny Noppert 6-5 Mickey Mansell
Michael Rosenauer 6-4 Mike De Decker

Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)
Richard North 6-5 Boris Koltsov
Steve West 6-3 Daniel Larsson
Ritchie Edhouse 6-2 Davyd Venken
Luke Woodhouse 6-1 Manfred Bilderl
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3 Adam Hunt
Steffen Siepmann 6-5 And Boulton
Joe Murnan 6-5 Jelle Klaasen
Davy Van Baelen 6-0 Ole Luckow

Saturday September 14
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)

Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Justin Pipe
Michael Rosenauer 6-3 Krzysztof Ratajski
Glen Durrant 6-3 James Richardson
Rob Cross 6-1 John Henderson
Adrian Lewis 6-4 William O'Connor
Daryl Gurney 6-5 Danny Noppert
Steve Beaton 6-4 Luke Woodhouse
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Kyle Anderson

Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)
Ricky Evans 6-4 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Steve West 6-3 Jamie Hughes 
Jonny Clayton 6-4 Steffan Siepmann
Joe Murnan 6-3 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Joe Cullen 6-5 Davy van Baelen
Richard North 6-5 Ian White
Mensur Suljovic 6-0 Harry Ward
Peter Wright 6-4 Ritchie Edhouse

Sunday September 15
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)

Third Round
Daryl Gurney 6-5 Steve Beaton
Glen Durrant 6-3 Michael Rosenauer
Nathan Aspinall 6-5 Ricky Evans
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Joe Murnan
Peter Wright 6-3 Mensur Suljovic
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Jonny Clayton
Rob Cross 6-0 Joe Cullen
Richard North 6-5 Steve West

Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)

Glen Durrant 6-4 Daryl Gurney
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Nathan Aspinall
Peter Wright 6-0 Adrian Lewis
Rob Cross 6-1 Richard North

Gerwyn Price 7-3 Glen Durrant
Rob Cross 7-6 Peter Wright

Gerwyn Price 8-6 Rob Cross

Sunday’s games played in Draw Bracket order

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.

Gerwyn Price retained the International Darts Open title in Riesa with a gritty comeback to defeat Rob Cross 8-6 in Sunday's final.

The Welshman had claimed his maiden European Tour win at the Sachsenarena 12 months ago, and won a second £25,000 title with a memorable display.

Cross enjoyed the better of the early stages in the final, leading 2-1 as a 12-darter broke throw before following a 13-darter with a sensational 148 checkout to move 4-2 up.

Price finished 121 to respond with a 12-darter, but tops saw Cross regain his two-leg cushion at 5-3.

Price, though, produced some clutch third-dart doubling as he took the next three legs to move 6-5 up, punishing three misses from Cross in leg 11 as he moved back ahead.

Cross found another 13-darter as he levelled, but Price followed a 177 with an 88 finish to edge 7-6 up before taking out 108 on tops to secure the title.

The Grand Slam of Darts champion began the final day with a 6-4 win over Joe Murnan, before repeating the scoreline in the quarter-finals against Nathan Aspinall.

He produced arguably his best display in the semi-finals against Glen Durrant, pulling clear from three-all to take a 7-3 victory with a 102 average and seven doubles from 13 attempts, including a key 144 checkout, as he moved into the decider.

"It's the first time I've defended a title, so I'm over the moon," said Price, the world number seven.

"Every game is like that [final] for me now and when I play people like Glen and the top players in the world like Rob, it's never going to be easy. I'm happy to get over the winning line.

"I had three weeks off and after the break I wasn't very confident - I changed my darts, had a new set of darts and it seemed to work for me.

"I usually start pretty well at the beginning of the year and then taper off, hopefully that's a bit different this year. I'm a bit more confident now after winning this one.

"Maybe [I'll have] a weekend off next week and then I can look forward to Gibraltar and the rest of the year."

Cross had dropped just two legs in his opening three matches to reach the semi-finals, with a third round whitewash of Joe Cullen sandwiched by 6-1 victories over John Henderson and Richard North.

He then came from 5-4 down to win his semi-final with Peter Wright 7-6, before being denied a first European Tour title in his fourth final.

"Fair play to Gezzy there, he played better and deserved to win," said Cross. "I come to the long days and I can't seem to get over that winning line, but I've enjoyed my weekend. It's been fantastic."

Durrant had reached his first European Tour semi-final, following up a 6-3 third round win over Michael Rosenauer with a clinical 6-4 defeat of Daryl Gurney in the quarter-finals, averaging 100 and hitting 6/11 doubles as he came from 2-0 down to take victory.

Wright won through to his second European Tour semi-final of the month, seeing off Austrian Darts Championship winner Mensur Suljovic 6-3 in the last 16 before whitewashing Adrian Lewis in the quarter-finals.

He came from 3-0 down in the last four against Cross and took out 116 and 110 to lead 5-4, only to see the 2018 World Champion claim three of the final four legs to end his hopes.

North was a quarter-finalist in his first European Tour appearance of 2019, surviving a missed match dart from Steve West in the deciding leg of their third round tie.

Lewis' 6-2 third round win over Jonny Clayton saw him secure a spot in a fourth European Tour quarter-final of the year, while Aspinall's narrow 6-5 win over Ricky Evans moved him into the last eight for the third time on the 2019 European Tour.

The 2019 European Tour will conclude with the Gibraltar Darts Trophy from September 27-29 at the Victoria Stadium. For tickets, visit buytickets.gi.