Clinical Cross denies Humphries to claim maiden Euro Tour crown

European Tour

May 28 2023

Rob Cross celebrated his maiden European Tour success on a thrilling final day at the Interwetten European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen, which culminated in a dramatic 8-6 win over Luke Humphries in Sunday's showpiece.

Humphries begins title defence with deciding-leg win over Dobey

European Tour

May 27 2023

Luke Humphries began his defence of the Interwetten European Darts Grand Prix with an extraordinary deciding-leg victory over Masters champion Chris Dobey in Sindelfingen on Saturday.

Van Barneveld moves through on opening day at European Darts Grand Prix

European Tour

May 26 2023

Raymond van Barneveld showed his class with a fine victory over home hope Liam Maendl-Lawrence at the Interwetten European Darts Grand Prix as the Sindelfingen event began on Friday.

2023 Interwetten European Darts Grand Prix draw & schedule

European Tour

May 25 2023

Luke Humphries will begin his defence of the Interwetten European Darts Grand Prix against Masters champion Chris Dobey or Graham Hall, with the draw and schedule for this weekend’s event now confirmed.

Klaasen, Kist & Mitchell seal European Tour qualification

European Tour

May 22 2023

Jelle Klaasen, Christian Kist and Scott Mitchell were amongst the players to secure European Tour qualification in Hildesheim over the weekend.

Wright insists performances will improve following Czech Darts Open success

European Tour

May 15 2023

Peter Wright insists his performances will improve after celebrating victory at the Gambrinus Czech Darts Open in Prague on Sunday.

Wright ends title drought with Gambrinus Czech Darts Open win

European Tour

May 14 2023

Peter Wright won his first ranking title of 2023 in style with a sensational final day at the Gambrinus Czech Darts Open in Prague.

Sensational Sedlacek stuns Cullen to progress at Czech Darts Open

European Tour

May 13 2023

Karel Sedlacek defied a magnificent comeback from Joe Cullen to move through to Finals Day at the Gambrinus Czech Darts Open, as reigning champion Luke Humphries made a winning start on his return to Prague.

Sedlacek stars on opening day of Czech Darts Open

European Tour

May 12 2023

Home hero Karel Sedlacek celebrated a dramatic comeback victory on Day One of the Gambrinus Czech Darts Open, as Ross Smith, Jose de Sousa and Steve Beaton also progressed in Prague.

2023 Gambrinus Czech Darts Open draw & schedule

European Tour

May 11 2023

Luke Humphries will begin his defence of the Gambrinus Czech Darts Open against Ross Smith or Jani Laurila, with the draw and schedule for this weekend’s event now confirmed.

Friday May 27
First Round
Afternoon Session

Boris Krcmar 6-5 Steve Lennon
Ryan Meikle 6-1 Andy Boulton
Scott Waites 6-4 Connor Scutt
Ross Smith 6-1 Kevin Burness
Andrew Gilding 6-4 Wesley Plaisier
Daniel Larsson 6-1 Mario Vandenbogaerde
Jelle Klaasen 6-1 Sebastian Bialecki
Ritchie Edhouse Bye

Evening Session
Mickey Mansell 6-5 Niels Zonneveld
Jermaine Wattimena 6-3 Rene Eidams
Mervyn King 6-4 Stefan Bellmont
Simon Whitlock 6-3 Jamie Hughes
Callan Rydz 6-3 Martijn Kleermaker
Danny Noppert 6-0 Arjan Konterman
Danny Jansen 6-5 Vincent van der Voort
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Madars Razma

Saturday May 28
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)

Andrew Gilding 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Ryan Searle 6-3 Ross Smith
Damon Heta 6-3 Scott Waites
Boris Krcmar 6-5 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Daniel Larsson 6-4 Nathan Aspinall
Callan Rydz 6-1 Brendan Dolan
Danny Noppert 6-5 Martin Schindler
Dave Chisnall 6-3 Jose De Sousa

Evening Session (1900 local time, 1800 BST)
Ryan Meikle 6-2 Rob Cross
Simon Whitlock 6-5 Joe Cullen
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 Mickey Mansell
Peter Wright 6-3 Jermaine Wattimena
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Jelle Klaasen
Mervyn King 6-5 Gerwyn Price
Michael Smith 6-4 Danny Jansen
Chris Dobey 6-1 Ritchie Edhouse

Sunday May 29
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)

Third Round
Boris Krcmar 6-4 Ryan Meikle
Danny Noppert 6-5 Peter Wright
Simon Whitlock 6-1 Daniel Larsson
Callan Rydz 6-4 Michael van Gerwen
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Dave Chisnall
Andrew Gilding 6-4 Ryan Searle
Michael Smith 6-3 Damon Heta
Mervyn King 6-1 Chris Dobey

Evening Session (1900 local time, 1800 BST)

Danny Noppert 6-5 Boris Krcmar
Callan Rydz 6-3 Simon Whitlock
Andrew Gilding 6-3 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Michael Smith 6-4 Mervyn King

Danny Noppert 7-2 Callan Rydz
Michael Smith 7-4 Andrew Gilding

Michael Smith 8-7 Danny Noppert

Prize Fund  
Winner: £25,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-Finalists: £6,500
Quarter-Finalists: £5,000
Last 16 losers: £3,000
Last 32 losers: £2,000
Last 48 losers: £1,000
Total: £140,000 
NB: Seeded players who lose their last 32 match in the event will not be credited with prize money on to the Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit or European Tour Order of Merit, however they shall still receive full prize money payment.

Michael Smith claimed his first PDC European Tour title for five years with a sensational success in the Jack's Dutch Darts Championship on Sunday in Zwolle, defeating Danny Noppert 8-7 in a brilliant final.

Smith's most recent of four previous European Tour titles had come at the 2017 Gibraltar Darts Trophy, but he scooped the £25,000 top prize at the IJsselhallen to conclude a superb month.

Smith had won back-to-back Players Championship events earlier in May, and claimed victory in Newcastle to conclude the Cazoo Premier League season on Thursday.

He maintained that form with a string of stunning displays in Zwolle to pick up a fifth European Tour title of his career - although he was pushed all the way by Noppert in the decider, in a rematch of March's Cazoo UK Open final.

The opening four legs of Sunday's showpiece were shared before Smith, aided by six perfect darts, broke throw to open up a 4-2 cushion.

Noppert finished 128 on the bull to break back, before the pair traded legs of 11 and 12 darts in a stunning five-leg spell which left Smith 7-6 up.

A miss at tops for the title allowed Noppert in on double two to force a one-leg shoot-out, but Smith was first to a finish and checked out 104 for glory.

"It's been five years and I've finally got number five on the European Tour," said a relieved Smith.

"It caps off a really good week, with [winning in] the Premier League, and coming here I played some really good stuff.

"I managed to hold my nerve in the end with that 104 so I'm over the moon. When I was throwing for that 104 I thought he'll check out the 132 so you've got to go, so luckily enough it went in.

"I fly to New York tomorrow and at the weekend it's the US Masters so that's the next one I want to win now."

Smith sealed his hard-fought 7-4 semi-final win over Andrew Gilding with a superb 142 checkout, having earlier defeated Mervyn King in the quarter-finals, and he averaged 111 in an outstanding third round defeat of Damon Heta to open the final day of action.

Noppert began Sunday's action with a narrow 6-5 comeback win over World Champion Peter Wright, taking out 126 to force a decider which he won in 13 darts.

He also went to an 11th leg in the quarter-finals against Boris Krcmar, repeating the trick with a 13-darter to claim victory, and averaged 103 in a clinical 7-2 semi-final win over Callan Rydz.

However, he was left waiting on 132 as Smith secured the deciding leg of the final - meaning that he continues his wait for a first European Tour success after reaching his second final of 2022.

"It was a top weekend, and to reach the final again is great," admitted Noppert, also the Austrian Darts Open runner-up. "This crowd gave me goosebumps."

Rydz ended the hopes of Dutch favourite Michael van Gerwen and also defeated Simon Whitlock to reach the semis, while Andrew Gilding continued his impressive form by seeing off Ryan Searle and Dirk van Duijvenbode to reach the last four.

Whitlock sealed his quarter-final spot in style with a showpiece 150 checkout of three bullseyes against Daniel Larsson, while a 170 checkout and a 105 average was not enough for Dave Chisnall in his third round loss to Van Duijvenbode.

Following events on five successive weekends, the PDC European Tour now enjoys a month's break before returning with the Interwetten European Darts Matchplay in Trier from July 1-3. Click here for tickets.

The tournament will be broadcast live on PDCTV, exclusively on DAZN in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and through bookmakers' websites worldwide.