2024 NEO.bet European Darts Grand Prix
Glaspalast, Sindelfingen, April 19-21
Friday April 19
First Round

Afternoon Session
Jeffrey Sparidaans 6-1 Callan Rydz
Keane Barry 6-5 Stephen Burton
Scott Williams 6-1 Niko Springer
Brendan Dolan 6-4 Andrew Gilding
Luke Woodhouse 6-4 Martin Lukeman
Johan Engstrom 6-1 Joe Cullen
Christian Perez 6-4 Niels Zonneveld
Daryl Gurney 6-2 Jose de Sousa

Evening Session
Ritchie Edhouse 6-2 James Wade
Stephen Bunting 6-1 Romeo Grbavac
Raymond van Barneveld 6-2 Franz Roetzsch
Chris Dobey 6-1 Ian White
Luke Littler 6-0 Arno Merk
Martin Schindler 6-2 Gian van Veen
Mickey Mansell 6-5 Peter Wright
Gabriel Clemens 6-1 Rene Eidams

Saturday April 20
Second Round

Afternoon Session
Scott Williams 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Ross Smith 6-2 Luke Woodhouse
Stephen Bunting 6-5 Ryan Searle
Ritchie Edhouse 6-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Danny Noppert 6-5 Daryl Gurney
Jonny Clayton 6-5 Chris Dobey
Dave Chisnall 6-3 Keane Barry
Josh Rock 6-2 Jeffrey Sparidaans

Evening Session
Gary Anderson 6-3 Christian Perez
Gerwyn Price 6-1 Brendan Dolan
Michael Smith 6-5 Raymond van Barneveld
Damon Heta 6-2 Mickey Mansell
Rob Cross 6-5 Martin Schindler
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Johan Engstrom
Luke Humphries 6-5 Luke Littler
Gabriel Clemens 6-2 Ricardo Pietreczko

Sunday April 21
Third Round
Afternoon Session

Josh Rock 6-5 Michael Smith
Gary Anderson 6-4 Gerwyn Price
Rob Cross 6-1 Danny Noppert
Luke Humphries 6-5 Stephen Bunting
Ross Smith 6-5 Ritchie Edhouse
Damon Heta 6-2 Scott Williams
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Jonny Clayton
Gabriel Clemens 6-3 Dave Chisnall

Evening Session
Gary Anderson 6-5 Josh Rock
Rob Cross 6-2 Luke Humphries
Ross Smith 6-5 Damon Heta
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Gabriel Clemens

Gary Anderson 7-5 Rob Cross
Ross Smith 7-6 Michael van Gerwen

Gary Anderson 8-6 Ross Smith

Gary Anderson ended his ten-year wait for a European Tour title in Sindelfingen on Sunday, defeating Ross Smith 8-6 in the final of the NEO.bet European Darts Grand Prix.

Competing in just his fourth European Tour event since bringing a seven-year hiatus from the circuit to an end in 2023, crowd favourite Anderson was a popular winner at the Glaspalast.

The Scot began Finals Day with an eye-catching last 16 win over Gerwyn Price, before coming through a last-leg decider with Josh Rock in the quarter-finals.

Anderson overcame Rob Cross 7-5 in the semi-finals before seeing off Smith to double his European Tour title tally.

"It's been a very long time [since winning a stage title]," reflected Anderson, who rises three places to 21st on the PDC Order of Merit.

"Many years ago when I played in the European Tour the crowd was just starting to grow and since then it's just got bigger and bigger.

"Wherever you go now, people want to play darts and watch darts; these crowds are incredible.

"I don't know how I've won it tonight; my last three games I've never been as lucky in darts."

A hard-fought final saw both players struggling to find top form and looked to be going the distance as Anderson levelled at 6-6.

The turning point came in the following leg as the two-time World Champion struck a 121 checkout to break throw and move within a leg of victory.

Smith missed seven darts to break back, allowing Anderson to tidy up 43 and deny the former European Champion a maiden European Tour title.

"I can't complain, I'm gutted but I'll be back on the practice board and keep working hard," said Smith, who defeated Michael van Gerwen 7-6 in a thrilling semi-final.

"Congratulations to Gary, everyone knows how good he is; he's just Gary Anderson!

"I'll take getting to the final all day long and hopefully will go one better next time."