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European Tour

Oct 16 2020

The European Tour returned on Friday with Day One of the European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen.

2020 European Darts Grand Prix Draw & Schedule

European Tour

Oct 15 2020

The draw and schedule of play for the European Darts Grand Prix are now available.

European Tour 3-4 AM & HN Qualifier Update

European Tour

Sep 30 2020

The Associate Member Qualifiers for the remaining two European Tour events of 2020 will be held on October 15.

Ricoh Arena to host three further TV events & Winter Series

News

Sep 30 2020

The Ricoh Arena in Coventry is set to host three further televised events and the PDC Winter Series.

History-maker Petersen wins 2020 German Darts Championship

European Tour

Sep 27 2020

Devon Petersen became the first African PDC event winner at the German Darts Championship.

Petersen ends Price's winning streak in Hildesheim classic

European Tour

Sep 26 2020

Devon Petersen ended Gerwyn Price's bid to win a fourth successive PDC tournament in a European Tour classic.

Record-breaking five Germans progress to round two of German Darts Championship

European Tour

Sep 25 2020

The European Tour returned with Day One of the German Darts Championship in Hildesheim on Friday.

Final qualifiers confirmed for German Darts Championship

European Tour

Sep 24 2020

Nico Kurz, Ronny Huybrechts & Cody Harris were amongst the final qualifiers for the German Darts Championship.

BoyleSports World Grand Prix race latest ahead of ET2

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Sep 24 2020

We take a look at the race to qualify for the BoyleSports World Grand Prix as it stands.

European Tour double confirmed for October

European Tour

Sep 21 2020

Two further PDC European Tour events have been confirmed to be staged in Sindelfingen and Riesa during October.

Jose de Sousa took victory on the opening day of PDC Super Series 3 with an astonishing 8-1 defeat of Luke Humphries in Saturday's final in Niedernhausen.

Jose de Sousa took victory on the opening day of PDC Super Series 3 with an astonishing 8-1 defeat of Luke Humphries in Saturday's final in Niedernhausen.

The Grand Slam of Darts champion produced one of the most dominant performances ever seen in a final as he averaged 114 to scoop the £10,000 title.

That display came at the end of an untouchable day of darts at the H+ Hotel, as De Sousa averaged over 96 in all six matches on his way to the win.

He opened the day with a 101 average against Maik Kuivenhoven and saw off Ciaran Teehan, Max Hopp and Gabriel Clemens to reach the quarter-finals before posting a 111 average in a 6-2 defeat of Brendan Dolan.

The Portuguese star then averaged almost 104 in his 7-2 semi-final win over Krzysztof Kciuk, and left Humphries with little chance in the final.

De Sousa opened the final with 180s in the opening two legs before Humphries broke back in leg three - a blow which seemed to spur on the Unibet Premier League ace.

He took leg four in ten darts to move 3-1 up, then fired in back-to-back 11-darters to pull clear before legs of 14 and 12 darts pushed him to the brink of a victory which was sealed on double ten in the next leg.

"This is a special moment," said De Sousa. "I played well but I think my doubles were the reason I got to the final, they helped me a lot today so I'm happy.

"Right now I'm feeling in great shape, and my triple 20s are easy to make, and when you make so many triples you come to the final.

"I'm very happy for my doubles today, it was so important for me to make my doubles. I came up in my percentage in my doubles so it's amazing for me.

"Today, the feeling was so good. This doesn't stop here and tomorrow I have another day, and I hope I can do the same."

Humphries reached his third final of 2021 as the former World Youth Champion chased his maiden senior title - but was again left to rue a master-class from his opponent.

He averaged 104 in seeing off Niels Zonneveld in round two and just short of 100 in his quarter-final win over Jason Lowe, while he also defeated Kevin McDine, Nick Kenny and Mervyn King.

The semi-finals saw him meet fellow former World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh, and he came from 4-0 and 6-4 down to snatch a 7-6 win to reach the final.

World Matchplay champion Van den Bergh enjoyed his best run in a ProTour event since August 2019 as he won through to the semi-finals, averaging 111 in a quarter-final defeat of Jamie Hughes and only losing eight legs on his way to the last four.

Poland's Kciuk enjoyed his best-ever finish on the PDC ProTour, producing two ton-plus averages in five wins on the day.

Premier League table-topper Nathan Aspinall continued his strong form with a nine-dart finish against Andy Boulton, although he was eliminated in the last 16 by Dolan.

World number two Michael van Gerwen, five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld and World Grand Prix finalist Dirk van Duijvenbode were amongst the first round casualties in Niedernhausen.

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