2017 HappyBet German Darts Open Draw

2017 HappyBet German Darts Open Draw
Photo : PDC Europe

The draw for the HappyBet German Darts Open has been made for this weekend’s (Friday 21st through and including Sunday 23rd April 2017) in the next European Tour event.

The tournament, to be held at the Saarlandhalle in Saarbrucken, sees 48 players competing for £135,000 in total prize money.

It all kicks off today (Friday) and it is a chance to see some of the qualifiers in the early sessions and to give it a German flavour for the home fans, Thursday night saw four players coming through the German Qualifiers who undoubtedly will create a partisan atmosphere and showcase the local darting talents. Add to the mix eight other European qualifiers and it will certainly give the tournament a truly diverse field.

One of the most glamorous opening first round ties pits the mercurial Meryvn King against Robbie Green, who has just celebrated becoming a Grandfather again; with the latter out to make a mark as he has battled with a persistent injury problems over the last few months.

The resurgent Paul Nicholson battles comes up against one of the qualifiers, Martin Schindler who has made inroads on the circuit this season, so it looks sure to be a test for both players as their contrasting styles go head to head.

History will also be created when 16 year old German, Nico Blum takes to the oche, as he becomes the youngest player to compete on the European tour after seeing off Marko Puls in the last qualifying round. He will face Josh Payne it what will be a baptism of fire for the youngster.
Dimitri van den Bergh and Vincent van der Voort also qualified with both players being real crowd favourites and sure to ignite the atmosphere. Van der Voort is up against Dirk van Duijvenbode, another qualifier, whilst Van den Bergh faces stalwart of the stage Andy Hamilton.

The 16 seeded players based on ranking points will join the tournament on Saturday to really ignite proceedings. Sunday will play out the full day, starting with the third round in the afternoon session before breaking, then drawing to a crescendo with quarter-finals, semi-finals and final in the evening session. All matches will be the best of 11 legs.

Schedule of Play – HappyBet German Darts Open

Friday April 21 – First Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)

Marko Kantele v Warrick Scheffer
Peter Jacques v Darren Webster
Jamie Bain v Krzysztof Ratajski
Steve Lennon v Christian Kist
Mark Walsh v Jimmy Henriks
Rene Berndt v Adam Hunt
John Henderson v James Richardson
Bernd Roith v Brian Woods

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)

Nathan Aspinall v Robert Thornton
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Andy Hamilton
Mervyn King v Robbie Green
Paul Nicholson v Martin Schindler
Jeffrey de Graaf v Rob Cross
Dirk van Duijvenbode v Vincent van der Voort
Nico Blum v Josh Payne
Zoran Lerchbacher v Ronny Huybrechts

Saturday April 22 – Second Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)

Stephen Bunting v Roith/Woods
Ian White v Kantele/Scheffer
Gerwyn Price v Henderson/Richardson
Steve West v Berndt/Hunt
Kim Huybrechts v King/Green
Michael Smith v De Graaf/Cross
Alan Norris v Van den Bergh/Hamilton
Simon Whitlock v Jacques/Webster

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)

Cristo Reyes v  Blum/Payne
Joe Cullen v Van Duijvenbode/Van der Voort
Benito van de Pas v Nicholson/Schindler
Michael van Gerwen v Lerchbacher/R Huybrechts
Mensur Suljovic v Walsh/Hendriks
Peter Wright v Bain/Ratajski
Jelle Klaasen v Lennon/Kist
Dave Chisnall v Aspinall/Thornton

Sunday April 23
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)

Third Round x8
Played in Draw Bracket order

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)

Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final
Played in Draw Bracket order

 

PDC EUROPEAN TOUR ROLL OF HONOUR
2012
Austrian Darts Open Wiener Neustadt Justin Pipe James Wade 6-3
German Darts Championship Berlin Phil Taylor Dave Chisnall 6-2
European Darts Open Dusseldorf Raymond van Barneveld Dave Chisnall 6-4
German Darts Masters Sindelfingen Adrian Lewis Ian White 6-3
Dutch Darts Masters Nuland Simon Whitlock Paul Nicholson 6-1
2013
UK Masters Butlins Minehead John Part Stuart Kellett 6-4
European Darts Trophy Sindelfingen Wes Newton Paul Nicholson 6-5
European Darts Open Dusseldorf Michael van Gerwen Simon Whitlock 6-2
Austrian Darts Open Wiener Neustadt Michael van Gerwen Mervyn King 6-3
Gibraltar Darts Trophy Gibraltar Phil Taylor Jamie Lewis 6-1
German Darts Championship Hildesheim Dave Chisnall Peter Wright 6-2
German Darts Masters Sindelfingen Steve Beaton Mervyn King 6-5
Dutch Darts Masters Veldhoven Kim Huybrechts Brendan Dolan 6-3
2014
German Darts Championship Hildesheim Gary Anderson Justin Pipe 6-5
Dutch Darts Masters Veldhoven Michael van Gerwen Mervyn King 6-4
German Darts Masters Berlin Phil Taylor Michael van Gerwen 6-4
Austrian Darts Open Salzburg Vincent van der Voort Jamie Caven 6-5
Gibraltar Darts Trophy Gibraltar James Wade Steve Beaton 6-4
European Darts Open Dusseldorf Peter Wright Simon Whitlock 6-2
European Darts Grand Prix Sindelfingen Mervyn King Michael Smith 6-5
European Darts Trophy Leipzig Michael Smith Michael van Gerwen 6-5
2015        
German Darts Championship Hildesheim Michael van Gerwen Gary Anderson 6-2
Gibraltar Darts Trophy Gibraltar Michael van Gerwen Terry Jenkins 6-3
German Darts Masters Munich Michael van Gerwen John Henderson 6-5
Dutch Darts Masters Venray Michael van Gerwen Justin Pipe 6-0
International Darts Open Riesa Michael Smith Benito van de Pas 6-3
European Darts Open Dusseldorf Robert Thornton Kim Huybrechts 6-2
European Darts Trophy Muelheim Michael Smith Michael van Gerwen 6-2
European Darts Matchplay Innsbruck Michael van Gerwen Dave Chisnall 6-4
European Darts Grand Prix Sindelfingen Kim Huybrechts Peter Wright 6-5
2016        
Dutch Darts Masters Venray Michael van Gerwen Daryl Gurney 6-2
Germany Darts Masters Munich Michael van Gerwen Peter Wright 6-4
Peperami Gibraltar Darts Trophy Gibraltar Michael van Gerwen Dave Chisnall 6-2
HappyBet European Darts Matchplay Hamburg James Wade Dave Chisnall 6-5
Austrian Darts Open Vienna Phil Taylor Michael Smith 6-4
European Darts Open Dusseldorf Michael van Gerwen Peter Wright 6-5
International Darts Open Riesa Mensur Suljovic Kim Huybrechts 6-5
European Darts Trophy Muelheim Michael van Gerwen Mensur Suljovic 6-5
European Darts Grand Prix Sindelfingen Michael van Gerwen Peter Wright 6-2
German Darts Championship Hildesheim Alan Norris Jelle Klaasen 6-5
2017        
German Darts Championship Hildesheim Peter Wright Michael van Gerwen 6-3
German Darts Masters Jena Michael van Gerwen Jelle Klaasen 6-2

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