The European Darts Championships schedule has been released and darts fans are in for a real treat. The opening day of action will be one long bumper day of darting drama.

Play will start at 3 pm (GMT) live on ITV4, and we will see all 32 players back to back. Historically we have seen double sessions opening day of the European Darts Championships, but not this year. Fans will be treated to one fantastic session of darts.

Friday we have a double session of darting drama. With four games in the afternoon and four games in the evening. The format now goes up from best of 11 to best of 19 giving players a chance to settle into the match.

Saturday we have only one session in the evening, where the quarterfinals will be played.

Then Sunday evening we have the semifinals and final where the winner of the PDC European Darts Championships will be crowned.



European Darts Championship Schedule of Play

16x First Round

Jamie Hughes 6-5 Dave Chisnall

Steve West 6-5 Krzysztof Ratajski

Ian White 6-2 Mervyn King

Jose De Sousa 6-3 Jeffrey de Zwaan – Jose De Sousa hits nine-dart finish

James Wade 6-5 Steve Lennon

Devon Petersen 6-1 Andy Hamilton

Michael Smith 6-5 Ross Smith

Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-0 Danny Noppert

Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Maik Kuivenhoven

William O’Connor 6-3 Joe Cullen

Martijn Kleermaker 6-3 Rob Cross

Jonny Clayton 6-5 Max Hopp

Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Darius Labanauskas

Gerwyn Price 6-1 Kim Huybrechts

Peter Wright 6-3 Gabriel Clemens

Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Daryl Gurney

Friday, October 30 – Afternoon Session (1300 CET)
4x Second Round

William O’Connor 10-3 Jamie Hughes

Devon Petersen 10- 8 Martijn Kleermaker

Jonny Clayton 10-6 Jose De Sousa

James Wade 10- 8 Nathan Aspinall

Evening Session (2000 CET)
4x Second Round

Dirk van Duijvenbode 10-8 Michael Smith

Peter Wright 10-6 Gerwyn Price

Ian White 10-4 Michael van Gerwen

Steve West 10-9 Mensur Suljovic

Saturday, October 31 (2000 CET)

James Wade 10-4 William O’Connor

Jonny Clayton 10-4 Dirk van Duijvenbode

Peter Wright 10-6 Steve West

Devon Petersen 10-6 Ian White

Sunday, November 1 (2000 CET)

James Wade v Devon Petersen

Peter Wright v Jonny Clayton



The PDC reserves the right to change the schedule of play. Should any player withdraw, PDC Rule 3.7 would apply, and a replacement player would be found from the European Tour Order of Merit.

The schedule for the second round onwards will be confirmed at the conclusion of the previous day’s play.

Prize Fund

Winner – £120,000
Runner-up – £60,000
Semi-Finalists – £32,000
Quarter-Finalists – £20,000
Last 16 – £10,000
Last 32 – £6,000
Total – £500,000