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.
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