Fabian Schmutzler wins a place at the PDC World Championship
Fabian Schmutzler wins a place at the PDC World Championship.
Fabian Schmutzler finishes second on the EU Development tour Order of Merit to secure his place at the PDC World Championship.
Schmutzler who didn’t play in the first six events, certainly made up for this weekend by winning two events, the second coming on the final day.
Fabian Schmutzler will become the second youngest player ever to compete at PDC World Championship. The youngest ever to compete since the Championship moved to Alexandra Palace
Also on the final day of EU Development tour we saw Nico Kurz win his first PDC title, winning the final event of the year.
Fantastic Fabian wins title number two
Fabian Scmutzler has made an instant impact on Development, reaching a final in the first two days on the tour and he continued that form on the final day picking up the penultimate title.
His run to the Quarter-Final saw him just drop three legs, which included whitewashing both Justin Paul & Henrik Ettrup.
The whitewashes continued in the Quarter-Final with a 5-0 win over Dutchman Gijsbert Van Malsen with an average of 88.4, which was also his average in the previous round and his first round win.
Fabian then completed a Czech double to pick up his second title, starting with a 5-3 win against Tomas Houdek. The final was one sided with Adam Gawlas unable to find the performances we have seen on the big stage, as he averaged just 69.35 in a 5-2 loss to the fantastic Fabian.
EU Development tour 11 results
Owen Roelfols 5-0 Simon Schrier
Adam Gawlas 5-3 Geert Nentjes
Fabian Scmutzler 5-0 Gijsbert Van Malsen
Tomas Houdek 5-4 Damian Mol
Adam Gawlas 5-4 Owen Roelfols
Fabian Scmutzler 5-3 Tomas Houdek
Fabian Scmutzler 5-2 Adam Gawlas
Kurz wins his first PDC title
Nico Kurz picked up his first PDC title winning the last EU Development event of the year, with a win over Dominik Gruellich.
Kurz started with an impressive 4-2 win over Geert Nentjes. Kurz then eased past fellow countryman Leon Remde 4-2 before whitewashing Daan Bastiaansen in round three.
In the next two rounds Nico needed all seven legs to get the better of Egor Tvorogov & Mark Tabak. The theme of Nico’s run continued with him playing a German then a Dutch player, as he eased past Kevin Luhr and Maikel Verberk both 5-2.
In the final Niko Kurz came up against fellow countryman Dominik Gruellich, who defeated Fabian Scmutzler to book his place in the final. Kurz made sure it was his name on the final title with a 5-1 demolition of Gruellich.
EU Development tour 12 results
Fabian Scmutzler 5-0 Jurjen van der Velde
Dominik Gruellich 5-3 Sebastian Bialecki
Nico Kurz 5-0 Kevin Luhr
Maikel Verberk 5-3 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Dominik Gruellich 5-4 Fabian Scmutzler
Nico Kurz 5-2 Maikel Verberk
Nico Kurz 5-1 Dominik Gruellich