Josh Rock Wins Euro Tour 7 in Rosmalen

Josh Rock came through a gripping final with Jonny Clayton which was not as comfortable as the 8-4 scoreline might have you believe. Both players struggled to capture the form that brought them to the final but it was Rocky who found the moments of quality against the darts and 180s at the right time to create opportunities to get the job done.

The Northern Irishman took an early break of throw to move to a 2-0 lead but then the two exchanged 4 breaks of throw on the spin in a scrappy phase of the game that eventually saw The Ferret level up at 3-3. From there, Clayton showed only glimpses of the electric semi-final performance against Michael van Gerwen, unable to make inroads on the Rock throw and allowed Rock too many opportunities in key moments.

The win along with the £30,000 prize money places Rock into the top ten of the Pro Tour order of merit and may mark a key moment in the season for Rock with the World Cup and World Matchplay both just a matter of weeks away.

Euro Tour Semi-Finals Sparkle

Both Rock and Clayton set up their meeting in the final with superb semi final performances. Clayton managed to find a away back from 4-0 down against Michael Van Gerwen eventually just edging out the Dutch Darts Masters’ last remaining Dutchman in a deciding leg. Josh Rock’s semi-final against Martin Schindler did not have that same final leg excitement but saw Rock go through the gears and having been behind 3-1, Rocky rattled off 6 legs on the spin for a dominant victory.

The Ferret could not carry the excellent form that defeated MVG through to the final

Earlier in the day

The quarter-finals saw MVG and Clayton put in huge performances against Noppert and Searle respectively. Both players relied on elite finishing to set up their meeting in the semi final. Van Gerwan converting 75% of his doubles and Clayton 60%

The afternoon session’s headline performance came from Gerywn price who despite being made an underdog by bookmakers, comfortably brushed aside Gian van Veen in front of his home crowd. Price would eventually fall to event winner josh Rock in a 6-3 quarter-final defeat.

After producing back to back upsets with wins over Raymond van Barnaveld and Peter Wright earlier in the tournament. Cameron Menzies could not replicate that form when he bumped into Josh Rock where the man from Scotland lost a deciding leg.

Luke Woodhouse continues to bolster his chances of a spot in Blackpool for the World Matchplay after surviving a match dart against Ritchie Edhouse before booking his spot in the quarter final before eventually falling to Schindler in a deciding leg in what was a fantastic match.

Elten Safety Shoes Dutch Darts Championship – Euro Tour 7

Sunday May 26 – Afternoon Session

Third Round

Jonny Clayton 6-3 Dave Chisnall

Ryan Searle 6-1 Jeffrey de Graaf

Danny Noppert 6-5 Jermaine Wattimena

Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Chris Dobey

Luke Woodhouse 6-5 Ritchie Edhouse

Martin Schindler 6-4 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Gerwyn Price 6-1 Gian van Veen

Josh Rock 6-5 Cameron Menzies

Evening Session


Jonny Clayton 6-2 Ryan Searle

Danny Noppert 1-6 Michael van Gerwen

Luke Woodhouse 5-6 Martin Schindler

Gerwyn Price 3-6 Josh Rock


Jonny Clayton 7-6 Michael Van Gerwen

Martin Schindler 3-7 Josh Rock


Jonny Clayton 4-8 Josh Rock