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European Darts Open 2012 Video Footage

A rare insight into the European Tour (credit: Carsten Arlt, PDC Europe)
Ever wondered what a European Tour event looks like? Here is a glimpse of the atmosphere at the recent European Open in Dusseldorf including reaction from the champion - Raymond van Barneveld.

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The PDC European Tour is a new series of five tournaments held in 2012 as part of the expansion of the Players Championship circuit.

Each event is played over three days and is a straight knockout offering £82,100 in prize money and featuring 64 top players from around the world.

Although none of these events are televised or streamed live, they are eagerly tracked by darts fans are have proved a huge success among fans who have bought tickets to watch the action in Austria, Berlin and Dusseldorf to date.

The final session of the recent European Open attracted a sell-out crowd of 1,800 at the Maritim Hotel in Dusseldorf and witnessed a thrilling final between Raymond van Barneveld and Dave Chisnall, with the popular Dutchman sealing title with a 6-4 victory.

The event was heavily influential in determining the final remaining qualifiers for the upcoming World Matchplay, with Colin Osborne, James Hubbard and Steve Beaton all sneaking qualifying spots courtesy of good runs.

World Youth Champion Hubbard defeated Mark Walsh to seal his place in Blackpool and the victory was met with overriding emotion as the youngster realised his dream of playing on the famous Winter Gardens stage.

View the PDC's video montage of the best bits from the European Open below:

Raymond van Bareneveld's new approach to playing on the non-televised circuit paid off as he picked up the £15,000 first prize, undoubtedly giving him a huge lift ahead of the all-important World Matchplay.

The European Tour returns from September 7-9 for the fourth event in Stuttgart, Germany.

Hear what Barney had to say after his victory below:

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European Darts Open 2012 Video Footage

Ever wondered what a European Tour event looks like? Here is a glimpse of the atmosphere at the recent European Open in Dusseldorf including reaction from the champion - Raymond van Barneveld.

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