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European Stars Progress To Austria Opener

The eight qualifiers from the European section (credit: PDC Europe)
Eight of Europe's top players battled through the qualifying event to book their places in the first European Tour event of the season in Austria at the end of the month.

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Dutch youngsters Jelle Klaasen and Michael van Gerwen are joined by rising Belgian star Kim Huybrechts as well as former UK Open champion Roland Scholten.

Gino Vos, Mareno Michels, Michael Rosenauer and Boris Krcmar complete the line-up, having also prevailed through a star-studded field of qualifiers.

A total of 33 players competed in Cologne on Saturday to win eight places in the Austrian Darts Open, which will be held in the Arena Nova, Wiener Neudstadt from April 27-29.

The eight players join four Home Nation Qualifiers in winning their spots in the inaugural European Tour event, and they will be joined by 20 players from the UK Qualifier to be held in Barnsley on April 13.

The 32 Qualifiers will then be drawn against the world's top 32 players (including the likes of Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld) for the first round of the European Tour event.

The lucrative new series of non-televised events offer £15,000 to the winner and are played over a three-day knockout format.

The UK qualifier will be held on Friday April 13 at the Barnsley Metrodome and sees 66 players competing for 20 places. Notable entrants include Ted Hankey, Dean Winstanley and Dennis Priestley.

European Tour Event One 
European Qualifier Results- Cologne, Germany

Preliminary Round
Toon Greebe 6-2 André Bothmann

First Round
Toon Greebe 6-3 Andree Welge
Gino Vos 6-0 Ricardo Pilgiapoco
Mareno Michels 6-2 Dyson Parody
Tobias Höntsch 6-4 Olaf Tupuschis
Roland Scholten Bye (Sandro Voigt retired through injury at 3-0)
Carlos Rodriguez 6-4 Michael Jaques 
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Tonci Restovic 
Jerry Hendriks 6-1 Karsten Kornath 
Michael van Gerwen 6-0 Romano Ruggeri 
Dylan Duo 6-4 Matheus Ziolkowski 
Tomas Seyler 6-1 Eduardo Sales Lopez 
Michael Rosenauer 6-1 Alexander Tauber 
Antonio Alcinas 6-2 Georg Pfister 
Boris Krcmar 6-4 Kurt van de Rijk 
Kevin Münch 6-3 Bernd Roith 
Jelle Klaasen 6-1 Jyhan Artut

Second Round
Gino Vos 6-2 Toon Greebe
Mareno Michels 6-3 Tobias Höntsch
Roland Scholten 6-4 Carlos Rodriguez
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Jerry Hendriks
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Dylan Duo
Michael Rosenauer 6-3 Tomas Seyler
Boris Krcmar 6-5 Antonio Alcinas
Jelle Klaasen 6-3 Kevin Münch

Qualifiers:
Gino Vos
Mareno Michels
Roland Scholten
Kim Huybrechts
Michael van Gerwen
Michael Rosenauer
Boris Krcmar
Jelle Klaasen

UK Qualifier Entries (20 qualifiers to be joined by world's top 32)

Chris Aubrey
Paul Barham
Michael Barnard
Barrie Bates
John Bowles
Andy Brown
Gary Butcher
Scott Coleman
Gaz Cousins
Joe Cullen
Daniel Day
Mark Dudbridge
Matthew Edgar
Steve Evans
Nick Fullwell
Adrian Gray
Shaun Griffiths
Steve Grubb
Johnny Haines
Ted Hankey
Stephen Hardy
Ryan Harrington
John Henderson
Nigel Heydon
Sam Hill
Steve Hine
Richie Howson
James Hubbard
Peter Hudson
Mark Hylton
Andy Jenkins
Prakash Jiwa
Darren Johnson
Ian Jopling
Stuart Kellett
David Ladley
Jamie Lewis
Steve Maish
Kevin McDine
Mick McGowan
Arron Monk
William O'Connor
Michael Peel
Devon Petersen
Dennis Priestley
Scott Rand
James Richardson
Reece Robinson
Alex Roy
John Scott
Dave Smith
Dennis Smith
Michael Smith
Ross Smith
Adam Smith-Neale
Keith Stephen
Robert Thornton
Mick Todd
Matthew Waddoups
Jim Walker
Les Wallace
Darren Webster
Tony West
Ian White
Dean Winstanley
Brian Woods
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European Stars Progress To Austria Opener

Eight of Europe's top players battled through the qualifying event to book their places in the first European Tour event of the season in Austria at the end of the month.

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