The race to the 2019 European Darts Championship: Nine spots still up for grabs in Göttingen

Jamie Shaw in PDC Darts News 16 Sep 2019
John Henderson currently occupies 32nd spot (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

The race to secure places in the 2019 European Championship will go down to the wire, with nine spots still up for grabs in the £500,000 major.

Following the Gibraltar Darts Trophy (September 27-29), the top 32 players from the final European Order of Merit will form the field for the Unibet European Championship in Göttingen.

As it stands, 23 players have already secured their place in the finals, leaving a host of players to battle it out for the remaining places.

Jamie Hughes, Keegan Brown and Glen Durrant are assured of a debut in the prestigious TV major, which runs from October 24-27 at the Lokhalle in Gottingen, Germany.

Michael van Gerwen, who won the title in consecutive years from 2014-2017, is guaranteed to be seeded number one and will face the player who qualifies in 32nd spot in Round One.

The 16 seeded players are confirmed for the Gibraltar Trophy, while the UK and European qualifying events will take place on Friday.

John Henderson currently occupies the 32nd and final spot in the provisional race table, just £500 ahead of nearest challenger Max Hopp and followed closely by Kyle Anderson, Justin Pipe and Brendan Dolan.

The likes of Ross Smith and Ted Evetts are also in line to make their debut, while five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld must come through the European qualifier and reach at least the Last 16 in Gibraltar if he is to qualify in his final year as a professional.

World finalist Michael Smith is also currently outside of the top 32 but crucially is seeded for the Gibraltar Trophy - where he must reach at least the Last 16 and hope other results go in his favour.

Mike De Decker, Karel Sedlacek, Dennis Nilsson and Cameron Menzies are ineligible for the remaining ET12 qualifiers and therefore cannot qualify for the European Championship.


European Order of Merit (Top 57) following ET12


Q = Qualifier
OUT = Cannot qualify

1 Michael van Gerwen £135,000 (Q)
2 Ian White £89,000 (Q)
3 Gerwyn Price £70,000 (Q)
4 Daryl Gurney £61,500 (Q)
5 Mensur Suljovic £58,500 (Q)
6 Peter Wright £52,000 (Q)
6 Dave Chisnall £52,000 (Q)
8 Joe Cullen £50,000 (Q)
9 Jamie Hughes £44,500 (Q)
10 Rob Cross £44,000 (Q)
11 Adrian Lewis £30,500 (Q)
12 Ricky Evans £27,000 (Q)
12 James Wade £27,000 (Q)
12 Keegan Brown £27,000 (Q)
12 Stephen Bunting £27,000 (Q)
16 Simon Whitlock £25,500 (Q)
17 Glen Durrant £24,500 (Q)
18 Jonny Clayton £23,500 (Q)
18 Steve Beaton £23,500 (Q)
20 Nathan Aspinall £23,000 (Q)
21 Chris Dobey £21,000 (Q)
22 Mervyn King £20,000 (Q)
23 Darren Webster £19,000 (Q)
24 Jermaine Wattimena £18,000
25 Jeffrey de Zwaan £17,000
25 Krzysztof Ratajski £17,000
27 Vincent van der Voort £16,500
28 Dimitri van den Bergh £13,000
28 Ted Evetts £13,000
30 William O’Connor £12,000
30 Ross Smith £12,000
32 John Henderson £11,000
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33 Max Hopp £10,500
34 Kyle Anderson £10,000
34 Justin Pipe £10,000
34 Brendan Dolan £10,000
37 Rowby-John Rodriguez £9,000
37 Danny Noppert £9,000
37 Michael Smith £9,000
37 Raymond van Barneveld £9,000
41 Mike De Decker £8,000 (OUT)
41 Ritchie Edhouse £8,000
41 Kim Huybrechts £8,000
44 James Wilson £7,000
44 Gabriel Clemens £7,000
44 James Richardson £7,000
44 Dennis Nilsson £7,000 (OUT)
44 Karel Sedlacek £7,000 (OUT)
49 Steve West £6,000
49 Kirk Shepherd £6,000
49 Scott Taylor £6,000
49 Luke Humphries £6,000
49 Steve Lennon £6,000
49 Mickey Mansell £6,000
49 Josh Payne £6,000
49 Andrew Gilding £6,000
57 Cameron Menzies £5,000 (OUT)
57 Richard North £5,000
57 Michael Rosenauer £5,000
57 Wayne Jones £5,000
57 Steffen Siepmann £5,000
57 Boris Koltsov £5,000
57 Ron Meulenkamp £5,000
57 Jose de Sousa £5,000
57 Ryan Searle £5,000


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