Evans whitewashes Smith at the German Grand Prix as Wright, Wade and White also crash out

Evans continues his Euro Tour love affair (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Ricky Evans pulled off a sensational 6-0 whitewash of Michael Smith in the Second Round of the 2019 German Grand Prix on Sunday, while Ross Smith knocked out Peter Wright in Munich.

Day Two of the season's third European Tour event saw rapid-firing Evans dump out World Championship runner-up Smith in just 10 minutes to advance to Monday's Last 16.

Evans, who reached the final of the German Championship in March, restricted Smith to just two darts at doubles in the entire contest as he stormed into the latter stages at The Zenith.

"Michael is normally the one doing that to me so I'm not going to get complacent, but I'm very glad to be through," said Evans.

"I've never beaten Michael in the PDC so it's nice to get that monkey off my back and it's a great feeling to beat such a top player.

"I'm delighted to be in the next round and hopefully I can go one better than last time."

Evans will now face Ted Evetts in Round Three after the multiple Development Tour winner produced another confident display, landing two ton-plus checkouts in a 6-2 win over Jonny Clayton.

Reigning champion Van Gerwen was made to work hard for his 6-4 victory over Poland's Krzysztof Ratajski, but a 114 checkout ensured the World Champion remains on course for an incredible 30th European Tour title.

The world number one will now meet Stephen Bunting, who once again caught the eye in his second successive 6-1 win of the weekend, this time against Danny Noppert.

A resilient display from Joe Cullen saw him recover from 4-1 down to defeat Glen Durrant 6-5 in a gripping contest.

Durrant got off to a flying start and led 3-0 before Cullen took out a 146 checkout to get his first leg on the board, only for Durrant to restore his three-leg cushion.

Cullen dug deep to take the match to a deciding leg which he ended with five consecutive treble 20s before finding double five for a 130 finish to win the decider against throw in spectacular style.

"The European Tour brings the best out of me every time, I love playing in Germany," said Cullen.

"No matter how tough the draw is I play well in these events, and even though I was 4-1 down I noticed Glen was struggling to find the treble a bit which gave me confidence.

"To win it with that 130 at the end was pretty special and gives me extra belief going into tomorrow."

Cullen will take on Ritchie Edhouse, who claimed a shock 6-5 win over two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis, winning the deciding leg with a stunning 160 finish.

The sole German representative heading into Sunday, Max Hopp delighted the Munich crowd with a 6-3 success over Keegan Brown and he will now meet Kim Huybrechts, who survived a match dart before taking out 70 to knock out European Champion James Wade 6-5.

World number two Cross began his quest for a maiden European Tour title with a 6-3 victory over Austria's Michael Rasztovits and he will now face world number five Daryl Gurney, who saw off Kyle Anderson 6-4.

European Tour fans' favourite Mensur Suljovic will meet Dave Chisnall after the pair claimed 6-2 victories over Josh Payne and Arron Monk respectively, with Chisnall averaging 108.96, the highest of the tournament so far.

Simon Whitlock claimed a much-needed 6-4 win over Cristo Reyes and he will now come up against in-form Ross Smith, who got the better of third seed Peter Wright 6-4.

Darren Webster returned to form with an emphatic 6-1 triumph over Nathan Derry, and he will take on Czech Karel Sedlacek, who defeated second seed Ian White 6-4 in a match which saw the Stoke thrower squander an astonishing 32 darts at doubles.


German Darts Grand Prix 2019 Results


Sunday April 21

Second Round

Afternoon Session
Ian White 4-6 Karel Sedlacek
Jonny Clayton 2-6 Ted Evetts
Darren Webster 6-1 Nathan Derry
Danny Noppert 1-6 Stephen Bunting
Daryl Gurney 6-4 Kyle Anderson
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Arron Monk
James Wade 5-6 Kim Huybrechts
Adrian Lewis 5-6 Ritchie Edhouse

Evening Session
Max Hopp 6-3 Keegan Brown
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Rob Cross 6-3 Michael Rasztovits
Michael Smith 0-6 Ricky Evans
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Josh Payne
Joe Cullen 6-5 Glen Durrant
Simon Whitlock 6-4 Cristo Reyes
Peter Wright 4-6 Ross Smith


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Evans whitewashes Smith at the German Grand Prix as Wright, Wade and White also crash out

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