Nine-dart Dave Chisnall ends title drought at the 2022 Belgian Darts Open

Dave Chisnall ended a three-year wait for a PDC ranking title at the 2022 Belgian Darts Open courtesy of an 8-6 victory over Andrew Gilding in the final.

Chisnall, whose other European Tour titles had come in 2013 and 2019, enjoyed a memorable final day at in Wieze as he landed a sensational nine-darter en route to claiming glory.

The St Helens ace denied Gilding a maiden PDC ranking title as he battled his way over the line in a tense final to clinch the £25,000 top prize.

“It’s very special,” said an emotional Chisnall. “Any tournament you win is special but this one means even more after a tough year personally.

“I lost my mum last year, I had a terrible year but I’m coming back. I’ll see more trophies in my cabinet.

“I’ve been saying for the last six or seven weeks that this has been coming and this weekend it happened.

“The final was one of those games where we were both trying too hard to win a big tournament. Luckily for me that double 19 went in. I’m so happy.”

Chisnall had produced a 112 checkout on his way to establishing a 4-2 lead in the final and converted double one to move within a leg of the title at 7-4.

Gilding, however, hit back with tops and a 136 checkout to trail by one, but Chisnall held throw on double 19 to avert the need for a decider and return to the winner’s enclosure.

The six-time televised finalist had thrilled the packed Oktoberhallen crowd with a nine-dart finish, the first on the Euro Tour since his own effort in 2019, during his Semi-Final win over Danny Noppert.

Chisnall ended the match with a 104 average, having seen off both Nathan Aspinall and Jose de Sousa earlier in the day.

Gilding’s continued strong form in 2022 sees him confirm his place in next month’s World Grand Prix, as well as a debut appearance in the European Championship.

Having defeated Belgian number one Dimitri Van den Bergh in Saturday’s Second Round, Gilding overcame Niels Zonneveld, Martin Schindler and Jonny Clayton to reach a first European Tour final.

Hopes of a Belgian winner were ended in the Last 16 as Kim Huybrechts – who defeated Michael van Gerwen in Round Two – went down 6-1 to Adrian Lewis.

German duo Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler fell at the Quarter-Final stage alongside Lewis and De Sousa.

Belgian Darts Open 2022 Day Three Results

Sunday September 25

Afternoon Session

Third Round
Niels Zonneveld 3-6 Andrew Gilding
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 3-6 Martin Schindler
Dirk Van Duijvenbode 4-6 Jonny Clayton
Rob Cross 3-6 Gabriel Clemens
Ryan Searle 4-6 Jose de Sousa
Nathan Aspinall 4-6 Dave Chisnall
Joe Cullen 4-6 Danny Noppert
Kim Huybrechts 1-6 Adrian Lewis

Evening Session

Quarter-Finals
Andrew Gilding 6-2 Martin Schindler
Jonny Clayton 6-5 Gabriel Clemens
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Jose de Sousa
Danny Noppert 6-3 Adrian Lewis

Semi-Finals
Andrew Gilding 7-5 Jonny Clayton
Dave Chisnall 7-4 Danny Noppert – *Chisnall hits a nine-darter*

Final
Dave Chisnall 8-6 Andrew Gilding

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Belgian Darts Open 2022 | Day Three Preview and Order of Play

The penultimate European Tour silverware of the season is up for grabs on Sunday as the last 16 collide in Wieze for the 2022 Belgian Darts Open title.

Four seeds were sent packing on a dramatic Day Two at the Oktoberhallen, including three of the top six, though a number of decorated stars remain in the running.

The afternoon session on Day Three plays host to the Third Round ties, before the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and final take place in the evening.

Kim Huybrechts stole the show on Saturday with a stunning victory over Michael van Gerwen, sealed with a 134 checkout on tops, tops, having trailed by 300 points at one stage in the leg.

The Belgian World Cup star is the last remaining home hope in the competition and now comes up against another multiple World Champion in Adrian Lewis.

Lewis, the number 16 seed, turned on the style with a 103 average in a 6-1 rout of Boris Krcmar in his opener, and is also chasing down a place in next month’s European Championship.

A repeat of last weekend’s Semi-Final at the World Series Finals sees Dirk van Duijvenbode aiming to do the double over Jonny Clayton.

Van Duijvenbode prevailed 11-8 to end Clayton’s title defence, before suffering an agonising 11-10 defeat to Gerwyn Price in the final in Amsterdam.

Both players survived a match dart against them on Saturday, with Van Duijvenbode narrowly edging out Mervyn King, while Clayton held his nerve to see off Keane Barry by the same 6-5 scoreline.

Two of this season’s first-time televised title winners go head-to-head as Masters champion Joe Cullen takes on UK Open champion Danny Noppert.

Eighth seed Cullen is chasing down his second European Tour title of the season, while Noppert has been beaten in two finals.

Niels Zonneveld’s reward for his superb scalp of Peter Wright in Round Two is a clash with Andrew Gilding in the opening tie of the afternoon.

The world number 76 is appearing at this stage of a Euro Tour event for the first time, having edged out the World Champion in a deciding leg, and now faces an in-form Gilding – who has come through last-leg deciders against Simon Whitlock and Dimitri van den Bergh to reach this stage.

The same section of the draw also sees young guns Rusty-Jake Rodriguez and Martin Schindler square off.

Rodriguez is looking to reach his second Euro Tour Quarter-Final of the year, following on from the recent Hungarian Darts Trophy, and has already dispatched Jeff Smith and Damon Heta.

German ace Schindler, meanwhile, began his campaign with a 6-4 success over Karel Sedlacek, having been promoted into the seeded positions as a result of the three withdrawals.

European Champion Rob Cross, runner-up in three Euro Tour events this year, continues his quest for glory with a clash against German number one Gabriel Clemens – who is currently occupying the 32nd and final provisional qualification spot for the European Championship.

Fifth seed Ryan Searle, a ProTour event winner back in April, comes up against world number six Jose de Sousa – the highest ranked player left standing in the competition.

Nathan Aspinall, who has picked up two ProTour titles this year but is yet to claim Euro Tour glory, faces a tasty tie with two-time Euro Tour event winner Dave Chisnall – who has gone three years without a PDC ranking title.

The action gets under way from 12pm BST, with Third Round and Quarter-Final ties to be contested over the best of 11 legs, Semi-Finals best of 13 and the final best of 15.

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Belgian Darts Open 2022 Day Three Schedule

All times BST (local time +1 hour)

Sunday September 25

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Third Round
Niels Zonneveld v Andrew Gilding
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez v Martin Schindler
Dirk Van Duijvenbode v Jonny Clayton
Rob Cross v Gabriel Clemens
Ryan Searle v Jose de Sousa
Nathan Aspinall v Dave Chisnall
Joe Cullen v Danny Noppert
Kim Huybrechts v Adrian Lewis

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Quarter-Finals
Zonneveld/Gilding v Rodriguez/Schindler
Van Duijvenbode/Clayton v Cross/Clemens
Searle/De Sousa v Aspinall/Chisnall
Cullen/Noppert v Huybrechts/Lewis

Semi-Finals

Final

Home hero Kim Huybrechts stuns Michael van Gerwen at the Belgian Darts Open

Kim Huybrechts pulled off a memorable 6-4 victory over Michael van Gerwen on home soil at the at the Belgian Darts Open in Wieze on Saturday.

Huybrechts punished a staggering 20 missed darts at doubles from the reigning Premier League and World Matchplay champion to prevail in a dramatic Second Round contest.

The Belgian World Cup star fired in a superb 121 checkout on his way to opening up a 4-1 lead, but Van Gerwen hit back to level with three straight legs to draw level.

Huybrechts edged back in front on double two, before an incredible finish saw MVG squander seven darts at doubles to save the match and ‘The Hurricane’ take out 134 on two double tops to delight the Oktoberhallen crowd.

“This is the biggest win so far of my career,” admitted Huybrechts. “I’ve played in the Premier League and I beat Michael in the Grand Slam of Darts, but that’s the most amazing crowd I’ve ever experienced.

“To win with a finish like that is something I’ll always remember. I was already focusing on the next leg – I was thinking it was going to be five-five. He missed, I’m on 134 and I’m thinking “maybe” and then boom!”

Huybrechts won the last of his two previous European Tour titles in 2015, but will be on a high as he enters Sunday’s final stages with a Third Round tie against Adrian Lewis – who averaged 103 in a 6-1 rout of Croatia’s Boris Krcmar.

While Huybrechts was a popular winner on Day Two, the other two remaining Belgian aces – Dimitri Van den Bergh and Mike De Decker – saw their hopes ended.

Van den Bergh suffered an agonising 6-5 loss to Andrew Gilding, with the Belgian number one missing darts to break in legs five and seven.

That proved crucial, and though Van den Bergh took out a 13-darter to take the game into a decisive 11th leg, Gilding was first to a double as he took out 24 for victory.

De Decker led 2-1 early in his tie with Rob Cross, who took three successive legs to turn the tie before defying an 11-darter from the Belgian to close out the win.

World Champion Peter Wright was also eliminated, as Dutch youngster Niels Zonneveld came back from 4-2 down with finishes of 100 and 126 before denying the Scot in a deciding leg to reach the final day of a European Tour event for a first time.

“It’s really amazing,” said Zonneveld. “He was 4-2 up but I got it back and hit some good finishes.”

German number one Gabriel Clemens finished six doubles from as many attempts in a sensational 6-1 win over Ryan Meikle.

Clemens took out 120, 124, 76, 62 and 101 as he opened up a 5-1 lead, and then finished 100 with two double tops to complete a remarkable doubling display.

Clemens will be joined in the Last 16 in Belgium by fellow German Martin Schindler – who averaged 96 in his 6-2 defeat of Czech ace Karel Sedlacek.

Schindler now meets Rusty-Jake Rodriguez in the Last 16 on Sunday afternoon, after the Austrian youngster took out 82 in the deciding leg of his clash with third seed Damon Heta.

Meanwhile, Jose de Sousa survived four missed match darts from Ross Smith as he progressed to the Last 16, hitting back from 5-3 down as the Englishman missed a pair of match darts in each of the final two legs.

De Sousa faces a third round tie with Ryan Searle – who raced past former World Youth Champion Bradley Brooks for the loss of just one leg.

Dave Chisnall landed a 170 checkout and posted two 12-darters and an 11-dart leg in his commanding 6-2 win over former Lakeside Champion Jelle Klaasen.

Nathan Aspinall finished six doubles from 12 attempts and averaged 98 in his dominant 6-1 win over Jamie Hughes.

Last weekend’s World Series Finals runner-up Dirk van Duijvenbode continued his strong form with a 99.5 average in a narrow 6-5 win over Mervyn King – who wired the bull for victory in the deciding leg.

Jonny Clayton was a narrow 6-5 winner against Keane Barry, who missed double 16 for a 101 finish in the deciding leg of their tie before Clayton took out 79 in two darts.

Masters champion Joe Cullen proved too strong for Sweden’s Dennis Nilsson, with a 6-2 triumph setting up a Third Round clash with UK Open champion Danny Noppert – who hit back from 4-2 down against Madars Razma to win in a deciding leg.

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Belgian Darts Open 2022 Day Two Results

Saturday September 24

Second Round

Afternoon Session
Damon Heta 5-6 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Gabriel Clemens 6-1 Ryan Meikle
Martin Schindler 6-2 Karel Sedlacek
Ryan Searle 6-1 Bradley Brooks
Jose de Sousa 6-5 Ross Smith
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Jelle Klaasen
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Mervyn King
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Jamie Hughes

Evening Session
Rob Cross 6-4 Mike De Decker
Jonny Clayton 6-5 Keane Barry
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-6 Andrew Gilding
Peter Wright 5-6 Niels Zonneveld
Joe Cullen 6-2 Dennis Nilsson
Michael van Gerwen 4-6 Kim Huybrechts
Adrian Lewis 6-1 Boris Krcmar
Danny Noppert 6-5 Madars Razma

Belgian Darts Open 2022 | Draw, Live Scores and Schedule of Play

European Tour action continues with the 2022 Belgian Darts Open in Wieze, and you can follow the latest results and schedule of play here.

The penultimate European Tour event of the year features 48 players battling it out for £140,000 in prize money at the Oktoberhallen from September 23-25.

The top 16 players from the ProTour Order of Merit (as of July 26) are seeded and enter at the Second Round stage, while 32 qualifiers battle it out for the right to join them.

The unseeded players are made up of 24 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers, plus a series of Associate Member Qualifiers, Host Nation Qualifiers, the top two ranked Belgians, one Nordic & Baltic Qualifier and an East European Qualifier.

Michael van Gerwen is targeting his fourth Euro Tour title of the season, while World Champion Peter Wright is aiming to make it back-to-back European Tour titles.

Hungarian Trophy champion Joe Cullen, Jonny Clayton, Rob Cross and  Dirk van Duijvenbode are among the other seeded stars competing.

Tour Card qualifiers include former World Champions Adrian Lewis and Steve Beaton, World Cup winner Simon Whitlock and Mervyn King.

All matches up to and including the Quarter-Finals are to be contested over the best of 11 legs, with Semi-Finals best of 13 and the final best of 15.

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Belgian Darts Open 2022 Schedule

Friday September 23

First Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Dennis Nilsson 6-2 Kevin Doets
Ryan Meikle 6-4 Gian van Veen
Karel Sedlacek 6-4 Roberto Vandaele
Boris Krcmar 6-1 Cameron Menzies
Keane Barry 6-2 Danny Baggish
Madars Razma 6-4 Andy Baetens
Niels Zonneveld 6-2 Alan Soutar
Jelle Klaasen 6-4 Francois Schweyen

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 6-3 Jeff Smith
Bradley Brooks 6-5 Chris Dobey
Ross Smith 6-2 Steve Beaton
Jamie Hughes 6-3 Vincent van der Voort
Mervyn King 6-3 Wouter Vanrolleghem
Mike De Decker 6-3 Remo Mandiau
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Steve West
Andrew Gilding 6-5 Simon Whitlock

Saturday September 24

Second Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Damon Heta 5-6 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Gabriel Clemens 6-1 Ryan Meikle
Martin Schindler 6-2 Karel Sedlacek
Ryan Searle 6-1 Bradley Brooks
Jose de Sousa 6-5 Ross Smith
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Jelle Klaasen
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Mervyn King
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Jamie Hughes

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Rob Cross 6-4 Mike De Decker
Jonny Clayton 6-5 Keane Barry
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-6 Andrew Gilding
Peter Wright 5-6 Niels Zonneveld
Joe Cullen 6-2 Dennis Nilsson
Michael van Gerwen 4-6 Kim Huybrechts
Adrian Lewis 6-1 Boris Krcmar
Danny Noppert 6-5 Madars Razma

Sunday September 25

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Third Round
Niels Zonneveld 3-6 Andrew Gilding
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 3-6 Martin Schindler
Dirk Van Duijvenbode 4-6 Jonny Clayton
Rob Cross 3-6 Gabriel Clemens
Ryan Searle 4-6 Jose de Sousa
Nathan Aspinall 4-6 Dave Chisnall
Joe Cullen 4-6 Danny Noppert
Kim Huybrechts 1-6 Adrian Lewis

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Quarter-Finals
Andrew Gilding 6-2 Martin Schindler
Jonny Clayton 6-5 Gabriel Clemens
Jose de Sousa 2-6 Dave Chisnall
Danny Noppert 6-3 Adrian Lewis

Semi-Finals
Andrew Gilding 7-5 Jonny Clayton
Dave Chisnall 7-4 Danny Noppert – *Chisnall hits a nine-darter*

Final
Dave Chisnall 8-6 Andrew Gilding

Prize Fund
Winner: £25,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-Final losers: £6,500
Quarter-Final losers: £5,000
Last 16 losers: £3,000
Second Round losers: £2,000
First Round losers: £1,000
Total: £140,000

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Belgian Darts Open live stream | How to watch live online

PDC European Tour action continues with the 2022 Belgian Darts Open in Wieze, and a live stream is available for all matches.

The penultimate European Tour event of the year features 48 players battling it out for £140,000 in prize money at the Oktoberhallen from September 23-25.

The top 16 players from the ProTour Order of Merit (as of July 26) are seeded and enter at the Second Round stage, while 32 qualifiers battle it out for the right to join them.

The unseeded players are made up of 24 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers, two Associate Member Qualifiers, two Host Nation Qualifiers, the top two ranked Belgians, one Nordic & Baltic Qualifier and an East European Qualifier.

Top seed Luke Humphries is eyeing his fifth Euro Tour silverware of 2022, while number two seed Michael van Gerwen is targeting his fourth.

World number one Gerwyn Price looks to follow up last weekend’s World Series Finals triumph with further silverware, while World Champion Peter Wright is aiming to make it back-to-back European Tour titles.

Hungarian Trophy champion Joe Cullen, Michael Smith, Jonny Clayton, Rob Cross and  Dirk van Duijvenbode are among the other seeded stars competing.

Tour Card qualifiers include former World Champions Adrian Lewis and Steve Beaton, World Cup winner Simon Whitlock and Mervyn King.

All matches will also be available to watch live on laptop, mobile and tablet in various regions worldwide.

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