Peter Wright ends European Tour title drought at the German Darts Open

Peter Wright ended a five-year wait for a European Tour title at the 2022 German Darts Open in Jena with an 8-6 victory over Dimitri Van den Bergh in the final.

Wright, competing in just his second tournament since returning from gallstones surgery last month, produced a series of superb displays to scoop the £25,000 top prize at the Sparkassen-Arena on Sunday.

The reigning World Champion defied a spirited display from Van den Bergh to pick up his seventh European Tour title and a first since 2017.

Wright made a blistering start to the final, following up finishes of 120 and 160 with an audacious ten-darter on the bull to establish a 3-2 lead.

Van den Bergh responded with a 12-darter to level at three apiece – sparking a run of three straight legs for the Belgian – although misses at tops and then the bull for a 161 checkout in consecutive legs enabled Wright to restore parity at five-all.

The colourful Scot rattled in a 13-darter to regain the lead, and although Van den Bergh again delivered a 12-dart riposte, Wright followed up a 68 combination with a 13-dart hold to clinch victory

“Dimitri is a fantastic player. He’s the future of darts, but the old guy is still doing it!” claimed Wright, celebrating his first PDC ranking title since February.

“Last week I really fancied going to Hungary and winning the tournament, but I went out first round. I wasn’t good enough.

“Jena is a fantastic place to play though. The crowd get behind me and inspire me to play fantastic darts, and we wouldn’t be anywhere without these amazing fans.”

Following his early exit in Hungary last weekend, Wright returned to winning ways with a 6-3 victory over Raymond van Barneveld on Saturday night, and saw off Jonny Clayton by the same score-line to continue his challenge on Sunday afternoon.

The world number two produced a dominant display to sweep aside Ross Smith 6-2 in the Quarter-Finals, before ending Joe Cullen’s quest for back-to-back European Tour titles with a 7-4 victory in the Semi-Finals, posting ton-plus averages in both matches.

Van den Bergh, featuring in his second European Tour final of the year, endured an eventful evening in Jena – undergoing a medical assessment after he felt unwell following his Quarter-Final win.

The former World Matchplay champion, who eased past David Evans on Saturday afternoon, fought back from 4-1 down to dump out Luke Woodhouse in the Last 16, producing an 11-darter in the decider after Woodhouse had missed the bull for victory.

The 28-year-old then converted three ton-plus checkouts to defeat a wasteful Krzysztof Ratajski in the last eight, before easing past Jose De Sousa 7-3 in the Semi-Finals.

De Sousa posted a 101 average in seeing off Steve Beaton on Sunday afternoon, before pinning a 126 checkout on the bull to stun world number one Gerwyn Price in a thrilling Quarter-Final.

Meanwhile, Cullen won through to the Semi-Finals with a trio of deciding-leg wins, landing a sensational 136 checkout to edge out Joe Murnan, while surviving match darts in wins over Daryl Gurney and top seed Luke Humphries.

Humphries – a four-time winner on the European Tour in 2022 – kicked off Sunday’s action by dispatching Dave Chisnall with a 105 average, only to squander five match darts in his quarter-final clash against Cullen.

Price and Smith also suffered last eight exits despite landing 106 averages in wins over Martin Schindler and Damon Heta earlier in the day, while Ratajski’s European Championship qualification hopes remain in the balance following his defeat to Van den Bergh.

German Darts Open 2022 Day Three Results

Sunday September 11

Afternoon Session

Third Round
Luke Humphries 6-3 Dave Chisnall
Daryl Gurney 5-6 Joe Cullen
Peter Wright 6-3 Jonny Clayton
Damon Heta 3-6 Ross Smith
Gerwyn Price 6-1 Martin Schindler
Steve Beaton 3-6 Jose de Sousa
Rob Cross 5-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
Luke Woodhouse 5-6 Dimitri van den Bergh

Evening Session

Quarter-Finals
Luke Humphries 5-6 Joe Cullen
Peter Wright 6-2 Ross Smith
Gerwyn Price 5-6 Jose de Sousa
Krzysztof Ratajski 3-6 Dimitri van den Bergh

Semi-Finals
Peter Wright 7-4 Joe Cullen
Dimitri van den Bergh 7-3 Jose de Sousa

Final
Peter Wright 8-6 Dimitri van den Bergh

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

The eleventh European Tour silverware of the season is up for grabs on Sunday as the last 16 battle it out in Jena for the 2022 German Darts Open title.

Four seeds were sent packing on a dramatic Day Two at the Sparkassen Arena, 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.

Top seed Luke Humphries, who has picked up four Euro Tour titles this season including three of the last five events, steps up his latest quest for glory with a clash against Dave Chisnall.

Humphries has enjoyed an incredible year of dominance in Europe but bounced back from a rare early exit in Hungary last week by defeating Daniel Larsson with a 98 average on Saturday.

Chisnall, Euro Tour event winner in 2013 and 2019, was denied by eventual champion Joe Cullen in a deciding leg Semi-Final a week ago and kick-started his run here with a commanding 6-2 win over Bradley Brooks.

One of the stand-out ties of the Third Round sees reigning World Champion Peter Wright take on World Series Finals winner Jonny Clayton.

The pair met in the final of Night One of the Premier League in February but both have found success hard to come by on the European Tour of late.

Wright, who returned to winning ways against Raymond van Barneveld on Saturday, claimed the most recent of his six Euro Tour titles back in 2017, while Clayton’s sole triumph came in Austria a year later.

World number one Gerwyn Price steps up his bid for a second Euro Tour title of the year and a seventh in total when he takes on home favourite Martin Schindler.

Price began his run to the final of July’s World Matchplay by defeating Schindler 10-8 in the opening round and will be poised for another tricky test from the tenacious 26-year-old.

Two-time European Champion Rob Cross, runner-up in three Euro Tour events this season, faces a tough battle with world number 18 Krzysztof Ratajski.

Cross thrashed Martin Lukeman 6-1 with a 100.5 average in his opener, while Ratajski edged out Geert Nentjes in a deciding leg with an average of 89.

Another tasty tussle sees last week’s Hungarian Trophy champion Joe Cullen take on 2019 German Championship winner – Daryl Gurney.

Cullen held firm to deny Joe Murnan in a deciding leg on Saturday, while in-form Gurney has already seen off Connor Scutt and Dirk van Duijvenbode by 6-3 scorelines.

Tenth seed Jose de Sousa, quarter-finalist in Budapest last weekend, comes up against 1996 Lakeside World Champion Steve Beaton – who pulled off a superb 6-4 win over Nathan Aspinall to bolster his hopes of World Championship qualification and tour survival this year.

Damon Heta, the number five seed who averaged 101.3 in defeating Alan Soutar on Saturday, now faces ProTour event winner Ross Smith – who knocked out UK Open champion Danny Noppert in a last-leg decider.

Dimitri van den Bergh, using his new setup for the first time, landed six 180s on his way to a 6-2 success over David Evans, and the Belgian ace will look to replicate that deadly scoring power when he meets Luke Woodhouse – conqueror of Keane Barry and Ryan Searle so far.

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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German Darts Open 2022 Schedule of Play

Sunday September 11

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Third Round
Luke Humphries v Dave Chisnall
Daryl Gurney v Joe Cullen
Peter Wright v Jonny Clayton
Damon Heta v Ross Smith
Gerwyn Price v Martin Schindler
Steve Beaton v Jose de Sousa
Rob Cross v Krzysztof Ratajski
Luke Woodhouse v Dimitri van den Bergh

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Quarter-Finals
Humphries/Chisnall v Gurney/Cullen
Wright/Clayton v Heta/R Smith
Price/Schindler v Beaton/De Sousa
Cross/Ratajski v Woodhouse/Van den Bergh

Semi-Finals

Final

Gerwyn Price denies Lewy Williams at the German Darts Open as Beaton beats Aspinall

Gerwyn Price was among the seeded players to progress to the Third Round of the 2022 German Darts Open in Jena on Saturday, while Steve Beaton knocked out Nathan Aspinall.

World number one Price reeled off three consecutive legs from 4-3 down to defeat Lewy Williams in an entertaining all-Welsh encounter.

Williams started superbly, firing in six 180s, a ten-darter and a 142 checkout, but Price’s experience paid dividends as the second seed claimed three legs without reply to seal his spot in the Last 16.

“Lewy was banging in 180s on his throw and putting me under pressure,” admitted Price, who will now face home favourite Martin Schindler on Sunday.

“Thankfully I had that 3-1 lead, because I needed it towards the end. Lewy is a fantastic player, and with more experience I’m sure he will be able to finish off games like this.”

Schindler maintained German hopes with a battling 6-3 win over Dutch qualifier Danny van Trijp, with a two-dart 90 combination sandwiched between 14 and 13-dart legs in the latter stages.

Former World Champion Beaton rolled back the years to record a crucial win over Aspinall, punishing a profligate display from last weekend’s semi-finalist in Hungary to complete a 6-4 success.

Reigning World Champion Peter Wright overcame five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld in a topsy-turvy affair at the Sparkassen-Arena to secure his first victory since returning from gallstones surgery last month.

Van Barneveld recovered from a sluggish start to restore parity at three apiece, only for Wright to reel off the last three legs in 15, 13 and 15 darts to advance with a 99.8 average.

“I got a bit emotional last week, but it’s great to be back in front of these amazing fans,” said Wright.

Raymond is absolutely fantastic. He’s a great guy and he’ll be back, but the most important thing is that I’m in the next round.”

Wright now takes on Jonny Clayton in a blockbuster Last 16 tie, after the New South Wales Masters winner fought back from 4-3 down to defeat compatriot Jim Williams, following up a 116 finish with a 13-darter to complete the turnaround.

Top seed Luke Humphries began his campaign with a 6-3 win over Sweden’s Daniel Larsson, opening up proceedings with legs of 13 and 11 darts before converting a clinical 111 finish in the penultimate leg to progress.

Last week’s Hungarian Darts Trophy winner Joe Cullen produced a sensational 136 checkout to complete a thrilling deciding-leg win over Joe Murnan, having also taken out 141 and 116 finishes earlier in the game.

Reigning European Champion Rob Cross underlined his credentials with a thumping 6-1 victory over Martin Lukeman in the evening’s finale, winning six consecutive legs to triumph with a 100.5 average.

Jose De Sousa fired in six perfect darts in the closing stages of his tie against host nation qualifier Dragutin Horvat to prevail 6-4.

Daryl Gurney converted a stunning 164 checkout in the opening leg of his 6-3 win over Dirk van Duijvenbode, before registering back-to-back 180s to seal his progression with a brilliant 11-darter.

Ross Smith defied a spirited fightback from UK Open Champion Danny Noppert – who hit back from 4-0 down to force a last-leg decider – conjuring up a 13-dart hold to triumph in a high-quality tussle.

Fifth seed Damon Heta awaits Smith on Sunday, after the Australian number one averaged 101.32, posted four maximums and landed two ton-plus finishes to dispatch Alan Soutar 6-2.

Dimitri Van den Bergh produced an impressive display of power scoring in his opener, rattling in six 180s to wrap up a resounding 6-2 victory over David Evans.

The Belgian will now face Luke Woodhouse, who advanced to the Last 16 for the second successive weekend after inflicting Ryan Searle’s third consecutive defeat on the European Tour stage.

Dave Chisnall continued his fine form to ease past former World Youth Champion Bradley Brooks on Saturday afternoon, and he will meet Humphries in a mouth-watering third round fixture.

Krzysztof Ratajski produced a 13-dart leg to edge out Geert Nentjes and preserve his European Championship qualification hopes, and third seed Cross now awaits the Polish number one on Sunday afternoon.

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German Darts Open 2022 Day Two Results

Saturday September 10

Second Round

Afternoon Session
Ryan Searle 3-6 Luke Woodhouse
Jose de Sousa 6-4 Dragutin Horvat
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-5 Geert Nentjes
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-2 David Evans
Danny Noppert 5-6 Ross Smith
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Bradley Brooks
Nathan Aspinall 4-6 Steve Beaton
Dirk van Duijvenbode 3-6 Daryl Gurney

Evening Session
Damon Heta 6-2 Alan Soutar
Luke Humphries 6-3 Daniel Larsson
Joe Cullen 6-5 Joe Murnan
Peter Wright 6-3 Raymond van Barneveld
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Lewy Williams
Martin Schindler 6-3 Danny van Trijp
Jonny Clayton 6-4 Jim Williams
Rob Cross 6-1 Martin Lukeman

German Darts Open 2022 | Day Two Preview and Order of Play

The seeded players get their German Darts Open campaigns under way in Jena on Saturday as the Second Round action takes centre stage.

With only two European Tour events remaining after this weekend, the race for European Championship qualification is also set to intensify.

Among Saturday’s stand-out ties at the Sparkassen-Arena is a show-down between multiple World Champions Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld.

Wright, who missed last month’s World Series triple-header in Australia and New Zealand for health reasons, was beaten on his return to action by Jim Williams in a deciding leg at this stage of the Hungarian Darts Trophy a week ago and will be determined to avoid a similar fate.

Van Barneveld got off and running with a 6-0 demolition of a struggling Ian White on Friday, and after being edged out 6-5 by Jose de Sousa in Budapest, will look to go a step further here by ousting the world number two.

World number one Gerwyn Price, who withdrew from last weekend’s Euro Tour event, returns to action to face fellow Welshman Lewy Williams in the evening session.

New South Wales Masters winner Jonny Clayton also faces an all-Welsh encounter with in-form Jim Williams – winner of a ProTour event earlier this year and within striking distance of a provisional European Championship spot.

Reigning European Champion Rob Cross, three times a beaten finalist on the Euro Tour this year, faces a tough opening test against Martin Lukeman – runner-up in April’s German Darts Grand Prix and a 6-1 winner over Gabriel Clemens on Friday night.

Martin Schindler was promoted to the seeded places following the withdrawals of Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith, and the German ace looks to delight his home crowd by overcoming Associate Member qualifier Danny van Trijp – who whitewashed John Henderson in Round One.

Top seed Luke Humphries launches his latest quest for a fantastic fifth Euro Tour title of the year with a tie against Sweden’s Daniel Larsson – conqueror of Jamie Hughes in Round One.

Joe Cullen, last weekend’s Hungarian Trophy champion, starts his bid for back-to-back titles with a meeting with former Players Championship event winner Joe Murnan.

Fifth seed Damon Heta, twice a ProTour event winner, will take on Scottish star Alan Soutar, while the afternoon session commences with a clash between Players Championship Finals runner-up Ryan Searle and a resurgent Luke Woodhouse – who would move into the provisional European Championship spots with a win.

Tenth seed Jose de Sousa, quarter-finalist last weekend, opens up against Host Nation qualifier Dragutin Horvat – who knocked out Jeff Smith on Friday.

Dimitri van den Bergh, winner of two World Series events but yet to triumph on the European Tour, faces David Evans – who saw off Martijn Kleermaker 6-3 to record a rare win on stage in 2022.

Dave Chisnall, who fell at the Semi-Final hurdle a week ago, resumes his quest for a third Euro Tour crown with a tie against former World Youth Champion Bradley Brooks.

Another tasty tie sees former World Grand Prix finalist Dirk van Duijvenbode take on 2019 German Championship winner Daryl Gurney.

Krzysztof Ratajski, a former World Masters and Gibraltar Trophy winner, starts out against Dutch ace Geert Nentjes – who sensationally whitewashed Josh Rock in Round One.

UK Open champion Danny Noppert faces ProTour event winner Ross Smith, while former UK Open champion Nathan Aspinall, semi-finalist in Budapest last week, takes on former Lakeside Champion Steve Beaton.

The action gets under way from 12pm BST, with Second Round matches to be contested over the best of 11 legs.

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German Darts Open 2022 Day Two Schedule of Play

Saturday September 10

Second Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Ryan Searle v Luke Woodhouse
Jose de Sousa v Dragutin Horvat
Krzysztof Ratajski v Geert Nentjes
Dimitri Van den Bergh v David Evans
Danny Noppert v Ross Smith
Dave Chisnall v Bradley Brooks
Nathan Aspinall v Steve Beaton
Dirk van Duijvenbode v Daryl Gurney

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Damon Heta v Alan Soutar
Luke Humphries v Daniel Larsson
Joe Cullen v Joe Murnan
Peter Wright v Raymond van Barneveld
Gerwyn Price v Lewy Williams
Martin Schindler v Danny van Trijp
Jonny Clayton v Jim Williams
Rob Cross v Martin Lukeman

Van Barneveld, Nentjes and Van Trijp enjoy whitewash wins at the German Darts Open

Raymond van Barneveld, Geert Nentjes and Danny van Trijp enjoyed whitewash wins in Round One of the 2022 German Darts Open in Jena on Friday.

Five-time World Champion Van Barneveld rolled back the years with a clinical display to brush aside White at the Sparkassen-Arena, landing six doubles from ten attempts.

The 55-year-old punished nine missed darts at doubles from White and finished with a flourish as legs of 13 and 11 darts sealed an emphatic win.

Van Barneveld will now face reigning World Champion Peter Wright in Saturday’s Second Round.

“The first two or three legs were a bit dodgy but fortunately I won those, and then you see Ian struggling,” said Van Barneveld. “Ian wasn’t playing his game, but I’m happy to beat him.”

“I’m happy with the win and looking forward to tomorrow. “I love to play Peter – I love him to bits, but tomorrow it’s my stage.

“We all know what he can do, but he’s struggling sometimes and if I play my good game I can beat him – but I have to play really well tomorrow.”

Nentjes and Van Trijp were other Dutchmen to enjoy 6-0 wins on Day One as they also progressed to the Second Round of the season’s 11th European Tour event in style.

Nentjes averaged 98 and finished six doubles from ten attempts to thrash in-form Josh Rock – a quarter-finalist in last weekend’s Hungarian Darts Trophy – while Van Trijp swept past former World Cup winner John Henderson.

Martin Lukeman posted a 103.6 average in his 6-1 rout of Gabriel Clemens – who averaged 107.3 in a losing cause on home soil.

Daryl Gurney will face Dirk van Duijvenbode in Round Two following his 6-3 defeat of Connor Scutt, while Alan Soutar overcame Host Nation qualifier Lukas Wenig by the same scoreline to set up a show-down with Damon Heta.

David Evans held off a late fightback from Martijn Kleermaker – who hit back from 5-0 down to trail 5-3 at one stage – to move through to play Dimitri Van den Bergh on Saturday.

Scott Williams suffered a First Round defeat for the first time on the European Tour, as former World Youth Champion Bradley Brooks set up a tie with Dave Chisnall with a 6-3 success, which included a key 136 checkout.

Luke Woodhouse edged through a tight contest against Keane Barry, hitting a second 11-darter of the game to force a deciding leg before surviving a missed match dart at the bull from the Irish ace before progressing to a tie with Ryan Searle.

Jamie Hughes recovered from 3-0 and 5-2 down – landing a 164 checkout along the way – as he forced a deciding leg against Daniel Larsson, who landed a timely 180 as he edged through to meet top seed Luke Humphries.

Jim Williams survived three missed match darts across two visits from Karel Sedlacek in a dramatic deciding leg to their tie, as he created an all-Welsh clash with recent New Zealand Masters winner Jonny Clayton.

Dragutin Horvat hit back from 2-0 down to defeat Canada’s Jeff Smith 6-4, and the Host Nation Qualifier now plays Jose de Sousa.

The pre-tournament withdrawals of Michael van Gerwen, Michael Smith, Adrian Lewis and Darren Webster meant that four players received a Bye in the first round.

Steve Beaton will now play Nathan Aspinall on Saturday, Lewy Williams takes on world number one Gerwyn Price, Ross Smith faces UK Open champion Danny Noppert and Joe Murnan meets Joe Cullen – last weekend’s Hungarian Darts Trophy winner.

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German Darts Open 2022 Day One Results

Friday September 9

First Round

Afternoon Session
Martijn Kleermaker 3-6 David Evans
Bradley Brooks 6-3 Scott Williams
Keane Barry 5-6 Luke Woodhouse
Jamie Hughes 5-6 Daniel Larsson
Karel Sedlacek 5-6 Jim Williams
Dragutin Horvat 6-4 Jeff Smith

Evening Session
Danny van Trijp 6-0 John Henderson
Josh Rock 0-6 Geert Nentjes
Daryl Gurney 6-3 Connor Scutt
Alan Soutar 6-3 Lukas Wenig
Ian White 0-6 Raymond van Barneveld
Gabriel Clemens 1-6 Martin Lukeman

German Darts Open 2022 | Day One Preview and Order of Play

The 2022 German Darts Open commences in Jena on Friday as the qualifiers face off in Round One.

The 11th of 13 Euro Tour events this season features 44 players battling it out for £140,000 in prize money at the Sparkassen-Arena from September 9-11.

The top 16 players from the ProTour Order of Merit (as of June 28) are seeded and enter at the Second Round stage on Saturday, while 28 qualifiers battle it out for the right to join them.

One of the stand-out ties of the opening day sees five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld take on three-time European Tour event winner Ian White in the evening session.

Both players have significant ground to make up in the race to qualify for next month’s European Championship and will be determined to mount a strong run to bolster their hopes this weekend.

Daryl Gurney, the 2019 German Championship winner, opens up with a clash against emerging star Connor Scutt in another appetising contest.

Four-time Development Tour event winner Josh Rock, who reached the Quarter-Finals in Budapest last weekend, starts out against another four-time Development Tour winner in Geert Nentjes.

German number one Gabriel Clemens aims to delight his home crowd by overcoming in-form Martin Lukeman – runner-up in the German Darts Grand Prix earlier this year.

Associate Member qualifier Danny van Trijp, who hit a nine-darter in the recent Live League, takes on former World Cup winner John Henderson – who is battling to keep his Tour Card come the end of the season.

Scottish star Alan Soutar faces Lukas Wenig – one of two Host Nation qualifiers in the field, the other being Dragutin Horvat – who meets Canadian ace Jeff Smith in the afternoon session.

Two players who enjoyed runs to the Last 16 in Hungary a week ago go head-to-head as Jim Williams takes on Czech ace Karel Sedlacek.

Scott Williams, who achieved the rare feat earlier this year of picking up a ProTour title despite not holding a Tour Card, starts out against former World Youth Champion Bradley Brooks.

Rapid Dutch thrower Martijn Kleermaker kicks off the day’s proceedings against David Evans – a player desperate for a good run of results after a torrid first 18 months on the professional circuit.

UK Open semi-finalist Keane Barry faces a tough opener against Luke Woodhouse, while former Czech Open winner Jamie Hughes meets Swedish number one Daniel Larsson.

The action gets under way from 12pm BST, with First Round matches to be contested over the best of 11 legs.

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German Darts Open 2022 Day One Schedule

Friday September 9

First Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Martijn Kleermaker v David Evans
Bradley Brooks v Scott Williams
Keane Barry v Luke Woodhouse
Jamie Hughes v Daniel Larsson
Karel Sedlacek v Jim Williams
Dragutin Horvat v Jeff Smith

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Danny van Trijp v John Henderson
Josh Rock v Geert Nentjes
Daryl Gurney v Connor Scutt
Alan Soutar v Lukas Wenig
Ian White v Raymond van Barneveld
Gabriel Clemens v Martin Lukeman

German Darts Open Betting Tips and Accumulator Predictions

European Tour action continues with the 2022 German Darts Open in Jena, and we’ve picked out our best betting tips for each day.

The 11th of 13 Euro Tour events this season features 44 players battling it out for £140,000 in prize money at the Sparkassen-Arena from September 9-11.

The top 16 players from the ProTour Order of Merit (as of June 28) are seeded and enter at the Second Round stage, while 28 qualifiers battle it out for the right to join them.

The unseeded players are made up of 21 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers, two Associate Member Qualifiers, two Host Nation Qualifiers, the top ranked German, one Nordic & Baltic Qualifier and an East European Qualifier.

Michael van Gerwen is the reigning champion after he defeated Ian White 8-3 in the 2019 final, however the world number three has withdrawn from the event alongside Michael Smith, Adrian Lewis and Darren Webster.

Top seed Luke Humphries is eyeing his fifth Euro Tour silverware of 2022, while world number one Gerwyn Price returns to action after skipping last weekend’s Hungarian Darts Trophy.

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

Tour Card qualifiers include Daryl Gurney, Raymond van Barneveld, Steve Beaton, John Henderson and Josh Rock.

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

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

The 11th of 13 Euro Tour events this season features 44 players battling it out for £140,000 in prize money at the Sparkassen-Arena from September 9-11.

The top 16 players from the ProTour Order of Merit (as of June 28) are seeded and enter at the Second Round stage, while 28 qualifiers battle it out for the right to join them.

The unseeded players are made up of 21 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers, two Associate Member Qualifiers, two Host Nation Qualifiers, the top ranked German, one Nordic & Baltic Qualifier and an East European Qualifier.

Michael van Gerwen is the reigning champion after he defeated Ian White 8-3 in the 2019 final, however the world number three has withdrawn from the event alongside Michael Smith, Adrian Lewis and Darren Webster.

Top seed Luke Humphries is eyeing his fifth Euro Tour silverware of 2022, while world number one Gerwyn Price returns to action after skipping last weekend’s Hungarian Darts Trophy.

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

Tour Card qualifiers include Daryl Gurney, Raymond van Barneveld, Steve Beaton, John Henderson and Josh Rock.

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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German Darts Open 2022 Schedule of Play

Friday September 9

First Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Martijn Kleermaker 3-6 David Evans
Bradley Brooks 6-3 Scott Williams
Keane Barry 5-6 Luke Woodhouse
Jamie Hughes 5-6 Daniel Larsson
Karel Sedlacek 5-6 Jim Williams
Dragutin Horvat 6-4 Jeff Smith

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Danny van Trijp 6-0 John Henderson
Josh Rock 0-6 Geert Nentjes
Daryl Gurney 6-3 Connor Scutt
Alan Soutar 6-3 Lukas Wenig
Ian White 0-6 Raymond van Barneveld
Gabriel Clemens 1-6 Martin Lukeman

Saturday September 10

Second Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Ryan Searle 3-6 Luke Woodhouse
Jose de Sousa 6-4 Dragutin Horvat
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-5 Geert Nentjes
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-2 David Evans
Danny Noppert 5-6 Ross Smith
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Bradley Brooks
Nathan Aspinall 4-6 Steve Beaton
Dirk van Duijvenbode 3-6 Daryl Gurney

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Damon Heta 6-2 Alan Soutar
Luke Humphries 6-3 Daniel Larsson
Joe Cullen 6-5 Joe Murnan
Peter Wright 6-3 Raymond van Barneveld
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Lewy Williams
Martin Schindler 6-3 Danny van Trijp
Jonny Clayton 6-4 Jim Williams
Rob Cross 6-1 Martin Lukeman

Sunday September 11

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Third Round
Luke Humphries 6-3 Dave Chisnall
Daryl Gurney 5-6 Joe Cullen
Peter Wright 6-3 Jonny Clayton
Damon Heta 3-6 Ross Smith
Gerwyn Price 6-1 Martin Schindler
Steve Beaton 3-6 Jose de Sousa
Rob Cross 5-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
Luke Woodhouse 5-6 Dimitri van den Bergh

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Quarter-Finals
Luke Humphries 5-6 Joe Cullen
Peter Wright 6-2 Ross Smith
Gerwyn Price 5-6 Jose de Sousa
Krzysztof Ratajski 3-6 Dimitri van den Bergh

Semi-Finals
Peter Wright 7-4 Joe Cullen
Dimitri van den Bergh 7-3 Jose de Sousa

Final
Peter Wright 8-6 Dimitri van den Bergh

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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German Darts Open live stream | How to watch live online

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

The 11th of 13 Euro Tour events this season features 44 players battling it out for £140,000 in prize money at the Sparkassen-Arena from September 9-11.

The top 16 players from the ProTour Order of Merit (as of June 28) are seeded and enter at the Second Round stage, while 28 qualifiers battle it out for the right to join them.

The unseeded players are made up of 21 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers, two Associate Member Qualifiers, two Host Nation Qualifiers, the top ranked German, one Nordic & Baltic Qualifier and an East European Qualifier.

Michael van Gerwen is the reigning champion after he defeated Ian White 8-3 in the 2019 final, however the world number three has withdrawn from the event alongside Michael Smith, Adrian Lewis and Darren Webster.

Top seed Luke Humphries is eyeing his fifth Euro Tour silverware of 2022, while world number one Gerwyn Price returns to action after skipping last weekend’s Hungarian Darts Trophy.

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

Tour Card qualifiers include Daryl Gurney, Raymond van Barneveld, Steve Beaton, John Henderson and Josh Rock.

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

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How to watch German Darts Open live stream

1) Go to Bet365.com via this special link

2) Register an account, place a £10 first bet and get £50 in Free Bets* (18+ only, T&Cs apply)

3) Once registered, go to the sports homepage and select ‘Darts’ from the left-hand menu

4) Select the play icon next to the match in progress and the live stream window will appear

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