Joe Cullen claims Hungarian Darts Trophy title

Joe Cullen secured his third European Tour title at the 2022 Hungarian Darts Trophy with an 8-2 rout of William O’Connor in the final in Budapest.

Masters champion Cullen added a fourth title of the year to his haul as he claimed the £25,000 top prize, denying O’Connor a landmark triumph.

Cullen had battled past Martin Lukeman in Saturday’s Second Round, before dispatching Jim Williams in Sunday afternoon’s Third Round despite being far below his brilliant best.

He then overcame Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 6-4 in the Quarter-Finals and survived three missed match darts from Dave Chisnall in their Semi-Final, before producing a 12-darter to complete a narrow 7-6 victory.

Cullen’s most dominant display came in the final as he reeled off the opening five legs without reply, twice punishing missed doubles from O’Connor whilst also posting a 13-dart leg, two 14-darters and a 100 finish.

O’Connor hit back with double ten and then produced a 124 finish to break with a sparkling 12-darter, but five further missed doubles in the next leg allowed Cullen in to move 6-2 up.

The Premier League runner-up then edged towards victory with an 11-darter as he took out 96, and four further misses from the former World Cup finalist allowed him to claim the title on double eight.

“I didn’t expect to come to Budapest and win, but I’m over the moon,” said Cullen.

“In my first three games I was terrible and a bit lucky to get through all three of them. Then I turned it on a little bit in the semis and I think I was pretty decent in the final.

“I kept Willie at bay, because I’d seen how well he played over the weekend and that’s what I had to do.”

O’Connor battled back from 5-3 down to edge out Michael Smith in the Last 16, before defeating Jose de Sousa and Nathan Aspinall to reach his first European Tour final since 2018.

“The fantastic crowd in Budapest is one of the best crowds I’ve ever seen,” said O’Connor. “If you told me before the weekend that I’d get to a final, I’d be absolutely ecstatic.

“Although it’s a disaster to lose in any final – it’s not nice – I don’t mind losing to Joe. He’s one of the best guys in the game and I wish him the very best in the future.”

Aspinall had won through to his third European Tour semi-final of 2022 following a dramatic ending to his last eight clash with Ryan Meikle, who missed the bullseye for a 170 checkout in the deciding leg.

Chisnall’s run saw him reach a fifth ranking Semi-Final of the year with his best European Tour display, as he defeated Boris Krcmar with the aid of a 170 finish before whitewashing Josh Rock with a 102 average.

Meikle’s 6-5 win over Simon Whitlock ensured his first quarter-final appearance of the year from his best run on the European Tour, as he agonisingly missed out on a last four place.

Rodriguez was also appearing in his first European Tour quarter-final, after seeing off Madars Razma in the third round.

Northern Irish youngster Rock averaged 100 in his third round win over Dirk van Duijvenbode, taking out 126 on the bull in the deciding leg to reach a second European Tour quarter-final in his debut year on the circuit.

Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 Day Three Results

Sunday September 4

Afternoon Session

Last 16
Joe Cullen 6-4 Jim Williams
Madars Razma 4-6 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Josh Rock 6-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Boris Krcmar 3-6 Dave Chisnall
Jeffrey De Zwaan 4-6 Jose De Sousa
Michael Smith 5-6 William O’Connor
Karel Sedlacek 4-6 Nathan Aspinall
Simon Whitlock 5-6 Ryan Meikle

Evening Session

Quarter-Finals
Joe Cullen 6-4 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Dave Chisnall 6-0 Josh Rock
William O’Connor 6-4 Jose de Sousa
Nathan Aspinall 6-5 Ryan Meikle

Semi-Finals
Joe Cullen 7-6 Dave Chisnall
William O’Connor 7-5 Nathan Aspinall

Final
Joe Cullen 8-2 William O’Connor

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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 | Day Three Preview and Order of Play

The tenth European Tour silverware of the season is up for grabs on Sunday as the last 16 battle it out in Budapest for the 2022 Hungarian Darts Trophy title.

No fewer than ten seeds were sent packing on a dramatic Day Two at the BOK Sportcsarnok, opening up both halves of the draw bracket.

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.

Among the stand-out ties is clash between two players seeking their first Euro Tour title as Dirk van Duijvenbode takes on Josh Rock.

Van Duijvenbode has picked up two Players Championship titles this season and will be determined to take the next step with a maiden success on the Euro Tour stage, having opened up with a 104 average and six 180s in a 6-3 win over Chris Dobey on Saturday.

Rock, 21, claimed two Development Tour titles last month to take his overall tally to four for the year, and the Northern Irish ace is now eyeing a first senior title having already dispatched Darius Labanauskas and Damon Heta by 6-4 scorelines.

Dave Chisnall, twice a Euro Tour event winner, resumes his quest for a first title in three years when he faces Croatia’s Boris Krcmar.

Chisnall, unseeded in the draw this weekend, thrashed Daniel Larsson 6-1 on Friday before producing a spectacular 135 checkout on the bull in the deciding leg to oust Jonny Clayton in Round Two.

Krcmar has moved into the provisional qualification places for next month’s European Championship following impressive wins over Levente Sarai and four-time Euro Tour event winner Luke Humphries.

Michael Smith, the highest seed left standing in the competition, continues his challenge for a second Euro Tour title in the space of three events when he meets Irish ace William O’Connor.

Smith whitewashed Daryl Gurney in Saturday’s opener and will look to pick up from where he left off as he faces the former World Cup of Darts finalist who knocked out an out of sorts Dimitri van den Bergh in Round Two.

After surviving four match darts from Brett Clayton in Round One, Jim Williams escaped a further two missed match darts from Peter Wright on his way to pulling off a memorable 6-5 win over the reigning World Champion, and the Welshman’s next test comes in the shape of Masters Champion Joe Cullen.

Cullen, who recently sampled his first taste of World Series action in Australia and New Zealand, battled his way to a 6-4 win over Martin Lukeman and will be eyeing an improvement on his match average of 90 if he is to go deep on Sunday.

Simon Whitlock, who pulled off a sensational sixth consecutive win over Michael van Gerwen in Round Two, now looks to end the hopes of Suffolk star Ryan Meikle – who wins over Gabriel Clemens and Krzysztof Ratajski have moved him into the provisional qualification spots for the European Championship.

Former UK Open winner Nathan Aspinall resumes his quest for a first Euro Tour crown with a tie against Czech qualifier Karel Sedlacek – who has put Thibault Tricole and Ryan Searle to the sword so far this weekend.

Jose De Sousa narrowly wired double 12 for a nine-darter on his way to a dramatic 6-5 win over Raymond van Barneveld on Saturday, and the former Grand Slam champion now comes up against former World Matchplay semi-finalist Jeffrey de Zwaan – a player enjoying a welcome resurgence following a barren spell.

Madars Razma benefitted from a bye into the Third Round following the late withdrawal of defending champion Gerwyn Price, and the Latvian now faces in-form youngster Rusty-Jake Rodriguez – who has dropped only three legs in dispatching Jeff Smith and Danny Noppert 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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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 Day Three Schedule

All times BST (Local time one hour ahead)

Sunday September 4

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Last 16
Jim Williams v Joe Cullen
Madars Razma v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Josh Rock v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Boris Krcmar v Dave Chisnall
Jeffrey De Zwaan v Jose De Sousa
Michael Smith v William O’Connor
Karel Sedlacek v Nathan Aspinall
Simon Whitlock v Ryan Meikle

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Quarter-Finals
Razma/Rodriguez v Williams/Cullen
Krcmar/Chisnall v Rock/Van Duijvenbode
Smith/O’Connor v De Zwaan/De Sousa
Whitlock/Meikle v Sedlacek/Aspinall

Semi-Finals

Final

Jim Williams denies Peter Wright in Hungarian Darts Trophy as Whitlock makes it six in a row over Van Gerwen

​Simon Whitlock secured a sixth straight win over Michael van Gerwen to reach the Last 16 of the Hungarian Darts Trophy in Budapest, as Jim Williams produced an inspired comeback to defeat Peter Wright.

Van Gerwen and Wright were among the ten seeds to crash out on a dramatic day of Second Round action at the BOK Sportcsarnok on Saturday.

Top seed Van Gerwen squandered a staggering 25 darts at double as his winless run against Whitlock continued, with Australia’s World Cup winner registering a nerveless 13-darter in the decider to progress.

Meanwhile, Wright was left to rue two missed match darts in an edgy conclusion against Williams, who fought back magnificently from 5-3 down to advance.

Wright, making his first appearance since undergoing gallstones surgery last month, conjured up 160 and 145 finishes to seize the initiative, but skin-saving 125 and 100 checkouts catapulted Williams to an unlikely victory.

Jose De Sousa landed a sublime 11-dart break to clinch a last-leg win over Raymond van Barneveld, after the Dutch legend wired one match dart at double 18 in a dramatic finale.

The opening ten legs went with throw, yet De Sousa – who missed double 12 for a nine-darter in leg four – followed up his sixth 180 by pinning tops to prevail with a 99 average.

De Sousa will now lock horns with Jeffrey De Zwaan on Sunday, after the Dutchman fired in five 180s to topple Rob Cross 6-4 and preserve his European Championship qualification hopes.

Boris Krcmar also claimed a crucial win in his bid to qualify for October’s main event, winning five straight legs to stun second seed Luke Humphries and set up a showdown with Dave Chisnall on Sunday.

Chisnall produced two sensational finishes to deny Clayton earlier in the afternoon, following up a 117 checkout in leg nine with a brilliant 135 finish on the bull to seal the deal in style.

Joe Cullen returned to winning ways on the European Tour courtesy of a battling 6-4 win over Martin Lukeman, while Nathan Aspinall defied a late rally from Stephen Bunting, punishing a profligate display from the St Helens star to close out a comfortable 6-3 success.

Earlier in the day, Josh Rock registered a superb 104 average to secure his first victory over Damon Heta, reeling off four consecutive legs from 4-2 down to dump out the Australian number one.

Emerging star Rock will now take on tenth seed Dirk van Duijvenbode, after the Dutchman also averaged 104 to prevail in a high-quality contest against Chris Dobey, registering six maximums along the way.

Michael Smith stormed through to Sunday’s final stages with a whitewash win over Daryl Gurney, taking out 116 and a double-double 96 finish to move through to face William O’Connor.

The Irishman secured his spot in the Last 16 on the European Tour for the first time since 2019 courtesy of a 6-3 win against an out-of-sorts Dimitri van den Bergh.

Rusty-Jake Rodriguez produced his best performance on the big stage to dispatch UK Open champion Danny Noppert with a 99 average, and he now plays Madars Razma on Sunday, after the Latvian received a Bye following Gerwyn Price’s withdrawal.

Ryan Searle was another seeded casualty on Saturday afternoon, succumbing 6-3 to Czech star Karel Sedlacek, who wrapped up victory with a brilliant 126 finish to move through to a tie against Aspinall.

Elsewhere, Krzysztof Ratajski’s woes on the European Tour continue, after Poland’s number one was edged out by Ryan Meikle, who now plays Whitlock on Sunday afternoon.

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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 Day Two Results

Saturday September 3

Second Round

Afternoon Session
Damon Heta 4-6 Josh Rock
Danny Noppert 1-6 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Ryan Searle 3-6 Karel Sedlacek
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-3 Chris Dobey
Michael Smith 6-0 Daryl Gurney
Krzysztof Ratajski 4-6 Ryan Meikle
Dimitri Van den Bergh 3-6 William O’Connor
Jonny Clayton 5-6 Dave Chisnall

Evening Session
Rob Cross 4-6 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Jose de Sousa 6-5 Raymond van Barneveld
Luke Humphries 3-6 Boris Krcmar
Joe Cullen 6-4 Martin Lukeman
Peter Wright 5-6 Jim Williams
Michael van Gerwen 5-6 Simon Whitlock
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Stephen Bunting

Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 | Day Two Preview and Order of Play

The seeded players commence their Hungarian Darts Trophy campaigns in Budapest on Saturday as the Second Round action takes centre stage.

With reigning champion Gerwyn Price having withdrawn from the event, a new name is guaranteed to be etched onto the trophy come Sunday evening.

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

Among Saturday’s stand-out ties is a grudge clash between World Matchplay champion Michael van Gerwen and World Cup winner Simon Whitlock.

The duo have been in World Series action in Australia and New Zealand over the past three weeks, with Whitlock registering his fifth consecutive win over MVG during the New South Wales Darts Masters.

The 53-year-old will look to extend that incredible run as he eyes a first European Tour title in a decade, while Van Gerwen aims to stop the rot and remain in contention for a fourth Euro Tour title of the season.

Luke Humphries, who has dominated the Euro Tour this year with a fabulous four titles including three of the last four events, starts his latest quest for silverware with a clash against Croatia’s Boris Krcmar.

Jose de Sousa, the number 12 seed whose sole Euro Tour success to date came in 2020, opens up against five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld – who received a bye into the Second Round following the withdrawal of Rowby-John Rodriguez.

Reigning and two-time European Champion Rob Cross, who has finished runner-up in three Euro Tour events this season, starts his weekend with a tie against former World Matchplay semi-finalist Jeffrey de Zwaan.

World Champion Peter Wright returns to action after missing August’s World Series triple-header due to an operation, and the world number two will take on former BDO world finalist Jim Williams – who survived four match darts from Brett Claydon in Round One.

The afternoon session kicks off with a mouth-watering clash between World Cup winner Damon Heta and emerging sensation Josh Rock.

Heta suffered three consecutive First Round defeats Down Under in the World Series despite a clutch of a strong displays, and will be out to stop the rot by overcoming the 21-year-old newcomer who has racked up four Development Tour titles this season.

UK Open champion and recent World Matchplay semi-finalist Danny Noppert starts out against six-time Development Tour winner Rusty-Jake Rodriguez – who defeated Canada’s Jeff Smith in Round One.

US Masters champion and world finalist Michael Smith faces a tough opener against in-form Daryl Gurney – who averaged 105.3 in a 6-1 rout of Nathan Rafferty on Friday.

Last month’s New South Wales Masters winner Jonny Clayton also faces a formidable test against two-time Euro Tour event winner Dave Chisnall.

Dimitri Van den Bergh, winner of two World Series events this season, takes on former World Cup of Darts finalist William O’Connor, while Players Championship Finals runner-up Ryan Searle meets Czech ace Karel Sedlacek.

Former Gibraltar Trophy winner Krzysztof Ratajski comes up against Suffolk star Ryan Meikle – who knocked out Gabriel Clemens on opening night to bolster his hopes of European Championship qualification.

Masters champion and Premier League runner-up Joe Cullen kicks off his campaign against world number 61 Martin Lukeman – who has already reached a European Tour final this season.

Ninth seed Nathan Aspinall faces a crunch clash with in-form Stephen Bunting – who ruthlessly whitewashed Callan Rydz with a 103.6 average on Friday evening.

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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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 Day Two Schedule

All times BST (Local time one hour ahead)

Saturday September 3

Second Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Damon Heta v Josh Rock
Danny Noppert v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Ryan Searle v Karel Sedlacek
Dirk van Duijvenbode v Chris Dobey
Michael Smith v Daryl Gurney
Krzysztof Ratajski v Ryan Meikle
Dimitri Van den Bergh v William O’Connor
Jonny Clayton v Dave Chisnall

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Rob Cross v Jeffrey de Zwaan
Jose de Sousa v Raymond van Barneveld
Luke Humphries v Boris Krcmar
Joe Cullen v Martin Lukeman
Peter Wright v Jim Williams
Michael van Gerwen v Simon Whitlock
Nathan Aspinall v Stephen Bunting

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Daryl Gurney and Stephen Bunting enjoy emphatic starts at the Hungarian Darts Trophy

Daryl Gurney and Stephen Bunting stormed into the Second Round of the 2022 Hungarian Darts Trophy with ton-plus averages in Budapest on Friday.

The opening day of the season’s tenth European Tour event saw a clutch of big names get their campaigns off to an impressive start at the BOK Sportcsarnok.

Former Euro Tour event winner Gurney produced the performance of the day, averaging 105.3 to dispatch his fellow Northern Irish ace Nathan Rafferty 6-1.

Gurney was in merciless mood in the Hungarian capital, winning all six legs within five visits to the board to set up a blockbuster tussle against Michael Smith in Saturday’s Second Round.

Recent Euro Tour semi-finalist Bunting was also in scintillating form, averaging 103.6 in a 6-0 whitewash of Callan Rydz in the evening session.

Simon Whitlock will renew his rivalry with Michael van Gerwen in Round Two after safely seeing off home favourite Janos Vegso 6-2 with the aid of six maximums and high finishes of 122 and 147.

Whitlock squandered a host of match darts in the latter stages, but he regained his composure to move through to a meeting against top seed Van Gerwen, as he eyes a sixth straight win against the Dutchman.

Dave Chisnall turned on the style in a 6-1 demolition of Daniel Larsson, producing a sublime 137 checkout to set up a mouth-watering showdown against Jonny Clayton.

Chris Dobey claimed a crucial win in his bid to seal European Championship qualification, recording a 6-3 success over World Youth Champion Ted Evetts.

Ryan Meikle fired in a timely 11-darter to clinch a 6-4 win over German number one Gabriel Clemens, while Martin Lukeman maintained his impressive European Tour form to close out a hard-fought 6-4 victory over Ian White.

All four Hungarian representatives crashed out in round one, as William O’Connor prevailed in a scrappy contest against Pal Szekely and Jeffrey De Zwaan and Boris Krcmar also breezed past regional qualifiers Andras Borbely and Levente Sarai earlier in the day.

Josh Rock continues to impress on the big stage, posting four 180s and taking out a brilliant 121 finish to dump out Darius Labanauskas with a 6-4 success.

Rusty-Jake Rodriguez fired in four maximums en route to a convincing 6-2 success against Canadian veteran Jeff Smith, while Jim Williams survived four match darts in an edgy affair against Brett Claydon to set up a showdown against World Champion Peter Wright.

Karel Sedlacek defied a late rally to overcome WDF world finalist Thibault Tricole 6-4, as Madars Razma landed two ton-plus finishes as he reeled off four consecutive legs from 5-2 down to deny Germany’s Franz Roetzsch in a decider.

The Latvian was due to take on defending champion Gerwyn Price in the Second Round, but he now receives a Bye through to Sunday’s Last 16 after the Welshman withdrew from the event.

Raymond van Barneveld also received a Bye following Rowby-John Rodriguez’s withdrawal, and the five-time World Champion now takes on Jose De Sousa in a heavyweight Second Round clash.

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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 Day One Results

Friday September 2

First Round

Afternoon Session
Franz Roetzsch 5-6 Madars Razma
Brett Claydon 5-6 Jim Williams
Boris Krcmar 6-1 Levente Sarai
Jeff Smith 2-6 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Darius Labanauskas 4-6 Josh Rock
Thibault Tricole 4-6 Karel Sedlacek
Andras Borbely 2-6 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Nathan Rafferty

Evening Session
Ian White 4-6 Martin Lukeman
Dave Chisnall 6-1 Daniel Larsson
Pal Szekely 2-6 William O’Connor
Ted Evetts 3-6 Chris Dobey
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Janos Vegso
Stephen Bunting 6-0 Callan Rydz
Gabriel Clemens 4-6 Ryan Meikle

Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 | Day One Preview and Order of Play

The 2022 Hungarian Darts Trophy gets under way in Budapest on Friday as the qualifiers collide in Round One.

The tenth European Tour event of the season features 48 players battling it out for £140,000 in prize money at the BOK Sportcsarnok.

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 32 qualifiers battle it out for the right to join them.

The afternoon session features an all-Northern Irish battle between two-time major champion Daryl Gurney and seven-time Development Tour event winner Nathan Rafferty.

21-year-old sensation Josh Rock, a first-time Tour Card holder and winner of four Development Tour titles this year, takes on Lithuanian number one Darius Labanauskas.

France’s top darting export Thibault Tricole, runner-up in this year’s WDF World Championship, faces Czech ace Karel Sedlacek – who came through the East European Qualifier.

Canadian number one Jeff Smith opens up against six-time Development Tour winner Rusty-Jake Rodriguez, while Latvian ace Madars Razma takes on German Associate Member qualifier Franz Rötzsch.

Former BDO world finalist Jim Williams, winner of a ProTour event in his debut season as a PDC Tour Card holder, starts out against Brett Claydon, while Croatia’s Boris Krcmar meets debutant Levente Sarai – one of four Host Nation representatives.

Two-time ProTour event winner Jeffrey De Zwaan looks to avoid an upset at the hands of Hungary’s Andras Borbely, while Janos Vegso, Hungary’s top-ranked star, faces World Cup winner Simon Whitlock in the evening session.

Five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld returns to Euro Tour action to face in-form Rowby-John Rodriguez – who defeated Jonny Clayton on his World Matchplay debut in July.

Former Lakeside Champion Stephen Bunting, semi-finalist in the most recent Euro Tour event, faces a tough opener against two-time ProTour event winner Callan Rydz – semi-finalist in the Dutch Darts Championship.

Dave Chisnall, whose most recent Euro Tour triumph came in 2019, has been drawn to face Swedish World Cup stalwart Daniel Larsson.

German number one Gabriel Clemens, multiple finalist on the ProTour, takes on six-time Development Tour event winner Ryan Meikle.

Multiple major semi-finalist Chris Dobey opens up against World Youth Champion Ted Evetts, while former Premier League ‘Contender’ William O’Connor meets Host Nation hopeful Pal Szekely.

Three-time Euro Tour event winner Ian White takes on Martin Lukeman – runner-up in this year’s German Darts Grand Prix.

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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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 Day One Schedule

All times BST (Local time one hour ahead)

Friday September 2

First Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Franz Rötzsch v Madars Razma
Brett Claydon v Jim Williams
Boris Krcmar v Levente Sarai
Jeff Smith v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Darius Labanauskas v Josh Rock
Thibault Tricole v Karel Sedlacek
Andras Borbely v Jeffrey De Zwaan
Daryl Gurney v Nathan Rafferty

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Ian White v Martin Lukeman
Dave Chisnall v Daniel Larsson
Pal Szekely v William O’Connor
Ted Evetts v Chris Dobey
Simon Whitlock v Janos Vegso
Raymond van Barneveld v Rowby-John Rodriguez
Stephen Bunting v Callan Rydz
Gabriel Clemens v Ryan Meikle

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Hungarian Darts Trophy Betting Tips and Accumulator Predictions

The PDC European Tour returns with the 2022 Hungarian Darts Trophy in Budapest, and we’ve picked out our best betting tips for each day.

The tenth of 13 PDC Euro Tour events this season features 46 players battling it out for £140,000 in prize money at the BOK Sportcsarnok from September 2-4.

The top 15 players from the ProTour Order of Merit (as of June 28) are seeded and enter at the Second Round stage, while 32 qualifiers battle it out for the right to join them.

The 31 unseeded players are made up of 23 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers, two Associate Member Qualifiers, three Host Nation Qualifiers, the top ranked Hungarian player, one Nordic & Baltic Qualifier and one East European Qualifier.

Gerwyn Price is the reigning champion after he defeated Michael Smith 8-2 in last year’s final, however the world number one has withdrawn from this year’s event, alongside Rowby-John Rodriguez.

Premier League and World Matchplay champion Michael van Gerwen is vying for a fourth European Tour title of the season, while Luke Humphries is eyeing his fifth.

Peter Wright returns to action after missing the recent World Series triple-header in Australia and New Zealand, while Joe Cullen, Jonny Clayton, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Rob Cross are among the other seeded stars.

We’ve picked out our top betting tips for each day’s action below.

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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 live stream | How to watch live online

PDC European Tour action returns with the 2022 Hungarian Darts Trophy in Budapest, and a live stream is available for all matches.

The tenth of 13 Euro Tour events this season features 46 players battling it out for £140,000 in prize money at the BOK Sportcsarnok from September 2-4.

The top 15 players from the ProTour Order of Merit (as of June 28) are seeded and enter at the Second Round stage, while 32 qualifiers battle it out for the right to join them.

The 31 unseeded players are made up of 23 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers, two Associate Member Qualifiers, three Host Nation Qualifiers, the top ranked Hungarian player, one Nordic & Baltic Qualifier and one East European Qualifier.

Gerwyn Price is the reigning champion after he defeated Michael Smith 8-2 in last year’s final, however the world number one has withdrawn from this year’s event, alongside Rowby-John Rodriguez.

Premier League and World Matchplay champion Michael van Gerwen is vying for a fourth European Tour title of the season, while Luke Humphries is eyeing his fifth.

Peter Wright returns to action after missing the recent World Series triple-header in Australia and New Zealand, while Joe Cullen, Jonny Clayton, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Rob Cross are among the other seeded stars.

Tour Card qualifiers include Dave Chisnall, Daryl Gurney, Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld 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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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 | Draw, Live Scores and Schedule of Play

The PDC European Tour returns with the 2022 Hungarian Darts Trophy in Budapest, and you can follow the latest results and schedule of play here.

The tenth of 13 PDC Euro Tour events this season features 46 players battling it out for £140,000 in prize money at the BOK Sportcsarnok from September 2-4.

The top 15 players from the ProTour Order of Merit (as of June 28) are seeded and enter at the Second Round stage, while 32 qualifiers battle it out for the right to join them.

The 31 unseeded players are made up of 23 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers, two Associate Member Qualifiers, three Host Nation Qualifiers, the top ranked Hungarian player, one Nordic & Baltic Qualifier and one East European Qualifier.

Gerwyn Price is the reigning champion after he defeated Michael Smith 8-2 in last year’s final, however the world number one has withdrawn from this year’s event, alongside Rowby-John Rodriguez.

Premier League and World Matchplay champion Michael van Gerwen is vying for a fourth European Tour title of the season, while Luke Humphries is eyeing his fifth.

Peter Wright returns to action after missing the recent World Series triple-header in Australia and New Zealand, while Joe Cullen, Jonny Clayton, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Rob Cross are among the other seeded stars.

Tour Card qualifiers include Dave Chisnall, Daryl Gurney, Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld 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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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2022 Schedule of Play

All times BST (Local time one hour ahead)

Friday September 2

First Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Franz Roetzsch 5-6 Madars Razma
Brett Claydon 5-6 Jim Williams
Boris Krcmar 6-1 Levente Sarai
Jeff Smith 2-6 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Darius Labanauskas 4-6 Josh Rock
Thibault Tricole 4-6 Karel Sedlacek
Andras Borbely 2-6 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Nathan Rafferty

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Ian White 4-6 Martin Lukeman
Dave Chisnall 6-1 Daniel Larsson
Pal Szekely 2-6 William O’Connor
Ted Evetts 3-6 Chris Dobey
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Janos Vegso
Raymond van Barneveld w/o Rowby-John Rodriguez
Stephen Bunting 6-0 Callan Rydz
Gabriel Clemens 4-6 Ryan Meikle

Saturday September 3

Second Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Damon Heta 4-6 Josh Rock
Danny Noppert 1-6 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Ryan Searle 3-6 Karel Sedlacek
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-3 Chris Dobey
Michael Smith 6-0 Daryl Gurney
Krzysztof Ratajski 4-6 Ryan Meikle
Dimitri Van den Bergh 3-6 William O’Connor
Jonny Clayton 5-6 Dave Chisnall

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Rob Cross 4-6 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Jose de Sousa 6-5 Raymond van Barneveld
Luke Humphries 3-6 Boris Krcmar
Joe Cullen 6-4 Martin Lukeman
Peter Wright 5-6 Jim Williams
Madars Razma w/o Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen 5-6 Simon Whitlock
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Stephen Bunting

Sunday September 4

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)

Last 16
Joe Cullen 6-4 Jim Williams
Madars Razma 4-6 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Josh Rock 6-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Boris Krcmar 3-6 Dave Chisnall
Jeffrey De Zwaan 4-6 Jose De Sousa
Michael Smith 5-6 William O’Connor
Karel Sedlacek 4-6 Nathan Aspinall
Simon Whitlock 5-6 Ryan Meikle

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Quarter-Finals
Joe Cullen 6-4 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Dave Chisnall 6-0 Josh Rock
William O’Connor 6-4 Jose de Sousa
Nathan Aspinall 6-5 Ryan Meikle

Semi-Finals
Joe Cullen 7-6 Dave Chisnall
William O’Connor 7-5 Nathan Aspinall

Final
Joe Cullen 8-2 William O’Connor

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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