Price powers to glory at the Hungarian Darts Trophy

Gerwyn Price claimed his fourth European Tour title with an 8-2 rout of Michael Smith in the final to be crowned inaugural Hungarian Darts Trophy champion.

The world number one roared to victory in front of a 4,500-strong crowd in Budapest, becoming the PDC’s first winner on Hungarian soil.

Price saved his best for last on Day Three as he recorded back-to-back averages in excess of 107 in the Semi-Finals and final to sweep aside Luke Humphries and Michael Smith.

Price had missed double 12 for a nine-darter during his opening game of the tournament on Saturday, and showed flashes of his brilliant best in defeating Damon Heta and Brendan Dolan to reach the Last Four.

There, he averaged 107.2 as he ended Humphries’ hopes of reaching a first European Tour final with a 7-4 success which was secured with a 134 checkout to follow three 11-darters which helped him open up a 6-1 lead.

Price then continued that blistering form in the final, opening up with back-to-back 12-darters, the second sealed with a 130 checkout on the bull.

Smith punished missed doubles as he claimed the next two legs to level up, but Price regained the lead with another 12-darter before firing in four consecutive 14-darters to surge into a 7-2 advantage.

Price’s heavier scoring continued in the next leg, and though he initially missed three match darts, Smith was unable to capitalise and the Welshman returned to pin double ten for glory.

“To pick up the trophy in the first time here is fantastic,” said Price, who averaged 108.7 in the final as he claimed the £25,000 top prize.

“Michael played fantastic in the whole tournament – I was scraping through and played my best stuff in the semi-final and final, so I’m thankful for that.

“I played with my old darts and they seemed to work so I don’t know why I changed.

“It was a hostile reception on the first day but I appreciate the support today, everyone’s been fantastic.

“Playing behind closed doors is not the same, without the crowd, darts isn’t darts but thankfully they’re back.”

Smith had been bidding to claim a firth European Tour title and a first time since 2017 and defeated teenage star Keane Barry in Sunday afternoon’s Third Round before producing stellar displays to defeat World Matchplay champion Peter Wright and Grand Slam champion Jose de Sousa.

“He was relentless – it’s hard to break down when someone’s not missing,” admitted Smith. “He was fantastic against Luke and again in the final.”

Humphries saw off James Wade in the Last 16 before defeating top seed Joe Cullen to reach his first European Tour Semi-Final.

De Sousa enjoyed wins over Nathan Aspinall and Czech teenager Adam Gawlas as he secured a Semi-Final spot.

Gawlas’ win over fellow young gun Lewis Williams in Round Three saw him reach the Last Eight alongside Wright, Dolan and Cullen.

Dolan had ended Michael van Gerwen’s ongoing quest for a first title of 2021 with a 6-5 Third Round win over the world number three – who squandered four match darts.

The year’s second PDC European Tour event will be the Gibraltar Darts Trophy, which will take place from September 24-26.

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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2021 Results

Sunday September 5

Third Round

Afternoon Session
Joe Cullen 6-4 Rob Cross
James Wade 2-6 Luke Humphries
Michael van Gerwen 5-6 Brendan Dolan
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Damon Heta
Jose De Sousa 6-2 Nathan Aspinall
Adam Gawlas 6-2 Lewis Williams
Michael Smith 6-1 Keane Barry

Evening Session

Quarter-Finals
Joe Cullen 4-6 Luke Humphries
Brendan Dolan 4-6 Gerwyn Price
Jose De Sousa 6-5 Adam Gawlas
Peter Wright 2-6 Michael Smith

Semi-Finals
Luke Humphries 4-7 Gerwyn Price
Jose De Sousa 5-7 Michael Smith

Final
Gerwyn Price 8-2 Michael Smith

Hungarian Darts Trophy 2021 Day Three preview and order of play | Euro Tour silverware up for grabs

The first European Tour champion of 2021 will be crowned at the Hungarian Darts Trophy on Sunday as the 15 remaining hopefuls do battle in Budapest.

A bumper crowd of around 4,500 is expected at the Budapest Sports Arena for the climax of the ground-breaking inaugural PDC event in Hungary.

The afternoon session will feature the Third Round ties, before the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and final follow in the evening.

William Borland withdrew from the event on Sunday morning due to personal reasons, meaning Peter Wright receives a bye into the evening’s Quarter-Finals.

World Matchplay champion Wright will await the winner of the clash between four-time European Tour event winner Michael Smith and teenage sensation Keane Barry.

Sixth seed Smith averaged 101 in a 6-3 victory over Greek thrower John Michael on Saturday and now comes up against the fearless 19-year-old – who has seen off Thomas Lovely and Dirk van Duijvenbode to reach this stage of a Euro Tour event for the first time.

Barry is one of a clutch of emerging stars featuring on the final day of action, alongside fellow 19-year-old talents Adam Gawlas and Lewis Williams – who go head-to-head in the Last 16.

Welsh ace Williams stunned Krzysztof Ratajski by reeling off six consecutive legs from 3-0 down to prevail with a 98.8 average on Saturday and has continued the fine form he has shown on the ProTour in his debut season so far.

Former World Youth Championship finalist Gawlas has come to life on the big stage after a slow start to his career as a Tour Card holder, claiming thrilling deciding-leg victories over Boris Krčmar and Premier League champion Jonny Clayton.

World number one Gerwyn Price received a frosty reception from the crowd on Saturday but turned on the style to record a comeback win over Richard Veenstra, missing double 12 for a nine-darter along the way.

Gerwyn Price makes his entrance (Photo by Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Price now steps up his quest for a fourth European Tour title with a show-down against former Brisbane Masters champion Damon Heta – who claimed an emotional comeback win over Simon Whitlock on Saturday in memory of his close friend Kyle Anderson.

A repeat of two major televised encounters from earlier in the year sees James Wade take on Luke Humphries.

Wade triumphed when the pair met in the final of the UK Open back in March, before Humphries gained his revenge with a crushing First Round win at the World Matchplay in July.

Top seed and two-time Euro Tour event winner Joe Cullen comes up against 2018 World Champion Rob Cross in a mouth-watering opening tie of the afternoon.

Cullen landed eight 180s and averaged 100 in his 6-3 win over Geert de Vos in Round Two, while 16th seed Cross fended off a tough test from Ross Smith.

Michael van Gerwen steps up his quest for a first PDC title of the year with a clash against in-form Brendan Dolan.

Van Gerwen has dominated the European Tour down the years, picking up a staggering 32 titles, and began in style on Saturday night with a 101.5 average in a 6-4 win over Daryl Gurney.

Dolan, meanwhile, thrashed Alan Soutar 6-1 and will be looking to frustrate the green machine and continue his impressive spell of form.

Two Premier League stars collide as Jose De Sousa takes on Nathan Aspinall in what promises to be a pulsating encounter.

Second seed De Sousa recovered from a slow start to defeat Joe Murnan 6-3, while Aspinall brushed aside Bradley Brooks 6-1 with a 101.7 average to hit the ground running.

The action gets under way from 12pm BST, with Third Round and Quarter-Final matches 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 2021 Day Three Schedule

All times BST (Local time one hour ahead)

Sunday September 5

Third Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Joe Cullen v Rob Cross
James Wade v Luke Humphries
Michael van Gerwen v Brendan Dolan
Gerwyn Price v Damon Heta
Jose De Sousa v Nathan Aspinall
Adam Gawlas v Lewis Williams
Michael Smith v Keane Barry

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Quarter-Finals
Cullen/Cross v Wade/Humphries
Van Gerwen/Dolan v Price/Heta
De Sousa/Aspinall v Gawlas/Williams
Peter Wright v Smith/Barry

Semi-Finals

Final

Barry, Borland, Gawlas and Williams claim seeded scalps at the Hungarian Darts Trophy

Young quartet Keane Barry, William Borland, Adam Gawlas and Lewis Williams each pulled off impressive victories over seeded opposition on Day Two of the Hungarian Darts Trophy.

The emerging talents were among the stand-out performers in the Second Round of the season’s first European Tour event at the Budapest Sports Arena, as five seeds crashed out.

Irish teenager Barry sent World Grand Prix finalist Dirk van Duijvenbode packing with a 6-3 victory in the afternoon session, punishing an out of sorts display from the Dutchman – who averaged just 84.6.

Borland will face his Scottish compatriot Peter Wright in Sunday’s Last 16 after edging past Mensur Suljovic in a last-leg decider.

Suljovic had battled back from 5-1 down to send the tie the distance, but it was the world number 78 who held his nerve on tops for a 14-darter to seal victory.

Welsh ace Williams enjoyed a shock 6-3 victory over recent World Matchplay semi-finalist Krzysztof Ratajski, reeling off six consecutive legs from 3-0 down to prevail with a 98.8 average and six doubles from seven attempts.

The evening session saw the star names largely progress unscathed, though Premier League champion Jonny Clayton fell victim to Czech youngster Gawlas in a deciding leg.

The 19-year-old punished a staggering 25 missed darts at doubles from Clayton as he came from 3-0 down to seal victory and a place in the Last 16.

Michael van Gerwen got off and running in style with a 6-4 success over Daryl Gurney, averaging 101.5 with a high checkout of 126 to kick-start his latest quest for a first PDC title of the year.

Peter Wright delighted a 2,500-strong crowd by overcoming Germany’s Florian Hempel 6-3 with four 180s along the way.

Top seed Joe Cullen eased his way to a 6-3 win over Belgium’s Geert de Vos with eight maximums and a 100 average to his name.

World number one Gerwyn Price missed double 12 for a nine-darter in an eventful 6-4 win over debutant Richard Veenstra.

Price trailed 4-2 as the referee struggled to maintain order in the crowd, but the Welshman sparked into life with four consecutive legs to complete the turnaround.

Grand Slam champion Jose De Sousa also battled back from behind to book his place in Round Two as he overturned a 3-1 deficit with five legs on the spin to see off Joe Murnan.

Michael Smith swept aside Greek qualifier John Michael 6-3 with a 101 average, while Rob Cross recovered from 4-2 down to defeat Ross Smith 6-4.

James Wade averaged 99.5 in a narrow 6-5 victory over Willie O’Connor, while in-form Brendan Dolan thrashed Alan Soutar 6-1 with 60 per cent on the doubles.

Damon Heta prevailed in the all-Australian clash with World Cup team-mate Simon Whitlock, reeling off five consecutive legs from 4-1 behind to seal an emotional win in memory of his close friend Kyle Anderson.

UK Open finalist Luke Humphries averaged 101 in a superb 6-2 win over Devon Petersen with five 180s to his name, as Nathan Aspinall brushed aside World Youth champion Bradley Brooks 6-1 with a 101.7 average and six from eight on the doubles.

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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2021 Day Two Results

Saturday September 4

Second Round

Afternoon Session
Rob Cross 6-4 Ross Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski 3-6 Lewis Williams
Brendan Dolan 6-1 Alan Soutar
James Wade 6-5 William O’Connor
Mensur Suljovic 5-6 William Borland
Devon Petersen 2-6 Luke Humphries
Dirk van Duijvenbode 3-6 Keane Barry
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Bradley Brooks

Evening Session
Jonny Clayton 5-6 Adam Gawlas
Joe Cullen 6-3 Geert De Vos
Damon Heta 6-4 Simon Whitlock
Jose de Sousa 6-3 Joe Murnan
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Daryl Gurney
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Richard Veenstra
Peter Wright 6-3 Florian Hempel
Michael Smith 6-3 John Michael

Hungarian Darts Trophy 2021 Day Two preview and order of play | Seeds begin their campaigns in Budapest

The top 16 seeds begin their 2021 PDC European Tour campaigns on Day Two of the Hungarian Darts Trophy.

The opening day of the PDC’s inaugural visit to Budapest saw the qualifiers collide in Round One, with former World Champions Adrian Lewis and Steve Beaton among the notable early casualties, as well as all four Host Nation hopefuls.

Friday’s winners now progress to face one of the top 16 seeds from the ProTour Order of Merit (as of June 28) on Saturday, with another unmissable double session on the cards.

The afternoon’s action is headed by a mouth-watering clash between World Grand Prix finalist Dirk van Duijvenbode and former Challenge Tour event winner Keane Barry – the 19-year-old Irish sensation enjoying a fine start to life on the PDC circuit.

Danny Noppert’s late withdrawal meant Rob Cross was promoted into the seeded places, but faces a tough opener against recent ProTour event winner Ross Smith – who recorded the highest average of the First Round (100.2) in a 6-0 whitewash of Péter Strbik.

William O’Connor was due to face Noppert but subsequently received a bye and will start his campaign against reigning UK Open champion James Wade.

Luke Humphries, who was denied the UK Open title by Wade in the final in March, aims to continue his charge by overcoming ninth seed Devon Petersen – winner of last year’s German Darts Championship.

World Matchplay semi-finalist Krzysztof Ratajski, Euro Tour champion in Gibraltar two years ago, opens up against 19-year-old Welsh talent Lewis Williams.

Bradley Brooks’ reward for his dramatic deciding leg win over Adrian Lewis in Round One is a show-down with Premier League star Nathan Aspinall in what promises to be an explosive encounter.

Mensur Suljovic makes his return to competitive action after a lengthy absence as he faces Scottish youngster William Borland, while multiple PDC title winner Brendan Dolan takes on Scotland’s Alan Soutar – who averaged 97.4 in a 6-1 rout of József Rucska on Friday.

The evening session sees Michael van Gerwen launch his latest quest for a first PDC title of the year with a show-down against two-time major winner Daryl Gurney.

Van Gerwen has dominated the European Tour down the years, picking up a staggering 32 titles, 26 more than his nearest rival Peter Wright but faces tough opener against a fired-up ‘Superchin’ who averaged 99.5 in defeating MVG’s closest friend Vincent van der Voort on Friday.

Michael van Gerwen bids for his first title of the year (Photo by PDC Europe)

World Matchplay champion Peter Wright begins his bid for a seventh Euro Tour crown when he takes on German newcomer Florian Hempel – who came through European Qualifying School earlier this year.

World number one and World Champion Gerwyn Price meets Euro Tour debutant Richard Veenstra – the former Lakeside semi-finalist who knocked out Keegan Brown in Round One.

Grand Slam champion Jose De Sousa aims to get off and running in style by dispatching former ProTour event winner Joe Murnan, while two-time Euro Tour event winner Joe Cullen starts out against Belgian ace Geert de Vos – who saw off Geert Nentjes in his opener.

An all-Aussie clash sees World Cup team-mates Damon Heta and Simon Whitlock go head-to-head, with Whitlock having averaged 98 in a 6-4 success over Darren Webster on Day One.

Premier League champion Jonny Clayton kicks off the night’s action with a tie against former World Youth finalist Adam Gawlas – who saw off Boris Krcmar 6-5 with a 97 average in a high quality opener.

Michael Smith, the third most successful player in Euro Tour history with four titles and a further five final appearances, begins his latest pursuit of silverware with a match against Greek number one John Michael – who knocked out Steve Beaton in a deciding leg with a 99 average on Friday.

Day Two of the Hungarian Trophy 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 2021 Day Two Schedule

All times BST (Local time one hour ahead)

Saturday September 4

Second Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Rob Cross v Ross Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski v Lewis Williams
Brendan Dolan v Alan Soutar
James Wade v William O’Connor
Mensur Suljovic v William Borland
Devon Petersen v Luke Humphries
Dirk van Duijvenbode v Keane Barry
Nathan Aspinall v Bradley Brooks

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Jonny Clayton v Adam Gawlas
Joe Cullen v Geert De Vos
Damon Heta v Simon Whitlock
Jose de Sousa v Joe Murnan
Michael van Gerwen v Daryl Gurney
Gerwyn Price v Richard Veenstra
Peter Wright v Florian Hempel
Michael Smith v John Michael

Brooks hits the jackpot in Hungarian Darts Trophy opener

Bradley Brooks pulled off a dramatic deciding leg victory over Adrian Lewis in Round One of the 2021 Hungarian Darts Trophy in Budapest on Friday.

The opening day of the inaugural European Tour event at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena saw the qualifiers collide for the right to meet one of the top 16 seeds in Saturday’s Second Round.

Reigning World Youth Champion Brooks stole the show as he punished four missed match darts from Lewis to prevail in a nail-biting decider.

Blackburn star Brooks opened up a 4-2 lead before Lewis restored parity, but only for the 21-year-old to take out 124 to lead 5-4.

Lewis finished 68 to force a decider, and after Brooks had wired double 16 for a 152 checkout, ‘Jackpot’ went on to miss four darts to seal victory, allowing his opponent a reprieve on double one to get over the line.

“I watched Adrian growing up and he’s a great player,” said Brooks. “It was a great game and I enjoyed it, and it made it better to be playing in front of a crowd again.”

Meanwhile, UK Open finalist Luke Humphries defied finishes of 111 and 124 from Latvia’s Madars Razma, setting up a tasty Second Round tie with Devon Petersen.

Ireland’s Keane Barry was one of three teenagers to win in the afternoon session as he finished six doubles from 12 attempts, including a 108 checkout, to defeat Thomas Lovely 6-3.

Czech prospect Adam Gawlas produced a superb finale to his tie with Boris Krcmar, who led 5-4 before the teenager took the last two legs in 14 and 13 darts to progress.

Welsh youngster Lewis Williams also impressed with a 6-3 defeat of Host Nation Qualifier Gabor Jagicza to set up a clash with Krzysztof Ratajski.

There was disappointment for the four Hungarian representatives in the event as they all bowed out at the first hurdle, though János Végső missed three match darts in his tie with Joe Murnan.

Végső led 2-0 and 5-4 before Murnan produced a timely 13-darter to force a decider, and when the home hope missed two darts at double eight and one at double four for the win, he returned to land a third-dart double five to progress to face Jose de Sousa.

“It was hard work – he did really well and he’s a good player,” said Murnan. “I knew the crowd would be against me because he’s a fan favourite but I’ve got through, and I’ll be better tomorrow.”

Ross Smith impressed with a 100 average as he whitewashed Hungarian qualifier Peter Strbik 6-0, finishing six doubles from ten attempts which included a 109 checkout.

Alan Soutar ended home hopes with a 6-1 defeat of Jozsef Rucska, winning the opening four legs without reply before finishing 112 to complete a strong performance.

Daryl Gurney will meet Michael van Gerwen after seeing off another Dutchman, Vincent van der Voort, 6-2 with a superb First Round display.

The former World Grand Prix and Players Championship Finals winner averaged almost 100 and sealed victory with a 12-darter as he began his bid to win a second European Tour title.

“I didn’t want to give Vincent a chance and I went 3-0 up and was playing great,” said Gurney. “I’m glad to come through that game and to play on the European Tour again.

“If I play like this I’ll give myself a chance but I think I’m going to play better against Michael and I’m looking forward to the game.”

John Michael came from 4-2 down and averaged 99 in his narrow 6-5 win over Steve Beaton, who landed a 180 to leave 28 in the deciding leg only to see the Greek ace finish double ten for a 14-darter.

Simon Whitlock finished six doubles from 11 attempts and produced legs of 11 and 12 darts during his 6-4 win over Darren Webster, setting up an all-Australian contest with World Cup partner Damon Heta.

Germany’s Florian Hempel survived four missed match darts from Jake Jones in the deciding leg of their see-saw contest.

Jones led 3-1 and 4-3 but found himself 5-4 down, only for his opponent to miss three match darts in leg ten – but it was the Englishman’s turn to miss in a dramatic finale as Hempel moved into a second round meeting with world number two Peter Wright.

Richard Veenstra enjoyed a winning European Tour debut by seeing off former World Youth Champion Keegan Brown 6-4.

The Dutchman came from a leg down to take command at 3-1 as he opened up a lead Brown would never wipe out, and Veenstra will now take on World Champion Gerwyn Price on Saturday.

“I’m so excited to play Gerwyn Price,” said Veenstra. “My nerves are now gone and I think I will play a good game tomorrow. Anything can happen.”

Belgium’s Geert De Vos also enjoyed a winning European Tour debut, hitting a 161 finish in a 6-2 defeat of Geert Nentjes, while William Borland overcame Sweden’s Johan Engström 6-4.

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Hungarian Darts Trophy 2021 Results

Friday September 3

First Round

Afternoon Session
Johan Engström 4-6 William Borland
Geert Nentjes 2-6 Geert De Vos
Richard Veenstra 6-4 Keegan Brown
János Végső 5-6 Joe Murnan
Thomas Lovely 3-6 Keane Barry
Boris Krcmar 5-6 Adam Gawlas
Gabor Jagica 3-6 Lewis Williams

Evening Session
Florian Hempel 6-5 Jake Jones
Peter Strbik 0-6 Ross Smith
Alan Soutar 6-1 Jozsef Rucska
Luke Humphries 6-3 Madars Razma
Adrian Lewis 5-6 Bradley Brooks
Steve Beaton 5-6 John Michael
Simon Whitlock 6-4 Darren Webster
Vincent van der Voort 2-6 Daryl Gurney

Hungarian Darts Trophy 2021 Day One preview and order of play | Euro Tour commences in Budapest

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

The historic event will be the first PDC ranking tournament to be held in Hungary, with a bumper crowd expected at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena over the next three days.

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

Danny Noppert withdrew prior to the tournament for personal reasons, which meant Rob Cross became a seed and a random player – William O’Connor – was drawn to receive a bye to Round Two.

The afternoon session on Day One features former Lakeside semi-finalist Richard Veenstra making his European Tour debut against former World Youth champion Keegan Brown.

Dutch left-hander Geert Nentjes takes on Belgian ace Geert De Vos – who also came through Qualifying School to earn a Tour Card at the beginning of the year.

János Végső, one of four Host Nation qualifiers in the line-up, marks his first Euro Tour appearance since 2016 with a clash against former ProTour event winner Joe Murnan.

Sweden’s Johan Engström warms up for his appearance in the Nordic Masters later this month with a tie against Scottish youngster William Borland, while 19-year-old Lewis Williams aims to secure a winning debut on the Euro Tour at the expense of Hungarian qualifier Gábor Jagicza.

Croatia’s Boris Krcmar takes on Czech youngster Adam Gawlas, as Irish sensation Keane Barry meets UK Associate Member Qualifier Thomas Lovely.

The evening session features a show-down between former European Champion Simon Whitlock and former Players Championship Finals semi-finalist Darren Webster.

Two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis aims to kick-start his campaign by overcoming reigning World Youth Champion Bradley Brooks – a winner on the Development Tour last month.

Two former Euro Tour event winners go head-to-head as Daryl Gurney faces Vincent van der Voort for the right to take on Michael van Gerwen in Round Two.

UK Open finalist Luke Humphries starts out against Latvian ace Madars Razma, while Scotland’s Alan Soutar marks his Euro Tour debut with a tie against Hungarian hopeful Jozsef Rucska.

Former World Champion Steve Beaton comes up against Greek number one John Michael, as Ross Smith, a recent winner on the ProTour, opens up against home debutant Peter Strbik.

Germany’s Florian Hempel faces fellow PDC newcomer Jake Jones, with the winner playing Peter Wright on Saturday.

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 2021 Schedule

All times BST (Local time one hour ahead)

Friday September 3

First Round
Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Johan Engström v William Borland
Geert Nentjes v Geert De Vos
Richard Veenstra v Keegan Brown
János Végső v Joe Murnan
Thomas Lovely v Keane Barry
Boris Krcmar v Adam Gawlas
Gabor Jagica v Lewis Williams

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Florian Hempel v Jake Jones
Peter Strbik v Ross Smith
Alan Soutar v Jozsef Rucska
Luke Humphries v Madars Razma
Adrian Lewis v Bradley Brooks
Steve Beaton v John Michael
Simon Whitlock v Darren Webster
Vincent van der Voort v Daryl Gurney

Hungarian Darts Trophy 2021 Draw, Live Scores and Schedule of Play

The 2021 PDC European Tour commences with the Hungarian Darts Trophy, and you can follow the latest results and match schedules here.

The historic event will be the first PDC ranking tournament to be held in Hungary, with a bumper crowd expected in Budapest from September 3-5.

A field of 48 players will battle it out for £140,000 in prize money at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena.

The top 16 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.

There are 24 Tour Card Holder qualifiers, two Associate Member qualifiers, four Host Nation qualifiers, one East European qualifier and a Nordic & Baltic qualifier.

The Hungarian Darts Trophy makes up one half of this year’s condensed European Tour, with the top 32 players on the European Order of Merit following ET2 securing places in the European Championship.

Joe Cullen heads to Budapest as the number one seed, ahead of Grand Slam champion Jose De Sousa, World Matchplay champion Peter Wright and three-time World Champion Michael van Gerwen.

Reigning World Champion Gerwyn Price, Premier League champion Jonny Clayton, UK Open champion James Wade and multiple major finalist Michael Smith are among the other seeded stars in action.

Qualifiers include Simon Whitlock, Daryl Gurney, Adrian Lewis, Luke Humphries and debutant Richard Veenstra.

Danny Noppert withdrew prior to the tournament, which meant Rob Cross became a seed and a random player – William O’Connor – was drawn to receive a bye to Round Two.

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 2021 Schedule

All times BST (Local time one hour ahead)

Friday September 3

First Round
Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Johan Engström 4-6 William Borland
Geert Nentjes 2-6 Geert De Vos
Richard Veenstra 6-4 Keegan Brown
János Végső 5-6 Joe Murnan
Thomas Lovely 3-6 Keane Barry
Boris Krcmar 5-6 Adam Gawlas
Gabor Jagica 3-6 Lewis Williams

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Florian Hempel 6-5 Jake Jones
Peter Strbik 0-6 Ross Smith
Alan Soutar 6-1 Jozsef Rucska
Luke Humphries 6-3 Madars Razma
Adrian Lewis 5-6 Bradley Brooks
Steve Beaton 5-6 John Michael
Simon Whitlock 6-4 Darren Webster
Vincent van der Voort 2-6 Daryl Gurney

Saturday September 4

Second Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Rob Cross 6-4 Ross Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski 3-6 Lewis Williams
Brendan Dolan 6-1 Alan Soutar
James Wade 6-5 William O’Connor
Mensur Suljovic 5-6 William Borland
Devon Petersen 2-6 Luke Humphries
Dirk van Duijvenbode 3-6 Keane Barry
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Bradley Brooks

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)
Jonny Clayton 5-6 Adam Gawlas
Joe Cullen 6-3 Geert De Vos
Damon Heta 6-4 Simon Whitlock
Jose de Sousa 6-3 Joe Murnan
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Daryl Gurney
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Richard Veenstra
Peter Wright 6-3 Florian Hempel
Michael Smith 6-3 John Michael

Sunday September 5

Third Round

Afternoon Session (12pm-4pm)
Joe Cullen 6-4 Rob Cross
James Wade 2-6 Luke Humphries
Michael van Gerwen 5-6 Brendan Dolan
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Damon Heta
Jose De Sousa 6-2 Nathan Aspinall
Adam Gawlas 6-2 Lewis Williams
Michael Smith 6-1 Keane Barry

Evening Session (6pm-10pm)

Quarter-Finals
Joe Cullen 4-6 Luke Humphries
Brendan Dolan 4-6 Gerwyn Price
Jose De Sousa 6-5 Adam Gawlas
Peter Wright 2-6 Michael Smith

Semi-Finals
Luke Humphries 4-7 Gerwyn Price
Jose De Sousa 5-7 Michael Smith

Final
Gerwyn Price 8-2 Michael Smith

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

Hungarian Darts Trophy live stream | How to watch live online

The 2021 PDC European Tour commences with the Hungarian Darts Trophy, and a live stream is available for all matches.

The historic event will be the first PDC ranking tournament to be held in Hungary, with a bumper crowd expected in Budapest from September 3-5.

A field of 48 players will battle it out for £140,000 in prize money at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena.

The top 16 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.

There are 24 Tour Card Holder qualifiers, two Associate Member qualifiers, four Host Nation qualifiers, one East European qualifier and a Nordic & Baltic qualifier.

The Hungarian Darts Trophy makes up one half of this year’s condensed European Tour, with the top 32 players on the European Order of Merit following Euro Tour Event Two securing places in the European Championship.

Joe Cullen heads to Budapest as the number one seed, ahead of Grand Slam champion Jose De Sousa, World Matchplay champion Peter Wright and three-time World Champion Michael van Gerwen.

Reigning World Champion Gerwyn Price, Premier League champion Jonny Clayton, UK Open champion James Wade and multiple major finalist Michael Smith are among the other seeded stars in action.

Qualifiers include Simon Whitlock, Daryl Gurney, Adrian Lewis, Luke Humphries and debutant Richard Veenstra.

All matches will be available to watch exclusively live on laptop, mobile and tablet devices in the UK and various other regions worldwide.

How to watch Hungarian Darts Trophy live stream

1) Go to Bet365.com via this special link

2) Register an account and make a first deposit of up to £100 to receive up to £100 in Bet Credits*

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 stream window will appear

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