2015 European Darts Trophy

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2015 European Darts Trophy
Tournament information
Dates11–13 September 2015
VenueRWE-Sporthalle
LocationMülheim
Country Germany
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£115,000
Winners share£25,000
High checkout161 Germany Max Hopp (2x)
161 Belgium Kim Huybrechts
Champion(s)
England Michael Smith
«Event 6 Event 8»

The 2015 European Darts Trophy was the seventh of nine PDC European Tour events on the 2015 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament took place at the RWE-Sporthalle in Mülheim, Germany between 11–13 September 2015. It featured a field of 48 players and £115,000 in prize money, with £25,000 going to the winner.

Michael Smith won the title by defeating Michael van Gerwen 6–2 in the final.[1]

Prize money[edit]

The prize fund was increased to £115,000 after being £100,000 for the previous two years.[2][3]

Stage (num. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £25,000
Runner-up (1) £10,000
Semi-finalists (2) £5,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £3,500
Third round losers (8) £2,000
Second round losers (16) £1,500
First round losers (16) £1,000
Total £115,000

Qualification and format[edit]

The top 16 players from the PDC ProTour Order of Merit on 30 June 2015 automatically qualified for the event.[4] The remaining 32 places went to players from three qualifying events - 20 from the UK Qualifier (held in Wigan on 3 July),[5] eight from the European Qualifier (held in Mülheim on 10 September) at the same time as the European Darts Matchplay[6] and four from the Host Nation Qualifier (held at the venue the day before the event started).

The following players took part in the tournament:

Draw[edit]

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  First round
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Second round
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Third round
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Quarter-finals
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Semi-finals
[11]
Final
[11]
                                                         
England Adam Hunt 92.55 6     1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 107.69 6  
Poland Krzysztof Ratajski 90.44 5     England Adam Hunt 89.80 1  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 92.97 6  
  England Lovett 86.35 0  
Germany Jyhan Artut 92.04 5 16 Netherlands Benito van de Pas 86.84 4
England Jason Lovett 89.45 6     England Jason Lovett 89.44 6  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 92.97 6  
  8 England Chisnall 87.52 0  
Scotland Jamie Bain 92.43 3     8 England Dave Chisnall 99.23 6  
Netherlands Jan Dekker 90.09 6     Netherlands Jan Dekker 93.37 2  
  8 England Chisnall 101.48 6
  9 England Pipe 95.37 2  
Austria Mensur Suljović 95.94 6 9 England Justin Pipe 85.27 6
Germany Christian Soethe 87.07 0     Austria Mensur Suljović 84.75 5  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 106.16 6  
  5 Scotland Wright 94.77 2  
Wales Gerwyn Price 84.94 1     5 Scotland Peter Wright 90.04 6  
England Andy Jenkins 86.87 6     England Andy Jenkins 90.43 4  
  5 Scotland Wright 99.90 6
  12 Belgium Huybrechts 103.32 5  
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 92.54 4 12 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 107.36 6
Germany Max Hopp 96.28 6     Germany Max Hopp 86.54 0  
  5 Scotland Wright 93.07 6
  13 England T. Jenkins 90.23 5  
England James Wilson 94.64 6     4 England Adrian Lewis 98.84 6  
Germany Martin Schindler 82.49 4     England James Wilson 82.82 3  
  4 England Lewis 99.56 5
  13 England T. Jenkins 91.62 6  
England David Pallett 90.76 4 13 England Terry Jenkins 108.58 6
England Steve West 90.00 6     England Steve West 103.15 5  
1 Netherlands van Gerwen 101.12 2
2 England Smith 98.50 6
England Wes Newton 89.87 6     2 England Michael Smith 97.11 6  
England Chris Dobey 92.53 3     England Wes Newton 90.65 3  
  2 England Smith 91.06 6  
  England Painter 88.57 4  
England Kevin Painter 93.70 6 15 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 87.40 4
England Alan Norris 88.43 3     England Kevin Painter 92.16 6  
  2 England Smith 100.49 6  
  10 England King 91.09 2  
Spain Cristo Reyes 90.18 6     7 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 89.18 4  
Republic of Ireland Connie Finnan 89.76 2     Spain Cristo Reyes 93.18 6  
  Spain Reyes 89.60 5
  10 England King 96.04 6  
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 92.81 6 10 England Mervyn King 101.50 6
England Mark Frost 87.78 2     Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 93.29 4  
  2 England Smith 98.17 6
  6 England White 89.62 3  
England Stephen Bunting 93.11 6     6 England Ian White 98.88 6  
Scotland Mark Barilli 83.61 4     England Stephen Bunting 98.10 3  
  6 England White 93.78 6
  Austria Rodriguez 94.01 3  
Austria Rowby-John Rodriguez 89.92 6 11 Australia Simon Whitlock 90.66 1
England James Hubbard 73.17 1     Austria Rowby-John Rodriguez 97.33 6  
  6 England White 92.82 6
  3 England Wade 90.87 4  
England Mark Dudbridge 92.64 5     3 England James Wade 90.44 6  
England Darren Johnson 94.88 6     England Darren Johnson 82.27 1  
  3 England Wade 99.61 6
  14 Scotland Thornton 92.20 4  
Netherlands Christian Kist 92.77 6 14 Scotland Robert Thornton 90.95 6
Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode 86.86 5     Netherlands Christian Kist 84.08 4  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Smith beats Michael van Gerwen to retain European Darts Trophy". Sky Sports. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  2. ^ "ProTour Prize Funds Increased". PDC. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  3. ^ "2015 PDC European Darts Trophy Prize Money". Darts Database. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  4. ^ "European Tour Events 7&8 Entries". PDC. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  5. ^ "European Tour Event 7-8 UK Qualifiers". PDC. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  6. ^ "ET8 European Qualifier Reminder". PDC. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  7. ^ "2015 PDC European Darts Trophy Fixtures". Darts Database. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  8. ^ "European Darts Trophy Day One". PDC. Archived from the original on 2015-09-13. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  9. ^ "European Darts Trophy Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  10. ^ "European Darts Trophy Last 16". PDC. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  11. ^ a b c "Super Smith Retains Euro Crown". PDC. Retrieved 13 September 2015.