2017 German Darts Championship

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2017 German Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates24–26 March 2017
VenueHalle 39
LocationHildesheim
Country Germany
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£135,000
Winners share£25,000
High checkout161 Netherlands Benito van de Pas
(Third round)
Champion(s)
Scotland Peter Wright
Event 2»

The 2017 German Darts Championship was the first of twelve PDC European Tour events on the 2017 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament took place at Halle 39, Hildesheim, Germany, between 24–26 March 2017. It will feature a field of 48 players and £135,000 in prize money, with £25,000 going to the winner.

Alan Norris was the defending champion, having beaten Jelle Klaasen 6–5 in the final of the previous edition, but he was defeated 6–4 in the third round by Kim Huybrechts.

Peter Wright won the final, defeating Michael van Gerwen 6–3, winning his second PDC European Tour title.[1]

Prize money[edit]

This is how the prize money is divided:

Stage (num. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £25,000
Runner-up (1) £10,000
Semi-finalists (2) £6,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £4,000
Third round losers (8) £3,000
Second round losers (16) £2,000
First round losers (16) £1,000
Total £135,000

Qualification and format[edit]

The top 16 players from the PDC ProTour Order of Merit on 6 March automatically qualified for the event and were seeded in the second round.

The remaining 32 places went to players from five qualifying events - 18 from the UK Qualifier (held in Barnsley on 10 March), eight from the West/South European Qualifier, four from the Host Nation Qualifier (both held on 23 March), one from the Nordic & Baltic Qualifier (held on 17 February) and one from the East European Qualifier (held on 25 February).

The following players took part in the tournament:

Draw[edit]

  First round
24 March
[7]
Second round
25 March
[8]
Third round
26 March
[9]
Quarter-finals
26 March
[9]
Semi-finals
26 March
[9]
Final
26 March
[9]
                                                         
Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 102.21 6     1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 111.51 6  
Germany Bernd Roith 81.91 1     Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 86.38 1  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 97.88 6  
  16 Spain Reyes 94.77 3  
England Ryan Searle 88.97 2 16 Spain Cristo Reyes 96.71 6
Australia Paul Nicholson 90.29 6     Australia Paul Nicholson 84.03 2  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 101.81 6  
  8 England White 92.83 3  
England John Bowles 83.55 6     8 England Ian White 90.21 6  
Germany Stefan Stoyke 79.55 2     England John Bowles 88.80 5  
  8 England White 104.68 6
  England Johnson 91.04 2  
England Darren Johnson 97.91 6 9 England James Wade 98.46 5
Germany Robert Allenstein 84.69 1     England Darren Johnson 97.86 6  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 104.61 6  
  12 Netherlands Klaasen 90.84 1  
Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 96.39 6     5 England Dave Chisnall 96.97 6  
England Adam Hunt 95.31 4     Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 87.90 0  
  5 England Chisnall 79.55 3
  12 Netherlands Klaasen 82.56 6  
Republic of Ireland Mick McGowan 85.19 6 12 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 91.55 6
Greece John Michael 77.47 2     Republic of Ireland Mick McGowan 84.95 1  
  12 Netherlands Klaasen 100.43 6
  4 Netherlands van de Pas 99.21 4  
England Ryan Meikle 96.22 4     4 Netherlands Benito van de Pas 95.84 6  
England Paul Harvey 102.78 6     England Paul Harvey 81.08 4  
  4 Netherlands van de Pas 92.97 6
  Netherlands Dekker 71.87 0  
Netherlands Jan Dekker 91.79 6 13 England Michael Smith 95.94 1
England Chris Quantock 93.39 5     Netherlands Jan Dekker 99.29 6  
1 Netherlands van Gerwen 93.29 3
2 Scotland Wright 95.36 6
Netherlands Christian Kist 82.99 6     2 Scotland Peter Wright 95.01 6  
Netherlands Michael Plooy 84.49 5     Netherlands Christian Kist 93.14 5  
  2 Scotland Wright 97.59 6  
  15 England Bunting 93.74 2  
England David Pallett 99.91 6 15 England Stephen Bunting 88.43 6
Finland Veijo Viinikka 84.26 1     England David Pallett 95.00 4  
  2 Scotland Wright 89.02 6  
  10 Belgium Huybrechts 88.64 2  
England Richie Corner 86.37 6     7 England Alan Norris 90.66 6  
England Kirk Shepherd 88.51 2     England Richie Corner 89.15 4  
  7 England Norris 89.38 4
  10 Belgium Huybrechts 87.64 6  
Germany Martin Schindler 85.78 3 10 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 98.35 6
Brazil Diogo Portela 90.96 6     Brazil Diogo Portela 87.36 1  
  2 Scotland Wright 92.98 6
  11 Wales Price 96.53 5  
England Kevin Painter 85.80 6     6 Australia Simon Whitlock 83.17 2  
England Stephen Burton 80.41 5     England Kevin Painter 88.40 6  
  England Painter 90.63 4
  11 Wales Price 92.90 6  
Poland Krzysztof Ratajski 96.12 6 11 Wales Gerwyn Price 99.06 6
Netherlands Ryan de Vreede 85.49 2     Poland Krzysztof Ratajski 92.79 1  
  11 Wales Price 101.10 6
  3 Austria Suljović 93.89 2  
England Mervyn King 95.88 6     3 Austria Mensur Suljović 101.25 6  
Austria Michael Rasztovits 89.22 5     England Mervyn King 102.02 3  
  3 Austria Suljović 94.93 6
  14 England Cullen 94.67 2  
England Chris Dobey 95.37 5 14 England Joe Cullen 96.62 6
Scotland Jamie Bain 101.53 6     Scotland Jamie Bain 87.03 2  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter Wright upsets Michael van Gerwen to win German Darts Championship". Sky Sports. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  2. ^ "King Headlines ET1 UK Qualifiers". PDC. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Double Qualifying Success For Duo". PDC. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Double Qualifying Success For Duo". PDC. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  5. ^ "ET1 Qualification". PDC Nordic & Baltic. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Krzysztof Ratajski The Big Winner in Budapest". PDC Europe. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Brazilian Portela Wins on Euro Tour Debut". PDC. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Fast Start For Van Gerwen In Hildesheim". PDC. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d "Brilliant Wright's German Glory". PDC. Retrieved 26 March 2017.