2018 Austrian Darts Open

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2018 Austrian Darts Open
Tournament information
Dates20–22 April 2018
VenueSteiermarkthalle
LocationPremstätten
Country Austria
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£135,000
Winners share£25,000
High checkout160
Netherlands Ron Meulenkamp
Germany Kevin Münch
(First round)
Champion(s)
Wales Jonny Clayton
«Event 3 Event 5»

The 2018 Austrian Darts Open was the fourth of thirteen PDC European Tour events on the 2018 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament took place at Steiermarkthalle, Premstätten, Austria between 20–22 April 2018. It featured a field of 48 players and £135,000 in prize money, with £25,000 going to the winner.

Michael van Gerwen was the defending champion after defeating Michael Smith 6–5 in the final of the 2017 tournament, although he withdrew prior to the tournament beginning.

Jonny Clayton (who became a seeded player following van Gerwen's withdrawal) defeated fellow Welshman Gerwyn Price 8–5, in what was both their first PDC European Tour final, and which was the second European Tour in a row where a debutant finalist won the event (following on from Max Hopp in the 2018 German Darts Open the previous week).

Prize money[edit]

This is how the prize money is divided:[1]

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

Prize money will count towards the PDC Order of Merit, the ProTour Order of Merit and the European Tour Order of Merit, with one exception: should a seeded player lose in the second round (last 32), their prize money will not count towards any Orders of Merit, although they still receive the full prize money payment.[2][3]

Qualification and format[edit]

The top 16 entrants from the PDC ProTour Order of Merit on 27 February will automatically qualify for the event and will be seeded in the second round.

The remaining 32 places will go to players from five qualifying events – 18 from the UK Qualifier (held in Barnsley on 9 March), eight from the West/South European Qualifier (held on 12 April), four from the Host Nation Qualifier (held on 19 April), one from the Nordic & Baltic Qualifier (held on 23 February) and one from the East European Qualifier (held on 28 January).

Michael van Gerwen, who would have been the number 1 seed, withdrew from the tournament prior to the draw. Jonny Clayton, the highest-ranked qualifier, was promoted to 16th seed, with an extra place being made available in the Host Nation Qualifier.[4]

Dave Chisnall withdrew with injury on the day of the tournament, so Wayne Jones, who was due to face him in round 2, was given a bye to round 3.

The following players will take part in the tournament:

Draw[edit]

  First round
20 April
(best of 11 legs)
[4]
Second round
21 April
(best of 11 legs)
Third round
22 April
(best of 11 legs)
Quarter-finals
22 April
(best of 11 legs)
Semi-finals
22 April
(best of 13 legs)
Final
22 April
(best of 15 legs)
                                                         
England James Wade 97.09 6     1 Scotland Peter Wright 101.51 4  
Austria Hannes Schnier 85.79 3     England James Wade 102.81 6  
  England Wade 93.30 3  
  16 Wales Clayton 105.32 6  
Germany Max Hopp 90.96 6 16 Wales Jonny Clayton 90.02 6
England Stephen Burton 86.89 5     Germany Max Hopp 89.84 3  
  16 Wales Clayton 86.91 6  
  8 England White 88.26 4  
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 92.88 6     8 England Ian White 98.22 6  
England Alan Tabern 88.77 4     Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 89.01 4  
  8 England White 90.22 6
  9 Australia Whitlock 96.16 3  
England Adam Hunt 86.95 6 9 Australia Simon Whitlock 83.84 6
Scotland Cameron Menzies 91.72 5     England Adam Hunt 84.14 4  
  16 Wales Clayton 86.66 7  
  5 Austria Suljović 84.24 6  
England Ritchie Edhouse 88.16 3     5 Austria Mensur Suljović 106.29 6  
Lithuania Darius Labanauskas 92.01 6     Lithuania Darius Labanauskas 95.76 1  
  5 Austria Suljović 91.44 6
  Spain Reyes 94.84 3  
Spain Cristo Reyes 86.85 6 12 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 88.60 2
Austria Bastian Pietschnig 70.44 1     Spain Cristo Reyes 91.15 6  
  5 Austria Suljović 103.90 6
  4 Northern Ireland Gurney 95.37 1  
Netherlands Ron Meulenkamp 92.08 6     4 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 90.67 6  
Germany Gabriel Clemens 89.45 3     Netherlands Ron Meulenkamp 86.69 3  
  4 Northern Ireland Gurney 95.01 6
  13 England Webster 97.06 3  
Wales Richie Burnett 93.94 6 13 England Darren Webster 92.57 6
Austria Alex Steinbauer 76.40 0     Wales Richie Burnett 85.95 5  
16 Wales Clayton 96.80 8
10 Wales Price 94.84 5
England Steve West 101.88 6     2 England Rob Cross 94.95 6  
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts 93.20 3     England Steve West 90.25 5  
  2 England Cross 95.70 6  
  15 England Beaton 90.09 5  
England Luke Humphries 99.53 6 15 England Steve Beaton 91.29 6
Germany Kevin Münch 89.37 2     England Luke Humphries 91.46 5  
  2 England Cross 87.09 3  
  10 Wales Price 100.98 6  
England Wayne Jones 81.57 6     7 England Dave Chisnall w/d  
Austria Dietmar Burger 77.68 1     England Wayne Jones w/o  
  England Jones 89.48 3
  10 Wales Price 90.76 6  
England Scott Taylor 91.57 6 10 Wales Gerwyn Price 101.36 6
Germany Simeon Heinz 70.65 1     England Scott Taylor 88.51 2  
  10 Wales Price 85.56 7
  6 England Cullen 87.27 6  
Republic of Ireland Steve Lennon 81.24 6     6 England Joe Cullen 96.37 6  
Austria Roxy-James Rodriguez 66.31 0     Republic of Ireland Steve Lennon 88.07 2  
  6 England Cullen 89.86 6
  11 England King 88.86 3  
Republic of Ireland Jason Cullen 91.02 6 11 England Mervyn King 94.93 6
Hungary Tamás Alexits 79.63 1     Republic of Ireland Jason Cullen 79.77 0  
  6 England Cullen 98.07 6
  3 England Smith 90.59 2  
Scotland John Henderson 85.37 1     3 England Michael Smith 104.86 6  
England Michael Barnard 87.45 6     England Michael Barnard 80.57 0  
  3 England Smith 99.13 6
  Belgium Van den Bergh 83.28 2  
Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 106.42 6 14 Netherlands Benito van de Pas 83.36 4
England Simon Stevenson 95.56 4     Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 93.43 6  

References[edit]

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