2018 European Darts Grand Prix

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2018 European Darts Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates4–6 May 2018
VenueGlaspalast
LocationSindelfingen
Country Germany
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£135,000
Winners share£25,000
High checkout164 England Darren Webster
(Third round)
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«Event 4 Event 6»

The 2018 European Darts Grand Prix was the fifth of thirteen PDC European Tour events on the 2018 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament took place at Glaspalast, Sindelfingen, Germany, between 4–6 May 2018. It featured a field of 48 players and £135,000 in prize money, with £25,000 going to the winner.

Peter Wright was the defending champion after defeating Michael van Gerwen 6–0 in the 2017 final,[1] but he was defeated 6–5 in the third round to Danny Noppert.

Michael van Gerwen won the tournament for a second time, defeating James Wade 8–3 in the final whilst averaging over 109 for the third successive game.

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

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 March 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 6 April), eight from the West/South European Qualifier (held on 3 May), four from the Host Nation Qualifier (held on 3 May), one from the Nordic & Baltic Qualifier (held on 23 February) and one from the East European Qualifier (held on 28 January).

Adrian Lewis withdrew prior to the draw through illness, and was replaced by a Host Nation Qualifier.[4]

The following players will take part in the tournament:

Draw[edit]

  First round
4 May
(best of 11 legs)[4]
Second round
5 May
(best of 11 legs)
Third round
6 May
(best of 11 legs)
Quarter-finals
6 May
(best of 11 legs)
Semi-finals
6 May
(best of 13 legs)
Final
6 May
(best of 15 legs)
                                                         
England Alan Tabern 93.59 6     1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 103.04 6  
Netherlands Mats Gies 80.77 3     England Alan Tabern 92.62 2  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 104.80 6  
  16 England Webster 99.95 5  
Germany Robert Marijanović 84.49 6 16 England Darren Webster 88.57 6
England Andy Boulton 92.37 3     Germany Robert Marijanović 80.98 3  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 109.54 6  
  8 England Chisnall 107.57 4  
Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 92.66 4     8 England Dave Chisnall 89.45 6  
England Matt Padgett 89.74 6     England Matt Padgett 84.70 5  
  8 England Chisnall 107.04 6
  9 England White 95.43 5  
England Steve Hine 88.05 4 9 England Ian White 92.04 6
Latvia Madars Razma 90.10 6     Latvia Madars Razma 90.97 1  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 109.59 7  
  4 England Smith 90.43 0  
Wales Jamie Lewis 91.11 6     5 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 96.73 4  
Germany Christian Bunse 80.73 4     Wales Jamie Lewis 93.00 6  
  Wales Lewis 89.16 6
  Australia Nicholson 95.34 5  
Australia Paul Nicholson 95.71 6 12 England Mervyn King 93.75 4
Canada Dawson Murschell 89.68 2     Australia Paul Nicholson 93.74 6  
  Wales Lewis 81.25 2
  4 England Smith 89.91 6  
England Peter Hudson 83.78 3     4 England Michael Smith 95.33 6  
England Arron Monk 85.63 6     England Arron Monk 89.91 5  
  4 England Smith 98.32 6
  Netherlands Wattimena 87.78 3  
Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 91.49 6 13 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 89.45 3
Spain Toni Alcinas 88.55 5     Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 89.10 6  
1 Netherlands van Gerwen 110.87 8
England Wade 98.38 3
England Stephen Bunting 91.70 2     2 Scotland Peter Wright 110.29 6  
England Kirk Shepherd 93.93 6     England Kirk Shepherd 95.11 2  
  2 Scotland Wright 103.49 5  
  Netherlands Noppert 94.45 6  
Poland Krzysztof Ratajski 91.60 3 15 Wales Gerwyn Price 101.33 5
Netherlands Danny Noppert 99.73 6     Netherlands Danny Noppert 97.16 6  
  Netherlands Noppert 91.09 6  
  7 England Cullen 90.63 5  
Germany Martin Schindler 89.29 6     7 England Joe Cullen 98.22 6  
Wales Robert Owen 73.97 0     Germany Martin Schindler 99.53 5  
  7 England Cullen 105.89 6
  Australia Anderson 97.68 3  
Australia Kyle Anderson 94.28 6 10 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 98.10 4
England Ricky Evans 92.32 4     Australia Kyle Anderson 99.82 6  
  Netherlands Noppert 96.49 3
  England Wade 96.60 7  
England Jamie Caven 84.89 6     6 Austria Mensur Suljović 93.11 6  
Netherlands Mareno Michels 77.47 1     England Jamie Caven 94.07 5  
  6 Austria Suljović 100.82 4
  11 Australia Whitlock 98.65 6  
Netherlands Jan Dekker 89.29 6 11 Australia Simon Whitlock 99.10 6
Germany Gabriel Clemens 87.59 3     Netherlands Jan Dekker 89.86 0  
  11 Australia Whitlock 86.79 3
  England Wade 90.60 6  
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 103.40 6     3 England Rob Cross 102.47 6  
Republic of Ireland Steve Lennon 90.49 4     Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 93.54 5  
  3 England Cross 98.50 5
  England Wade 100.52 6  
England James Wade 92.08 6 14 Scotland John Henderson 94.51 4
Germany Max Hopp 89.81 4     England James Wade 94.78 6  

References[edit]

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