2018 European Darts Matchplay

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2018 European Darts Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates29 June–1 July 2018
Venueedel-optics.de Arena
LocationHamburg
Country Germany
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£135,000
Winners share£25,000
Nine-dart finishNetherlands Michael van Gerwen
(Second round)
High checkout160 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort
Belgium Kim Huybrechts
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«Event 8 Event 10»

The 2018 European Darts Matchplay was the ninth of thirteen PDC European Tour events on the 2018 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament took place at the edel-optics.de Arena, Hamburg, Germany from 29 June–1 July 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 Mensur Suljović 6–3 in the previous year's final, and he retained his title by defeating William O'Connor 8–2 in the final.

Van Gerwen also threw the first European Tour nine-dart finish in over 5 years against Ryan Joyce in the second round.

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.[1][2]

Qualification and format[edit]

The top 16 entrants from the PDC ProTour Order of Merit on 8 June 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 – 16 from the UK Qualifier (held in Wigan on 15 June), 8 from the West/South European Qualifier (held on 28 June), 6 from the Host Nation Qualifier (held on 28 June), 1 from the Nordic & Baltic Qualifier (held on 25 May) and 1 from the East European Qualifier (held on 25 February).

Peter Wright, who would have been the number 2 seed, withdrew from the tournament prior to the draw. James Wilson, the highest-ranked qualifier, was promoted to 16th seed. Jim Brown also withdrew prior to the draw. Two extra places were made available in the Host Nation Qualifier.[3]

The following players will take part in the tournament:

Draw[edit]

[3]

  First round
29 June
(best of 11 legs)
Second round
30 June
(best of 11 legs)
Third round
1 July
(best of 11 legs)
Quarter-finals
1 July
(best of 11 legs)
Semi-finals
1 July
(best of 13 legs)
Final
1 July
(best of 15 legs)
                                                         
England Mark Wilson 75.80 1     1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 104.87 6  
England Ryan Joyce 87.05 6     England Ryan Joyce 91.84 2  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 101.33 6  
  Scotland Thornton 83.70 1  
Scotland Robert Thornton 80.22 6 16 England James Wilson 88.72 5
Germany René Eidams 80.91 4     Scotland Robert Thornton 86.46 6  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 104.82 6  
  8 England White 94.31 4  
Netherlands Dirk van Duijvenbode 81.39 4     8 England Ian White 85.73 6  
Germany Max Hopp 84.25 6     Germany Max Hopp 76.97 2  
  8 England White 98.60 6
  9 England Webster 92.82 2  
England Luke Humphries 88.60 6 9 England Darren Webster 86.34 6
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts 88.24 5     England Luke Humphries 88.78 3  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 99.55 7  
  13 England Bunting 94.04 4  
Germany Martin Schindler 92.87 6     5 England Joe Cullen 83.66 6  
Netherlands Mario Robbe 78.53 1     Germany Martin Schindler 90.46 3  
  5 England Cullen 92.64 4
  England Pipe 92.44 6  
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 93.64 3 12 Australia Simon Whitlock 94.70 3
England Justin Pipe 88.68 6     England Justin Pipe 88.95 6  
  England Pipe 87.45 3
  13 England Bunting 92.05 6  
Germany Robert Marijanović 101.28 6     4 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 85.62 6  
Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 93.40 3     Germany Robert Marijanović 84.57 5  
  4 Northern Ireland Gurney 95.88 5
  13 England Bunting 95.00 6  
Belgium Mike De Decker 82.27 2 13 England Stephen Bunting 88.50 6
Lithuania Darius Labanauskas 86.36 6     Lithuania Darius Labanauskas 88.18 5  
1 Netherlands van Gerwen 105.17 8
Republic of Ireland O'Connor 93.92 2
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 95.26 6     2 England Michael Smith 94.88 4  
Germany Dragutin Horvat 91.82 3     Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 93.89 6  
  Netherlands Klaasen 78.19 1  
  England Boulton 92.44 6  
Spain Cristo Reyes 90.47 4 15 England Steve Beaton 87.72 4
England Andy Boulton 86.35 6     England Andy Boulton 89.56 6  
  England Boulton 85.55 6  
  10 Wales Price 87.31 5  
England Jason Lowe 95.62 6     7 Wales Jonny Clayton 85.60 5  
England Keegan Brown 100.27 5     England Jason Lowe 86.18 6  
  England Lowe 93.44 2
  10 Wales Price 98.82 6  
Germany Maik Langendorf 89.92 6 10 Wales Gerwyn Price 88.75 6
England Michael Barnard 80.75 1     Germany Maik Langendorf 80.94 3  
  England Boulton 85.89 3
  Republic of Ireland O'Connor 92.30 7  
Wales Robert Owen 92.24 2     6 Austria Mensur Suljović 90.51 6  
Russia Boris Koltsov 97.39 6     Russia Boris Koltsov 84.81 3  
  6 Austria Suljović 104.60 6
  England Rowley 92.39 2  
England Darren Johnson 89.46 3 11 England Mervyn King 94.30 4
England Paul Rowley 90.57 6     England Paul Rowley 91.83 6  
  6 Austria Suljović 101.28 3
  Republic of Ireland O'Connor 96.35 6  
Republic of Ireland William O'Connor 101.68 6     3 England Rob Cross 98.98 4  
England Martin Atkins 89.50 1     Republic of Ireland William O'Connor 94.45 6  
  Republic of Ireland O'Connor 90.27 6
  14 Belgium K. Huybrechts 85.33 5  
Scotland Jamie Bain 86.08 1 14 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 87.62 6
England Chris Dobey 88.08 6     England Chris Dobey 88.16 4  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Tour 2018 Info". PDPA. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  2. ^ "European Tour Rule Changes Announced". PDC. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Allen, Dave. "2018 European Darts Matchplay Schedule". PDC. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  4. ^ Allen, Dave. "Entries Confirmed For Hamburg & Hildesheim". PDC. Retrieved 8 June 2018.