2018 German Darts Championship

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2018 German Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 31 August–2 September 2018
Venue Halle 39
Location Hildesheim
Country  Germany
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £135,000
Winners share £25,000
High checkout 170 England Joe Cullen
(Third round)
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«Event 9 Event 11»

The 2018 German Darts Championship was the tenth of thirteen PDC European Tour events on the 2018 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament took place at Halle 39, Hildesheim, Germany from 31 August–2 September 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 6–3 in the 2017 final, but he withdrew the day before the event.

Van Gerwen won the event for the second time and his 27th European Tour title, beating James Wilson 8–6 in the final, and only dropping seven legs in the whole tournament.

During the event, Dave Chisnall broke the record for the highest ever 3-dart average on the European Tour, with an average of 118.66 in his 6–0 defeat of Mark Webster 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 – 18 from the UK Qualifier (held in Wigan on 15 June), eight from the West/South European Qualifier (held on 30 August), four from the Host Nation Qualifier (held on 30 August), one from the Nordic & Baltic Qualifier (held on 26 May) and one from the East European Qualifier (held on 25 August).

Peter Wright, who would have been the number 2 seed, withdrew from the tournament prior to the draw. Steve Beaton, the highest-ranked qualifier, was promoted to 16th seed, which meant an extra place was made available in the Host Nation Qualifier.

The following players will take part in the tournament:

Draw[edit]

  First round
31 August
(best of 11 legs)
Second round
1 September
(best of 11 legs)
Third round
2 September
(best of 11 legs)
Quarter-finals
2 September
(best of 11 legs)
Semi-finals
2 September
(best of 13 legs)
Final
2 September
(best of 15 legs)
                                                         
Spain Cristo Reyes 82.86 6     1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 109.98 6  
Germany Nico Blum 75.86 3     Spain Cristo Reyes 88.78 0  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 102.48 6  
  Germany Schindler 89.79 0  
Germany Martin Schindler 81.63 6 16 England Steve Beaton 79.43 2
England Justin Pipe 82.51 4     Germany Martin Schindler 83.72 6  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 96.29 6  
  9 England Chisnall 88.60 1  
England Terry Jenkins 85.41 6     8 England Ian White 92.69 5  
England Ross Smith 78.08 3     England Terry Jenkins 90.34 6  
  England Jenkins 92.58 4
  9 England Chisnall 95.85 6  
England Ted Evetts 82.30 5 9 England Dave Chisnall 118.66 6
Wales Mark Webster 89.48 6     Wales Mark Webster 85.25 0  
  1 Netherlands van Gerwen 111.93 7  
  5 England Cullen 99.30 0  
England Andy Boulton 88.68 3     5 England Joe Cullen 94.76 6  
England Josh Payne 91.30 6     England Josh Payne 90.44 4  
  5 England Cullen 98.62 6
  Netherlands Dekker 100.59 5  
Lithuania Darius Labanauskas 83.90 3 12 Wales Gerwyn Price 92.43 4
Netherlands Jan Dekker 83.98 6     Netherlands Jan Dekker 92.69 6  
  5 England Cullen 92.45 6
  England Lewis 80.47 1  
England Darren Johnson 92.02 6     4 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 99.34 6  
Germany Christopher Hänsch 78.03 0     England Darren Johnson 92.79 3  
  4 Northern Ireland Gurney 92.33 5
  England Lewis 90.75 6  
England Adrian Lewis 87.29 6 13 England Mervyn King 85.69 5
Spain Toni Alcinas 87.17 5     England Adrian Lewis 84.55 6  
1 Netherlands van Gerwen 101.24 8
England Wilson 93.30 6
Poland Krzysztof Ratajski 93.95 6     2 England Michael Smith 97.21 6  
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 92.50 4     Poland Krzysztof Ratajski 87.50 1  
  2 England M. Smith 91.20 4  
  Netherlands Meulenkamp 90.35 6  
England Richard North 95.73 2 15 England Stephen Bunting 96.07 5
Netherlands Ron Meulenkamp 102.31 6     Netherlands Ron Meulenkamp 98.36 6  
  Netherlands Meulenkamp 76.71 2  
  England Wilson 92.41 6  
Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 84.71 5     7 Wales Jonny Clayton 88.48 5  
England James Wilson 86.40 6     England James Wilson 91.46 6  
  England Wilson 95.21 6
  Scotland Thornton 95.16 3  
Scotland Robert Thornton 87.15 6 10 England James Wade 91.18 3
Germany Robert Marijanović 82.78 5     Scotland Robert Thornton 86.85 6  
  England Wilson 100.42 7
  6 Austria Suljović 101.76 4  
England Andrew Gilding 91.98 6     6 Austria Mensur Suljović 96.90 6  
Germany Max Hopp 93.89 2     England Andrew Gilding 90.37 2  
  6 Austria Suljović 103.54 6
  11 England D. Webster 84.50 2  
England Ricky Evans 89.57 6 11 England Darren Webster 92.93 6
Netherlands Danny Noppert 81.47 3     England Ricky Evans 93.75 2  
  6 Austria Suljović 100.13 6
  3 England Cross 92.72 2  
England Lee Bryant 81.99 4     3 England Rob Cross 108.13 6  
Australia Kyle Anderson 89.62 6     Australia Kyle Anderson 96.11 5  
  3 England Cross 102.19 6
  Austria Rasztovits 96.38 4  
Austria Michael Rasztovits 90.62 6 14 Australia Simon Whitlock 85.99 3
England David Pallett 88.88 4     Austria Michael Rasztovits 92.09 6  

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. ^ Allen, Dave. "Entries Confirmed For Hamburg & Hildesheim". PDC. Retrieved 8 June 2018.