2019 European Darts Open

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2019 European Darts Open
Tournament information
Dates22–24 March 2019
VenueOstermann-Arena
LocationLeverkusen
Country Germany
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£140,000
Winners share£25,000
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The 2019 European Darts Open will be the first of thirteen PDC European Tour events on the 2019 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament takes place at Ostermann-Arena, Leverkusen, Germany, from 22–24 March 2019. It will feature a field of 48 players and £140,000 in prize money, with £25,000 going to the winner.

Michael van Gerwen is the defending champion after defeating Peter Wright 8–7 in the final of the 2018 tournament.

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) £6,500
Quarter-finalists (4) £5,000
Third round losers (8) £3,000
Second round losers (16) £2,000
First round losers (16) £1,000
Total £140,000

Qualification and format[edit]

The top 16 entrants from the PDC ProTour Order of Merit on 12 February will automatically qualify for the event and will be seeded in the second round.

The remaining 32 places will go to players from six qualifying events – 18 from the UK Tour Card Holder Qualifier (held on 22 February), six from the European Tour Card Holder Qualifier (held on 22 February), two from the West & South European Associate Member Qualifier (held on 21 March), four from the Host Nation Qualifier (held on 21 March), one from the Nordic & Baltic Qualifier (held on 5 October 2018) and one from the East European Associate Member Qualifier (held on 19 January).

From 2019, the Host Nation, Nordic & Baltic and East European Qualifiers will only be available to non-Tour Card holders. Any Tour Card holders from the applicable regions will have to play the main European Qualifier. The only exceptions being that the Nordic & Baltic qualifiers for the first 3 European Tour events took place in late 2018, before the new ruling was announced, hence why Madars Razma qualified by this method, as under the new rules, he would have had to enter the European Tour Card Holder Qualifier, after regaining his Tour Card at European Q-School in January 2019.

The following players will take part in the tournament:

Draw[edit]

  First round
22 March
(best of 11 legs)
Second round
23 March
(best of 11 legs)
Third round
24 March
(best of 11 legs)
Quarter-finals
24 March
(best of 11 legs)
Semi-finals
24 March
(best of 13 legs)
Final
24 March
(best of 15 legs)
                                                         
    1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen  
     
   
   
16 Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena
     
   
   
    8 England Michael Smith  
     
 
   
9 Wales Gerwyn Price
     
   
   
    5 Austria Mensur Suljović  
     
 
   
12 England Joe Cullen
     
 
   
    4 England James Wade  
     
 
   
13 England Dave Chisnall
     
    2 England Ian White  
     
   
   
15 England Darren Webster
     
   
   
    7 England Rob Cross  
     
 
   
10 Wales Jonny Clayton
     
 
   
    6 England Adrian Lewis  
     
 
   
11 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney
     
 
   
    3 Scotland Peter Wright  
       
 
   
14 Australia Simon Whitlock
     

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, Dave. "Prize Money Soars Above £14m In 2019". PDC. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ Magnussen, Mads Plagborg. "Thanks for now Iceland". PDC Nordic & Baltic. Retrieved 15 January 2019.