2019 German Darts Open

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2019 German Darts Open
Tournament information
Dates26–28 April 2019
VenueSaarlandhalle
LocationSaarbrücken
Country Germany
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£140,000
Winners share£25,000
«Event 3 Event 5»

The 2019 German Darts Open will be the fourth of thirteen PDC European Tour events on the 2019 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament takes place at Saarlandhalle, Saarbrücken, Germany, from 26–28 April 2019. It will feature a field of 48 players and £140,000 in prize money, with £25,000 going to the winner.

Max Hopp is the defending champion after defeating Michael Smith 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 5 March 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 15 March), six from the European Tour Card Holder Qualifier (held on 15 March), two from the West & South European Associate Member Qualifier (held on 19 April), four from the Host Nation Qualifier (held on 25 April), one from the Nordic & Baltic Associate Member Qualifier (held on 1 February) and one from the East European Associate Member Qualifier (held on 20 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 following players will take part in the tournament:

Draw[edit]

  First round
26 April
(best of 11 legs)
Second round
27 April
(best of 11 legs)
Third round
28 April
(best of 11 legs)
Quarter-finals
28 April
(best of 11 legs)
Semi-finals
28 April
(best of 13 legs)
Final
28 April
(best of 15 legs)
                                                         
    1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen  
     
   
   
16 Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena
     
   
   
    8 England James Wade  
     
 
   
9 Wales Jonny Clayton
     
   
   
    5 Austria Mensur Suljović  
     
 
   
12 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney
     
 
   
    4 Scotland Peter Wright  
     
 
   
13 England Dave Chisnall
     
    2 England Ian White  
     
   
   
15 England Darren Webster
     
   
   
    7 England Adrian Lewis  
     
 
   
10 Germany Max Hopp
     
 
   
    6 England Rob Cross  
     
 
   
11 England Joe Cullen
     
 
   
    3 Wales Gerwyn Price  
       
 
   
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. "Baltic dominance on the Pro Tour". PDC Nordic & Baltic. Retrieved 4 February 2019.