MVG Begins Defence of European Open

Michael van Gerwen will begin the defence of his Interwetten European Darts Open title this weekend against Daryl Gurney or Kevin Burness, with the draw and schedule of play for the year’s fifth PDC European Tour event confirmed.

Taking place at the Ostermann Arena in Leverkusen, Germany, the £140,000 tournament will see three days of play from Friday to Sunday, with the likes of 2019 winner Van Gerwen, World Champion Peter Wright and world number two Gerwyn Price in action.

Friday’s first-round will see former European Tour event winner Gurney in action against Burness for the right to face Van Gerwen, while Dave Chisnall faces German number one Gabriel Clemens in one of the stand-out ties.

Host nation duo Martin Schindler and Nico Kurz will take on Ritchie Edhouse and Rowby-John Rodriguez respectively.

The seeded players enter the event in round two on Saturday, with Wright set to meet Adam Gawlas or Scott Williams and Price to play Mickey Mansell or Luke Woodhouse.

Sunday’s Finals Day will see the last 16 take place in the afternoon session, before the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final in the evening.

Tour Card Holder Qualifier Danny Baggish has withdrawn from the event due to personal reasons. Subsequently, Karel Sedlacek receives a Bye to the second round.

Coverage will be streamed through DAZN for viewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, via Sport1 in Germany and through PDCTV for subscribers in all other territories, as well as through bookmakers worldwide.

PDCTV Subscription options will include a £3.99 Event Pass & a £1.99 Day Pass.

2022 Interwetten European Darts Open

Tournament Draw Bracket – Second Round Onwards 

(1) Gerwyn Price v Mickey Mansell/Luke Woodhouse

(16) Nathan Aspinall v Karel Sedlacek

(8) Luke Humphries v Darren Penhall/Luc Peters

(9) Brendan Dolan v Andrew Gilding/Lukas Wenig

(4) Joe Cullen v Devon Petersen/Kevin Doets

(13) Dirk van Duijvenbode v Stephen Bunting/Maik Kuivenhoven

(5) Michael van Gerwen v Daryl Gurney/Kevin Burness

(12) Jonny Clayton v Rowby-John Rodriguez/Nico Kurz

(2) Peter Wright v Adam Gawlas/Scott Williams

(15) Krzysztof Ratajski v Josh Rock/Connor Scutt

(7) Dimitri Van den Bergh v Cameron Menzies/Ian White

(10) Rob Cross v Martin Schindler/Ritchie Edhouse

(3) Jose de Sousa v Dennis Nilsson/Martin Lukeman

(14) James Wade v Berry van Peer/Jermaine Wattimena

(6) Ryan Searle v Krzysztof Kciuk/Keane Barry

(11) Damon Heta v Dave Chisnall/Gabriel Clemens

Schedule of Play

Friday May 6

First Round

Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)

Mickey Mansell v Luke Woodhouse

Darren Penhall v Luc Peters

Dennis Nilsson v Martin Lukeman

Josh Rock v Connor Scutt

Adam Gawlas v Scott Williams

Krzysztof Kciuk v Keane Barry

Andrew Gilding v Lukas Wenig

Evening Session (1900 local time, 1200 BST)

Devon Petersen v Kevin Doets

Stephen Bunting v Maik Kuivenhoven

Daryl Gurney v Kevin Burness

Berry van Peer v Jermaine Wattimena

Cameron Menzies v Ian White

Martin Schindler v Ritchie Edhouse

Rowby-John Rodriguez v Nico Kurz

Dave Chisnall v Gabriel Clemens

NB: Karel Sedlacek receives Bye

Saturday May 7

Second Round

Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)

Krzysztof Ratajski v Rock/Scutt

Jose de Sousa v Nilsson/Lukeman

Dirk van Duijvenbode v Bunting/Kuivenhoven

Brendan Dolan v Gilding/Wenig

Ryan Searle v Kciuk/Barry

Dimitri Van den Bergh v Menzies/White

James Wade v Van Peer/Wattimena

Joe Cullen v Petersen/Doets

Evening Session (1900 local time, 1200 BST)

Luke Humphries v Penhall/Peters

Nathan Aspinall v Karel Sedlacek

Gerwyn Price v Mansell/Woodhouse

Michael van Gerwen v Gurney/Burness

Peter Wright v Gawlas/Williams

Jonny Clayton v Rodriguez/Kurz

Rob Cross v Schindler/Edhouse

Damon Heta v Chisnall/Clemens

Sunday May 8

Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)

Third Round

Evening Session (1900 local time, 1200 BST)



Sunday’s games played in Draw Bracket order


Images: PDC

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