2016 European Darts Open

The 2016 European Darts Open was the sixth of ten European Tour events on the 2016 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament took place at Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, between 29–31 July 2016. It featured a field of 48 players and £115,000 in prize money, with £25,000 going to the winner.

2016 European Darts Open
Tournament information
Dates29–31 July 2016
VenueMaritim Hotel
LocationDüsseldorf
Country Germany
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£115,000
Winner's share£25,000
High checkout161 Wales Gerwyn Price
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«Event 5 Event 7»

Robert Thornton was the defending champion, but he lost in the second round to Wes Newton.

Michael van Gerwen won his second European Darts Open title after defeating Peter Wright 6–5 in the final.[1]

Prize moneyEdit

The prize money of the European Tour events stays the same as last year.

Stage (num. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £25,000
Runner-up (1) £10,000
Semi-finalists (2) £5,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £3,500
Third round losers (8) £2,000
Second round losers (16) £1,500
First round losers (16) £1,000
Total £115,000

Qualification and formatEdit

The top 16 players from the PDC ProTour Order of Merit on 13 May automatically qualified for the event and were seeded in the second round.[2] The remaining 32 places went to players from three qualifying events - 20 from the UK Qualifier (held in Coventry on 20 May),[3] eight from the European Qualifier on 1 June[4] and four from the Host Nation Qualifier on 28 July.

On 27 July 2016, Phil Taylor withdrew from the tournament, moving seeds 14-16 up a place, and promoting Alan Norris to 16 seed, which also meant a 5th Host Nation Qualifier would also qualify for the tournament.

The following players will take part in the tournament:

DrawEdit

  First round
29 July
[5]
Second round
30 July
[6]
Third round
31 July
[7]
Quarter-finals
31 July
[7]
Semi-finals
31 July
[7]
Final
31 July
[7]
                                                         
  Jamie Caven 89.20 6     1   Michael van Gerwen 104.86 6  
  Christian Kist 83.07 3       Jamie Caven 87.96 0  
  1   van Gerwen 99.38 6  
    K. Anderson 91.72 2  
  Kyle Anderson 92.35 6 16   Alan Norris 101.25 2
  Cristo Reyes 88.62 5       Kyle Anderson 98.84 6  
  1   van Gerwen 102.95 6  
  8   Klaasen 93.33 4  
  Ritchie Edhouse 87.06 6     8   Jelle Klaasen 98.98 6  
  Harry Ward 81.78 4       Ritchie Edhouse 94.02 3  
  8   Klaasen 91.29 6
  9   Wade 96.40 3  
  Max Hopp 81.62 5 9   James Wade 88.16 6
  Andy Boulton 80.36 6       Andy Boulton 89.67 5  
  1   van Gerwen 103.63 6  
  5   Huybrechts 94.85 3  
  Dimitri Van den Bergh 93.57 6     5   Kim Huybrechts 98.11 6  
  Jeffrey de Graaf 85.31 2       Dimitri Van den Bergh 88.48 3  
  5   Huybrechts 104.32 6
    Newton 93.89 3  
  Wes Newton 87.93 6 12   Robert Thornton 86.65 2
  Shaun Griffiths 83.71 5       Wes Newton 86.60 6  
  5   Huybrechts 91.48 6
  13   G. Anderson 85.49 4  
  John Henderson 86.47 4     4   Dave Chisnall 90.62 3  
  Jan Dekker 84.59 6       Jan Dekker 86.23 6  
    Dekker 94.37 0
  13   G. Anderson 104.86 6  
  Kim Viljanen 85.56 6 13   Gary Anderson 107.11 6
  Martin Schindler 79.83 1       Kim Viljanen 89.72 1  
1   van Gerwen 104.06 6
2   Wright 100.44 5
  Steve West 89.02 6     2   Peter Wright 97.29 6  
  Holger Rettig 75.48 3       Steve West 92.10 5  
  2   Wright 103.25 6  
    Price 88.57 2  
  Gerwyn Price 84.57 6 15   Simon Whitlock 92.72 1
  Tony Newell 79.82 3       Gerwyn Price 100.59 6  
  2   Wright 100.20 6  
  10   Suljović 94.68 0  
  Daryl Gurney 92.48 6     7   Benito van de Pas 91.84 4  
  Robbie Green 96.32 5       Daryl Gurney 94.10 6  
    Gurney 96.20 3
  10   Suljović 93.53 6  
  John Michael 85.89 6 10   Mensur Suljović 103.41 6
  Fabian Herz 70.41 0       John Michael 94.36 1  
  2   Wright 100.34 6
  14   Bunting 93.06 4  
  Devon Petersen 87.12 6     6   Ian White 96.00 6  
  Andy Jenkins 85.58 5       Devon Petersen 84.42 2  
  6   White 97.89 5
  11   T. Jenkins 92.06 6  
  Andy Hamilton 89.89 3 11   Terry Jenkins 91.28 6
  Jonny Clayton 96.53 6       Jonny Clayton 94.48 3  
  11   T. Jenkins 92.88 4
  14   Bunting 88.42 6  
  James Richardson 89.43 6     3   Michael Smith 97.39 6  
  Daniele Petri 83.27 3       James Richardson 87.95 4  
  3   Smith 93.61 3
  14   Bunting 95.98 6  
  Mark Frost 76.73 4 14   Stephen Bunting 93.74 6
  Stefan Stoyke 78.19 6       Stefan Stoyke 80.06 1  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dusseldorf delight for Michael van Gerwen in European Darts Open". Sky Sports. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. ^ "European Tour Events 5-6 Entries". PDC. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  3. ^ "European Tour 5-6 UK Qualifiers". PDC. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Italian Ace Amongst European Qualifiers". PDC. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Petersen's Comeback Win In Dusseldorf". PDC. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Van Gerwen Secures Another Whitewash". PDC. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d "Dusseldorf Delight For van Gerwen". PDC. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.