The latest European Tour event comes to it’s conclusion later on with eight players remaining in the race for the Czech Darts Open title.
Despite the exits of Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis among others, it is an experienced Quarter-Final line-up.
It starts off with Keegan Brown who will take on Mensur Suljovic. Brown came through against Danny Noppert in a superb victory which in turn guaranteed his spot at the World Matchplay. As a result it will just be a free roll of sorts for the Isle of Wight ace.
Suljovic in his previous tie against Ted Evetts had to come from behind and will be hoping for less dramas against Brown. This is especially with him defending money which could see him out of the seeded positions in future events. The winner of the first quarter-final will face Stephen Bunting or Daryl Gurney in the semi-finals.
The most tantalising tie of all could come between Ian White and Jamie Hughes, two of the most in-form players on the PDC tour this year a winner could come from this duo.
White will be looking for his third European Tour title of the year but will have stiff competition from ‘Yozza’ who has been the player in form this weekend. He will hope luck is on his side this time after not having it on his side for a lot of this year despite massive averages.
Also his World Matchplay dream is not over and he knows a title win will book his spot in Blackpool and a win over White will take him one step closer.
Finally a Quarter-Final between two of the most experienced players in the line-up in Mervyn King and Simon Whitlock takes place in a tie which wasn’t expected.
This is due to King defeating Corey Cadby who has been one of the stars of this weekend and has endured an excellent debut but he claimed the win in the so-called ‘Darting Royal Rumble’ between the two King’s.
Even more so was Whitlock who has been gaining some momentum but hasn’t played as well as Gerwyn Price who he defeated. It was a brilliant performance though from ‘The Wizard’ who will hope to also add to his title haul this weekend and he has a golden chance to do so.
Schedule Quarter-Finals Czech Darts Open:
18:15 Keegan Brown v Mensur Suljovic
18:45 Stephen Bunting v Daryl Gurney
20:15 Ian White v Jamie Hughes
20:45 Mervyn King v Simon Whitlock
Author: Samuel Gill