The European Tour has returned after a couple of months away and it is Brendan Dolan and James Wilson who have taken the first two wins on the opening day of proceedings at the Austrian Darts Championship.

Dolan edged past William O’Connor as he plays his first darts since winning his first PDC ranking title in a number of years. He only hit an average in the mid 80’s but that is all he needed with O’Connor averaging similar.

In the end it was a 6-4 win for ‘The History Maker’ who moves through to the second day of action in Vienna

James Wilson was more impressive in seeing off Irishman, Gavin Carlin. He saw him off in a 6-2 win and hit 50 percent on the doubles with a high checkout of 158.

His scoring wasn’t there which is what you can usually count on with Wilson with only two 180’s but his doubling was brilliant which brought him the win.

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Austrian Darts Championship schedule

Day One, afternoon session

William O’Connor (84.43) 4-6 (86.65) Brendan Dolan
James Wilson (88.85) 6-2 (86.72) Gavin Carlin
13:10 Adam Gawlas v Ross Smith
13:40 Ted Evetts v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
14:10 Cameron Menzies v Kevin Munch
14:40 Dietmar Burger v Cor Dekker
15:10 Justin Pipe v Vincent van der Voort
15:40 Jermaine Wattimena v Christian Bunse

Pieter Verbeek/PV-Darts

Photo: Pieter Verbeek/PV-Darts

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Author: Samuel Gill