The next set of first round ties at the German Darts Grand Prix have been completed with Arron Monk, Ross Smith, Josh Payne and Keegan Brown through.

Monk had to come down from 3-1 to defeat Marko Puls 6-3 with three ton plus checkouts along the way including a 147. This continues a resurgence for ‘Mad Monk’ who will look to use a scare of sorts as a catalyst for future success in Munich.
Smith saw off Mark Barilli and was also impressive on his doubles but throughout with six out of nine on his way to a 6-3 victory.
For Brown though it was a tough route through with ‘The Needle’ spurning chances to go 4-0 up and then having to produce a brilliant leg out of nowhere to claim a deciding leg win.
Finally Payne reached the second round courtesy of victory over Jyhan Artut with a 6-2 win including 55 percent on the doubles and three 180’s from the Gravesend ace.
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Afternoon session schedule

Ritchie Edhouse (92.64) 6-4 (92.62) Brendan Dolan
Ted Evetts (96.66) 6-2 (87.61) Mark Wilson
Arron Monk (95.74) 6-3 (74.13) Marko Puls
Keegan Brown (90.78) 6-5 (82.19) Magnus Caris
Ross Smith (91.82) 6-2 (81.71) Mark Barilli
Josh Payne (91.82) 6-2 (81.71) Jyhan Artut
15:00 Karel Sedlacek v Diogo Portela
15:30 Kyle Anderson v Kevin Munch

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Author: Samuel Gill