Danny Noppert, James Richardson and Michael Rosenauer are the latest players through to the second round at the International Darts Open in Riesa.

Noppert came through in a close tie with Mickey Mansell in which the latter missed three match darts and he took out 16 as a result to close it out in a decider.

Richardson saw off debutant Mike Poge in a 6-3 win with an 82 average and 37 percent on the doubles to boot. Rosenauer finally came through a tight clash with Mike de Decker in a 6-4 victory where both players averaged 81.

The difference came in the doubles where he hit 42 percent compared to 36 percent from the Belgian.

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International Darts Open 2019 schedule

Friday afternoon session

Harry Ward 6-4 Reece Robinson
William O’Connor (92.90) 6-4 (86.90) Benito van de Pas
Christian Jentschke (75.17) 3-6 (80.96) Justin Pipe
Arron Monk (97.34) 5-6 (99.63) Kyle Anderson
John Henderson (79.79) 6-4 (82.94) Brett Claydon
James Richardson (82.97) 6-3 (70.33) Mike Poge
Mickey Mansell (88.6) 5-6 (94.32) Danny Noppert
Mike De Decker (81.8) 4-6 (81.66) Michael Rosenauer

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Author: Samuel Gill