Klaasen seals victory on European Tour return, Rodriguez misses 10 match darts en route to falling over the line against Williams

Jelle Klaasen on his return to the European Tour showed some encouraging signs as he saw off Callan Rydz in his opening tie at the European Darts Grand Prix 6-4 with a 95.7 average.

Klaasen started the match sharp. With an 11-darter Rydz was broken immediately and thanks to a 120 finish, a 13-darter and a 14-darter the lead was 4-1.

Rydz came back to 4-3, but Klaasen kept his break with a 16-darter in the eighth leg. In the tenth leg the Dutchman finished it off with another 16-darter, so Klaasen will face Rob Cross in the next round.

Joe Cullen awaits Rowby-John Rodriguez who didn't show his form as of late but still got over the line against Jim Williams.

He missed eight match darts from 5-3 up and a further two en route to winning 6-5 in a final leg which saw a stark contrast as he went six darts into a nine-dart finish before sealing the tie.

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