Marvellous Menzies dumps out Wright as Van Duijvenbode denies compatriot Van de Griendt at German Darts Open

The German Darts Open continues and there have been mixed fortunes for the big names to start Saturday night in Jena, with Peter Wright in particular being sent packing.

It was a 100th European Tour appearance for Wright, but it was far from ideal with 'Snakebite' supposedly having to cobble together items from the merch table and even a set of darts from a staff member presumably due to luggage not arriving.

But he will now head home after Menzies who was at his expert best in terms of his on stage antics averaged 92 in a 6-4 win reeling off four consecutive legs from 4-2 down to seal it.

This featured a 120 checkout and a 14 dart 74 checkout to win it as Menzies who has been in superb form as of late won the all Scots battle.

While in the all-Dutch battle, it was Dirk van Duijvenbode taking the honours. The Titan who initially missed part of the ProTour due to becoming a father will be aiming to go full steam ahead towards a first European Tour.

He made a good start seeing off Roy van de Griendt. He hit six 180's and a 93 average to claim it with 40% on the outer ring and a high checkout of 160.

Where can I watch the German Darts Open live?

This year, the Euro Tour tournaments will be broadcast by Viaplay for the first time. The afternoon sessions start at 1300 local time, 1200 BST, while the evening sessions start at 1900 local time, 1800 BST

Furthermore, the European Darts Matchplay for British darts fans can be seen via PDCTV. A subscription is required to access this live stream.

How much prize money is to be won?

During each Euro Tour tournament, £175,000 in prize money is distributed. All qualifiers are guaranteed £1,250, while the top 16 players on the placement list at the German Darts Open will receive £2,500 anyway. However, these 16 players must win their first game in the second round for the prize money to actually count toward the world rankings and other rankings.

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