Friday night is the last eight matches in the first round of the Hungarian Darts Trophy with some former major winners in action.
European Championship winner Ross Smith will be in action in the second match of the evening against Robert Owen. By the way, the winner of that match will take on Michael van Gerwen in the second round. Former Euro Tour finalist Rowby-John Rodriguez will meet Hungarian crowd favourite Patrik Kovacs, while eleven-time major winner James Wade will take on William O'Connor.
Preview Hungarian Darts Trophy 2023: Stacked field meet in key part of World Grand Prix qualifying race
The cracker of the evening is the clash between former major winners Daryl Gurney and Jose de Sousa. Other great matches are the encounters between Nathan Rafferty and Stephen Bunting as well as Gabriel Clemens against Keane Barry.
There are also two players competing for qualification to the World Grand Prix during this tournament. Luke Woodhouse, who needs to reach at least the semifinals this weekend, opens his tournament against Gabor Jagicza. Ricardo Pietreczko, who currently holds the last qualifying spot, crosses swords with Nandor Major.
Where can I watch the Hungarian Darts Trophy live?
UK subscribers who pay for PDCTV will receive it as part of their subscription. It is also shown on Viaplay including at times their Viaplay Xtra TV channel for free in the UK.
The first round will take place on Friday, while the top-16 seeded players will enter for the second round on Saturday. The third round will be played on Sunday afternoon, followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals on Sunday night.
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 Hungarian Darts Trophy's placement list 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.
Per victory, the prize money earned increases. For example, the finalists already receive a minimum of £12,000. The winner of the tournament goes home with the top prize of 30,000 pounds.
Playing schedule Hungarian Darts Trophy 2023
Friday, Sept. 22
Evening session (from 6 p.m.)
Gabor Jagicza v Luke Woodhouse
Robert Owen v Ross Smith
Rowby-John Rodriguez v Patrik Kovacs
William O'Connor v James Wade
Daryl Gurney v Jose De Sousa
Nathan Rafferty v Stephen Bunting
Ricardo Pietreczko v Nandor Major
Gabriel Clemens v Keane Barry