The European Championship starts in Hasselt with Michael van Gerwen starting his defence of his title he has won for the past four years, he will start his defence against the dutchman Jan Dekker who is returning to form and could be a danger against the World Number One who has not had the best of times in the past few majors.
Also in action is the man who he defeated in the final last year 10-1, Mensur Suljovic who will take on Kim Huybrechts in potentially one of the ties of the first round .
Also on the first night Simon Whitlock, Gerwyn Price & Kyle Anderson are all in action who have all had great years so far especially Whitlock and Anderson with Simon reaching another major final and Kyle winning the Auckland Darts Masters earlier on in the year.
European Championship 2017
First Round – 7pm-11pm

Gerwyn Price v Ronny Huybrechts
Alan Norris v Mervyn King
Ian White v Darren Webster
John Henderson v Kyle Anderson
Simon Whitlock (8) v James Richardson
Mensur Suljovic (4) v Kim Huybrechts
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Jan Dekker
Jelle Klaasen (5) v Christian Kist

Author: Samuel Gill