Day 1 has been and gone of the European Darts Trophy and the attention comes to today when the seeds enter the tournament in Gottingen. This evening there is the likes of Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright but the afternoon session also throws up some quality contests.
Benito van de Pas starts proceedings off against former World Youth Champion Keegan Brown who Big Ben will be favourite to beat but will have to be wary as Brown’s form has been good lately for a player who had been having a torrid time on tour.
Alan Norris will face James Richardson following that, Norris is a bit hit or miss of late and Richardson played well in defeating Dimitri van den Bergh including taking out the big fish, the 170 checkout.
In a battle of the Welshmen, Gerwyn Price enters the tournament and faces the in form Jonny Clayton. Price seems to flatter to decieve on the Euro Tour while Clayton is in red hot form off the back of his first Pro Tour win last weekend and also has a win in the first round in the tank 6-1.
In a battle of the fast paced players, Michael Smith a winner on the Euro Tour this year will take on Jermaine Wattimena who despite being in good form struggled to get through against Mick Todd in his quest for a European Championship place.
Dave Chisnall will face recent Pro Tour finalist James Wilson who defeated the Nordic and Baltic qualifier and recent semi-finalist on the floor Madars Razma yesterday so there could be a good game in store.
In probably the match of the afternoon session, Joe Cullen takes on Steve West with Cullen in particular trying to win his first Euro Tour title after coming close in the past.
Ian White will play Vincent van der Voort and finally a rejuvenated Stephen Bunting will take on Host Nation qualifier and a handy player in Rene Eidams in what promises to be a great afternoon session.
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)
Benito van de Pas v Keegan Brown
Alan Norris v James Richardson
Gerwyn Price v Jonny Clayton
Michael Smith v Jermaine Wattimena
Dave Chisnall v James Wilson
Joe Cullen v Steve West
Ian White v Vincent van der Voort
Stephen Bunting v Rene Eidams
Author: Samuel Gill