2016 German Darts Masters Draw!

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World number one Michael van Gerwen could begin the defence of his German Darts Masters title against home favourite Reine Eidams, in a repeat of their classic first-round World Championship clash last year, after the draw for this weekend’s event in Munich was made on Friday evening.

However, Eidams must firstly overcome ‘The Rock’ Peter Hudson in round-one on Saturday. Van Gerwen, who defeated John Henderson to win last year’s event, will be hoping for a repeat performance in 2016.

World champion Gary Anderson could take on Daryl Gurney in round-two, in a repeat of their World Championship clash in December. However, Gurney, who reached the final of the Dutch Darts Masters last month, must defeat young Belgian star Dimitri van den Bergh before even contemplating a showdown with ‘The Flying Scotsman’.

Adrian Lewis, who won the inaugural staging of the German Darts Masters back in 2012, will take on either John Bowles or Fabian Herz. Elsewhere, fourth seed James Wade will either meet Raymond van Barneveld’s protege Mike Zuydwijk, or the in-form Joe Cullen, who reached his first major TV quarter-final at the UK Open three weeks ago.

Three-Time European Tour winner Michael Smith could meet former BDO man Jeffrey de Graaf in the last 32, if the talented Dutchman can overcome Darren Johnson on Friday. Dave Chisnall, who along with Smith is facing the prospect of Premier League elimination next week, faces a tough tie against either Alan Norris or Jermaine Wattimena.

Robert Thornton, fresh from his Premier League exploits on Thursday, will meet the winner of Ben Davies or Chris Dobey, whilst eighth seed Kim Huybrechts will either play William O’Connor, or home-favourite Tomas Seyler.

Benito van de Pas, who reached his maiden European Tour final at the International Darts Open twelve months ago, faces a tricky second-round tie against either Devon Petersen or Nathan Aspinall, whilst Mensur Suljovic could lock horns with former BDO world number one James Wilson on Saturday evening, if Wilson overcomes Marko Puls.

Jelle Klaasen could come up against his stablemate at Sports Management Company, Ronny Huybrechts, whilst Ian White prepares to take on either Mark Walsh or Thomas Junghans. Meanwhile, Brendan Dolan will aim to rectify his floundering form when he faces either Mark Barilli or talented Spaniard Cristo Reyes.

Nine-Time major finalist Terry Jenkins will meet the winner of an intriguing first-round tussle between Andrew Gilding and James Richardson, whilst former European Tour finalist Justin Pipe could meet his close friend Kevin Painter in round-two, if ‘The Artist’ can brush aside Cheshire’s Stuart Kellett.

However, the tie of the second-round will unquestionably feature third seed Peter Wright; PDC European Darts Open champion back in 2014. Snakebite will meet the winner of a pulsating first-round clash between former world champions Stephen Bunting and Steve Beaton.

Bunting won his second PDC ranking event in Barnsley a fortnight ago, whilst Beaton has also enjoyed a relatively strong start to 2016. The pair have already clashed this year, with ‘The Bronzed Adonis’ prevailing 6-4 in the quarter-finals of UK Open qualifier 6 last month.

The full draw, schedule and tournament bracket for this weekend’s second European event of the year can be found below:

German Darts Masters
European Tour Event Two
Ballhausforum, Dolce Hotel, Munich
Saturday March 26

First Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm UK time)
Mark Walsh v Thomas Junghans
John Michael v Ronny Huybrechts
Cristo Reyes v Mark Barilli
Jeffrey de Graaf v Darren Johnson
Fabian Herz v John Bowles
Daryl Gurney v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Rene Eidams v Peter Hudson
Andrew Gilding v James Richardson

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm UK time)
Mike Zuydwijk v Joe Cullen
Kevin Painter v Stuart Kellett
Chris Dobey v Ben Davies
Tomas Seyler v William O’Connor
Jermain Wattimena v Alan Norris
Marko Puls v James Wilson
Stephen Bunting v Steve Beaton
Devon Petersen v Nathan Aspinall

Sunday March 27
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm UK time)
Brendan Dolan (14) v Reyes/Barilli
Justin Pipe (16) v Painter/Kellett
Terry Jenkins (11) v Gilding/Richardson
Ian White (7) v Walsh/Junghans
Robert Thornton (9) v Dobey/Davies
James Wade (4) v Zuydwijk/Cullen
Kim Huybrechts v Seyler/O’Connor
Dave Chisnall (8) v Wattimena/Norris

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm UK time)
Adrian Lewis (6) v Herz/Bowles
Jelle Klaasen (10) v Michael/R Huybrechts
Michael Smith (2) v de Graaf/Johnson
Peter Wright (3) v Bunting/Beaton
Mensur Suljovic (15) v Puls/Wilson
Gary Anderson (12) v Gurney/Van den Bergh
Benito van de Pas (13) v Petersen/Aspinall
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Eidams/Hudson

Monday March 28
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm UK time)

Third Round

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm UK time)

All games are the best of 11 legs.

Tournament Draw Bracket
Peter Wright (3) v Stephen Bunting/Steve Beaton
Brendan Dolan (14) v Cristo Reyes/Mark Barilli
Adrian Lewis (6) v Fabian Herz/John Bowles
Terry Jenkins (11) v Andrew Gilding/James Richardson
Ian White (7) v Mark Walsh/Thomas Junghans
Jelle Klaasen (10) v John Michael/Ronny Huybrechts
Michael Smith (2) v Jeffrey de Graaf/Darren Johnson
Mensur Suljovic (15) v Marko Puls/James Wilson
James Wade (4) v Mike Zuydwijk/Joe Cullen
Benito van de Pas (13) v Devon Petersen/Nathan Aspinall
Kim Huybrechts (5) v Tomas Seyler/William O’Connor
Gary Anderson (12) v Daryl Gurney/Dimitri Van den Bergh
Dave Chisnall (8) v Jermaine Wattimena/Alan Norris
Robert Thornton (9) v Chris Dobey/Ben Davies
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Rene Eidams/Peter Hudson
Justin Pipe (16) v Kevin Painter/Stuart Kellett




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