Raymond van Barneveld and Karel Sedláček won the inaugural Prague Darts Masters on a star-studded night of action at the Kralovka Hall on Friday night, in the biggest ever darts exhibition held in Eastern Europe.
World number one Michael van Gerwen and World Grand Prix finalist Simon Whitlock were in action alongside Van Barneveld, whilst Sky Sports pundit Wayne Mardle also joined the Premier League trio in hot-footing it from Berlin to Prague, with over 2,500 fans in attendance.
The tournament was played in a pairs format, therefore Van Gerwen, Van Barneveld, Whitlock and Mardle were paired with four stars from the Czech Republic, with PDC referees Russ Bray and George Noble calling the action.
Van Barneveld was paired with Sedlacek, who represented the Czech Republic at last year’s World Cup of Darts. They booked their place in the final with victory over Simon Whitlock and Michal Kocik, who also featured at the World Cup back in 2015 and 2016.
Mardle and his pairs partner František Humpula were then beaten by Van Gerwen and youngster David Pisek, who came through a qualifier to appear in this event, to seal their spot in the final.
However, it was Van Barneveld and Sedlacek who clinched the title; turning on the style in a high-quality final. The pair averaged over 104 as they closed out an emphatic 3-0 whitewash victory, and Sedlacek sealed the deal in sensational style; converting a brilliant 121 checkout in the process.
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