Steve West will face his brother Tony West when the German Darts Championship gets underway on Friday in Hildesheim, in the final European Tour event of the year. Steve has enjoyed a fine few weeks, which culminated with him dumping out Phil Taylor in the first-round of the World Grand Prix.
Steve’s brother Tony, who is based in Holland, came through the European qualifier to seal his spot in Hildesheim, and the former World Masters winner will be hoping to build upon his showing at the last European Tour event, where he reached the second-round of the European Darts Grand Prix.
However, it’s a match of critical importance for Steve, who may have to defeat his brother to keep alive his hopes of qualifiying for the European Championships in Hasselt at the end of this month.
Another tasty tie sees former European Tour winner Mervyn King take on former world champion Mark Webster, with the winner to face sixth seed Michael Smith in round-two. Elsewhere, Kyle Anderson takes on diminutive Austrian Rowby-John Rodriguez, and the reward for the victor is a second-round showdown with Jelle Klaasen.
Former Lakeside champion Christian Kist takes on Robbie Green in the pick of Friday afternoon’s matches, but the winner will face the unenviable task of playing world number one Michael van Gerwen in round-two. Continue reading “German Darts Championship Draw!”