Unfortunately Madars Razma lost against Matthew Dennant, who will go up against Mensur Suljovic today.
It is day two in Leverkusen. The first round, which was played yesterday, did not offer many surprises and therefore almost all the big names are ready for today.
However, this does not apply to Raymond van Barneveld, whose comeback to the European stage became somewhat short. He lost 6-4 to Steve Beaton.
In return, Glen Durrant won his first ever match on the European stage. He did this by beating Michael Rosenauer by 6-4.
Madars Razma however lost his first match against Matthew Dennant by 6-5. The Latvian played well with an average at 93,68. Unfortunately Dennant was a bit better at the doubles, which became crucial for the Englishman.
Names like Ted Evetts, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Krzysztof Ratajski, Mervyn King, Dimitri van den Bergh and Vincent van der Voort advanced to the second round.
Pavel Jirkal also won yesterday, and he has simply been honored by playing against Darren Webster in today’s first match.
Then James Wade will be on stage before Ian White will face Justin Pipe.
The afternoon also offers three incredibly interesting games, as Dave Chisnall will face Ted Evetts, Michael Smith will face Krzysztof Ratajski and Daryl Gurney will face Jeffrey de Zwaan.
In the evening, the European Darts Open continues to serve delights for us. Already in the first match, former world champion Adrian Lewis faces the double youth world champion Dimitri van den Bergh.
After that, Glen Durrant will try to continue his good start in the PDC when going up against Jermaine Wattimena.
Joe Cullen will also face Vincent van der Voort, before Michael van Gerwen will try to take revenge against Mervyn King, who won their last match in the UK Open.
After that Rob Cross will be up against Barneveld’s superior, Steve Beaton.
Before Peter Wright and Kim Huybrechts shuts down the evening, we also get Mensur Suljovic and Simon Whitlock on the stage, meeting Matthew Dennant and Ross Smith respectively.
As always, the matches can be followed on PDC.tv from one o’clock. In addition, you can create an overview of today’s matches below:
Saturday March 23
Afternoon Session (1300)
Darren Webster v Pavel Jirkal
James Wade v Wesley Plaisier
Ian White v Justin Pipe
Gerwyn Price v Scott Taylor
Dave Chisnall v Ted Evetts
Jonny Clayton v Adam Hunt
Michael Smith v Krzysztof Ratajski
Daryl Gurney v Jeffrey de Zwaan
Evening Session (1915)
Adrian Lewis v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Jermaine Wattimena v Glen Durrant
Joe Cullen v Vincent van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen v Mervyn King
Rob Cross v Steve Beaton
Mensur Suljovic v Matthew Dennant
Simon Whitlock v Ross Smith
Peter Wright v Kim Huybrechts