Darts results: Dimitri van den Bergh among winners on day one of International Darts Open

Dimitri van den Bergh (Picture: Tobias Wenzel / PDC Europe)
Dimitri van den Bergh (Picture: Tobias Wenzel / PDC Europe)

Kyle Anderson, John Henderson and Dimitri van den Bergh were among the players to make it through to the second day of the International Darts Open.

Day One of the 12th European Tour event of 2019 saw 32 players in action at the Sachsenarena in Reisa, Germany, all looking to secure places in Saturday's second round where the 16 seeded players will enter the £140,000 event.

Anderson faced a tough opening fixture, matching up against Arron Monk, but the Australian averaged 99.63 on his way to a 6-5 victory.

Monk missed a dart at tops in the deciding leg which allowed Anderson to take out 25 and secure his place in Saturday's second round.

"I'm glad the match could live up to the expectation, but I'm just very happy to secure the win and find some form again." said Anderson, who will face reigning champion Gerwyn Price in the next round.

"I'm getting that confidence back and I know that when I'm confident, I play well, so I'm looking forward to the game against Gerwyn tomorrow."

The evening closed with a fantastic debut performance from Davy van Baelen who averaged 103.66 in a whitewash demolition job of Ole Luckow, with the Belgian only missing one dart at a double in the entire match. He will face European Darts Matchplay champion Joe Cullen in Saturday's second round.

Henderson, who hit a nine-dart finish during the midweek Players Championship Event 24, set up a second round clash with World Matchplay champion Rob Cross after a 6-4 victory over Brett Claydon.

Van den Bergh was one of the standout players on the opening day, averaging almost 99 as he beat Adam Hunt 6-3, while Justin Pipe beat Host Nation Qualifier Christian Jentschke by the same scoreline.

The evening session kicked off with an incredible comeback from Richard North who fought from 5-2 down to claim a 6-5 victory over Boris Koltsov, with Joe Murnan also progressing after winning a deciding leg against Jelle Klaasen.

Ireland's World Cup star William O'Connor also progressed into round two after winning 6-4 in a hard fought contest with Benito van de Pas, while Danny Noppert punished Mickey Mansell's missed match darts to claim a 6-5 victory.

Elsewhere, Harry Ward won his first ever European Tour match, opening the afternoon session with a 6-4 victory over Reece Robinson, with Michael Rosenauer defeating Mike de Decker by the same margin.

Ritchie Edhouse and Luke Woodhouse both put in dominant displays on their way to 6-2 and 6-1 victories over Davyd Venken and Manfred Bilderl respectively.

There was more last leg drama in the match between Andy Boulton and Steffan Siepmann with the German just pipping Boulton to a place in round two.

Finally, Steve West and James Richardson both secured spots in Saturday's second round of action both posting 6-3 victories over Daniel Larssen and Mike Poge respectively.

European Darts Matchplay: Schedule and results

Friday September 6
First Round (Best of 11 legs)
Afternoon Session (1200 BST)

  • Harry Ward 6-4 Reece Robinson
  • William O'Connor 6-4 Benito van de Pas
  • Justin Pipe 6-3 Christian Jentschke
  • Kyle Anderson 6-5 Arron Monk
  • John Henderson 6-4 Brett Claydon
  • James Richardson 6-3 Mike Poge
  • Danny Noppert 6-5 Mickey Mansell
  • Michael Rosenauer 6-4 Mike De Decker

Evening Session (1815 BST)

  • Richard North 6-5 Boris Koltsov
  • Steve West 6-3 Daniel Larsson
  • Ritchie Edhouse 6-2 Davyd Venken
  • Luke Woodhouse 6-1 Manfred Bilderl
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3 Adam Hunt
  • Steffen Siepmann 6-5 Andy Boulton
  • Joe Murnan 6-5 Jelle Klaasen
  • Davy Van Baelen 6-0 Ole Luckow

Saturday September 7
Second Round
Afternoon Session

  • Nathan Aspinall v Justin Pipe
  • Krzysztof Ratajski v Michael Rosenauer
  • Glen Durrant v James Richardson
  • Rob Cross v John Henderson
  • Adrian Lewis v William O'Connor
  • Daryl Gurney v Danny Noppert
  • Steve Beaton v Luke Woodhouse
  • Gerwyn Price v Kyle Anderson

Evening Session

  • Ricky Evans v Dimitri Van den Bergh
  • Jamie Hughes v Steve West
  • Jonny Clayton v Steffan Siepmann
  • Jeffrey de Zwaan v Joe Murnan
  • Joe Cullen v Davy van Baelen
  • Ian White v Richard North
  • Mensur Suljovic v Harry Ward
  • Peter Wright v Ritchie Edhouse

Sunday September 8
Afternoon Session (1200 BST)
Third Round (Best of 11 legs)

  • Eight matches in draw bracket order

Evening Session (1815 BST)

Quarter-finals (Best of 11 legs)

  • Four matches in draw bracket order

Semi-finals (Best of 13 legs)

  • Two matches in draw bracket order

Final (Best of 15 legs)

  • Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2

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