European Tour 3 Host Nation and Associate Member Qualifiers
7 players completed the field for the Easter weekend’s German Darts Grand Prix on Friday with the Host Nation and Associate Member Qualifiers.
5 players including Jyhan Artut came through the Host Nation Qualifier. Artut, who had already played in the opening 2 European Tours of the year despite losing in Round 1 in both events, averaging 79 in a 6-2 win over Marvin Wehder in the decider. Also coming through was Kevin Munch, who shocked Adrian Lewis at the 2017/18 PDC World Championships, Dragutin Horvat, Marko Puls and Michael Hurtz.
Diogo Portela and Michael Rasztovits came through the Associate Members Qualifier with Portela making his 2nd event of the year with Rasztovits making his 1st. Portela came through 4 matches with wins over Gabriel Rollo, Alessio Medaina, Joe Slivan and Christian Kallinger in the decider. Rasztovits also come through 4 matches with wins over Sandro Wyss, Felix Losan, Hannes Schnier and Christoff Van de Wal.
German Darts Grand Prix begins on Saturday 20th April and concluding on Monday 22nd April. 32 Qualifiers will contest over 2 sessions on Saturday with the top 16 seeds including Michael Van Gerwen and Rob Cross entering the tournament on Sunday at the 2nd round stage.