The 2022 Belgian Darts Open kicks off at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze on Friday afternoon, as the race to qualify for the Cazoo European Championship heats up.
The opening day of this year’s penultimate European Tour event (ET12) will feature 16 first-round encounters in an exceptional double session, with seven Belgian stars in action throughout the day.
Friday’s winners will advance to Saturday’s second round, where all 16 seeds enter the tournament, including top seed Michael van Gerwen and Belgium number one Dimitri Van den Bergh.
Coverage will be broadcast via DAZN for viewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and across PDCTV for subscribers in all other territories, as well as by bookmakers worldwide, with coverage also live on VTM in Belgium.
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Belgian Darts Open 2022
friday september 23
Dennis Nilsson 6-2 Kevin Doets
Ryan Meikle 6-4 Gian van Veen
Karel Sedlacek 6-4 Roberto Vandaele
Boris Krcmar 6-1 Cameron Menzies
Keane Barry 6-2 Danny Baggish
Madars Razma 6-4 Andy Baetens
Niels Zonneveld 6-2 Alan Soutar
Jelle Klaasen 6-4 Francois Schweyen
Evening session (1900 local time, 1800 BST)
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 6-3 Jeff Smith
Bradley Brooks vs. Chris Dobey
Steve Beaton vs. Ross Smith
Jamie Hughes vs. Vincent van der Voort
Mervyn King v Wouter Vanrolleghem
Mike De Decker vs. Remo Mandiau
Steve West vs. Kim Huybrechts
Andrew Gilding vs. Simon Whitlock
Keane Barry produced a spectacular 134 finish to complete an emphatic 6-2 victory over American number one Danny Baggish, and the UK Open semi-finalist will now face tenth seed Jonny Clayton for a place in the third round on Sunday.
Boris Krcmar picked up a crucial 6-1 win in their bid to qualify for next month’s European Cazoo Championship, punishing a bawdy display from Cameron Menzies to advance to a clash against Adrian Lewis on Saturday night.
Former Lakeside champion Jelle Klaasen will face Dave Chisnall in a draw on Saturday, landing a timely 12-dart to wrap up a 6-4 win over host nation qualifier Francois Schweyen.
Madars Razma closed out the hard-fought 6-4 victory over Andy Baetens to prevent the Belgian from making his European Tour debut, and Razma’s reward will be a second-round fight against UK Open champion Danny Noppert.
Niels Zonneveld recorded his first victory on the European Tour of 2022 with a 6-2 win over Alan Soutar, and world champion Peter Wright is now awaiting the Dutchman in the second round.
Elsewhere, Dennis Nilsson kicked off Friday’s action with a resounding 6-2 victory over Kevin Doets, averaging 90 to set up a showdown against Hungarian Darts Trophy winner Joe Cullen.
Meanwhile, Ryan Meikle and Karel Sedlacek battled to 6-4 wins over Gian van Veen and Roberto Vandaele respectively, setting up second-round encounters against German duo Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler.