Dutch Darts Champion: Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld suffer defeat|Darts News

Raymond van Barneveld is beaten by Dimitri Van den Bergh, while Gary Anderson suffers an upset loss to Roman Benecky; in other places, Steve Beaton beats Kim Huybrechts and Daryl Gurney advances with win over Ricardo Pietreczko

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Gary Anderson was beaten on his return to the European Tour (Jonas Hunold/PDC Europe)

Gary Anderson was beaten on his go back to the European Trip (Jonas Hunold/PDC Europe)

Raymond van Barneveld and Gary Anderson suffered beats on the opening day of the Dutch Darts Champion in Leeuwarden on Friday.

Completing on house soil, Van Barneveld decreased 6-3 to Premier League star Dimitri Van den Bergh, while Gary Anderson suffered a shock 6-2 loss to Czech child Roman Benecky on his very first European Trip look in practically 7 years.

Dutch legend Van Barneveld was not able to thrill the partisan crowd at WTC Leeuwarden, as Van den Bergh published a superb 105.62 average to advance to round 2.

” This win indicates a lot to me versus among the very best gamers worldwide,” stated Van den Bergh, who will handle Ryan Searle in Saturday’s 2nd round.

” He is the guy who brought darts to life in the Netherlands, I have a lot regard for him and I enjoyed him play considering that I was a kid.

” To play him here isn’t simple; the ‘Barney Army’ were great as constantly however I worked to do tonight and I’m happy I did it.”

Roman Benecky celebrates his win over Gary Anderson (Jonas Hunold/PDC Europe)

Roman Benecky commemorates his win over Gary Anderson (Jonas Hunold/PDC Europe)

On the other hand, a frustrating display screen from Anderson saw him typical simply 87.66 as Benecky took complete benefit to establish a second-round conference with Martin Schindler.

The opening day of the year’s 6th European Trip occasion saw 16 first-round ties played throughout 2 sessions, with the winners advancing to deal with among the 16 seeded gamers in Saturday’s 2nd round.

A callous display screen from European Champ Ross Smith saw him publish a ton-plus average in whitewashing Jermaine Wattimena on house soil.

Berry van Peer was the sole Dutch winner on the opening day, as he conquered Alan Soutar 6-2 in a remarkable display screen.

Steve Beaton came through a top quality affair with Kim Huybrechts, liquidating a 6-4 success to establish a clash versus 4th seed Damon Heta.

Last weekend’s European Trip semi-finalist Daryl Gurney continued his renewal as he balanced 101 and landed 3 ton-plus surfaces in dispatching Ricardo Pietreczko 6-2.

A medical display screen from Gabriel Clemens saw the German No 1 edge out Gian van Veen in a last-leg decider to establish a clash with Michael van Gerwen in round 2.

Current Gamers Champion occasion winner Krzysztof Ratajski beat Andy Boulton 6-4 to establish a conference with Peter Wright, while Irish child Dylan Slevin made light of Marcel Hausotter 6-0 to tape his very first European Trip win.

2018 Dutch Darts Champion winner Ian White went out a 6-2 winner versus Arron Monk, while Stephen Bunting made light of Adam Smith-Neale to move through to a second-round clash versus Joe Cullen.

Madars Razma balanced 103 to beat John O’Shea and declare his very first European Trip win of 2023, while Graham Hall delighted in a dream launching in Leeuwarden, whitewashing UK Open semi-finalist Adam Gawlas.

In Other Places, Jim Williams balanced over 104 to finish a 6-1 success versus George Killington, while Keane Barry and Martin Lukeman disposed out Marko Kantele and Martijn Dragt respectively.

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