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Raymond van Barneveld will take on Steve Beaton in Leverkusen

Raymond van Barneveld will take on Steve Beaton in Leverkusen

Raymond van Barneveld will take on Steve Beaton in Leverkusen

Raymond van Barneveld will face Steve Beaton in the first round of the European Darts Open in Leverkusen this weekend.

The opening European Tour event of 2019 will see 48 players in action at the Ostermann Arena, with an increased £140,000 prize fund on offer.

Friday’s first round will see 32 qualifiers competing, as five-time world champion Van Barneveld takes to the European Tour stage for the first time in almost two years against former European Tour event winner Beaton.

Round one will also see World Matchplay semi-finalist Jeffrey de Zwaan face UK Open quarter-finalist Josh Payne, while Glen Durrant will make his European Tour debut against Michael Rosenauer.

The seeded players, led by 28-time European Tour event winner Michael van Gerwen, will enter at the second round stage on Saturday.

What comes next? Night Eight – Wednesday, March 27 – Rotterdam Ahoy

Gerwyn Price vs Michael Smith
James Wade vs Dimitri van den Bergh
Rob Cross vs Mensur Suljovic
Peter Wright vs Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld vs Daryl Gurney

Schedule of Play

Friday March 22
First Round
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 GMT)

Justin Pipe v Ryan Meikle
Pavel Jirkal v William Borland
Matthew Dennant v Madars Razma
Fabian Herz v Scott Taylor
Ross Smith v Ricky Williams
Adam Hunt v Danny van Trijp
Ted Evetts v Martin Atkins (Leeds)
Wesley Plaisier v Jyhan Artut

Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 GMT)
Matthew Edgar v Krzysztof Ratajski
Jeffrey de Zwaan v Josh Payne
Kim Huybrechts v Nico Kurz
Jason Wilson v Mervyn King
Michael Rosenauer v Glen Durrant
Ritchie Edhouse v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Steve Beaton v Raymond van Barneveld
Wayne Jones v Vincent van der Voort

Saturday March 23
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 GMT)

Darren Webster v Jirkal/Borland
James Wade v Plaisier/Artut
Ian White v Pipe/Meikle
Gerwyn Price v Herz/Taylor
Dave Chisnall v Evetts/Atkins
Jonny Clayton v Hunt/Van Trijp
Michael Smith v Edgar/Ratajski
Daryl Gurney v De Zwaan/Payne

Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 GMT)
Adrian Lewis v Edhouse/Van den Bergh
Jermaine Wattimena v Rosenauer/Durrant
Joe Cullen v Jones/Van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen v Wilson/King
Rob Cross v Beaton/Van Barneveld
Mensur Suljovic v Dennant/Razma
Simon Whitlock v R Smith/Williams
Peter Wright v Huybrechts/Kurz

Sunday March 24
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 GMT)

Third Round

Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 GMT)
Quarter-Finals
Semi-Finals
Final

The Premier League heads to Rotterdam Ahoy for a double header of tungsten on Wednesday, March 27 & Thursday, March 28. You can also stay up to date with all the action by following us @SkySportsDarts and get all the latest news, previews and interviews www.skysports.com/darts

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