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Michael Van Gerwen Triumphant In Venray

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Michael van Gerwen retained his title from last year as he beat Justin Pipe 6-0 in the final to win his fourth European Tour event of the year and maintain his unbeaten run in the European Tour in 2015.

Afternoon Session:

David Pallett fell in the last sixteen as his weekend of darts came to an end in the afternoon session. He battled right until the end, only to be knocked out in the eleventh leg by Jamie Caven, who took his place in the last eight.

Kim Huybrechts knocked out Ian White in the second match. After ‘Diamond’ took the first leg holding throw, Huybrechts reeled off five consecutive legs to take a 5-1 lead. White grabbed two legs back before the Belgian sealed the match 6-3.

Nathan Aspinall nearly took Justin Pipe all of the way in the next match, but he missed darts at double to take the match to a eleventh and final leg. However,Pipe stepped up to take a 6-4 win.

There was a big shock in the fourth match of the afternoon session as the number two seed Michael Smith crashed out of the tournament. Smith fright back from behind to make the score 5-4, but young Josh Payne closed out the match for a 6-4 victory.

Kyle Anderson progressed into the quarter-finals with a comfortable win in the last sixteen. Steve Beaton took the first leg holding throw, but then the Aussie ace won six consecutive legs to book his deserved place in the next round.

Terry Jenkins booked his place in the evening session after a solid win over Northern Irish man Brendan Dolan. The two exchanged breaks of throw a couple of times before Jenkins sealed the win 6-4.

Simon Whitlock was harshly knocked out of the tournament when his match against Mervyn King went to a eleventh leg decider, before ‘The Wizard’ was eliminated and King progressed to the last eight of the tournament.

Michael van Gerwen averaged over 114 to book his place in the quarter-final after he beat Dave Chisnall 6-3. The ‘Green Machine’ seemed to be missing absolutely nothing in an excellent performance that saw him beat ‘Chizzy’ in the ninth leg with a 164 checkout.

Afternoon Session Results:
Third Round
David Pallett 5-6 Jamie Caven
Ian White 3-6 Kim Huybrechts
Nathan Aspinall 4-6 Justin Pipe
Michael Smith 4-6 Josh Payne
Kyle Anderson 6-1 Steve Beaton
Brendan Dolan 4-6 Terry Jenkins
Simon Whitlock 5-6 Mervyn King
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Dave Chisnall

Evening Session:

After averaging 106 earlier on in the day, Kim Huybrechts was fairly confident coming into his last eight match with Jamie Caven, who had fought through a final leg decider to get this far. However, it was Caven that got the better of the Belgian to progress 6-2.

Josh Payne’s fantastic run came to an end in the quarter-final stage when he was beaten by ‘The Force’. It was double trouble for Pipe early on in the piece, but he overcome this to beat the youngster 6-3.

Kyle Anderson bowed out in the last eight as he lost an eleventh leg shoot-out to Terry Jenkins. Despite Jenkins storming into a 3-0 lead early on, Kyle Anderson missed five match darts in the final leg, and Jenkins stepped up to hit D10 to progress into the next round.

Mervyn King played very well against Michael van Gerwen, but he missed key darts as the reigning Dutch Darts Masters champion recorded a solid 6-5 win over ‘The King’ to progress to the semi-finals.

Justin Pipe booked his place in the final after a good win over ‘Jabba’ Jamie Caven. ‘The Force’ raced into an early 3-0 lead before Caven got himself back into the match. However, Justin Pipe progressed 6-4, but a very valiant effort from Jamie Caven this weekend, who has had to play with a broken toe.

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Michael van Gerwen survived a match dart in his semi-final against Terry Jenkins. ‘The Raging Bull’ got off to a flying start and broke the van Gerwen through. However, the world number one broke straight back, and the match ended up going to a last leg decider. Terry Jenkins missed a dart at D20 to beat van Gerwen, and ‘Mighty Mike’ stepped up to win the match on D4.

It was comfortable for MVG in the final as he was just too much for ‘The Force’ Justin Pipe, as the world number one whitewished Pipe to win four out of four European tour events of the year, and retain his Dutch Darts Masters title.

Evening Session Results:
Jamie Caven 6-2 Kim Huybrechts
Justin Pipe 6-4 Josh Payne
Kyle Anderson 5-6 Terry Jenkins
Mervyn King 5-6 Michael van Gerwen
Jamie Caven 4-6 Justin Pipe
Terry Jenkins 5-6 Michael van Gerwen
Justin Pipe 0-6 Michael van Gerwen

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