Van Gerwen takes first Euro Tour title with a 112 average
Michael Van Gerwen has continued his strong early season for to take the German Darts Masters tournament in Venray. He was facing Northern Ireland’s Darryl Gurney, who earlier had beaten former World Champion Adrian Lewis in the Quarter-Finals on his way to his first PDC Final.
Van Gerwen served notice he meant business taking out a 152 check out in the first leg. Gurney leveled the score with a 116 of his own. Van Gerwen then clicked into gear hitting 13, 11 and 12 dart legs hammering in five 180’s in the process to take a 4-1 lead.
Gurney responded well with a 14 dart leg to get one back but any hope of a comeback was snuffed out as Van Gerwen took the next two, finishing with a 14 dart leg to take the title for a 3rd year in a row, and a mammoth average of over 112. If he continues that form, it will take something special to stop him.
MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD
European Tour – Dutch Darts Masters
At The Evenementenhal, Venray, Holland
Results from the Quarter Finals
Quarter Finals (Best of 11 legs)
Michael Van Gerwen (Holland) 6 – Dave Chisnall (England) 3
Mervyn King (England) 6 – Benito Van De Pas (Holland) 5
Simon Whitlock (Australia) 3 – Mensur Suljovic (Austria) 6
Adrian Lewis (England) 4 – Darryl Gurney (N Ireland) 6
Semi Finals (Best of 11 legs)
Michael Van Gerwen (Holland) 6 – Mervyn King (England) 2
Darryl Gurney (N Ireland) 6 – Mensur Suljovic (Austria) 1
FINAL (Best of 11 legs)
Michael Van Gerwen (Holland) 6 – Darryl Gurney (N Ireland) 2
Michael Van Gerwen (Holland) Wins the 2016 Euro Tour Dutch Masters