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PHIL TAYLOR remains on course to retain the German Darts Championship title following the first day of this year^s €100,200 event.

Taylor won through to the quarter-finals of the tournament without dropping a set on the first of two days of playat the Gerry Weber Centre in Halle.

He defeated Kevin Wensink, Robert Thornton and Jelle Klaasen in moving into the last 16, where he then hit six 180s and averaged 113.94 in defeating Kevin Painter, setting up a quarter-final with Wayne Jones.

Jones knocked out Wayne Mardle and then defeated Alan Tabern in a deciding leg with a 14-darter to reach the quarter-finals.

Taylor^s brilliant display on stage was matched by Denis Ovens, the runner-up 12 months ago who is aiming for another final after knocking out world number two Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 in the last 16.

Ovens takes on Andy Hamilton for a place in the semis, after the Stoke man held off Adrian Gray and Colin Lloyd to book his spot in the quarters.

World Champion John Part defeated Peter Manley 3-1 and now meets Mark Dudbridge on Sunday, after the Bristol man came from behind to defeat Terry Jenkins 3-2.

Steve Hine overcame Alex Roy, Adrian Lewis and Dennis Priestley to reach the last eight, where he takes on Holland^s Co Stompe, a 3-1 winner over fellow countryman Vincent van der Voort in round four.

Dutch youngster Michael van Gerwen missed three darts to defeat Raymond van Barneveld earlier in the day, while Lewis included a ten-dart leg in one win but saw a dart for victory against Hine fall out of the board before missing two further attempts for the match.

The tournament, which offers €25,000 to the winner, will be played to a conclusion on Sunday.

2008 German Darts Championship

Preliminary Round

Martin Kapucian 3-0 Dieter Engel

Mario Masurka 3-0 Leroy Kwadijk

Matt Clark 3-0 Andree Welge

Jurgen Lechtken 3-1 Rolf Kaiser

Steve Maish 3-0 Murat Morakaktu

Olaf Tupuschis 3-0 Manfred Hausler

Bernd Roith 3-0 Thomas Frogel

Peter Wright 3-0 Steve Randall

Steve Hine 3-0 Klaus Dusterhus

Hannes Schnier 3-0 Robert Novakovic

Andy Krockel 3-0 Huseyin Zengin

First Round

Phil Taylor 3-0 Kevin Wensink

Robert Thornton 3-0 Peter Aleman

Jelle Klaasen 3-1 Markus Schonbern

Martin Kapucian 3-2 Maik Langendorf

Ali Avci Bye (Roland Scholten)

Johann Honner 3-1 Karsten Koch

Kevin Painter 3-1 Stephan Wusch

Jacko Barry 3-1 Darren Latham

Wayne Mardle 3-1 Chris Kotal

Hans Pfaff 3-1 Markus Scheck

Wayne Jones 3-1 Olaf Fi

Mario Masurka 3-0 Peter Trapp

Alan Tabern 3-0 John Lokken

Mensur Suljovic 3-0 Jurgen Demler

Andy Smith 3-1 Carlos Rodriguez

Matt Clark 3-0 Freddy Pohlers

Terry Jenkins 3-0 Reinhard Timmerman

Mike Herold Bye (Dave Honey)

Barrie Bates 3-0 Nick Fulwell

Sladan Nedic 3-0 Jurgen Lechtken

Mervyn King 3-0 Stephan Schneider

Colin Monk 3-2 Michael Rosenauer

Mark Dudbridge 3-0 Marek Brommelhaus

Toon Greebe 3-0 Erwin Extercatte

John Part 3-0 Michael Hahn

Colin Rice 3-0 Darren Johnson

Tony Eccles 3-0 Kai Nithammer

Jan van der Rassel 3-0 Steve Maish

Peter Manley 3-0 Rudiger Lohse

Kevin Munch 3-0 Christian Kruger

Mark Walsh 3-0 Jasper Smidt

Ben Burton 3-1 Boyd Meijer

Raymond van Barneveld 3-0 Alexander Kohler

Detlev Haut 3-2 Alexander Glatthorn

Michael van Gerwen 3-0 Alexander Berger

Olaf Tupuschis 3-0 Stephan Mischke

Steve Evans 3-2 Ronnie Baxter

Marko Puls 3-0 Brian Jones

Denis Ovens Bye (Mario Hermann)

Lars Martin 3-2 Zoran Lukan

Andy Hamilton 3-2 Wayne Atwood

Shane Cox 3-0 Norbert Grimm

Adrian Gray 3-0 Tobias Hontsch

Kevin Dowling 3-2 Bernd Roith

Colin Lloyd 3-0 Karel Sedlacek

Remco van Eijden 3-0 Dave Ladley

Andy Jenkins 3-0 Dietmar Burger

Kevin McDine 3-0 Peter Wright

Adrian Lewis 3-0 Marakandu Garunakumar

Yves Cottenge 3-0 Christian Peter

Alex Roy 3-2 Robert Watson-Lang

Steve Hine 3-1 Ian Jopling

Dennis Priestley 3-0 Mattheus Ziolkowski

Jason Clark 3-0 Bernhard Kraus

Chris Mason 3-2 Michael Wolf

Hannes Schnier 3-1 Jon Archer

James Wade 3-0 Chris Sehmann

Steve Brown 3-0 Markus Riether

Co Stompe 3-2 Wes Newton

Mick McGowan 3-0 Andy Krockel

Colin Osborne 3-0 Marek Polach

Paul Nicholson 3-2 Mark Carter

Vincent van der Voort 3-0 Thomas Gerock

Jamie Caven 3-0 Tomas Seyler

Second Round

Phil Taylor 3-0 Robert Thornton

Jelle Klaasen 3-0 Martin Kapucian

Johann Honner 3-0 Ali Avci

Kevin Painter 3-1 Jacko Barry

Wayne Mardle Bye (Hans Pfaff Timed Out)

Wayne Jones 3-1 Mario Masurka

Alan Tabern 3-2 Mensur Suljovic

Matt Clark 3-2 Andy Smith

Terry Jenkins 3-0 Mike Herold

Barrie Bates 3-1 Sladan Nedic

Mervyn King 3-0 Colin Monk

Mark Dudbridge 3-1 Toon Greebe

John Part 3-0 Colin Rice

Tony Eccles 3-0 Jan van der Rassel

Peter Manley 3-0 Kevin Munch

Mark Walsh 3-0 Ben Burton

Raymond van Barneveld 3-0 Detlev Haut

Michael van Gerwen 3-0 Olaf Tupuschis

Marko Puls 3-0 Steve Evans

Denis Ovens 3-0 Lars Martin

Andy Hamilton 3-1 Shane Cox

Adrian Gray 3-1 Kevin Dowling

Colin Lloyd 3-0 Remco van Eijden

Kevin McDine 3-2 Andy Jenkins

Adrian Lewis 3-0 Yves Cottenge

Steve Hine 3-1 Alex Roy

Dennis Priestley 3-1 Jason Clark

Hannes Schnier 3-2 Chris Mason

Steve Brown 3-1 James Wade

Co Stompe 3-2 Mick McGowan

Colin Osborne 3-1 Paul Nicholson

Vincent van der Voort 3-1 Jamie Caven

Losers €450

Third Round

Phil Taylor 3-0 Jelle Klaasen

Kevin Painter 3-1 Johann Honner

Wayne Jones 3-1 Wayne Mardle

Alan Tabern 3-1 Matt Clark

Terry Jenkins 3-0 Barrie Bates

Mark Dudbridge 3-2 Mervyn King

John Part 3-1 Tony Eccles

Peter Manley 3-1 Mark Walsh

Raymond van Barneveld 3-2 Michael van Gerwen

Denis Ovens 3-0 Marko Puls

Andy Hamilton 3-2 Adrian Gray

Colin Lloyd 3-1 Kevin McDine

Steve Hine 3-2 Adrian Lewis

Dennis Priestley 3-0 Hannes Schnier

Co Stompe 3-0 Steve Brown

Vincent van der Voort 3-1 Colin Osborne

Losers €850

Fourth Round

Phil Taylor 3-0 Kevin Painter

Wayne Jones 3-2 Alan Tabern

Mark Dudbridge 3-2 Terry Jenkins

John Part 3-1 Peter Manley

Denis Ovens 3-1 Raymond van Barneveld

Andy Hamilton 3-1 Colin Lloyd

Steve Hine 3-2 Dennis Priestley

Co Stompe 3-1 Vincent van der Voort

Losers €1,400

Sunday (12pm start)


Phil Taylor v Wayne Jones

Mark Dudbridge v John Part

Denis Ovens v Andy Hamilton

Steve Hine v Co Stompe

Losers €3,000

Best of five sets, best of three legs per set


Losers €6,000

Best of seven sets, best of three legs per set


Winner €25,000

Runner-Up €12,000

Best of seven sets, best of three legs per set

News Updates

Preliminary Round

Steve Maish wins 3-0 against qualifier Murat Morakaktu.

Mario Masurka knocks out Dutch youngster Leroy Kwadijk in straight sets.

Matt Clark, Steve Hine and Peter Wright progress to last 128 without dropping a set, as do Olaf Tupuschis, Martin Kapucian, Bernd Roith, Andy Krockel and Hannes Schnier.

First Round

Peter Manley opens with 3-0 win over Rudiger Lohse, with Colin Osborne winning by the same scoreline.

Steve Evans edges out Ronnie Baxter 3-2.

Mervyn King takes 3-0 win over Stephan Schneider, while Kevin Munch^s win over Christian Kruger ensures second round clash with Manley.

Colin Lloyd progresses with 3-0 win over Karel Sedlacek.

Phil Taylor opens the defence of his title with 3-0 win over Kevin Wensink, while Alan Tabern defeats John Lokken in straight sets.

Wayne Mardle wins 3-1 against Christian Kotal.

Adrian Lewis, Dennis Priestley, James Wade, Terry Jenkins and Raymond van Barneveld begin with 3-0 victories.

Marko Puls sets up second round with Evans after 3-0 win over Brian Jones.

Colin Monk edges past Germany^s Michael Rosenauer in five sets.

Colin Rice knocks out Darren Johnson 3-0.

Andy Hamilton wins five-set game with Wayne Atwood to progress, with Paul Nicholson defeating Mark Carter in the same manner.

Robert Thornton^s win over Peter Aleman sets up second round date with Phil Taylor.

Austria^s Mensur Suljovic, Holland^s Vincent van der Voort and English duo Mark Dudbridge and Tony Eccles all enjoy 3-0 victories.

Andy Smith overcomes Spanish star Carlos Rodriguez 3-1, while Jacko Barry defeats Darren Latham by the same scoreline.

Toon Greebe wins all-Dutch battle with Erwin Extercatte 3-0.

Jamie Caven defeats German hopeful Tomas Seyler 3-0.

Michael van Gerwen and Kevin McDine begin with victories over Alexander Berger and Peter Wright.

Alex Roy is pushed all the way by Robert Watson-Lang before taking 3-2 win.

Austrian Hannes Schnier wins 3-1 against Jon Archer.

Kevin Dowling comes from 2-1 down to win in a deciding leg against Bernd Roith.

Second Round

Johann Honner wins place in last 32 with 3-0 defeat of Ali Avci.

Colin Lloyd overcomes Remco van Eijden 3-0 to move into round three, and Mervyn King defeats Colin Monk by the same scoreline.

Mark Walsh defeats Ben Burton in straight sets to reach last 32, and World Champion John Part wins in the same manner against Colin Rice.

Terry Jenkins wins 3-0 against Mike Herold, while Wayne Mardle has a bye after Hans Pfaff is timed out.

Mark Dudbridge wins 3-1 against Holland^s Toon Greebe.

Number three seed James Wade is knocked out 3-1 by Steve Brown, while Kevin Painter sees off Jacko Barry 3-1.

Kevin McDine^s narrow win over Andy Jenkins means he meets Colin Lloyd in last 32.

Phil Taylor includes a 170 finish in his 3-0 defeat of Robert Thornton.

Wayne Jones sets up board final against Wayne Mardle with 3-1 defeat of Mario Masurka.

Alan Tabern edges out Mensur Suljovic in five sets to reach last 32.

Michael van Gerwen defeats Olaf Tupuschis to set up clash in round three with Raymond van Barneveld.

Adrian Lewis includes ten-dart leg in win over Belgium^s Yves Cottenge.

Dennis Priestley moves through with 3-1 win over Jason Clark.

Steve Hine sets up board final with Adrian Lewis after 3-1 win over Alex Roy.

Wins for Andy Hamilton and Adrian Gray over Shane Cox and Kevin Dowling mean they meet in round three.

Co Stompe sets up board final with Steve Brown thanks to 3-2 defeat of Mick McGowan.

Matt Clark edges past Andy Smith 3-2 and now meets Alan Tabern in round three.

Hannes Schnier defeats Chris Mason in five sets to move into last 32, where he meets Dennis Priestley.

Third Round

Denis Ovens is first man into last 16 after comfortable win over Marko Puls.

Peter Manley wins board eight final against Mark Walsh 3-1 to reach last 16.

Terry Jenkins moves into fourth round with 3-0 win over Barrie Bates.

Colin Lloyd overcomes Kevin McDine 3-1 to move into last 16.

John Part sets up fourth round game with Peter Manley with 3-1 defeat of Tony Eccles.

Michael van Gerwen pays the price for two missed darts at double top for a 3-0 win over Raymond van Barneveld - with the number two seed taking out 116 for the third set and then winning the next two to progress.

Phil Taylor progresses to last 16 with third successive 3-0 victory, this time defeating Jelle Klaasen.

Kevin Painter will meet Taylor in round four, following his 3-1 defeat of Johann Honner.

Wayne Jones is 3-1 winner against Wayne Mardle.

Co Stompe wins 3-0 against Steve Brown to reach last 16.

Alan Tabern^s 3-1 defeat of Matt Clark sets up last 16 clash with Wayne Jones.

Dennis Priestley defeats Hannes Schnier to reach fourth round, where he meets Steve Hine.

Andy Hamilton wins remaining third round clash, defeating Adrian Gray in a deciding set.

Fourth Round

Mark Dudbridge comes from 2-1 down to defeat Terry Jenkins, winning four legs without reply to take the final two sets.

World Champion John Part defeats Peter Manley 3-1 to win a place in Sunday^s quarter-finals, where he meets Dudbridge.

Denis Ovens - last year^s runner-up - defeats Raymond van Barneveld 3-1, taking out a spectacular 160 finish to win the game with the Dutchman sat on 91 after nine darts.

Steve Hine wins five-set epic with Dennis Priestley, coming from 1-0 down to lead 2-1 before taking the deciding set without reply.

Defending champion Phil Taylor powers past Kevin Painter in straight sets, averaging 113.94 in a superb display. Taylor hit six 180s in the contest, taking the first set 2-1, and then coming from behind in the second to take four straight legs for victory in 10, 12, 13 and 11 darts, with Painter averaging over 101 in reply but unable to halt the charge.

Co Stompe booked his quarter-final place with a 3-1 defeat of Vincent van der Voort. The first two sets were shared before Stompe edged the third and then came from a leg down in the fourth with finishes of 121 and 104 sealing his victory.

Wayne Jones won a final-leg shoot-out with Alan Tabern to set up a quarter-final on Sunday with Taylor. Jones paid for missed doubles to win the second set when Tabern levelled, and the duo shared the next two sets to send the game into a decider, before Jones hit a 180 in a 14-darter to claim victory.

Andy Hamilton booked the last quarter-final spot with a 3-1 defeat of Colin Lloyd. Hamilton took the first set 2-1 and the second without reply, including an 11-darter, before Lloyd took the third 2-0. But a missed bullseye for a 170 finish cost Lloyd as Hamilton led in the fourth before taking victory in a deciding leg.

Please note that prize money will count on the PDC Order of Merit and Continental Europe Order of Merit at the following rate:

Winner: £18,518

Runner-Up: £8,888

Semi-Finalists: £4,444

Quarter-Finalists: £2,222

Last 16 losers: £1,037

Last 32 losers: £629

Last 64 losers: £333

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