Race To Göttingen: John Henderson replaces Max Hopp in the European Championship line-up with nine spots still to be decided with one event to go

John Henderson has replaced Max Hopp in the current line-up for the European Championship next month, as nine spots are still to be decided heading into the final European Tour event of the season.

The Scot beat Brett Claydon 6-4 in the first round of the International Darts Open, in Riesa, on Friday, before losing 6-1 to eventual runner-up Rob Cross in the last 32 on Saturday.

Friday’s win was enough to move Henderson into the 32nd and final qualifying place for the European Championship, with Germany’s Hopp falling out, with one more event left to go before the cut-off.

The Gibraltar Darts Trophy, the 13th and final event on this year’s European Tour, takes place on September 27-29, with the UK and European Qualifiers for the tournament to be held this Friday.

Gerwyn Price won his second European Tour title last night, beating Cross 8-6 in the final to retain the International Darts Open. The £25,000 prize for winning the title moves him up from eighth to third on the European Tour Order of Merit.

Cross remains in 10th spot, while beaten semi-finalists Peter Wright (seventh to sixth) and Glen Durrant (22nd to 17th) have both moved up the table.

The current top 23 on the European Tour Order of Merit have now all qualified for the European Championship, with the last nine spots still to be decided. Jermaine Wattimena, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Krzysztof Ratajski, Vincent van der Voort, Dimitri van den Bergh, Ted Evetts, Willie O’Connor, Ross Smith and Henderson currently sit in those last nine qualifying places heading to Gibraltar.

Race to the 2019 European Championship (after 12 of 13 events – top 32 qualify)

Position Name Prize Money
1 Michael van Gerwen (Q) £135,000
2 Ian White (Q) £89,000
3 Gerwyn Price (Q) £70,000
4 Daryl Gurney (Q) £61,500
5 Mensur Suljovic (Q) £58,500
6 Peter Wright (Q) £52,000
6 Dave Chisnall (Q) £52,000
8 Joe Cullen (Q) £50,000
9 Jamie Hughes (Q) £44,500
10 Rob Cross (Q) £44,000
11 Adrian Lewis (Q) £30,500
12 Ricky Evans (Q) £27,000
12 James Wade (Q) £27,000
12 Keegan Brown (Q) £27,000
12 Stephen Bunting (Q) £27,000
16 Simon Whitlock (Q) £25,500
17 Glen Durrant (Q) £24,500
18 Jonny Clayton (Q) £23,500
18 Steve Beaton (Q) £23,500
20 Nathan Aspinall (Q) £23,000
21 Chris Dobey (Q) £21,000
22 Mervyn King (Q) £20,000
23 Darren Webster (Q) £19,000
24 Jermaine Wattimena £18,000
25 Jeffrey de Zwaan £17,000
25 Krzysztof Ratajski £17,000
27 Vincent van der Voort £16,500
28 Dimitri Van den Bergh £13,000
28 Ted Evetts £13,000
30 William O’Connor £12,000
30 Ross Smith £12,000
32 John Henderson £11,000
33 Max Hopp £10,500
34 Kyle Anderson £10,000
34 Justin Pipe £10,000
34 Brendan Dolan £10,000
37 Rowby-John Rodriguez £9,000
37 Danny Noppert £9,000
37 Michael Smith £9,000
37 Raymond van Barneveld £9,000
41 Mike De Decker £8,000
41 Ritchie Edhouse £8,000
41 Kim Huybrechts £8,000
44 James Wilson £7,000
44 Gabriel Clemens £7,000
44 James Richardson £7,000
44 Dennis Nilsson £7,000
44 Karel Sedlacek £7,000
49 Steve West £6,000
49 Kirk Shepherd £6,000
49 Scott Taylor £6,000
49 Luke Humphries £6,000
49 Steve Lennon £6,000
49 Mickey Mansell £6,000
49 Josh Payne £6,000
49 Andrew Gilding £6,000
57 Cameron Menzies £5,000
57 Richard North £5,000
57 Michael Rosenauer £5,000
57 Wayne Jones £5,000
57 Steffen Siepmann £5,000
57 Boris Koltsov £5,000
57 Ron Meulenkamp £5,000
57 Jose de Sousa £5,000
57 Ryan Searle £5,000
66 Cody Harris £4,000
66 Luke Woodhouse £4,000
66 Simon Stevenson £4,000
66 Ryan Joyce £4,000
66 Andy Boulton £4,000
66 Wesley Plaisier £4,000
66 Mark McGeeney £4,000
66 Mark Webster £4,000
66 Madars Razma £4,000
66 Michael Rasztovits £4,000
66 Tytus Kanik £4,000
77 Joe Murnan £3,000
77 Harry Ward £3,000
77 Dietmar Burger £3,000
77 Dirk van Duijvenbode £3,000
77 Karsten Koch £3,000
77 Ryan Meikle £3,000
77 Robert Thornton £3,000
77 Florian Hempel £3,000
77 Gavin Carlin £3,000
77 Matthew Edgar £3,000
77 Kevin Munch £3,000
77 Arron Monk £3,000
77 Adam Hunt £3,000
77 Corey Cadby £3,000
77 Ryan Harrington £3,000
77 Martin Schindler £3,000
77 Kim Viljanen £3,000
77 Danny van Trijp £3,000
77 Darius Labanauskas £3,000
77 Diogo Portela £3,000
77 Pavel Jirkal £3,000
77 Jyhan Artut £3,000
99 Adam Gawlas £2,000
99 Bradley Brooks £2,000
99 Brett Claydon £2,000
99 Christian Bunse £2,000
99 Davy Van Baelen £2,000
99 Marvin Wehder £2,000
99 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez £2,000
99 Daniel Larsson £2,000
99 Krzysztof Kciuk £2,000
99 Reece Robinson £2,000
99 Stefan Bellmont £2,000
99 Devon Petersen £2,000
99 William Borland £2,000
99 Kevin Burness £2,000
99 Per Laursen £2,000
99 Alan Norris £2,000
99 Niels Zonneveld £2,000
99 Dragutin Horvat £2,000
99 Michael Hurtz £2,000
99 Dave Prins £2,000
99 Mark Barilli £2,000
99 Mark Wilson £2,000
99 David Pallett £2,000
99 Jerry Hendriks £2,000
99 Vincent van der Meer £2,000
99 Cristo Reyes £2,000
99 Nathan Derry £2,000
99 Kevin Knopf £2,000
99 Mario Robbe £2,000
99 Mark Dudbridge £2,000
99 Martin Atkins (Leeds) £2,000
99 Matthew Dennant £2,000
131 Alex Steinbauer £1,000
131 Benito van de Pas £1,000
131 Christian Goedl £1,000
131 Christian Jentschke £1,000
131 Cor Dekker £1,000
131 Davyd Venken £1,000
131 Hannes Schnier £1,000
131 Jelle Klaasen £1,000
131 Maik Kuivenhoven £1,000
131 Manfred Bilderl £1,000
131 Mike Poge £1,000
131 Ole Luckow £1,000
131 Jan Hlavacek £1,000
131 Kevin Garcia £1,000
131 Ondrej Plsek £1,000
131 Sebastian Steyer £1,000
131 Vaclav Schieferdecker £1,000
131 Wessel Nijman £1,000
131 Jose Justicia £1,000
131 Mick Todd £1,000
131 Niels-Joergen Hansen £1,000
131 Teuvo Haverinen £1,000
131 Alexander Merkx £1,000
131 Erik Hol £1,000
131 Jimmy Hendriks £1,000
131 Pal Szekely £1,000
131 Daniel Klose £1,000
131 Pero Ljubic £1,000
131 Ricardo Pietreczko £1,000
131 Robert Owen £1,000
131 Benjamin Fasching £1,000
131 Conan Whitehead £1,000
131 Jamie Bain £1,000
131 Johan Engstrom £1,000
131 Patrick Tringler £1,000
131 Patrick van den Boogaard £1,000
131 Lukas Wenig £1,000
131 Thomas Kohnlein £1,000
131 Vincent Kamphuis £1,000
131 Magnus Caris £1,000
131 Marko Puls £1,000
131 Maik Langendorf £1,000
131 Mike Holz £1,000
131 Fabian Herz £1,000
131 Jason Wilson £1,000
131 Nico Kurz £1,000
131 Ricky Williams £1,000

Picture: Tobias Wenzel/PDC Europe

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