Kim Huybrechts did not survive the first round at the European Darts Championship. The only Belgian in the tournament lost 6-2 to third seed Brendan Dolan from Northern Ireland.
The 35-year-old Huybrechts of “The Hurricane” reversed a 2-0 deficit against the 48-year-old Northern Irishman, but after that the story of our compatriot came to an end. He was no longer involved and so the European Championship is already over in the first round for the number 39 in the world.
Huybrechts played too volatile against the number 26 in the world. With an average of 95.95 per three darts and 40% successful throws, Dolan was also better than Huybrechts, who came in at 92.47 and 33.3%.
The European Championship darts in Salzburg (Austria) will be played with the 32 players who collected the most prize money on the European Tour last season. Dimitri Van den Bergh is not among them. The winner of the European Championship can credit his account with 120,000 pounds.