Thanks to his string of dominant performances at the 2023 Blåkläder Belgian Darts Open, former world champion Michael van Gerwen clinched his first European Tour event title since May 2022, we examine the tournament winner, final day results, & winner prize money
With a magnificent victory in the 2023 Blåkläder Belgian Darts Open on Sunday night, Michael van Gerwen put an end to a year without success on the PDC European Tour. He defeated Luke Humphries 8-6 in the final.
Blåkläder Belgian Darts Open 2023 final winner, prize money purse pool, results today, score, awards winners
MvG TAKES THE TITLE! 🏆
Michael van Gerwen lifts his first European Tour title of the year, and an incredible 36th of his career, at the Belgian Darts Open!
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 7, 2023
2023 Blåkläder Belgian Darts Open: Michael van Gerwen vs Luke Humphries final results, score, & match summary
On a momentous Sunday, Van Gerwen defeated Josh Rock 7-3 in the semifinal matchup to exact revenge for his recent semi-final loss at the Austrian Darts Open. On Sunday afternoon, MVG defeated Martin Schindler in a thrilling third-round match that required a decisive leg before defeating Gary Anderson to qualify for the quarterfinal.
In the final, Van Gerwen overcame a 4-5 deficit with three straight legs to seize the initiative before pinning double 16 to ensure his historic victory. Meanwhile, Humphries will be heartbroken to suffer his third loss in a European Tour final this year. The Gambrinus Czech Darts Open, the eighth competition of the year, will be held in Prague the following weekend as part of the PDC European Tour.
Blåkläder Belgian Darts Open 2023: results & score
7th May Third Round Results
- Luke Humphries 6-5 Andy Baetens
- Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Danny Noppert
- Jonny Clayton 6-3 Damon Heta
- Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-3 Matt Campbell
- Josh Rock 6-4 Dave Chisnall
- Michael Smith 6-4 Gabriel Clemens
- Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Martin Schindler
- Gary Anderson 6-2 Rob Cross
May 7 Quarter-Final Results
- Luke Humphries 6-2 Nathan Aspinall
- Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 Jonny Clayton
- Josh Rock 6-1 Michael Smith
- Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Gary Anderson
7th May Semi-Final Results
- Luke Humphries 7-6 Dirk van Duijvenbode
- Michael van Gerwen 7-3 Josh Rock
May 7 Final Results
- Michael van Gerwen 8-6 Luke Humphries
2023 Blåkläder Belgian Darts Open: prize money pool distribution
The estimated total prize pool for the 2023 Blåkläder Belgian Darts Open is $175,000. Luke Humphries will get $12,000 in prize money, while Michael van Gerwen will receive £30,000 as the competition’s winner. Despite their unexpected semifinal defeats, Josh Rock and Dirk van Duijvenbode will each win £8,500 in prize money.
|Rank||No. of Players||Prize Money|
|Quarterfinal Losers||4||£ 6,000|
|Last 16||8||£ 4,000|
|Second Round Losers||16||£ 2,500|
|First Round Losers||16||£ 1,250|
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