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The top 32 players from the European Tour Order of Merit, which is solely based on prize money won in the ten European tour events during the season, will qualify for the tournament
The big story was Gary Anderson getting hammered 6-0 by James Wade. Anderson flopped with a 77.40 average, and Wade was ruthless.
MvG came from 3-5 down to win 6-5 against Simon Whitlock.
Number 2 seed Mensur Suljovic impressed with a 104.26 average, second only to Phil Taylor. Kim Huybrechts and Robert Thornton among the seeds to fall.
No big shocks this round, as all the favourites won comfortably. MvG beat Gerwyn Price 10-2, Phil Taylor and James Wade both winning 10-3 over Cullen and Hopp respectively. Mensur Suljovic let a 9-3 lead slip, but overcame Ian White 10-9. Kyle Anderson, Peter Wright and Jelle Klaasen all loked good in getting into the Quarters.
Mensur Suljovic showed his number 2 seeding was well deserved with a 10-3 win over Phil Taylor. MvG made light work of Jelle Klaasen, while James Wade and Peter Wright also comfortably advanced to the semi finals
Evening Session (7pm-11pm UK time)
van Gerwen v Wade
Suljovic v Wright
Best of 21 legs
Michael van Gerwen 11-1 Mensur Suljovic
Michael van Gerwen - Champion.
2016 European Championship of Darts
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