European Darts Open news: Round-up and draw as big guns enter second round in Leverkusen

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World number one Gerwyn Price is set to make his European Tour return after missing last week's Austrian Darts Open.

The Iceman will take on Luke Woodhouse, who put on a clinic against Mickey Mansell in the first round, winning 6-0 with a 109.98 average - his highest recorded three dart average. The 33-year-old said: "Practice didn't go so well, but I felt really comfortable up on the stage and the crowd was amazing - it went really well. "Obviously Gezzy is an unbelievable player so I'm going to have to perform like that tomorrow then you never know. I've got all the respect in the world for Gezzy so we'll see what happens."

World champion Peter Wright could also face a tricky test as he takes on Scott Williams in his second-round match. Williams averaged 98 as he came back from 5-4 down to beat Adam Gawlas 6-5 in his opener.

German Darts Grand Prix winner Luke Humphries will be looking to maintain his impressive run in the country when he faces Darren Penhall.

The Smooth Operator could cause Humphries problems if his first-round performance is anything to go by. The 49-year-old averaged 100 as he whitewashed Luc Peters 6-0.

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Kais Bodensieck/PDC Europe

Daryl Gurney kept his cool in a tightly-fought match against fellow Northern Irishman Kevin Burness. Superchin checked out 78 to win the deciding leg and set up a second-round meeting with Michael van Gerwen.

Martin Schindler is the sole German survivor after beating Ritchie Edhouse. The 25-year-old will now take on Rob Cross on Saturday. Gabriel Clemens and Nico Kurz were unable to follow in Schindler's footsteps, as the two German players bowed out against Dave Chisnall and Rowby-John Rodriguez.

Full second round draw

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Kais Bodensieck/PDC Europe

Gerwyn Price (1) vs Luke Woodhouse Nathan Aspinall (16) vs Karel Sedlacek Luke Humphries (8) vs Darren Penhall Brendan Dolan (9) vs Andrew Gilding Joe Cullen (4) vs Devon Petersen Dirk van Duijvenbode (13) vs Maik Kuivenhoven Michael van Gerwen (5) vs Daryl Gurney Jonny Clayton (12) vs Rowby-John Rodriguez Peter Wright (2) vs Scott Williams Krzysztof Ratajski (15) vs Josh Rock Dimitri Van den Bergh (7) vs Cameron Menzies Rob Cross (10) vs Martin Schindler Jose de Sousa (3) vs Dennis Nilsson James Wade (14) vs Barry van Peer Ryan Searle (6) vs Krzysztof Kciuk Damon Heta (11) vs Dave Chisnall

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