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Van Gerwen loses again in qualifications UK Open

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Van Gerwen loses again in qualifications UK Open

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Michael van Gerwen has Saturday again a defeat suffered in the qualifiers of the UK open. In the fourth round was the Englishman Steve Beaton 6-2 too strong for the world champion darts.

On Friday, there was for the 27-year-old Van Gerwen is already surprisingly brought to an end an unbeaten string of 33 games. He was then surprised by Ritchie Edhouse, the number 126 of the world.

Until that time dated back to the last loss of Van Gerwen on 16 October. At the time it was the Northern Irishman Daryl Gurney too strong for the German Darts Championship.

In his long chain of victories that followed took Van Gerwen one after the other title. He was the best at the Players Championship, the Grand Slam of Darts and the World Series.

After obtaining his second world title in London grabbed the Brabander last month of the race, in the Masters, the first major of 2017.

Premier League

Van Gerwen knew Thursday at the start of the Premier League not to win. When he played in Newcastle with a 6-6 flush against Gary Anderson, the Scot who he in the world cup final, yet with clear figures (7-3) defeated.

In Nottingham get Van Gerwen next Thursday during the second round a chance to get his first victory of the tournament to win. Then he discovers Peter Wright, the number three in the world.

Won last year Van Gerwen UK Open for the second time in a row.

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