REIGNING EUROPEAN CHAMPION MICHAEL VAN GERWEN will be joined by Simon Whitlock, John Henderson, Jonny Clayton and Vincent van der Voort in Belgium later this month.
Van Gerwen will begin the defence of his title with an all Dutch dual against Jan Dekker on Thursday 26 October in Hasselt, when 2012 European Champion Whitlock meets James Richardson.
World Grand Prix semi-finalist John Henderson will also be in action on the opening night when the Scotsman takes on Australia’s Kyle Anderson.
Recent Players Championship winner Jonny Clayton will face Belgium’s Dimitri Van den Bergh in round one on Friday 27 October, while Vincent van der Voort meets Benito van de Pas in another battle of the Netherlands.
Winner’s from Thursday evening’s matches will be back in action 24 hours later, while Friday afternoon’s victors will play their last 16 ties on Saturday evening.
The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will all take place on Sunday October 29 across two sessions.