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The draw for the fourth European Tour event, the German Darts Masters, has pitted Andy Jenkins against 15-times World Champion Phil Taylor in the first round.
 

Jenkins, who qualified for the £82,100 tournament on Friday evening, will face the world number one in Stuttgart on September 7, while current PDC Unicorn World Youth number one Arron Monk is up against Betfair World Matchplay semi-finalist Ronnie Baxter.
 

Round one sees the top 32 players from the PDC order of merit handed ties against the qualifiers.
 

World number three James Wade will face Belgian qualifier Kurt Van De Rijck in Germany, while Simon Whitlock takes on Croatian Tonci Restovic.
 

Raymond van Barneveld, who won the last European Tour event, faces a first round clash with 2005 World Championship finalist Mark Dudbridge.
 

Other seeds include Mark Webster, Paul Nicholson, Michael van Gerwen and Mervyn King.
 

Webster will play Andree Welge, Nicholson takes on Dean Winstanley, van Gerwen is up against Tony Littleton and King faces Northern Ireland’s Michael Mansell.
 

UK Open winner Robert Thornton will begin his campaign against Kevin Munch.
 

The German Darts Masters tournament will be held from September 7-9 at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, Stuttgart.

 

Play on the opening day will see the first round played across two sessions on two stages, with the second round taking place on the main stage in two sessions on Saturday and the last 16 playing down to the champion on Sunday.

 

The schedule of play will be confirmed in due course.

 

By Chris Murphy

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