Kurz secures World Championship debut

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Kurz secures World Championship debut

Nico Kurz will make his William Hill World Championship debut in December after winning the German Superleague World Championship Qualifier on Sunday.

The 22-year-old, who claimed the biggest win of his career against Gary Anderson in the German Darts Masters in July, defeated Martin Schindler 10-6 in the final.

The top eight players on the 2019 German Super League table who hadn't already qualified for the World Championship descended on Hildesheim for the qualifying event.

Kurz, who made his TV debut at the 2018 German Darts Masters, came through a last-leg shoot-out with Manfred Bilderl in the quarter-finals before getting the better of Maik Langendorf to reach the final.

There, he averaged 94.2 against pre-event favourite Martin Schindler to claim a crucial victory in his fledgling career.

All results and match stats are available in DartConnect.

German Superleague World Championship Qualifier
Quarter-Finals

Nico Kurz 8-7 Manfred Bilderl
Maik Langendorf 8-6 Robert Marijanovic
Martin Schindler 8-7 Thomas Kohnlein
Christian Bunse 8-4 Dragutin Horvat

Semi-Finals
Nico Kurz 9-6 Maik Langendorf
Martin Schindler 9-5 Christian Bunse

Final
Nico Kurz 10-6 Martin Schindler