Cologne darts professional Florian Hempel has won the national qualification and will take part in the World Cup in London’s Alexandra Palace for the second time.
On Friday evening, the 32-year-old football player defeated Niko Springer 10:8 in the Superliga final and won the qualifying tournament held in Niedernhausen, Hesse. In the final, Hempel lost 2:6. While other former world players such as Max Hoppe and Nico Kurz must now seek their last chance through international qualification, Hempel can firmly plan the tournament from December 15 to January 3.
“I’m looking forward to everything – London, darts and the Christmas season,” said Hempel, a self-confessed carnival fanatic. sport 1 and announced. “I am sure that this or that cold drink will be drunk.
From the German point of view, Gabriel Clemens and Martin Schindler had already qualified before Hempel. The debutant from Cologne reached the third round last year, defeating Belgian world-class professional Dimitri van den Berg en route. Hempel used to be a handball player, and then only switched to darts.
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