Paul Nicholson, DartsZWA’s first Darts Pro Paul ‘The Asset’ Nicholson made a typically explosive return to the European Tour stage last weekend after a three year absence, while world number one Michael van Gerwen was denied victory in the final of the German Darts Championship.

Nicholson had come through the UK Qualifier to book his place in a European Tour tournament for the first time in over two years.

And the Australian ace defeated talented Challenge Tour graduate Ryan Searle in round one before losing out to fellow ZWA ace Cristo Reyes in the second round.

Reyes was beaten by van Gerwen, who missed out on a 15th European Tour Title when he was defeated by Peter Wright in Sunday’s final.