REIGNING EUROPEAN CHAMPION MICHAEL VAN GERWEN leads a field of four ZWA stars heading to Belgium for the European Championship later this month.

Van Gerwen begins his title defence in Hasselt on Thursday 26 October when he faces fellow Dutchman Jan Dekker.

On the afternoon of Friday 27 October, Jonny Clayton faces Belgium’s Dimitri Van den Bergh in round one before Cristo Reyes takes on Dave Chisnall.

Vincent van der Voort meets Benito Van de Pas in an all Dutch affair.

If number one seed Van Gerwen gets past Dekker, he will be back in action on the Friday evening.

Winners from Friday afternoon’s session will play their last 16 ties on Saturday evening, with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final taking place on Sunday 29 October.