THERE was little Mark Webster could do to continue his progress in a European event.

The Denbigh dartist travelled to Hildesheim, in Germany, to compete in the German Darts Championship over the weekend.

In the second round, Webster was paired with Dave Chisnall and a record-breaking performance ensured that it was the Englishman who went through.

During his emphatic 6-0 whitewash, the St Helens ace posted a magnificent 118.66 average, firing in five 180s and missing just five attempts at double as he began his quest to win the £135,000 event.

Chisnall surpassed the previous record European Tour average of 117.94, which was hit by Michael van Gerwen against Gary Anderson in the final of the 2015 German Darts Championship.

Webster Tweeted afterwards: "I’ve never ever ever ever ever played against that sort of onslaught.

"Hats off Dave Chisnall."

Mark began his run in Germany in fine fashion on Friday.

It was a winning return for Webster in his first European Tour appearance of the year, with a nail-biting 6-5 success over Unicorn Development Tour order of merit leader Ted Evetts.

World number one Michael van Gerwen claimed his seventh European Tour title of the year as he defeated James Wilson 8-6 in the final.

There was no joy for Webster on Monday in his efforts to qualify for a pair of European Tour events.

Seven players, headlined by Kyle Anderson, Robert Thornton and James Wilson, secured places in both the Dutch Darts Championship and the International Darts Open.

Monday's double qualifying event saw 18 spots on offer in each of September's £135,000 European Tour events in Maastricht and Riesa.

In the qualifier for the Dutch Darts Championship, Webster was defeated 6-4 during the last-72 stage by Kevin Painter.

Mark's attempt to qualify for the International Darts Open by a slender 6-5 reverse at the hands of Ross Smith.