HOGARTHS EXHIBITION AFTERNOON SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER

I would like to thank everyone involved in the darts exhibition @ Hogarths in Ilkeston Derbyshire on Sunday.
What a great Afternoon !!!!
40 different people either played against me or with me which I think was great.
I would like to thank Mark Limb for organising the event and would also like to thank the hosts, Ian Eyre, Jack Eyre and Amy Clifton for making everything run smooth. Also last but not least thank you to Roy Clarke who did an excellent job as “MC”.
I am looking forward to returning next year !!!!

OCTOBER UPDATES

A nightmare of a game against Raymond van Barneveld in the second round of the Unibet World Grand Prix, not sure what went wrong as I was feeling confident going in to that game.
Putting that behind me I’m now off to the Metrodome in Barnsley for the Ladbrokes World Series Qualifier followed by the last 2 pro tour events of the year.  On my way I am stopping off to do an exhibition afternoon at Hogarths in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Come along and join in the fun !!!!

UNIBET WORLD GRAND PRIX FIRST ROUND RESULT

  I  claimed a straight sets win over Dublin debutant Rob Cross.
For the last three days I’ve bombed out early so I wasn’t feeling too confident but you’d give all that up to get through in this so I’m over the moon.
The first set was a bit jittery and it’s a tough format, and if Rob had started better it could have been a different story. Rob will learn from where he’s gone wrong tonight but I’ll keep fighting.
I’ve played well this year so I knew it was there. Rob’s not played in this event before so I knew if I started well I could get on top of him.
I’m looking forward to playing Raymond in the second round on Tuesday evening !!!!

UNIBET WORLD GRAND PRIX
CITY WEST,DUBLIN
PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG
ROUND 1
ROB CROSS V STEVE BEATON

 

 

 

UNIBET WORLD GRAND PRIX 1ST-7TH OCT DUBLIN IRELAND

I will play Rob Cross in the first round of the Unibet World Grand Prix which will be live on Sky Sports  October 1-7 2017  from the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.
The tournament features the unique double-start format, which sees players needing to both begin and end each leg with a double.
I’m hoping for a good run in this tournament !!!!
In the ET 11 tournament in Riesa Germany last weekend I lost to Dennis Nilsson after missing 3 match darts so I have been putting some practise in on doubles all week !!!!

SEPTEMBER UPDATES

I was disappointed to lose to Jamie Bain in the first round of the HappyBet German Darts Grand Prix in Mannheim but that happens when you miss too many doubles but I am playing well and have already qualified for the next European event in Riesa Germany from 22nd-24th Sept and also the Unibet World Grand Prix in Dublin next month. Well Happy !!!!

 

 

DUTCH DARTS MASTERS MAASTRICHT 1ST-3RD SEPTEMBER

I had a brilliant run at the weekend at the Dutch Darts Masters in Maastricht making the Final of the European Tour 9.
I played Nico Blum in the first round defeating him 6-4, Mensur Suljovic 6-3 in the second round, Martin Schindler 6-4 in the third, John Henderson 6-2 in the Quarters, Peter Wright 6-4 in the  Semi’s then eventually losing to the World No 1 Michael Van Gerwen in the Final.
I played well all weekend and am thoroughly enjoying my darts and am now looking forward to next weekends European event in Mannheim Germany!!!!       Presentation Photo credit “PDC Europe”

 

BARNSLEY WEEKEND RESULTS 4TH-6TH AUGUST

I secured my place in both the HappyBet German Darts Grand Prix and the Happy Bet International Darts Open in Friday’s UK Qualifier double header at the Barnsley Metrodome.
The HappyBet German Darts Grand Prix takes place in Mannheim between September 8-10, with the HappyBet International Darts Open following later in the month in Riesa on September 22-24.
I made the last 16 on the Saturday in Pro Tour 17 but went out first round in Pro Tour 18 on the Sunday.
I have two exhibitions this coming weekend, the Railway Inn, Helsby on Friday 11th Aug and the Legion in Brechin on Saturday 12th August !!!!

JULY UPDATES

Disappointed losing to Adrian Lewis in the Betvictor World Matchplay as I didn’t play as well as I had been and missed a few chances but was pleased to once again be part of such a prestigious tournament.
I had a great night working with Richard Ashdown, Ted Hankey, Martin Adams and Lisa Ashton last Friday at the Clash of the Titans Corby Radio event 2017. A great turnout and everyone enjoyed the evening.
I’m now looking forward to 2 x European Qualifiers and 2 Pro Tour events at the Barnsley Metrodome this coming weekend 4th-6th August !!!!

QUALIFIED FOR THE BETVICTOR WORLD MATCHPLAY AT WINTER GARDENS BLACKPOOL

I am over the moon to have qualified for the Betvictor World Matchplay at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from the 22nd-30th July.
Once again to be part of this prestigious tournament which all us dart players love means the world to me !!!!

I would like to thank my sponsors Winmau, The Wigley Group and Airport Placements Ltd for all their support throughout the year and for this tournament.

BARNSLEY WEEKEND 7TH-9TH JULY AT THE METRODOME

Another Great Weekend at the Metrodome in Barnsley.
I qualified for the European Tour 9  in Maastricht Netherlands from 1st-3rd September on the Friday evening.
Saturday I made the Last 32 but on the Sunday I made it through to the Semi’s losing on the deciding leg of the match to Zoran Lerchbacher denying myself a place in the Final against Joe Cullen. On my way to the Semi’s I defeated Simon Preston, Aden Kirk, Andy Boulton, Kirk Shepherd and Ian White.
GREAT NEWS:  I secured my spot in the Betvictor World Matchplay !!!!