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 !!!!

JUNE UPDATES WITH HIGHS & LOWS

I didn’t qualify for European Tours 6, 7, or 8 in Hamburg, Vienna, & Leverkusen so was very disappointed. This also meant I was fighting for a place in the World Matchplay at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool next month so you can imagine when the next day I went and won Pro Tour 13, to say I am over the moon is an understatement. So Hopefully I have secured my place !!!! I have been to Scotland, Leeds, Newcastle and Bristol for exhibitions this month so have been clocking up a few miles. I  am very happy to have a week at home now and will be using the time to catch up with the gardening and spending some quality time with my wife !!!!

BRILLIANT STEVE BEATON WINS PRO TOUR 13 IN WIGAN TODAY

STEVE BEATON rolled back the years to claim a third PDC ProTour win as he defeated Gary Anderson 6-3 in the final of Players Championship 13 in Wigan.

It was Beaton’s first PDC tournament victory since September 2013 when he won on the European Tour in Sindelfingen, and his second career Players Championship title.

The 53-year-old made a flying start to the decider taking out 125 in the opening leg, before a 12 dart leg gave the ‘Adonis’ a 2-0 lead.

Anderson then missed the bullseye in the third leg to close the gap allowing Beaton to pin double 16 for a 3-0 advantage.

The Scot eventually got on the board in the fourth leg with a 12-darter but Beaton again extended his lead in the fifth despite Anderson hitting a fourth maximum.

The pair then held throw with Beaton moving 5-3 ahead and one leg away from the title, in his first final since July 2016.

Beaton then sealed a commanding 6-3 victory to claim the £10,000 first prize and told Dan Dawson of his delight after the win.

“I fancied this today. Ive been trying so hard this year and I’ve played really well today and I’m delighted to win.” Said Beaton.

“I went to bed last night thinking I want to be in the Matchplay so hopefully this will take me a long way to getting there. Everyone wants to win but maybe I tried that bit harder today.” Added the former Lakeside World Championship winner.

Beaton had opened the day with a dominant 6-0 victory over Matthew Dennant before Keegan Brown offered a tough test, with Beaton coming through 6-4.

A 6-2 win over Robert Owen followed before world number six Dave Chisnall was beaten 6-4.

Another 6-0 demolition job took place in the quarter-finals as Beaton whitewashed Kirk Shepherd to set up a semi-final encounter with Players Championship 12 winner Rob Cross.

Beaton looked strong again as he overcame his opponent 6-3 to book a deciding match with Gary Anderson.

The world number two needed a last leg decider to get through round one, beating Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-5.

Wins against Adam Hunt, Harry Robinson and Michael Smith followed to move Anderson in to the last eight.

The two-time World Champion then lost just one leg in the next to matches, whitewashing Kim Huybrechts and then beating Daryl Gurney 6-1 to progress in to the final.

Despite an average of over 108 in the final Anderson succumbed to a slightly lower average of 107.09 and finishing stats of 6/9, as Beaton sealed the win in Wigan.

Paignton Darts Academy Wednesday 10th May

Thank you for a  great night at ye Old Roundham Club in Paignton last night celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Paignton Dart League.
Picture attached is with the Paignton Darts Academy.
It was a pleasure meeting you all !!!!

SCHEDULE OF PLAY FOR HAPPYBET EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX SINDELFINGEN 5TH-7TH MAY

Schedule of play for the HappyBet European Darts Grand Prix at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen Germany this weekend !!!!

Session Schedule

Friday May 5

First Round

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)

Steve Beaton v Ulf Ceder

Steve Lennon v Krzysztof Ratajski

James Richardson v Paul Rowley

Matt Clark v Rene Berndt

Rob Cross v Luke Woodhouse

Jeffrey de Graaf v Keegan Brown

Christian Kist v Jonny Clayton

Gabriel Clemens v Joe Murnan

 

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)

Jan Dekker v James Wilson

Steve West v Chris Dobey

Dirk van Duijvenbode v Jermaine Wattimena

Mark Webster v Bernd Roith

Dimitri Van den Bergh v Mervyn King

Ron Meulenkamp v John Henderson

Stephen Bunting v Adrian Lewis

Max Hopp v Zoran Lerchbacher

 

Saturday May 6

Second Round

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)

Alan Norris v Dekker/Wilson

Cristo Reyes v Beaton/Ceder

Jelle Klaasen v Van Duijvenbode/Wattimena

Simon Whitlock v Cross/Woodhouse

Dave Chisnall v Clark/Berndt

Joe Cullen v Kist/Clayton

Benito van de Pas v Clemens/Murnan

Kim Huybrechts v Hopp/Lerchbacher

 

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)

James Wade v Webster/Roith

Gerwyn Price v Van den Bergh/King

Michael Smith v West/Dobey

Daryl Gurney v Meulenkamp/Henderson

Mensur Suljovic v Lennon/Ratajski

Peter Wright v Richardson/Rowley

Michael van Gerwen v De Graaf/Brown

Ian White v Bunting/Lewis

 

Sunday May 7

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm BST)

Third Round

 

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm BST)

Quarter-Finals

Semi-Finals

Final

WIGAN WEEKEND 28TH-30TH APRIL

I am over the moon qualifying for both 4 & 5 European events in Sindelfingen & Gibraltar at the weekend.
Unfortunately I never made it past the first round in the 2 pro tour events that followed so I am definitely hoping for a run in either Sindelfingen or Gibraltar !!!!

MILTON KEYNES WEEKEND RESULTS

Even though I didn’t qualify for the European Tour 2 on the Friday evening it wasn’t too bad a weekend.
On the Saturday I had a great run to the Quarter Finals beating Zoran Lerchbacher 6-2, John Part 6-0, Stephen Bunting 6-5, Peter Wright 6-4 then lost in a very close game 6-5 to Alan Norris.
Adrian Lewis won the event by 6-3 against Dave Chisnall in the final.
On the Sunday Peter Wright beat me in the last 16 getting me back for the day before !!!!
Michael Van Gerwen played Peter in the final beating him 6-1.
Next weekend we are back in Barnsley for European Tour 3 qualifier and two more Pro Tour events !!!!

MARCH UPDATES

BusFR5BIQAAXkLqThe Barnsley weekend of the 10th-12th March wasn’t great for me.
Darren Johnson knocked me out of the ET1 Qualifier on the Friday evening and I only made the last 64 in the Pro Tour on the Saturday and the last 32 on the Sunday after suffering from food poisoning all week I was pleased in the end to go a few rounds.
I had some exhibitions the following weekend at the Jesters Bar in Mablethorpe, thanks for a great night Jamie Pittam and also the GER Club in March Cambridgeshire meeting up with old friends another great night, thank you Tony Barnes followed by the Ship in Horncastle such a fun afternoon and again my thanks to John & Emma.
As I hadn’t qualified for ET1 in Germany I had the next week free which I spent working in the garden sowing seeds, planting veg etc, thoroughly relaxing and enjoying being at home for a change.
So refreshed and batteries charged for the ET2 Qualifier followed by 2 x Pro Tour events at the ArenaMK in Milton Keynes this coming weekend 31st March-2nd April !!!!

 

 

BARNSLEY WEEKEND 10TH-12TH MARCH

So disappointed losing to David Pallett 10-6 in the 3rd round of the Coral UK Open but have to look forward and get ready for this coming weekend at the Metrodome in Barnsley for the first European Qualifier of the year followed by two pro tour events !!!!q