THE MASTERS OF DARTS 2017 AT THE CIRCUS TAVERN IN PURFLEET ON FRI 24TH FEB
What a great evening even though I lost 8-10 to Phil Taylor the crowd loved all the entertainment the circus Tavern was buzzing !!!!
I played in the first Pro Tour double header of the year at the Metrodome in Barnsley Sat & Sun but lost in the last 32 & the last 64 so not the best of starts.
I’m looking forward to the Coral UK Open Championships at Minehead Butlins this coming weekend and would love to have a good run in it !!!!
I made the Quarter Finals again on Sunday losing to the eventual winner Peter Wright.
I finished 10th in the UK Open order of merit and am looking forward to the Final at Butlins Minehead next month.
Friday and Saturday I went out in the third and fourth rounds so was glad of the run on the Sunday.
A great start to the year !!!!
After losing to James Wade in the second round of the Worlds my wife and I had a lovely couple of weeks in Lanzarote.
With my batteries recharged I headed to Wigan for the first three events of the year. 3 x UK Open Qualifiers.
I made the Quarter Finals on the Friday defeating Mick McGowan, Andy Jenkins, Andrew Gilding, John Henderson then lost to the eventual winner Peter Wright.
On the Saturday on my way to my next Quarter Final I defeated Jason Wilson, Darron Brown, Michael van Gerwen, Benito van de Pas then lost 6-5 in a very close game to Dave Chisnall.
On the Sunday I lost to Ian White in the last 16.
A great weekend overall as I have already Qualified for the UK Open Finals at Butlins Minehead next month with 3 more Qualifiers still to play for this coming weekend !!!!
Happy Days !!!!
Looking forward to my first round clash against Devon Petersen at the Ally Pally Friday evening.
The World Championships is the one every dart player looks forward to all year !!!!
I have been playing well throughout 2016 so am happy with my form going in to this tournament.
The William Hill World Darts Championship will take place at Alexandra Palace, London from December 15-January 2, and will be shown live on the dedicated Sky Sports Darts channel as part of a festive season which includes Premier League football, EFL and Test match cricket.
It was great to qualify for the Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals but I lost in the first round 6-3 to Gerwyn Price.
A similar pattern in the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals where I lost 6-4 to Jeffrey de Graaf also in the first round.
I am playing well just a couple of missed doubles cost me the games.
So on a positive note doubles will be the main part of my practise routine on the run up to the World Championships !!!!
A great night of darts at the Kings Arms in Stafford raising money for Donna Louise.
£1,250 raised on the evening included a charity head shave by Daz Owen.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the evening such a success, Edward Hayward for organising the event, Compare Ian Rea, Dan Basford photography and of course not forgetting the wonderful bar staff.
On the Friday I had a great run to the quarter Finals in the first of the 2 Pro Tour events held at the CityWest Hotel in Dublin Ireland followed by a second round exit on the Saturday.
I lost 2 sets-1 to the eventual winner Michael Van Gerwen in the first round of the Unibet World Grand Prix on the Monday evening.
I produced an outstanding 135 finish to claim the opening set 3-1 from a leg down, but van Gerwen reeled off six straight legs to storm through, sealing the win with a 118 checkout.
I am really pleased with my game so I am looking forward to the last 2 Pro Tour events of the year in Barnsley followed by the Grand Slam of Darts and World Series Qualifiers !!!!