Hobbies

I have been very active in the garden, planting all our vegetables, all the fruit trees are looking good and I can see we are going to have a lot of strawberries again this year.
Also been keeping fit cycling most days since the lock down began, but it was so good to be able to take the motorbike out yesterday first time for a fair few months.
Hopefully some sort of darts will be able to start again later this year as it’s really strange being at home for such a long period of time.

Me and my wife Nanette in our garden.  Stay safe everyone !!!!

Barnsley 13-15 March

Not a good weekend for me at all.  I didn’t qualify for ET3 or ET4 on the Friday and then went out first round on the Sat and Sun.  I should have won both of my first round games so only have myself and my doubles to blame !!!!

Result UK Open Minehead

I started off far too slow against Gary Anderson which was my downfall even though I made a good comeback it wasn’t enough ending the match with a 10-7 win to Gary.
You are on a learning curve all the time in this game so hopefully you come back stronger.
I am in the qualifiers for ET3 – European Darts Open and ET4 – The German Darts Grand Prix at the Metrodome in Barnsley this coming weekend followed by 2 Pro Tour events 13-15 March here’s hoping for some good results !!!!

 

 

ET 1-Belgium Darts Championship Result

In the first European Tour of 2020 held at the Expo Hasselt in Belgium I defeated Hong Kong’s Kai Fan Leung 6-4 on the Friday setting up a second round game against a very inform  Nathan Aspinall. I lost 6-3 but it was a lot closer than the score line suggests.  So I know I am playing well going in to the Ladbrokes UK Open at Butlins Minehead this coming weekend!!!!

Wigan Weekend 22-23 Feb

I made the quarter final today Sunday 23rd February in Wigan.
I played some good consistent games and never messed around with my doubles this week defeating Yordi Meeuwisse, Kirk Shepherd, Scott Mitchell and Daryl Gurney the lost 6-4 to Gerwyn Price. Some great averages 92, 102, 96, 102, 96.
Gerwyn Price went on to win the tournament.
I will be travelling to Hasselt in Belgium for The first European Tour of the year this coming Thursday and would so love a run in that !!!!
I would like to thank my sponsors, Winmau, The Wigley Group and HRGO recruitment for their continued support and also to all my supporters and especially my wife Nanette !!!!

Wigan Weekend 14-16 Feb

I qualified for ET1 – Belgian Darts – Championship February 28-March 1 – Expo Hasselt on Friday but didn’t manage to qualify for ET2 -European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen.
Over the weekend I made the last 64 on the Saturday and went out first round on the Sunday – far too many missed doubles.
Back to the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan again this coming weekend for two more pro tour events 22-23 February and am hoping for a decent run !!!!

 

 

Barnsley 1 & 2 Pro Tour Results

I made the quarter finals in the first Pro Tour event of 2020  on Saturday defeating Vincent van der Meer, Ryan Searle, Glen Durrant, Mickey Mansell and then lost to Adrian Lewis.
On the Sunday I made the last 32 defeating Gary Anderson, Wayne Jones and then lost 5-6 to Kirk Shepherd in a very close game.
I’m happy with how I am playing and having January off done me good, I felt eager and refreshed.
Looking forward to next weekend for the first 2 European qualifiers of the year followed by the next two Pro Tours !!!!

Lanzarote

I played in the Bedworth masters after returning from a lovely few weeks in Lanzarote with my wife but failed to win it for the fourth year running losing 5-4 to Rob Cross.  I definately felt a little rusty after not picking up a dart for 3 weeks but am now back on the practise board and looking forward to a couple of exhibitions this coming weekend.

Update

So disappointed losing in the last 16 of the Worlds to Darius Labanauska but looking forward to Feb when the darts year starts all over again.
My wife and I saw in the New Year with lovely neighbours so am nicely rested and ready to go!!!!

World Championship 3rd round

I reached the last 16 of the World Championship for the first time in 16 years with a fabulous victory over James Wade.

I  had to dig deep to get the 4-2  result and will now take on Darius Labanauskas in the fourth round.

I’ve had so many bad Christmases but I can go and enjoy it now, knowing that I’m coming back for another game.

I’ve got to be positive and think I’ve got every chance of getting even further in the tournament.