MR GREEN SPORT PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP MINEHEAD

Great weekend at The Mr Green Sport Players Championship held at Butlins Minehead between 24th-26th November.
I made the Quarter Finals !!!!
I had a 6-4 win over Ronny Huybrechts, 6-4 win over Jelle Klaasen and a 10-9 win over Jermaine Wattimena to reach the Quarters.
I was to play Jonny Clayton and having lead most of the game Jonny came back at me from 7-4 down to win 10-8.
Disappointed but onwards and upwards and I am now looking forward to the William Hill World Championships>
I have drawn William O’Connor in the first round !!!!

UNIBET EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

I lost 6-3 in the Unibet European Championships to recent World Grand Prix champion Daryl Gurney. I opened the tie with a 180 and finished an 11-darter to lead but then lost the next five legs with Daryl taking out two 13 darters and a 130 checkout in his run.  I responded with two successive legs but Daryl Gurney sealed his win with double six.
Thank you for the support of my sponsors Winmau, The Wigley Group & Airport Placements Ltd
Next Time !!!!

 

 

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”