WIGAN UK OPEN QUALIFIERS 20TH-22ND FEB

Really pleased to have qualified in the top 32 for the UK Open Finals at the Butlin Minehead Resort from 6th-8th March.
On the Wigan weekend I made the last 16 on the Friday defeating Prakash Jiwa, Ian Moss, Chris Dobey and lost to Andrew Gilding.
I didn’t fair so well on the Saturday losing in the second round but again on Sunday I made the last 16 beating Mike Norton, Darren Weaver, Jelle Klaasen where I narrowly missed double 12 for a nine dart finish in that game, then lost to Jamie Caven in a cracking game 6-4 sealing my spot in the top 32 draw.
Looking forward to the tournament and would love to start the year off with a good run in the ITV 4 televised event.

 

 

 

 

GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

I made the last 16 of the German Darts Championship at Halle 39 in Hildesheim last weekend.
I played John Bowles in the last 32 defeating him 6-3 with a 91.97 average, hitting 4 x 180’s  6 x 140’s 12 x 100’s
I then had to play the current World Champion Gary Anderson in the last 16.
I lost 6-2 but we had a brilliant game, Gary averaged 98.52 and I had the higher average of 102.
I hit 4 x 180’s 2 x 140’s 13 x 100’s and 40% on my doubles. Gary was 50% on his doubles so this is where I have to improve.
I was really glad I played well and will take the positives forward from the game and hope I do better at the UK Open Qualifiers in Wigan next Weekend.
Happy Darting
Steve

LANZAROTE HOLIDAY

I have recharged my batteries and am ready for the 2015 darts season after a brilliant  holiday in Lanzarote with my lovely wife.
Great news that I have qualified for the first two European Tour events of the year Hildesheim and Gibraltar so I am off to a good start and am really looking forward to a successful year !!!!

WILLIAM HILL WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP

Well I didn’t play at all well in the Worlds on Saturday losing to Kyle Anderson 3-0.
I am giving the darts a rest now over the Christmas period and will reassess my game for the start of 2015.
I hope all my family, friends, supporters and sponsors have a fantastic Christmas and an even better New Year.
Cheers everyone !!!!!!!!

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 18TH DECEMBER-4TH JANUARY

Well I have drawn Kyle Anderson in the first round of the William Hill World Darts Championship and will be playing around 7pm on Saturday 20th December.
I have been putting in the practise and feel confident.
A big  thank you to my sponsors Winmau. Wigley Contracts Ltd and Airport Placements Ltd.

UPDATES 25th NOVEMBER

Great exhibition evening at the Wellington Inn in Widnes on Tuesday. Looking forward to my rematch against Anthony Hall.
I didn’t have a good weekend in the last two pro tours of the year in Coventry going out early both days.
I would like to say thank you to my best mate and sponsor Rob Wigley for putting me up for the weekend and to wish him all the best in his new home.
I will be playing Stephen Bunting in my first round match in the Players Championship Finals at Butlins Minehead this weekend so I am now off to put some practice in.
Happy Darting
Steve

UPDATES 4TH NOVEMBER

After defeating Arron Fairweather, Jake Jones, Colin Lloyd, Jamie Bain and Andrew Gilding I lost to Darren Webster in my last game to qualify for the Grand Slam of Darts….
Really disappointed at not qualifying as it’s a great tournament and I love the format.
Looking forward to the last two pro tour events of 2014 at the Ricoh Arena later this month and really pleased that I have already qualified for the player championships at the Minehead Butlins 28th-30th November.
Have a week off  now and hoping the weather will hold so I can do some work in our garden before winter sets in.
Good Luck to all the players in the Grand Slam.
Happy Darting
Steve

UPDATES 2ND NOVEMBER

After a very up and down October playing well in the floor tournaments and not settling and playing my best in the televised events I am hoping to change that around and bring my ‘A’ game to the Players Championships Finals at Butlins Minehead at the end of November.
I am putting in the practice and am hoping for a good run in the tournament, hopefully I will not draw either Phil Taylor or Michael van Gerwen first round !!!!
Firstly though the Grand Qualifier in Wigan on Monday, I would so love to qualify again for this tournament, it’s such a great format and I have some fantastic memories from past games at the Wolverhampton Civic beating Phil Taylor in 2010 being one of them.
A big thank you to my sponsors Winmau, Wigley Contracts Ltd and Airport Placements Ltd for their continued support and faith in me.
Happy Darting
Steve

PRO TOUR 17 & 18 AT THE K2 CENTRE IN CRAWLEY 18TH & 19TH 0CT

Not too bad a weekend after such a late night on the Friday evening.
I made the Quarters on the Saturday and Last 16 on the Sunday.
On the Saturday I defeated Dimitri van den Bergh 6-0, Steve Brown 6-2, David Pallett 6-4, Brian Woods 6-3 then lost 6-3 in the Quarter Finals to Kim Huybrechts.
Kim went on to win his next game 6-3 against Michael van Gerwn then lost 6-5 to James Wade in a close fought Final.
On the Sunday I made the last 16 defeating Scott MacKenzie 6-3, Jamie Bain 6-4, James Richardson 6-0 then lost 6-3 to Jyhan Artut.
Michael van Gerwen denied James Wade a Pro Tour Championship double as he claimed a 6-2 victory against him in the Final.
Now looking forward to the European Championships in Mulheim this weekend where I play Phil Taylor in my first round game Friday evening.

 

EXHIBITION NIGHT AT THE YSTRADGYNLAIS RUGBY CLUB FRIDAY 17TH OCT

A fantastic night last Friday evening at the Ystradgynlais Rugby Club in West Glamorgan.
Great bunch all up for a laugh especially Debra Bread !! Thanks for being such a great sport !!
A big thank you to Lydia Davies for organising the event and to everyone who participated and of course not forgetting the bar staff who worked hard all evening.
See you all again soon
Happy Darting
Steve