I lost in the second round of the William Hill World Darts Championship to Vincent van der Voort.
I felt good going up there but Vincent had an incredible first set and from then on I was under pressure and it just didn’t go my way.
Thank you to my sponsors Winmau, The Wigley Group and Airpoirt Placements Ltd and also my Family and Friends for their continued support.
I would like to wish Vinvent van der Voort all the best for his next match !!!!
Merry Christmas everyone !!!!
Steve is through to the second round of the William Hill World Darts Championship televised by Sky Sports between December 14th 2017-January 1st 2018. Steve will play again on Friday 22nd December against the winner of Dave Chisnall and Vincent van der Voort.
Steve defeated William O’Connor 3-1 Thursday evening.
Former Lakeside Champion Steve Beaton kicked-off this year’s event on his 27th straight World Championship appearance with a reasonably comfortable 3-1 victory over Irish debutant William O’Connor.
“I know William can play well,” said Beaton. “But I sneaked the first set and I thought after I got the second set, he didn’t get off the stage – he tried to get himself focused.
“I thought the last two sets we both played how we can play. He’s just got to learn, I mean I’m still learning! I still get the butterflies and I’m tense and everything.
“I couldn’t believe the ending there, we were both banging them in and I just came out on top.”
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 !!!!
Great corporate night in London last night and stayed at the lovely Grange Hotel St Paul’s. Cheers to Andy Gibb and all at
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 !!!!
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 !!!!
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 !!!!
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 !!!!