Even though I didn’t qualify for the European Tour 2 on the Friday evening it wasn’t too bad a weekend.
On the Saturday I had a great run to the Quarter Finals beating Zoran Lerchbacher 6-2, John Part 6-0, Stephen Bunting 6-5, Peter Wright 6-4 then lost in a very close game 6-5 to Alan Norris.
Adrian Lewis won the event by 6-3 against Dave Chisnall in the final.
On the Sunday Peter Wright beat me in the last 16 getting me back for the day before !!!!
Michael Van Gerwen played Peter in the final beating him 6-1.
Next weekend we are back in Barnsley for European Tour 3 qualifier and two more Pro Tour events !!!!
The Barnsley weekend of the 10th-12th March wasn’t great for me.
Darren Johnson knocked me out of the ET1 Qualifier on the Friday evening and I only made the last 64 in the Pro Tour on the Saturday and the last 32 on the Sunday after suffering from food poisoning all week I was pleased in the end to go a few rounds.
I had some exhibitions the following weekend at the Jesters Bar in Mablethorpe, thanks for a great night Jamie Pittam and also the GER Club in March Cambridgeshire meeting up with old friends another great night, thank you Tony Barnes followed by the Ship in Horncastle such a fun afternoon and again my thanks to John & Emma.
As I hadn’t qualified for ET1 in Germany I had the next week free which I spent working in the garden sowing seeds, planting veg etc, thoroughly relaxing and enjoying being at home for a change.
So refreshed and batteries charged for the ET2 Qualifier followed by 2 x Pro Tour events at the ArenaMK in Milton Keynes this coming weekend 31st March-2nd April !!!!
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.