Firstly I was gutted not to qualify for the World Matchplay in Blackpool next week but onwards and upwards I did qualify for the first 2 European events in Budapest Hungary 3-5 September and Gibraltar 24-26 September, I played great all day and was unlucky not to qualify for the third European event.
Pro Tour 17 – I went out first round, Pro Tour 18 – Last 64, Pro Tour 19 – Last 64 and Pro Tour 20 – I went out first round, so not much to write home about there.
Pro Tour 17 – Stephen Bunting claimed victory. Pro Tour 18 – Chris Dobey claimed his maiden ranking title. Pro Tour 19 – Ross Smith claimed his maiden ranking title. Pro Tour 20 – Peter Wright claimed victory.
I am playing some great darts so I’m looking forward to Barnsley 2-4 August.
It great to see some exhibitions being booked again now maybe things will be back to normal soon !!!!
A great few days in Milton Keynes Super Series 4.
I felt good all four days and played some excellent darts.
Pro Tour 13 – 1st rd won 6-4 against Ross Smith, 2nd rd won 6-5 against Martin Lukeman, Last 32 won 6-5 against Danny Noppert, then lost 3-6 to Gerwyn Price.
Pro Tour 14 – 1st rd won 6-3 against Martijn Kleermaker, then lost 5-6 to Gary Anderson with an average 104 which was a brilliant game of which I took a 4-0 lead but unfortunately that was not enough as Gary went crazy from there on. I hit 7×180’s and didn’t miss much on the outer ring but then missed 2 match darts in the penultimate game.
Pro Tour 15 – I went out in the 1st rd 5-6 to William O’Connor.
Pro Tour 16 – 1st rd won 6-2 against Boris Krcmar, 2nd rd won 6-1 against Alan Tabern, Last 32 won 6-1 against Mervyn King (av 100.2)
Last 16 won 6-2 against Lewis Williams and then lost 6-5 in the quarter finals against Luke Humphries (av 96.6) I was unlucky to miss the bullseye for the match and had to watch Luke take out 65 for the victory. I was gutted but am really pleased that I am putting in some great performances again.
Looking forward to Super Series 5 in a couple of weeks at the Ricoh in Coventry, my home city.
Thank you to everyone of my supporters and to my sponsors Winmau and The Wigley Group.
PDC Super Series 2:
Pro Tour 5 – 1st rd 6-4 win against Daryl Gurney – 2nd rd lost 4-6 to Adam Hunt
Pro Tour 6 – Lost 6-3 to Jonny Clayton in the 1st rd
Pro Tour 7 – 1st rd win 6-2 against Mike De Decker – 2nd rd win 6-5 against Daryl Gurney, lost in last 32 to William Borland 5-6
Pro Tour 8 – 1st rd win 6-3 against John Brown – 2nd rd win 6-5 against Niels Zonneveld, then lost in last 32 to Ratajski Krzysztof 5-6
I was improving as the week went on so hopefully I will have a great run in Super Series 3 in Germany next month.
Cheers everyone thanks for all the nice comments been a bad night for me at Ally Pally losing my first round match been a bad year really all round but it’s the same for everyone. Practising really well just can’t seem to take it up on the stage. You’d think after all these years that wouldn’t be a problem lol. Have a Great Xmas and New year !!!!
2020/21 William Hill World Darts Championship
Draw Bracket – Second Round Onwards
(1) Michael van Gerwen v Ryan Murray/Lourence Ilagan
(32) Ricky Evans v Mickey Mansell/Haupai Puha
(16) Joe Cullen v Wayne Jones/Ciaran Teehan
(17) Jonny Clayton v John Henderson/Marko Kantele
(8) Dave Chisnall v Keegan Brown/Ryan Meikle
(25) Danny Noppert v Martijn Kleermaker/Cameron Carolissen
(9) Dimitri Van den Bergh v Luke Humphries/Paul Lim
(24) Jermaine Wattimena v Derk Telnekes/Nick Kenny
(4) Michael Smith v Jason Lowe/Dmitriy Gorbunov
(29) Devon Petersen v Steve Lennon/Daniel Larsson
(13) Gary Anderson v Madars Razma/Toru Suzuki
(20) Mensur Suljovic v Maik Kuivenhoven/Matthew Edgar
(5) Rob Cross v Dirk van Duijvenbode/Bradley Brooks
(28) Jamie Hughes v Adam Hunt/Lisa Ashton
(12) Glen Durrant v Steve Beaton/Diogo Portela
(21) Adrian Lewis v Damon Heta/Danny Baggish
(2) Peter Wright v Steve West/Amit Gilitwala
(31) Gabriel Clemens v Andy Hamilton/Nico Kurz
(15) Krzysztof Ratajski v Ryan Joyce/Karel Sedlacek
(18) Simon Whitlock v Darius Labanauskas/Chengan Liu
(7) James Wade v Callan Rydz/James Bailey
(26) Stephen Bunting v Andy Boulton/Deta Hedman
(10) Ian White v Kim Huybrechts/Di Zhuang
(23) Jeffrey de Zwaan v Ryan Searle/Danny Lauby
(3) Gerwyn Price v Luke Woodhouse/Jamie Lewis
(30) Brendan Dolan v Mike De Decker/Edward Foulkes
(14) Jose de Sousa v Ross Smith/David Evans
(19) Mervyn King v Max Hopp/Gordon Mathers
(6) Nathan Aspinall v Scott Waites/Matt Campbell
(27) Vincent van der Voort v Ron Meulenkamp/Boris Krcmar
(11) Daryl Gurney v William O’Connor/Niels Zonneveld
(22) Chris Dobey v Jeff Smith/Keane Barry