Template - Date: Brooks is European Junior Champion
JDC Junior Bradley Brookes beat Jarred Cole in a nail biting European Championship Final 6-5 to lift the trophy and the title of European Junior Champion. As Kelly, Cole and Kay win the PDPA Scholarships for 2018
Brookes also qualifies for the 2018 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship last 64 as well as the top prize of £1,500 in the £3,000 event from Action Indoor Sports Arena in Bristol on Saturday.
Saturday’s JDC European Open saw 57 players from eight countries competing, with Blackburn’s Brooks eventually taking the title. Brooks overcame James Beeton – the winner of the year’s opening JDC Modus UK Tour event – in the last 16, then whitewashed Jake Neale in the quarter-finals.
He overcame JDC UK Tour Event Four winner Alfie Jacques 6-4 in the semi-finals and then claimed the title in a tight final against Jarred Cole – the winner of three JDC events this year to top the JDC rankings – 6-5.
Cole took the first leg to lead, but brooks hit 2 maximums to level at 1-1. The encounter was a close affair with never more than 1 leg between them, before Brooks took the final leg.
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 6-0 Erik Meyers
Wessel Nijman 6-2 William Byrne
Jarred Cole 6-1 Jack Seymour
Jakob Kelly ENG 6-4 Owen Roelofs
Keelan Kay 6-2 Levy Frauenfelder
Alfie Jacques 6-2 Paul Gray
Bradley Brooks 6-4 James Beeton
Jake Neale 6-3 Henry Coates
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 6-3 Wessel Nijman
Jarred Cole 6-1 Jakob Kelly
Alfie Jacques 6-3 Keelan Kay
Bradley Brooks 6-0 Jake Neale
Jarred Cole 6-3 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Bradley Brooks 6-4 Alfie Jacques
Bradley Brooks 6-5 Jarred Cole
Jakob Kelly, Jarred Cole and Keelan Kay have secured PDPA Scholarships for 2018 following the JDC’s season. The Scholarships give all 3 players the chance to play on the PDC Unicorn Development Tour in all events for the 2018 season.