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JAMIE HUGHES won his first senior PDC title at the inaugural Czech Darts Open in Prague on Sunday, securing a Betfred World Matchplay debut in the process.

 

Having won his PDC Tour Card for the first time in January, Hughes took just five months to taste success on the PDC stage, defeating Stephen Bunting 8-3 in the final at the PVA Expo. The win also secures a maiden appearance at the World Matchplay for a resilient Hughes, who plied his trade on the PDC Challenge Tour in 2018 having failed to win a Tour Card at his first attempt.

“It’s an amazing feeling to win my first title, I’ve worked so hard for this moment,”said Hughes, who defeated Devon Petersen, Adrian Lewis, Ron Meulenkamp, Ian White and Simon Whitlock to reach the final.

“I’ve been playing well for a while now, better than I played this weekend strangely enough, and now I’ve finally got the results to show for it.

“To make the World Matchplay so soon is fantastic for me and now I can’t wait to show the world what I’m about on one of the biggest stages in world darts.”

Jamie Hughes (Jonas Hunold, PDC Europe)

The final of the ninth European Tour event of 2019 was played out by two European Tour final debutants, and it was Bunting who struck first with a break of throw in the opening leg after nervy missed darts at double from Hughes.

Sunday June 30th

Third Round
Keegan Brown 6-4 Danny Noppert
Mensur Suljovic 6-3 Ted Evetts
Stephen Bunting 6-5 Chris Dobey
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Jermaine Wattimena
Ian White 6-1 Andrew Gilding
Jamie Hughes 6-3 Ron Meulenkamp
Mervyn King 6-4 Corey Cadby
Gerwyn Price 3-6 Simon Whitlock

Quarter-Finals
Keegan Brown 6-2 Mensur Suljovic
Stephen Bunting 6-3 Daryl Gurney
Ian White 5-6 Jamie Hughes
Mervyn King 4-6 Simon Whitlock

Semi-Finals
Keegan Brown 4-7 Stephen Bunting
Jamie Hughes 7-3 Simon Whitlock

Final
Stephen Bunting 3-8 Jamie Hughes

Prize Fund:

Winner: £25,000
Runner-up: £10,000
Semi-Finalists: £6,500
Quarter-Finalists: £5,000
Last 16: £3,000
Last 32: £2,000
Last 48: £1,000
Total: £140,000

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11 players, led by Corey Cadby, Stephen Bunting, Jermaine Wattimena, Chris Dobey and Justin Pipe, enjoyed a double qualification success in Friday’s European Tour UK Qualifiers.

 

Places in this month’s inaugural Czech Darts Open and the forthcoming Austrian Darts Championship were on offer for players in the qualifiers at Wigan’s Robin Park Tennis Centre. Australian star Cadby, the former World Youth Champion and 2018 UK Open finalist, will make his European Tour debut in the Czech Darts Open, and also secured a spot in Vienna in August.

Last weekend’s Danish Darts Open finalist Chris Dobey was another player to enjoy a double qualification success, alongside World Cup finalsit William O’Connor, former European Tour event winner Justin Pipe and former World Youth Champion Keegan Brown.

Stephen Bunting, Ted Evetts, Jamie Hughes and Brendan Dolan also won through to compete in both events. The European Tour Card Holder’s Qualifiers saw both Wattimena and Austrian ace Rowby-John Rodriguez enjoy double success to begin their weekend in Wigan in style.

Qualifiers ET9:

UK’Q’ – Glen Durrant, Mervyn King, Stephen Bunting, Chris Dobey, John Henderson, William O’Connor, Andrew Gilding, Keegan Brown, Steve West, Ted Evetts, Corey Cadby, Devon Petersen, Justin Pipe, Kevin Garcia, Jamie Hughes, Robert Thornton, William Borland, Brendan Dolan.
EURO’Q’ – Rowby-John Rodriguez, Krzysztof Ratajski, Jermaine Wattimena, Madars Razma, Ron Meulenkamp, Danny Noppert.

Qualifiers ET10:

UK’Q’ – Corey Cadby, Stephen Bunting, Chris Dobey, Gavin Carlin, William O’Connor, Cameron Menzies, Ross Smith, Mark Webster, Keegan Brown, James Wilson, Kyle Anderson, Ted Evetts, Luke Humphries, Kirk Shepherd, Jamie Hughes, Brendan Dolan, Justin Pipe, Josh Payne.
EURO’Q’ – Dimitri Van den Bergh, Jermaine Wattimena, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Christian Bunse, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Vincent van der Voort

If you qualify for any of these two events, you must go to the event brief area for each event to see the travel , hotel and event information.

 

  • CZECH DARTS OPEN Prague 28th-30th June CLICK HERE
  • AUSTRIAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Vienna 28th-31st August CLICK HERE

Template - Date: Danish Darts Open ‘ET8’

Chisnall a winner of two Players Championship events earlier in the year, Chisnall defeated Chris Dobey 8-3 in the final at the Brøndby Hallen to continue his impressive run of form in 2019.

 

The five-time televised finalist last tasted success on the European Tour in 2013, but his clinical display against Dobey saw him end that wait and rack up his 15th PDC crown.

“It’s been a while, I’ve kept getting close but not finishing the job so this means a lot to me,” said Chisnall, whose victory in the final saw him become just the fourth player to win 100 games on the European Tour.

“I felt good all day, both in practice and on the stage and I have to say the crowd really spurred me on, they were fantastic for all players across the weekend. 

“Chris didn’t play his best in the final, luckily for me, but he’s someone I respect and he deserves all the success he gets.”

The final of the eighth European Tour event of 2019 saw Dobey get off to a flying start with a 146 finish to hold throw followed by a 12-dart break. However, the lead was short-lived as Chisnall hit back with a 12-dart break of his own, before winning the next three legs to take a 4-2 lead.

Dobey, who was seeking a first PDC title, hit a crucial double top with his last dart in hand for a 100 checkout to stop the rot and make it 4-3. However, that was to be Dobey’s last moment of success as Chisnall took the next four legs without reply, sealing the £25,000 top prize with a 115 finish.

Chris Dobey (Kais Bodensieck, PDC Europe)

For Dobey, it was his first taste of a big-stage PDC final, having previously come runner-up in three Players Championship events, and the Geordie was quick to take the positives from the weekend.

Sunday June 16th

Third Round
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Stephen Bunting
Joe Cullen 6-4 Peter Wright
Chris Dobey 6-2 Kirk Shepherd
Jose de Sousa 6-2 Daryl Gurney
Jonny Clayton 6-2 James Wade
Simon Whitlock 6-3 Adrian Lewis
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Mensur Suljovic
Jermaine Wattimena 6-4 Ian White

Quarter-Finals
Gerwyn Price 6-1 Joe Cullen
Chris Dobey 6-5 Jose de Sousa
Jonny Clayton 6-1 Simon Whitlock
Dave Chisnall 6-1 Jermaine Wattimena

Semi-Finals
Chris Dobey 7-4 Gerwyn Price
Dave Chisnall 7-6 Jonny Clayton

Final
Dave Chisnall 8-3 Chris Dobey

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Scotland won the BetVictor World Cup of Darts for the first time on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Rep of Ireland in Hamburg.

 

They were crowned as BetVictor World Cup of Darts champions as Gary Anderson and Peter Wright overcame the Republic of Ireland 3-1 in the final in Hamburg.

The Scottish pair have been defeated twice previously in the final of the annual pairs tournament, losing out to England in 2015 and the Netherlands 12 months ago. However, this time they went all the way as they denied Steve Lennon and William O’Connor a remarkable triumph.

The Republic of Ireland had never won past the Last 16 in the previous eight World Cup tournaments, but followed up a round two demolition of England by defeating Austria and the Netherlands on Sunday to defy the odds and reach the final.

Their semi-final triumph over the Netherlands was particularly memorable, as they whitewashed Michael van Gerwen and Jermaine Wattimena 4-0 in the Doubles decider with the aid of finishes of 131 and 128 from Lennon.

Lennon also opened the final with a 4-2 win over Gary Anderson, but Wright’s 4-2 win over O’Connor saw them level before an outstanding Doubles whitewash moved them 2-1 up overall.

Wright then sealed glory for Scotland for the first time as he defeated Lennon 4-1 in their Singles tie to secure the £70,000 top prize and become only the third nation to win the event.

The Scots had earlier raced past both Belgium and Japan with 2-0 wins to secure their place in the final, marking a hugely successful return to action for Anderson following his treatment for a back problem.

Quarter-Finals

JAPAN 2-0 NEW ZEALAND

Singles One: Seigo Asada 4-1 Cody Harris
Singles Two: Haruki Muramatsu 4-3 Haupai Puha

SCOTLAND 2-0 BELGIUM

Singles One: Gary Anderson 4-2 Kim Huybrechts
Singles Two: Peter Wright 4-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 2-1 AUSTRIA

Singles One: Steve Lennon 4-1 Zoran Lerchbacher
Singles Two: William O’Connor 0-4 Mensur Suljovic
Doubles: Republic of Ireland 4-0 Austria

CANADA 1-2 NETHERLANDS

Singles One: Dawson Murschell 2-4 Michael van Gerwen
Singles Two: Jim Long 2-4 Jermaine Wattimena
Doubles: Canada 2-4 Netherlands

Semi-Finals

SCOTLAND 2-0 JAPAN

Singles One: Gary Anderson 4-2 Seigo Asada
Singles Two: Peter Wright 4-1 Haruki Muramatsu

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 2-1 NETHERLANDS

Singles One: Steve Lennon 3-4 Michael van Gerwen
Singles Two: William O’Connor 4-1 Jermaine Wattimena
Doubles: Republic of Ireland 4-1 Netherlands

The Final

SCOTLAND 3-1 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Singles One: Gary Anderson 2-4 Steve Lennon
Singles Two: Peter Wright 4-2 William O’Connor
Doubles:  Scotland 4-0 Republic of Ireland
Singles Three: Peter Wright 4-1 Steve Lennon

History:

2010 Netherlands 4-2 Wales
2012 England 4-3 Australia
2013 England 3-1 Belgium
2014 Netherlands 3-0 England
2015 England 3-2 Scotland
2016 England 3-2 Netherlands
2017 Netherlands 3-1 Wales
2018 Netherlands 3-1 Scotland
2019 Scotland 3-1 Republic of Ireland

Template - Date: PDPA Golf Day with Sporting Chance

The Sporting Chance Charity Golf Day took place on Tuesday from Foxhills Golf course in Surrey.

 

Representing The PDPA:

Our Chairman and former World No1 Peter Manley was the non playing captain with former World Champions Keith Deller and Bob Anderson who were joined by former World No 1, World Grand Prix and World Matchplay Champion Colin ‘Jaws’ Lloyd and Players Championship winner and pundit/commentator Paul Nicholson.

Five great players and respected sportsmen representing not just our association but our sport as well.

The Boys came 2nd after the whole days play, with 89 points only 2 points behind the eventually winners.

Well done from all at The PDPA

Template - Date: PDPA Announcement on Mobile Devices

We are pleased to announce that following discussions with the PDC and the DRA we can confirm the following update for the use of Mobile Devices at Development & Challenge Tours, European Tour TCH Qualifiers and Players Championship events.

 

Internet Browsing/Calls:
For the benefit of competing players and their guests, mobile phones must be turned onto silent before entering the playing area. You are now allowed to use mobile phones within the playing area to text, message and browse the internet.

The making or receiving of calls in the playing area is forbidden, this includes the bar area.

If you need to make a phone call you must leave the playing area and go outside the venue. It is also forbidden for Players and/or their guests to take photographs within the playing area.

Where a Player or Registered Agent fails to comply with this rule it will lead to a referral to the Darts Regulation Authority for possible disciplinary action. Guests who breach this rule will be asked to leave the Arena.

Please note that Players are responsible for their guests at all time when they are attending an event.

Regards

The PDPA