Luke Humphries and Adam Gawlas will meet in the 2019 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship final on Sunday November 24 after winning through Monday's early stages in Wigan.
The £60,000 tournament featured a 96-player field, including qualifiers from as far afield as New Zealand, Japan, China, America and Canada. However, it was one of 2019's shooting stars who secured his place in the final as Gawlas, a 17-year-old from the Czech Republic, booked his spot in the final in Minehead.
He will take on Humphries, a two-time Development Tour champion bidding to claim the World Youth Championship title before moving full-time onto the senior circuit next year.
Gawlas has already reached the JDC's Junior World Championship final - where he will take on Barry - in December, and could still secure a place in the 2019/2020 William Hill World Darts Championship should he defeat Humphries in the final.
A £10,000 top prize is also on offer for the eventual World Youth Champion - who will succeed 2017 and 2018 winner Dimitri Van den Bergh - while both Humphries and Gawlas have now qualified for the 2020 Grand Slam of Darts.
The World Youth Championship final will take place on Sunday November 24 in Minehead between the semi-finals and final of the Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals.
2019 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Adam Gawlas 6-4 Max Hopp
Harry Ward 6-2 Andy Kent
Nathan Rafferty 6-5 Mike De Decker
Callan Rydz 6-2 Jarred Cole
Ryan Meikle 6-1 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Ben Cheeseman 6-5 Greg Ritchie
Justin van Tergouw 6-2 Geert Nentjes
Martin Schindler 6-1 Jim Moston
Ted Evetts 6-3 Christian Bunse
William Borland 6-2 Connor Arberry
Mike van Duivenbode 6-2 James Beeton
Keane Barry 6-1 Wesley van Trijp
Wessel Nijman 6-3 Henk Snijder
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-2 Nathan Girvan
Luke Humphries 6-5 Berry van Peer
Niels Zonneveld 6-2 Carl Batchelor
Adam Gawlas 6-2 Harry Ward
Callan Rydz 6-5 Nathan Rafferty
Ryan Meikle 6-3 Ben Cheeseman
Martin Schindler 6-3 Justin van Tergouw
William Borland 6-5 Ted Evetts
Keane Barry 6-4 Mike van Duivenbode
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-5 Wessel Nijman
Luke Humphries 6-3 Niels Zonneveld
Adam Gawlas 6-2 Callan Rydz
Ryan Meikle 6-2 Martin Schindler
Keane Barry 6-3 William Borland
Luke Humphries 6-5 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Adam Gawlas 6-3 Ryan Meikle
Luke Humphries 6-2 Keane Barry
Adam Gawlas v Luke Humphries (Sunday November 24 Butlin's Minehead)
Place in 2019/2020 World Championship
Place in 2020 Grand Slam of Darts
Place in 2020 Grand Slam of Darts
|Second in Group||£300|
|Third in Group||£250|
PDC Rule 6.9 The following incentives are on offer to players competing in the Development Tour and World Youth Championship:
*The finalists of the 2019 World Youth Championship receive a one-year invitation to the 2020 Grand Slam of Darts subject to the entry criteria as stated in rule 3.1.
*The winner of the 2019 World Youth Championship receives an invitation to the 2019/20 World Championship.
NOTE: in the event of the players who achieve the above otherwise qualifying for the 2020 Grand Slam of Darts or 2019/20 World Championship, or rejecting their invitations, no further places shall be offered.
- 2011 Arron Monk ENG (93.03) 6-4 Michael van Gerwen HOL (87.06)
- 2012 James Hubbard ENG (95.18) 6-3 Michael van Gerwen HOL (92.29)
- 2013 Michael Smith ENG (89.13) 6-1 Ricky Evans ENG (79.26)
- 2014 Keegan Brown ENG (85.67) 6-4 Rowby John Rodriguez AUS (79.80)
- 2015 Max Hopp GER (89.96) 6-5 Nathan Aspinall ENG (88.48)
- 2016 Corey Cadby AUS (98.35) 6-2 Berry van Peer HOL (89.62)
- 2017 Dimitri van den Bergh BEL (101.23) 6-3 Josh Payne ENG (92.11)
- 2018 Dimitri van den Bergh BEL (100.04) 6-3 Martin Schindler GER (91.60)
- 2019 Luke Humphries ENG v Adam Gawlas CZECH REP
As per previous years the accommodation at Minehead resort is very limited and can be costly, so please book early.
To Book at Butlins Minehead Resort:
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Premier Inn Minehead (Next Door to Camp)
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Butlins Resort, Warren Rd, Minehead TA24 5SH
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By Road: Minehead is around 2 hours drive from Bristol. Heading north the simplest route is to take the M5 to Taunton (Junction 25), then take the A358 and A39 to Minehead. Heading south on the M5 you can follow the signposts for the A39 from Junction 24. You can’t miss us; we’re just half a mile along the seafront road from Minehead town centre.
Free Secure on-site Parking: We’ll direct you to your secure car park when you arrive.
If you’re travelling by train, the nearest main line station to Minehead is Taunton, there no station in mine head and Taunton is 25 miles away. A bus transfer service is operated by Southern National between Taunton station and Minehead.
Bristol is the nearest airport and is over 1 hour away by car/taxi (59.6 mi) via A38 and A39
GoEuro Coach from Bristol to Minehead CLICK HERE
Taunton to Minehead:
Is 25 Miles (Approximately 36 Minutes) via A358 & A39 a Taxi can cost around £50. CLICK HERE For bus and other information.