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PDC World Series of Darts return to Melbourne in August

WORLD champion Michael van Gerwen will head a cavalcade of darting superstars when the PDC World Series of Darts returns to Melbourne in August
The world No.1 will be joined at the BCEC on August 16-17 by defending Melbourne Masters champion Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright, ex-world champ Rob Cross, two-time worldb champion Gary Anderson and 2018 Players Championship Finals winner Daryl Gurney.

Three Aussie stars - World Championship finalist Simon Whitlock, 2017 Auckland Darts Masters winner Kyle Anderson and rising star Corey Cadby, the 2018 UK Open runner-up- will also be in Brisbane battling for the title

Further competitors will be confirmed in due course, with other leading PDC players set to be joined by qualifiers from Australia and New Zealand.

The Melbourne Masters is part of a worldwide circuit of top-calibre darts tournaments which this year will have more than $25 million in prizemoney up for grabs.

The World Series of Darts was introduced in 2013 by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), and this year will feature five international tournaments before the season-ending World Series of Darts Finals in the Netherlands.

The Oceanic leg of the World Series of Darts will touch down in Brisbane, Melbourne and Hamilton in New Zealand.

Each international event will feature 16 players, with the World Series of Darts Finals being a 24-player event.

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NATHAN ASPINALL is to make his World Series of Darts debut in July after competitors for this year's international events were confirmed.

Aspinall followed up his run to the World Championship semi-finals by winning the 2019 UK Open last month ahead of his Contender appearance in the Premier League.

The Stockport youngster will now step onto the global stage after being confirmed as one of the eight PDC competitors for July's US Darts Masters in Las Vegas.

Aspinall will join reigning champion Gary Anderson, World Champion Michael van Gerwen and Premier League stars Rob Cross, Daryl Gurney, Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith competing at the Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort on July 4-5.

The US Darts Masters - the first of the year's five international events on the World Series of Darts circuit - will also feature eight North American players following qualifying events on July 2-3.

Austria's Mensur Suljovic will defend his title at the German Darts Masters on July 12-13 as the sport's top stars return to Europe for the third staging of that event.

Five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld and reigning European Champion James Wade will join Van Gerwen, Cross, Anderson, Gurney and Wright in competing at the LANXESS Arena in Cologne.

Those eight PDC stars will take on eight leading German aces, with the World Cup pairing of Max Hopp and Martin Schindler to be joined by German Superleague qualifiers Gabriel Clemens, Nico Kurz, Kevin Munch, Robert Marijanovic, Christian Bunse and Maik Langendorf.

The World Series of Darts will continue with an Oceanic treble-header during August as the leading players in the sport head Down Under.

Cross will defend the Brisbane Darts Masters title on August 9-10 as the BCEC plays host to the World Series of Darts for a second successive year.

The Melbourne Darts Masters, at The Melbourne Arena on August 16-17, will then see Wright defending the title he claimed 12 months ago.

That pair will be joined in all three of August's events by Van Gerwen, Anderson and Gurney as well as the Australian trio of Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson and Corey Cadby.

In addition, top New Zealander Cody Harris has been invited to compete in the NZ Darts Masters, presented by Burger King and TAB, with Hamilton's Claudelands Arena hosting the World Series of Darts for the first time on August 23-24.

Further competitors for the events in Brisbane, Melbourne and Hamilton will be confirmed in due course, with other leading PDC players set to be joined by qualifiers from Australia and New Zealand.

Following the five international tournaments, Amsterdam's AFAS Live will host the season-ending World Series of Darts Finals from November 1-3.

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Mathers Trots in for Two Victories in Tasmania

East Devonport Recreation Centre hosted weekend three of the Harrows DPA Pro Tour for 2019. There were three winners over the four events, with former champion GG Mathers winning two, and James Bailey and Raymond O’Donnell, both representatives at the World Series of Darts last year (as Mathers was), coming away with one win apiece.
The first knock out was held on Friday night with GG Mathers victorious in the Final over Kiwi superstar Ben Robb by six legs to three. Mathers came out strongly to lead 3-0 before the players swapped legs through to the end of the match, the match finishing 6-3.
Earlier Damon Heta had won through to the final eight by defeating Brendon McCausland 6-3 in the Round of 16. His opponent in that next stage was Robb who had defeated another top ten player in Shane Tichowitsch by the same score-line. Mick Lacey and James Bailey had the biggest wins (6-1) in the final 16 stage but only Lacey would win any more matches that night, with Bailey falling to Koha Kokiri (3-6) in the quarters after Kokiri had put out Hayden Scott in the previous round. Mick Lacey won his quarter final in a final leg decider over Tim Pusey. Pusey had previously overcome another Kiwi superstar, in Haupai Puha, 6-4. Mathers had made it to the quarters thanks to a 6-2 win over Laurie Loch whilst Ryan Lynch returned to the form that saw him make the World Youth Championships last year, overcoming a previous multi time entrant into the same tournament, Robbie King, by six legs to four. Mathers then defeated Lynch by taking out the 11th and final leg of their quarter final.
The semi-finals were not even affairs with Mathers defeating Kokiri 6-3 whilst Robb was even more comprehensive in his 6-1 win over Lacey.
On the Saturday James Bailey came away with a win thanks to his 6-1 victory over Mick Lacey in the Final of event 10. Lacey had won the first leg of the match before Bailey threw doubles to check out the next six legs and take home the win, securing a 93.4 average along the way.
Earlier the semi-finals had been comprehensive affairs as well, although it was good to see the two Raymonds return to form by making this stage, although Smith lost to Bailey 2-6 and O’Donnell lost 3-6 to Lacey. The quarter finals had seen Bailey defeat Lucas Cameron 6-1, Lacey overcome Tim Pusey in a final leg decider, Smith eliminate Mike Bonser 6-2 and O’Donnell edge out Ben Robb in the 11th leg of their match.
The losers in the Round of 16 included the likes of McCausland, Tichowitsch, Fitzpatrick, Puha, Rundle, Kokiri, Mathewson and Mathers. For half of these players it would not be their only Round of 16 loss on the Saturday.
The second event on Saturday saw a player who has dominated this year, in Damon Heta, return to another Final, although it ended up not being the result he would have been after.
The quarter finals had seen Heta defeat a finalist from the day before, Ben Robb, by six games to two. His opponent in the semi-finals was the ever reliant Mick Lacey who had seen off Haupai Puha 6-4 in his own quarter finals match. The other two quarters had seen Koha Kokiri and GG Mathers set up their own semi-final after wins over Brad Thorp (6-2) and Robbie King (6-4) respectively.
The quality of the field was demonstrated by the names who had dropped out at the final 16 stage once more, names like Rundle, Tichowitsch, Fitzpatrick, Pusey, Bonser, Cameron, Mathewson and Smith, with previous World Championships, World Youth Championships, World Series of Darts and Australian representatives making up seven of these names and Rundle a multi time winner on this year’s Harrows DPA Challenge Tour.
The semi-finals were not close affairs as Mathers defeated Kokiri 6-3, an exact replica of their semi-final the night before, and Heta was even more comprehensive with a 6-2 victory over Lacey. Once again the player who took out Lacey in the semi-final was not able to follow it up with a win in the Final. This time Mathers took out Heta in a clear 6-3 victory. Mathers had led 5-1 in the match before Heta won two legs on the trot but the comeback was too big for even a man of his talent and with an overall average of 89 and a final 12 dart leg Mathers took out the match and his second competition of the weekend.
Sunday was the last opportunity for players to come away with a win from Tasmania and the Final came down to two players who had not made that stage this year, with both on the comeback trail in some form. Shane Tichowitsch has made a strong comeback to the pro tour this year, whilst Raymond O’Donnell was chasing the kind of consistency he had demonstrated last year. The final was therefore always going to be interesting. After winning the first leg Tichowitsch lost the next three on the trot before winning two to tie the game up at three legs each. O’Donnell then broke his opponent before holding throw to lead 5-3. Tichowitsch demonstrated all of his experience in holding the next leg on throw but was unable to break his opponent in the 10th game and O’Donnell came away with the 20 points and the win from event 12.
The Round of 16 had seen O’Donnell overcome Tim Pusey five legs to four and Tichowitsch win five nil over Laurie Loch. In other matches Steve Fitzpatrick defeated another Tasmanian born player in Rhys Mathewson 5-4, Lucas Cameron beat Michael Cassar five legs to three, Jamie Rundle defeated fellow Queenslander Raymond Smith and Bill Aitken demonstrated he still has it with a 5-3 win over Ben Robb. The final two matches of this stage saw two consistent players over the weekend, Damon Heta and Mick Lacey match off, with Heta winning 5-3 and the Kiwi contingent gain some revenge as Haupai Puha defeated GG Mathers 5-2.
The quarter finals saw Fitzpatrick defeat his team Rebel team mate (as he had also done the round before) Cameron, 5-2, as Aitken defeated Puha 5-4. Kiwi born Heta was put out by another superstar veteran in Tichowitsch by five legs to three, whilst O’Donnell beat youngster Rundle 5-3.
The semi-finals were both close affairs with O’Donnell seeing a 2-0 lead against Aitken dissipate before winning every alternate leg from that point to win the match 5-4. Tichowitsch averaged 92.7 as each leg went on throw before he stole the final leg against the throw, with his opponent in Fitzpatrick sitting on 36 to take the match for himself.
The Harrows DPA Pro Tour continues at the Macquarie Inn in Dubbo NSW in May for a massive extended weekend of darts, with six events being played and a whole lot of points on offer. It marks a critical juncture in the race for the title and the prize of a place in the PDC World Championships at the end of the year.

Harrows Pro Tour Day 3 East Devonport

The Harrows DPA pro tour continues this weekend in East Devonport. Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results

Harrows Pro Tour Day 2

The Harrows Pro Tour continues this weekend in East Devonport . Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results

Harrows Pro Tour East Devonport

The Harrows Pro Tour continues this weekend in East Devonport. Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results

Challenge Tour Weekend 2 Victoria

In the Harrows DPA Challenge Tour Victorian division weekend two Brody Klinge won three out of four events in Ballarat over the weekend whilst young starlet Jackson Viccars took out the other event at the Central Highlands Darts Club.
The first event on the Saturday saw the field of 29 whittled down to four quarter finals where wins were secured by Kjell Ove Almeland (4-3 over Steve Fox), Dean Gibbs (4-0 over Jackson Viccars), Curt Horvatek (4-1 over Trevor Pumprey) and Brody Klinge (4-0 over Brandon Weening.)
Veteran Gibbs won through in his semi final against Ove Almeland (who had made such great progress in the first weekend of events in February.) The other semifinal saw Klinge outlast Horvatek. The final itself saw Klinge outshine Gibbs, winning 5-2 for his first event victory of the weekend (and his third overall this year on the challenge tour.)
The players then lined up for the knock out event that evening where Viccars, Horvatek and Klinge all lined up in the quarter finals once more. Viccars and Klinge actually went head to head and it was Klinge who came out on top comprehensively (5-1). Horvatek was dominated by Jon Hein (who whitewashed his opponent 5-0.) Kayleigh Johnson defeated Aaron Bradley in a close match by five legs to four whilst in the final Quarter Final Glenn Beall took out Hayden Psaltis with a 5-3 victory.
Hein and Klinge then set up a Final clash with good wins over Johnson and Beall respectively. For the second time in the day Klinge made short shift of his opponent in the Final, replicating the scoreline from his earlier win, five legs to two.
Gibbs, Hein, Ove Almeland and Beall made their second quarters of the weekend in Sunday’s first event but Klinge and Viccars one upped them all by making their third appearance at this stage in three events. Gavin Cuthbert and Ash Britt made up the final positions. Beall defeated Britt 4-1 whilst Ove Almeland lost 2-4 to young Viccars. Klinge then kept his undefeated run over the weekend alive by putting out Cuthbert 4-2 and Hein whitewashed Gibbs in their quarter final match.
The semi finals both finished 4-1 as Viccars defeated Beall and in a bit of a surprise, given his form from the day before, Klinge lost to Hein. Thus the final was set but again it was a one sided affair with the very talented Viccars winning the match 5-1. The Challenge Tour is certainly doing the job of showcasing talent around the country, whether they are 60 or 16!
In the final event of the weekend 31 players entered the knock out draw. Brandon Weening made his second quarter of the weekend but fell at this stage once again, losing the deciding leg of nine against Viccars. Also losing in this manner was Cody Midolo, who lost to Curt Horvatek. Dean Gibbs also failed to progress past this stage after he was defeated by Gavin Cuthbert 5-3. Brody Klinge continued his strong progress by taking out Joel Potter 5-1.
Viccars and Klinge set up their second head to head clash in the elimination stages of the weekend by defeating Horvatek (5-0) and Cuthbert (5-2) respectively. In the final it was Klinge who edged ahead and held on, winning 5-3.
Overall it was a very successful weekend at the Central Darts Club in Ballarat and shone a light on two names in particular, Brody Klinge (who backed up his two wins from events 1-4 with another three this weekend) and youngster Jackson Viccars, who not only won one event but made another final and played at the quarter final stage of all four events. The next round of the Harrows DPA Challenge Tour in Victoria will be held on April 27/28 at the Italian Australian Club in Morwell.

Harrows DPA Challenge Tou

This weekend saw the continuation of rounds 5-8 of the Harrows DPA Challenge Tour at the Murray Bridge Dart Club in South Australia, and Mollymook Beach Bowling and Recreation Club on the south coast of NSW.
In South Australia Saturday’s events started with a win to Kevin Young. Young whitewashed Damian Rivett in the final after overcoming Laurie Rankine Jnr in their semi-final. Rivett had made the final after winning his semi-final against Scott Gould.
The quarter-final matches had seen Rivett win 4-0 over Dwayne Wilson, Gold beat Ian Brown 401, Rankine Jnr defeat Brook Nisbett 4-0 and Young defeat one of the stars of events one to four, Deb Leonard 4-1.
That night Rivett made his second final of the day but this time he got the result as he defeated Scott Gould 5-3. Deb Leonard and Ian Brown were the losing semi-finalists (Rivett defeating Leonard 5-0 and Gould 5-2 victorious over Brown.) The losing quarter-finalists were Brook Nisbett, Darren Young, Wendy Broadbent and Laurie Rankine Jnr.
In the first event on Sunday Kevin Young returned to his winning ways as he defeated Darren Young 5-0 in the final. Kevin had defeated the other winner from the weekend to that point, Damien Rivett, in the semi-final (4-2) whilst in the other semi Darren defeated Laurie Rankine Jnr by the same score line. Scott Gould (3-4 to Rankine Jnr), Alex Cunningham (0-4 to Darren Young), Mark Kluske (3-4 to Rivett) and Mark Clasohm (1-4 to Young) all lost at the quarter final stage.
The final event saw Scott Gould get past Bill Leonard at the quarter final stage, and then defeat Deb Leonard 5-2 in the semi-finals. Kevin Young had beaten Alex Cunnigham 5-1 and then Kluske 5-2 to make his way through to the final against Gould. (The other two losing quarter finalists were Darren Young and Jamie Baker.) The final saw Kevin Young take out his third title of the weekend, and second of the day, as Gould finished runners up for the second time in two days.
At Mollymook Bowls club Shane Wolter sent out a strong message by comprehensively winning the first event of the weekend. He defeated David Boyle 5-2 in the final, Darren Wolter-Gumley 4-0 in the semi-final stage, and Darren Lane 4-2 in their quarter final. Boyle had progressed past Gary McGregor 4-0 in his quarter final and David Boyle 4-3 over Matt Craig in their semi-final. The other two quarter finals had seen Wolter-Gumley defeat Alfred Wyatt 4-2 and Matt Craig beat John Boyle 4-2.
Event 6 saw Wolter win once again, this time against another Boyle, in the form of John, with the final score being 5-1. Wolter had beaten his opponent from the final earlier in the day, David Boyle, 5-1 in his semi-final, whilst his opponent in the final had defeated Darren Lane by the same score line.
Losing quarter finalists included Alfred Wyatt and Gary McGregor, who lost at this stage for the second time in a day, Matt Craig, who had won at this stage in the previous competition, and John Horwood, who made this stage for the first time in the day.
Sunday saw service resume as normal as Wolter won his third competition of the weekend, defeating a new foe in the final once again, in Dan Prestage (the match going to a final leg decider and finishing 5-4 to Wolter.) Wolter had defeated Darren Lane 5-2 and Prestage 5-2 over Colin Horwood in the semi-finals. Losing quarter-finalists included participants at this stage from the previous day Alfred Wyatt and Darren Wolter-Gumley as well as new names in Jamie Apps and Ron Gibb.
In event 8 Prestage and Wolter would again face each other in the decider, with Wolter making it four events out of four by winning the final, although unlike earlier in the day the final would be comprehensive, finishing 5-0. Darren Lane fell at the semi-finals for the second time in the day, this time 4-2 to Prestage. Wolter also whitewashed his semi-final opponent in Darren Wolter-Gumley. The losing quarter-finalists were Danny Watson, Gary McGregor, Matt Craig and Rob Gibb.
The competition is back on again in Victoria next weekend, with events 5-8 to be held at the Central Highlands Dart League in Ballarat Victoria.

DPA Challenge tour

Weekend two of the DPA Challenge tour got underway at three venues across Australia. Events in Sydney, at Pritchard’s Hotel, Pine Rivers Club in Queensland and Young (The Services Club) in country NSW went ahead on the Saturday and Sunday.
In Sydney the first event of the Saturday (event #5 overall) saw two finalists from the first weekend line up again as James Doherty defeated Liam McLennan with remarkable darts and spectacular finishes putting his opponent to the sword by five legs to one. Wayne Blair, so consistent in events 1 to 4, and Craig Hussey both lost at the semi-final stages 1-4 whilst Lavinia Hogg, Shane Reeves, Luke Hudson and the evergreen Paul Neighbour were the losing quarter finalists.
In the Saturday evening knockout McLennan made his second final of the day but lost out to another winner on the first weekend at Pritchard’s Hotel in Kerry Allen. The final was a much closer affair and came down to the deciding leg which Allen pounced on to secure another win on tour. Lavinia Hogg improved on her afternoon run by making the semi-final but lost 2-4 to Allen. Mark Lennard lost by the same score line to McLennan at the same stage. Losing quarter finalists this time around included Blair and Hussey, the two losing semi-finalists from event 5, as well as Jamie Budd and Paul Neighbour.
Sunday was St Patricks Day and Doherty celebrated his Irish heritage by defeating Liam McLennan in another final. This final, though, was a lot closer than the day before but McLennan fell once more, this time in the deciding leg, losing 4-5. Doherty was delighted with another win “Being St Patricks day this win was important to me. Liam is one of the most consistent players here and this time it was very tight. I am pleased to have put a second win together in two days.”
Craig Hussey had made his second semi-final of the weekend, but lost 2-4 to Doherty. McLennan defeated Scott Harlor 4-4 in the other semi-final. Two women made up the four losing quarter finalists with Lavinia Hogg repeating her effort from the day before and Sapphire Allen joining her. Stuart Rofe and Chad Kainuku made up the other participants in the quarter finals.
The final knockout of the weekend saw Hogg’s consistency rewarded as she upset Doherty 4-3 in the quarter finals. Hussey also made the semi-finals once more with a 4-2 win over Nathan Reed whilst McLennan made his fourth semi-final of the weekend by whitewashing Luke Hudson. The other semi-final position went to Alex Clarke as he defeated Darren Hampton 4-1.
McLennan made his fourth final of the weekend by defeating Clarke 4-2 in one semi-final whilst Hussey defeated Hogg 4-1 to make his first final of the weekend. In the final it was Craig Hussey who defeated McLennan 5-3, with McLennan securing runners up position for all four events over the weekend in Sydney.
In Queensland, at Pine Rivers Club, Thomas Justice took out his first challenge tour event after defeating Dave Evans 5-1 in event five’s final. For Evans it was an improvement on his semi-final appearance in tour event four. Earlier Beau McCrae had made it three semi-finals in a row but was whitewashed by Justice. Brendan Buckley had taken Evans to a deciding leg before succumbing. Losing quarterfinalists were Brant Smith, Arthur Gaunt, Rob Cameron and Thomas Hawe.
Event 6 saw Cameron improve on his afternoon finish as he made the final against Mark Ruthenberg. Cameron had taken out Tony Davy 4-2 in one semi-final whilst Ruthenberg took down Ky Smith 4-2 in the other. In the final Cameron and Ruthenberg took the match to a deciding leg which Cameron took out to win his first championship event. Earlier the losing quarter finalises included Chris Roberts, Brendan Buckley, Jackson Davies and Dave Hampshire.
The Sunday events kicked off with a pool table format. After playing these and the round of 16 that followed event 6’s final was repeated in the quarter finals, with Cameron defeating Ruthenburg in yet another last leg decider. Peter Willmot and Jackson Davies were more comprehensive (defeating Donovan Lothering and Brant Smith 4-1 respectively) whilst Mick Garwood eliminated Jade Whitworth with a 4-2 win.
The semi-finals were contrasting affairs with Peter Willmott just getting past Cameron 4-3, whilst Garwood was much more comfortable in his 4-1 win over Davies. The final was a tight affair but it was Garwood who came away with the win five legs to three over Willmott.
In the final event in Queensland the straight knock out saw Tony Davy, Luke Hughes, Jackson Davies, Dave Hampshire, Mick Ruthenberg, Ky Smith, Jimmy Raroa, and Dave Evans all make the quarter finals, with Hughes, Davies, Smith and Raroa coming out as winners. It meant the competition was set to crown a new winner and so the semi-finals were tense affairs. Jackson Davies made the most of his chance by defeating Hughes 4-1 whilst Jimmy Raroa held his nerve in the deciding leg against Ky Smith. In the final it was Davies who won his first championship event, defeating Raroa 5-3.
At the third venue of the weekend, Young Services Club, it looked as though it would be things resuming as normal with Josh Townsend making his fifth championship final in a row, having won all events 1 to 4 in Young. Greg Lestrange faced up to Townsend for the third time but this time he came away victorious, and what a statement it was, winning 5-1. Two other good performers on weekend one, Anthony Hatch and Rod Crawford, were the losing semi-finalists with Hatch taking Lestrange to a deciding leg whilst Townsend was more comfortable in defeating Crawford 5-2. Losing quarter finalists included Brodie Walker, Mick Lean, Corey Fortington and Glenn Casson, with the Lestrange / Lean match the only quarter final to go to a deciding leg.
Event 6 saw Townsend unable to make the final in Young for the first time, indeed he was knocked out in the quarter finals 6-2 by Anthony Hatch. Adam Faulkner defeated Corey Fortington by the same score line at the same stage, whilst Ciaran Holmes defeated another Lestrange, Brady, 6-1. The last quarter final was a closer affair with Greg Lestrange beating former Australian test vice-captain Daniel Sim 6-3.
The semi-finals saw Lestrange defeat Holmes 6-2 to progress to his second final of the day, whilst Adam Faulkner outlasted Anthony Hatch 6-5. This deciding leg outcome looked to be a good experience for Faulkner as he faced the same situation in the final against Lestrange and came through victorious, 6-5 once again.
Sunday’s first event saw Faulkner return to the final once more (having seen off Greg Lestrange 5-2 in the semi-final) where he faced Josh Townsend, who was in his sixth final of seven events in Young NSW (Townsend took out Ian Barrett 5-2 in their semi-final.) The final went the way of Josh Townsend, who returned to the top of the tree where he had sat for events one to four.
Losing quarter finalists included Ciaran Holmes, Daniel Sim, Mick Lean and Rod Crawford, demonstrating the class of this event’s field and the consistently high efforts of all of the players in the competition.
The final event of the weekend in Young saw very familiar faces make the final. Prior to then Josh Townsend, John Taylor, Greg Lestrange and Mick Lean had defeated Rod Crawford, Phil Sellick, Daniel Sim and John Laybutt in the quarter finals respectively. The semi-finals could not have been more contrasting affairs with Townsend winning 4-0 over Taylor whilst Lestrange just survived in a tough encounter with Mick Lean (4-3).
The final saw Townsend continue his momentum, taking out a third final of four against Lestrange, and sixth out of eight challenge events in Young overall. The final score line read 4-1 to Townsend.
The DPA Challenge Tour continues with upcoming events in NSW and South Australia next weekend and then Victoria the following weekend.

Cadby Granted Visa

COREY CADBY is set to resume his PDC career having been granted a Visa to return to the UK.

Having reached the final of the UK Open in March 2018, Cadby returned to Australia to obtain a Three-Year Tier Two Sportsman's Visa to compete on the PDC tour.

Complication with Cadby's application resulted in lengthy delays, but on Wednesday March 13 the 23-year-old received the news that his application has been successful, putting an end to a turbulent 12 months.

"It was an amazing feeling when I got my Visa, it's probably the most important day of my career," said Cadby.

"The delays in the application process have made it a very difficult 12 months and I've been suffering with stress and depression, but now I've turned the corner and the future is looking bright.

"I've made mistakes in the past but now is the time for me to start a new life for me and my kids, which is who I'm doing it for.

"Not having professional darts in my life has been a real struggle for me and now I can see where my life is going, I can't wait to get started.

"I'd like to thank my manager Mac Elkin, my sponsors and everyone at the PDC for their help during this difficult time."

The Australian youngster shot to fame with victory over 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor at the 2016 Perth Masters, before being crowned PDC World Youth Champion in October 2016.

In January 2018 Cadby secured a two-year PDC Tour Card and just a month later he won his first PDC ranking title at a UK Open qualifier, before continuing his superb start to life in the PDC by reaching the 2018 UK Open final.

Cadby plans to make his return to PDC action at Players Championship Nine on April 6 at The Barnsley Metrodome

The Stars Come Out at Pine Rivers

Leg 2 of The Harrows DPA pro tour was played over the weekend with events 5 to 8 completed. Stars from across Australia and New Zealand met up at the Pine Rivers Darts Club in Queensland with four different winners taking out the events across the weekend, demonstrating the breadth of talent downunder.
On Friday night the knock out competition saw young Kiwi sensation Ben Robb win his first DPA tour event after overcoming fellow Kiwi (and now WA resident) Koha Kokiri 6-3 in the final. Robb had overcome another Kiwi born / WA resident, Damon Heta 6-3 in the semifinal whilst Kokiri defeated one of the winners from Leg 1 of the Pro Tour at Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club, James Bailey, by the same scoreline in the other semifinal. Amongst the losing quarter finalists were another winner this season (Tasmanian Steve Fitzpatrick), former World Championships representatives David Platt and Raymond Smith and local Stewart Smith (who lost 6-3 to Heta.)
Saturday’s day event was won by Queensland veteran Dave Littleboy (who 12 months previous had defeated Devon Peterson in Mackay Qld.) Littleboy defeated the Kiwi player who is in the hottest form, Haupai Puha, in the final deciding leg of the Final to take out the event.
Earlier another veteran, Bill Aitken, rolled back the years as he made it all the way through to the semifinals before losing to Puha. Steve Fitzpatrick improved from his quarter final result from the night before but lost in his semifinal to Littleboy. As in the final both semis came down to a deciding leg.
Damon Heta continued his consistent form by making another quarter final, as did fellow WA player Tim Pusey. The other two losing quarter finalists were both from Queensland, GG Mathers and Shane Tichowitsch (both of whom have been a part of the PDC World Championships previously.) The quality of the competition demonstrated by the fact that all four losing quarter finalists have been a part of televised PDC events.
Another knock out competition was run on Saturday night and this time Damon Heta came out on top, defeating local player, and last year’s Pro Tour winner, Raymond Smith 6-1 in the Final.
Local Bill Aitken made his second semifinal in a day but this time met a man on a mission as Heta only conceded the same amount of legs as he would do in the Final. Another Queenslander, and triple challenge tour winner from just a fortnight ago, Jamie Rundle, made up the top four (that semifinal finishing a little closer than the first.)
The losing quarter finalists were again big names in the world of darts downunder, with former World Series of Darts representatives Rob Modra and Haupai Puha, as well as former PDC World Championship players Shane Tichowitch and James Bailey falling out from the last eight.
The final event (8) of the weekend was played on the Sunday. This time it was another local Queenslander James Bailey who took out the top spot. He faced a fellow former World Championship player in David Platt in the Final, with Bailey edging out his opponent in the last leg of that match to secure the win.
Bailey had defeated Tasmanian Brad Thorp in the semifinal in another close game, 5 legs to 4. Perhaps that deciding leg aided Bailey in the Final as Platt had been a little more comprehensive in his 5-2 semifinal win over fellow WA player Tim Pusey.
Once more the quality of the field was demonstrated by the losing quarter final players with Damon Heta being edged out in the final leg by Bailey (who certainly won this competition the hard way), Mick Lacey losing 5-3 to Thorp, Koha Kokiri being overcome by Pusey in another close match and Platt defeating Rhys Mathewson more comprehensively. Three of the four losing quarter finalists are former PDC World Series of Darts representatives.
After such a successful time at Pine Rivers Darts Club Queensland the Harrows DPA Pro Tour will visit the East Devonport Recreation Centre Tasmania in April (5 to 7.) Prior to that another round of the DPA Challenge Tour will be completed for those without current DPA Tour Cards who are eligible to participate, with events being played throughout Australia.

Harrows Pro Tour PINE RIVERS

The Harrows Pro Tour finalises this Sunday at the pine rivers Darts and sports centre. Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results

Pro Tour #8
Round Robin best of 5 legs
Knockout best of 9 legs
Final best of 11 legs
96 Players
16 Seeds

Board 1
Damon Heta
Brad Thorp
Jessica Smiley
Raymond O’Donnell
Melina Van Den Kieboom
Matthew Clark

Board 2
Rhys Mathewson
Steve Henare
Stewart Smith
Ky Smith
Adam Reynolds
Helen Taylor

Board 3
James Bailey
Don Whittington
Kevin Todd
Nicholas Kenefake
Margaret Eagers
Ian Dowden

Board 4
Steve Fitzpatrick
Dave Hampshire
Michael Cassar
Tommy Hughes
Dave Marland
Jen Lange

Board 5
Haupai Puha
Corey Naumann
Mark Taafe
Craig Prizeman
Greg Major
Brendan Cunney

Board 6
Raymond Smith
Ronald Holmes
Mike Bonser
Dale Burton-Pye
Lucas Cameron
Dean Abbott

Board 7
Koha Kokiri
Phill Milham
Andrew Eagers
Mick Garwood
Sam Hickson
Hayden Scott
Board 8
Rob Modra
Dwayne Seabourne
Ryan Lynch
Kerry Whear
Wiremu Kurupo
Tim Pusey

Board 9
Gordon-Glen Mathers
Barry Jouannet Jnr.
Anthony Baker
Paul Cotton
Simon Black
Graeme Lowe

Board 10
Shane Tichowitsch
Alex Evans
Brad Hamill
Jackie Milligan
Brad Horton
Brad Johnson

Board 11
Robbie King
Jordan Ford
Dave Hanel
Willy Kimura
Stuart Leach
Nathan Simpson

Board 12
Ben Robb
Bob Schroeder
Peter Sutton
Jamie Hales
Ryan Gurhardy
Laurie Loch

Board 13
Bill Aitken
Dave Smith
Paul Bebbington
Amanda Loch
Emma Watkins
Paul Emmerton

Board 14
Mick Lacey
Tony Davey
Tic Bridge
Jamie Rundle
Mat Leahy
Colby Dodge

Board 15
David Platt
Jack Devries
Luke Hughes
John Bunyard
Marshall Allen
Lee Chapman

Board 16
Brendan McCausland
Trevor Crooke
Mick Anderson
Russell Homer
Jayne Marshall
Ken Kennedy

Harrows Pro Tour Pine Rivers

The Harrows Pro Tour continues this weekend at the Pine Rivers Darts and Sporting Club Queensland
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Harrows Pro Tour PINE RIVERS

The Harrows Pro Tour continues this weekend in Queensland at Pine Rivers
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Final 64
Damon Heta v Barry Jouannet Jnr.
Wiremu Kurupo v Russell Homer/Willy Kimura
Brendan McCausland 6-0 Don Whittington
Samson Farley v Dwayne Seabourne
Rob Modra v Marshall Allen
Steve Duke Jnr./Ken Kennedy v Steve Duke Snr/Jackson Davies
Gordon-Glen Mathers v Lucas Cameron
Strewart Smith v Dean Abbott/Trevor Crooke
Steve Fitzpatrick v Dale Burton-Pye
Jordan Ford v Kevin Todd/Lee Chapman
Bill Aitken v Brad Johnson
Nathan Simpson v Greg Major
Haupai Puha v Nicholas Kenafake
Brad Thorp v Peter Sutton
Ben Robb 6-4 Ryan Lynch
Helen Taylor v Anthony Barker
Rhys Mathewson v Andy Pinder
Stuart Leach v Graeme Lowe/Rebekah Promintz
David Platt v Mike Bonser
Kerry Whear v Mathew Leahy
Koha Kokiri v John Bunyard
Michael Casser v Corey Neumann/Brad Horton
Shane Tichoswitch v Mick Garwood
Colby Dodge v Raymond O’Donnell
James Bailey v Alex Evans
Simon Black v Jamie Hales/Paul Bebbington
Mick Lacey v Tim Pusey
Brad Hamill v Ian Dargan
Raymond Smith v Luke Hughes
Dave Marland v Jamie Rundle/Mick Anderson
Robbie King v Laurie Loch
Mark Taafe v Bob Schroeder

Final 128
Damon Heta v BYE
Barry Jouannet Jnr. 6-2 Andrew Eagers
Mathew Clarke 1-6 Wiremu Kurupo
Russell Homer v Willy Kimura
Brendan McCausland v BYE
Don Whittington 6-1 Jen Lange
Samson Farley v BYE
Dwayne Seabourne 6-1 Dave Hart
Rob Modra v BYE
Marshall Allen 6-3 Tic Bridge
Steve Duke Jnr. v Ken Kennedy
Steve Duke Snr v Jackson Davies
Gordon-Glen Mathers v BYE
Lucas Cameron 6-2 Greg Walsh
Strewart Smith v BYE
Dean Abbott v Trevor Crooke
Steve Fitzpatrick v BYE
Dale Burton-Pye 6-2 Ronald Holmes
Steve Henare 5-6 Jordan Ford
Kevin Todd v Lee Chapman
Bill Aitken v BYE
Adam Reynolds 1-6 Brad Johnson
Nathan Simpson v BYE
Jack Deveries 1-6 Greg Major
Haupai Puha v BYE
Renata Leach 1-6 Nicholas Kenafake
Jack Sinclair 1-6 Brad Thorp
Peter Sutton 6-0 Amanda Loch
Ben Robb v BYE
Hayden Scott 3-6 Ryan Lynch
Helen Taylor v BYE
Jackie Milligan 0-6 Anthony Barker
Rhys Mathewson v BYE
Andy Pinder 6-4 Jimmy Raroa
Stuart Leach 6-2 Paul Cotton
Graeme Lowe v Rebekah Promintz
David Platt v BYE
Heath Daley 0-6 Mike Bonser
Kerry Whear v BYE
Mathew Leahy 6-2 Sam Hickson
Koha Kokiri v BYE
Craig Prizeman 2-6 John Bunyard
Michael Casser 6-5 Ky Smith
Corey Neumann v Brad Horton
Shane Tichoswitch v BYE
Paul Emmerton 4-6 Mick Garwood
Colby Dodge v BYE
Phil Millman 0-6 Raymond O’Donnell
James Bailey v BYE
Alex Evans 6-2 Ian Dowden
Margaret Eagers 0-6 Simon Black
Jamie Hales v Paul Bebbington
Mick Lacey v BYE
Ross Perry 0-6 Tim Pusey
Brad Hamill v BYE
Ian Dargan 6-0 Jayne Marshall
Raymond Smith v BYE
Jessica Smiley 2-6 Luke Hughes
Emma Watkins v Dave Marland
Jamie Rundle v Mick Anderson
Robbie King v BYE
Dave Hampshire 3-6 Laurie Loch
Mark Taafe v BYE
Bob Schroeder 6-1 Tommy Hughes

Glen Durrant Wins First PDC Title

GLEN DURRANT clinched his first ever PDC title with victory in Players Championship Four at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.

The three-time Lakeside Champion was in incredible form all day, and added his name to the history books of PDC winners as he beat Dimitri Van den Bergh 8-3 in the final.

It was a second ProTour final in a week for Durrant, after narrowly losing out to Dave Chisnall at Players Championship Two last weekend.

A dominant start in the final saw the Middlesbrough star - who featured as the ‘contender’ in last Thursday's Premier League action - race into a 3-0 lead and immediately put the Belgian on the back foot.

The pair traded 13 darters as Van den Bergh got a foothold in the game, with the match then going with throw for the next four legs.

A 12 dart break of throw from Durrant - the best leg of the final - was to follow as he landed his third 180, a 140 and 130 to set up a 51 checkout and move to within a leg of the title.
And he sealed the £10,000 prize with a 76 checkout to round out an 8-3 win.

"That is as good as it gets, it's a wonderful feeling," said Durrant.

"To showcase my talents - I have just had the best two weeks. I am now a PDC champion, and I am ecstatic."

Durrant’s performance of the day came in the Semi-Finals, however, where he stunned Gerwyn Price 7-3 with a colossal 109.3 average to the Welshman’s 103.4 in a high-class affair.

His run to the title started with an impressive 6-3 win over Jamie Lewis, averaging 100.
This was certainly a sign of things to come from the 48-year-old, as he escaped a strong test against Ritchie Edhouse 6-5 averaging over 103, before repeating that with a 6-3 win over Joe Cullen.

A comfortable 6-2 win over Mensur Suljovic followed as he booked his spot in the Quarter-Finals.

Youngster Bradley Brooks then provided a stern test in the last eight, but Durrant eked through a 6-5 winner to reach that incredible semi-final with Price.

World Youth Champion Van den Bergh was also on the hunt for his first ProTour title and started the day with a 6-2 win over Chris Dobey.

This was followed by a 6-3 victory over Tony Alcinas, before seeing off Premier League star James Wade 6-4 in the last 32.

Two successive 6-4 victories followed over Stephen Burton and Matthew Edgar as he reached the semi-finals to face Rob Cross.

It was here he played arguably his best darts as he averaged just over 100 as he edged out the former World Champion 7-5 to reach his first ProTour final.

Saturday’s winner Michael van Gerwen was on the receiving end of a 6-1 thumping at the hands of World Championship Semi-Finalist Nathan Aspinall, who then fell to Price in the last eight.

But ultimately it was Durrant who came out on top as he continued his bright start to life in the PDC after securing his tour card in January.

There is more Players Championship action next weekend (Feb 23-24) with events Five and Six at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Watch the winning moment and hear from the two finalists here

Last 16
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Michael van Gerwen
Gerwyn Price 6-5 Michael Smith
Bradley Brooks 6-4 Adrian Lewis
Glen Durrant 6-2 Mensur Suljovic
Kyle Anderson 6-3 Mark McGeeney
Rob Cross 6-3 Jonny Clayton
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-4 Stephen burton
Matthew Edgar 6-0 Adrian Gray

Gerwyn Price 6-5 Nathan Aspinall
Glen Durrant 6-5 Bradley Brooks
Rob Cross 6-2 Kyle Anderson
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-4 Matthew Edgar

Glen Durrant 7-3 Gerwyn Price
Dimitri Van den Bergh 7-5 Rob Cross

Glen Durrant 8-3 Dimitri Van den Bergh


Around many parts of Australia the sound of darts hitting the board was heard as the DPA Harrows Darts Challenge Tour got off the ground for the very first time. This gave the chance for those without a pro tour card to take on each other in various locations.
In Young NSW 26 players played the first tournament there with Anthony Hatch and Joshua Townsend winning their semifinals (both 4-3, over Steve Luby and Rod Crawford respectively) to progress to the final. The final saw Townsend defeat Luby 5-2. The straight knock out tournament that directly followed late Saturday afternoon saw Townsend and Luby both make the semifinals once more, but this time they took on each other at that stage, with Townsend victorious once more (this time 6-2.) In the other semifinal Greg LeStrange defeated Jason Mudge 6-1 to take on Townsend in the final. Townsend’s undefeated streak in knock out stages on the day continued as he notched up his second win of the day by taking out the final in the decider of an 11 leg thriller.
Come Sunday and the 25 entrants for tournament three were whittled down to the semifinalists where the names involved demonstrated that class is not missing on this tour. Joining Townsend and LeStrange in the semifinals this time were Mick Lean and Daniel Sim. Lean defeated LeStrange in a deciding leg whilst Townsend continued his white hot form by defeating Sim 4-0. The final saw Townsend pick up a hat trick of events with a 5-3 win. The fourth event, another straight knock out, saw LeStrange and Townsend joined in the semifinals by Rod Crawford and Adam Faulkner. Townsend again progressed, this time with a 6-5 victory over Adam Faulkner in a great match. He faced LeStrange in the final for a second time on the weekend (both the knockout events) as Le Strange defeated Crawford 6-2 in the other semifinal. For the fourth time of the weekend Townsend won the final, this time 6-2, to clean sweep in Young NSW.
At Queensland’s Pine Rivers over 50 players were present on the Saturday and as in Young one man stood tall. Jamie Rundle won both events on the day. In the first event he was taken in the final to the final leg by Tony Davy before winning the match. Davy had defeated Dave Marshall in a tight semifinal whilst Rundle had whitewashed David Ward. In the straight knockout tournament Rundle defeated Jovan Tipuna 4-1 to make the final whilst Tylor Horvat won by the same score line over Bob Schroder. The Final went completely Rundle’s way as he won five legs straight. On the Sunday third event the final was a replica of day one’s opening event with Jamie Rundle defeating Tony Davy again by 5 legs to 4. In the semifinals Rundle had put another opponent to the sword with a 4-0 whitewash of Beau McCrea whilst Davy had to play yet another final deciding leg, winning 4-3 in the semifinal once more, this time over Adam Reynolds. The score lines of the semifinals and final (and the winners) amazingly exactly replicating tournament one the day before.
The fourth event saw one name make the semifinal four that had done so previously over the weekend, that being Beau McCrea, but for Dave Evans, Donovan Lottering and Alex Devaney this presented a whole new opportunity. Lottering defeated Evans 4-2 whilst Devaney defeated McCrae by the same score line. In the final it was Lottering who defeated Devaney by five legs to three, finishing with a 146 final check out, to become the second winner of an event at Pine Rivers over the weekend.
Further south, at Sunbury Victoria, 28 players took to the oche. The semifinalists of the first tournament were Dean Gibbs, Kjell Ove Almeland, Aaron Bradley and Bordy Klinge. Gibbs and Klinge progressed to the final with wins over Almeland (4-2) and Bradley (4-0) respectively. In the final Klinge took down the veteran professional Gibbs five legs to three. In the knockout played following Pat Dargan and Marshall Jarvis joined Gibbs and Almeland in the semifinals. Dargan and Gibbs lost to Jarvis (5-2) and Almeland (5-4) respectively. In the final Kjell Ove Almeland won five legs straight to take the final 5-0 over Jarvis.
On Sunday event three’s quarter finals saw Gibbs get his revenge over Klinge by beating him 4-2. Steven Fox defeated Kate Gifford 4-2, and Russell Verlinden won by the score line over Pat Dargan at the same stage, with Troy Jackson joining the other three in the semifinals by defeating Almeland. Amazingly all four quarters finished the same score line. In the semifinals Gibbs lost to Troy Jackson (another 4-2 score line) as Verlinden defeated Fox 4-1. The final was Verlinden’s as he won well with a 5-2 final score line recorded. The final event was a straight knockout as Kjull Ove Almeland and Brody Klinge made yet another semi final with both winning through (over Curt Horvatek and Darren Durose respectively.) The two winners of the Saturday events now went head to head in the final and it was Klinge who came out triumphant, thanks to a 5-1 victory.
At the dartboard in Mollymook, event one saw 17 players be a part of the round robin stage. The event was whittled down to four players and then two as Russell Northy defeated Dave Boyle 4-2 and Danny Watson won in a deciding leg over Rodney Plumb. In the final Watson outlasted Northy 5-3 to take out the first event. In the knockout, event 2, Plumb and Northy made the semifinals once again, this time joined by Gary McGregor and Darren Wolter-Gumley. Plumb won the deciding leg against McGregor whilst Northy won 4-1 over Wolter-Gumley. The final saw Plumb take down the previous winner by defeating Northy five legs to two.
On Sunday event three all four players who made the semifinals had reached that stage the day before. In these semifinals Russell Northy qualified for another final by defeating Danny Watson whilst Dave Boyle made his first final by beating Gary McGregor. In the final Northy returned to winning ways at that stage as he won 5-2 over Boyle. In the final event of the day Dave Boyle defeated Alf Wyatt 4-2 as Evan Lane fell 3-4 to McGregor at the semifinal stage. Boyle would then lose his second final of the day as McGregor gained revenge for his loss to Boyle in the previous event by defeating him 5-4.
In South Australia Murray Bridge was the venue and in the first event Kevin Young defeated Darren Young and Scott Goold beat Deb Leonard in tight semifinals to make the first final. Goold then won that final 5-3 to be the first winner of the challenge tour in South Australia. The knockout that night saw an all female semifinal as Leonard defeated Wendy Broadbent 5-3 before Kevin Young made his second final in a row. It would be Young’s second final loss as Broadbent defeated him 5-3.
With Goold and Young falling at the quarter final stage of event three on Sunday it was left to Leonard and Darren Young to be the only two semifinalists who had previously got to that stage, with Michael Nicholls and Martin Rose joining them. The two previous semifinalists went head to head with Leonard defeating another Young (4-2) over the weekend as Rose was victorious four legs to two over Nicholls in the other semi. The final was one way traffic as Rose won 5-0 over Leonard. Event four was straight knockout once more and Nicholls and Rose took on each other in the semis once more (another win to Rose, this time 5-3) as Kevin Young (who had got his own revenge against Deb Leonard the previous round) took on Scott Goold. Goold won 5-2 to make his second final of the weekend. In the final Martin Rose won his second final of the day, with a 5-3 victory over Goold.
In western Sydney, at the Mount Pritchard Hotel, Kerry Allen won the day events on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday he whitewashed Chad Kainuku 4-0 in the semifinals whilst in a cracking match Wayne Blair outlasted James O’Doherty (who failed with his one match dart) four legs to three. The final saw the experienced Allen turn up the heat as he won the match 5-1. On the Sunday he would win the final by the same score line when defeating Alex Clark. Clark had defeated Fran Shore 4-2 at the semifinal stage with Allen repeating his victory over Blair in the other semi, with Blair only able to take one leg off him once more.
In the knockout on Saturday night O’Doherty was able to make the final, thanks to a 5-1 win over Ian Sobey. In the other semi Zinzan Culshaw defeated Shore 5-1. The final was another cracking match but this time O’Doherty took his chance in the deciding leg to win 5-4. On Sunday the knockout event saw Allen win through to another final but it was a tough road with matches against Mitchell Turner, Jamie Budd, Scott Johnson and a 4-1 semifinal victory over the ever consistent O’Doherty. Liam McLennon did not lose a leg to make it to the semifinals and at that stage he defeated Craig Hussey 4-2 to set a final against Allen. It was Allen who took out a hat trick of events, this time winning the final 5-3.
Allen was delighted with the hat trick, “I would love to play more but work prevents that. This is a great opportunity to be involved in the game and I have really enjoyed the weekend, although it is tiring. To win three is amazing considering the talent we have had here over the weekend.”
Overall there were six venues across four states with four events at each venue. The number of participants was exciting considering this was the first time the Harrows Darts Challenge Tour had been played and tour card holders could not play in the tour. The tour continues in most places in a months’ time, when Tasmania will also debut its Harrows Darts Challenge Tour events.


The DPA Challenge Tour continues Sunday at various venues around the country
Pine Rivers Darts Club - QLD
Pritchard’s Hotel - NSW
Mollymook Beach Bowls & Recreation Club - NSW
Young Sports Club - NSW/ACT
Sunbury -VIC
Murray Bridge Darts Club - SA

Stay tuned to Dartplayers Australia for all the latest news and results


The DPA Challenge Tour commences this weekend at various venues around the country

Pine Rivers Darts Club - QLD
Pritchard’s Hotel - NSW
Mollymook Beach Bowls & Recreation Club - NSW
Young Sports Club - NSW/ACT
Sunbury -VIC
Murray Bridge Darts Club - SA

2 events per day
Round Robin to 16 Knockout - am
Straight Knockout - pm

Current numbers
Pine 23
Sydney 30
Mollymook 15
Young 27
Sunbury 30
Murray Bridge 17

Walk ins allowed this weekend only; 8:30am check in 9am start

Damon Heta victory in Russell Stewart classic

Damon Heta capped off a great weekend of darts by winning the Russell Stewart Classic on Sunday, defeating in the final the other winner on Day 2, Steve Fitzpatrick.
The opening leg was won by Heta on throw before he stole the early momentum in the next leg and had his chance to take the leg but missed the bull and Fitzpatrick was able to win the leg on is next visit.
Heta opened with 100 on throw in the third leg and with a 90 left himself requiring 145. He secured another 90 on his next visit and with his opponent on 140 took the leg at his next visit.
A poor visit midway through the middle of the next leg from Fitzpatrick gave Heta an opening which he took to move to 127. Heta left 28 as Fitzpatrick chased 155 but could only gain 70 of it. Heta then secured the first break of the match with his first dart at the next visit to the oche. Despite Fitzpatrick opening well Heta was able to top it on his next visit with a 180 and within nine darts he required 122. He left 24 after his next visit and went to a 4 – 1 lead with his 13th dart of the leg.
Again mid leg Heta jumped on half a chance presented to him by Fitzpatrick and had the darts against the throw. With another ton visit Heta left 121 and had six darts to get it. A strong visit left Fitzpatrick on 76 but with his sixth dart chasing the 121 Heta secured a second break and 5-1 lead.
After opening tons from both players Heta threw 140 to move well ahead of his Tasmanian opponent. Moving from 261 to 205 was just a blip for Heta as he redressed the situation by moving from 205 to 75 at his next visit. He then missed a match dart at tops on his next time at the oche but with Fitzpatrick on 112 Heta had another go and secured the double ten required with his last dart in hand, a check out that had done him so well the previous night as well. The final score was 6-1.
Heta was once more honoured to win. “It is a true honour to have my name added to the list of winners of the Russell Stewart classic, he is a true legend of the game. I have worked hard for this season and this was a great way to start. Team misfits has really helped me concentrate on just throwing darts and I am so thankful to them for all that they have done. I now look forward to building on this success throughout the season.”
Earlier Fitzpatrick had outlasted Koha Kokiri, winning 5-4. The other semi final had been clearer, with Heta defeating former World Championship representative GG Mathers 5-2. All four players had won their quarter finals 5-4, Heta over David Platt, Fitzpatrick over Rob Modra, Mathers over Rhys Mathewson, and Kokiri over Haupai Puha.
Steve Fitzpatrick 1-6 Damon Heta
Top 4
Steve Fitzpatrick 5-4 Koha Kokiri
Damon Heta 5-2 Gordon-Glen Mathers
Top 8
Steve Fitzpatrick 5-4 Rob Modra
Haupai Puha 4-5 Koha Kokiri
Damon Heta 5-4 David Platt
Rhys Mathewson 4-5 Gordon-Glen Mathers
Top 16
Steve Fitzpatrick 5-3 Mick Lacey
Brendan McCausland 3-5 Rob Modra
Haupai Puha 5-2 Mike Bonser
Koha Kokiri 5-2 Aaron Delvendiep
Damon Heta 5-2 Ryan Lynch
David Platt 5-3 Tony Welland
Ben Robb 3-5 Rhys Mathewson
Shane Tichowitch 3-5 Gordon-Glen Mathers
Top 32
Raymond Smith 3-5 Steve Fitzpatrick
Mick Lacey 5-0 Jack Sinclair
Brendan McCausland 5-2 Barry Jouannet Jnr.
Rob Modra 5-1 Dave Marland
Haupai Puha 5-2 Raymond O’Donnell
Mike Bonser 5-1 Mathew Leahy
Aaron Devlvendiep 5-2 Andrew Eagers
Damon Heta 5-1 Mick Anderson
Ryan Lynch 5-3 Russell Stewart
Tim Pusey 2-5 David Platt
Tony Welland 5-3 Jack Deveries
Ben Robb 5-0 Kenny Kennedy
Rhys Mathewson 5-4 Dayle Burton-Pye
Shane Tichowitch 5-1 Paul Cotton
Gordon-Glen Mathers 5-2 James Doherty
Koha Kokiri 5-1 Leigh Giblin