Luke Humphries has taken victory in PDC Home Tour II after winning five of his six matches in Tuesday’s Championship Group.
The 2019 World Youth Champion and two-time World Championship quarter-finalist showed his class in the home-broadcast event against the likes of top 32 stars Krzysztof Ratajski and Jonny Clayton.
He opened his day with a narrow 5-4 win over Ross Smith in a high-quality opener, and landed a 12-darter in the deciding leg of his tie with Ron Meulenkamp to pick up a second victory.
Clayton took a 5-3 win from their meeting to punish 11 missed doubles from Humphries, who then bounced back with five doubles from seven attempts in a 5-1 defeat of Hong Kong’s Kai Fan Leung before averaging 108 in seeing off Ratajski 5-2.
Clayton had lost his opening tie of the day to Australia’s Damon Heta, but bounced back with wins over Smith, Humphries, Ron Meulenkamp and Leung to send the destiny of the title into the final round of matches.
Humphries, though, maintained his momentum to average 106 against Heta as a 5-2 win sealed the Home Tour title.
Clayton went on to win his final game, averaging 100 in a 5-2 win over Ratajski, but lost out to Humphries on Leg Difference (+10 to +5) after the pair secured five wins apiece.
The PDC Home Tour II was broadcast through PDCTV and bookmakers’ websites worldwide.
SEE MATCH STATS WITH SPORTRADAR.
PDC Home Tour II
Tuesday October 20
Krzysztof Ratajski 5-3 Kai Fan Leung
Luke Humphries 5-4 Ross Smith
Damon Heta 5-2 Jonny Clayton
Ron Meulenkamp 5-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Damon Heta 5-4 Kai Fan Leung
Jonny Clayton 5-4 Ross Smith
Luke Humphries 5-4 Ron Meulenkamp
Krzysztof Ratajski 5-4 Damon Heta
Kai Fan Leung 5-4 Ross Smith
Jonny Clayton 5-3 Luke Humphries
Ron Meulenkamp 5-4 Damon Heta
Krzysztof Ratajski 5-2 Ross Smith
Luke Humphries 5-1 Kai Fan Leung
Jonny Clayton 5-3 Ron Meulenkamp
Damon Heta 5-1 Ross Smith
Luke Humphries 5-2 Krzysztof Ratajski
Jonny Clayton 5-4 Kai Fan Leung
Ross Smith 5-3 Ron Meulenkamp
Luke Humphries 5-2 Damon Heta
Jonny Clayton 5-2 Krzysztof Ratajski
Ron Meulenkamp 5-4 Kai Fan Leung