MDA professionals Stuart Kellett and Daryl Gurney at Minehead
MDA Promotions are proud to be able to say a massive WELL DONE to their player Stuart Kellett, who had a massive weekend at the first European Tour event of 2013, the UK Masters. Stuart played many tough games against some of the PDC elite in front of a huge crowd in Minehead, as he won his way through to the FINAL, and picked up £10,000 in prize money, ensuring he qualifies for many events, including the 2014 world championships!
Rnd 1: Stuart Kellett 6-0 Peter Wright
Round 2 continues on Saturday, with Stuart playing the winner of Colin Lloyd and Brian Woods.
Saturday March 9
Colin Lloyd 1-6 Stuart Kellett
Another great win for Stuart – and a minimum £2,000 banked for the weekend already, which has meant 2013 has started with a bang now! The Cheshire ace hit finishes of 138, 120 and 103 in taking the game’s first four legs, before punishing three missed doubles from Lloyd to win the fifth on double 16. Lloyd, who had landed two earlier 180s, hit a 174 and tops to get off the mark in the sixth, but missed two darts at double eight in the next as Kellett sealed the win on double two.
Third Round: Dave Chisnall 5-6 Stuart Kellett
A magnificent scalp for KO, beating one of THE form players in 2012. That see’s him bag at least £3,000, and he’ll take to the big stage again during the evening final session. Kellett was 5-3 down before he came back, and in the process climbs to a minimum 59th place in order of merit and above Mark Dudbridge.
Quarter-Finals: Stuart Kellett 6-1 Robert Thornton
Stuart puts in a massive performance and a 93.7 ave to win into the semi-finals! Great finishing was too much for The Thorn, and it’s onwards and upwards for KO. A huge £5,000 minimum won now!
Semi-Finals: Stuart Kellett (93.47) 6 (11) 3 (93.7) Andy Hamilton
Stuarts top form continues, with a win against the Premier league star Andy ‘The Hammer’ Hamilton. He hit a 122 checkout to take the final leg – some darts. The final now beckons, and a cool £10,000 is in the bag! That’s the world championship place for 2014 already secured what that money on his rankings!
Final: Stuart Kellett 4-6 John Part
Stuart Kellett at Minehead (courtesy Chris Sargeant, TipTopPics.com)