All three of MDA promotions players were in action this weekend just gone, as the PDC ProTour opened for 2013 with a Euro Tour qualifier for next month’s Minehead UK Masters, and two UK Open qualifier days.
UK Masters Qualifiers
Dean Winstanley 6-3 Michael Mansell
Stuart Kellett 6-2 Darren Whittingham
Daryl Gurney 6-0 Daniel Starkey
Andy Pearce 6-5 Dean Winstanley
Stuart Kellett 6-4 Kevin Thomas
Daryl Gurney 6-3 Matt Clark
Dean just failed to qualify for Minehead – which he was obviously disappointed about, but he will cheer on his team-mates Stuart Kellett and Daryl Gurney who both made the finals, a great achievement for Daryl in his first PDC event after winning his tour card. Both Stuart and Daryl have won at least £500 through qualification.
UK Open Qualifiers – Day 1
Dean Winstanley 6-5 Darron Brown
Kevin Painter 6-1 Stuart Kellett
Jamie Caven 6-1 Daryl Gurney
Barrie Bates 6-3 Dean Winstanley
Dean played and lost to the gentleman Barry Bates, who was playing well – which no-one would take away from the man. £200 won towards UK Open qualification.
UK Open Qualifiers – Day 2
Simon Whitlock 6-1 Dean Winstanley
Stuart Kellett 6-0 Brian Startin
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Ross Lowe
Stuart Kellett 6-1 Paul Rowley
Daryl Gurney 6-4 Sam Hamilton
Stuart Kellett 6-5 Dyson Parody
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Daryl Gurney
Stuart Kellett 6-4 Paul Amos
Brendan Dolan 6-2 Stuart Kellett
A great day for Kellett, with £600 won (and a place at Bolton almost guaranteed) , losing to the eventual finalist Brendan Dolan. Unfortunately due to the completely open draw, Dean found himself up against one of the form players of the weekend, who put on an awesome show in winning. Daryl took his first step towards UK Open finals qualification with £200 won.