Team MDA all qualified for the 4th PDC European tour event, so that meant that Justin, Stuart, and Dean all made the trip to Stuttgart looking to play well after the summer break.
The German Darts Masters commenced on Friday 7th Sept with the first round split across two sessions at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart.
The £82,100 European Tour event opens with play in the first round being held on two stages. All games during the tournament are the best of 11 legs.
It turned out to be disappointing for Justin and Dean, but Stuart had a great result in his round 1 match, and ran Vincent van der Voort very close in the 2nd round.
Stuart Kellett 6-4 Colin Lloyd
Paul Nicholson 6-2 Dean Winstanley
Justin Pipe 5-6 Tony West
£1,000 added to the rankings for Stuart, helping his push for a world championships place. Justin had a bad run on the doubles at 5-1, a little rusty after the break. Dean was broken at 2-2, and never managed to get back into the game.
Stuart Kellett 5-6 Vincent van der Voort
Stuart took an early lead, but the experienced Dutchman had the edge and the throw in the final leg of the close fight.