Pro Tour Results; Team MDA in Birmingham PC 7&8

Justin Pipe at the Pro Tour

Justin Pipe warming up at the Pro Tour

Hot on the heels of the UK Open in Bolton, the professionals of the PDC headed to the Birmingham National Indoor Arena to take part in the 7th & 8th Player Championship events in the ProTour.

Friday night was also the European Tour qualifier, with both Dean Winstanley and Stuart Kellett battling for one of the exclusive places to the £15,000 top prize event.  Luckily both players brought their form to the NIA, and qualified for the 3rd Euro event, both beating players of real quality.

First Round
Dean Winstanley 6-2 Matt Clark
Stuart Kellett 6-1 Nigel Heydon

Second Round 
Dean Winstanley 6-4 Alex Roy
Stuart Kellett 6-4 William O’Connor

On to the weekend, and Justin Pipe’s fantastic floor form means he plays both days as the number 1 seed, and thus getting one of the few bye’s due to a few non shows.

Saturday Results

Round 1:
Justin Pipe Bye
Stuart Kellett 6-2 Mark Dudbridge
Dean Winstanley 6-2 Matt Clark

Round 2:
Justin Pipe 6-4 Jeff Smith
Stuart Kellett 6-4 Terry Jenkins
Adrian Lewis 6-1 Dean Winstanley

Round 3:
Stuart Kellett 6-4 Peter Wright
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Justin Pipe

In the Lewis vs Pipe game, both players were playing some exceptional darts, with one leg seeing 4x 180’s, and Justin hitting 7 perfect darts towards a 9 darter, taking the leg in 11.  But world champion Adrian Lewis just held out in the final leg to win through.

Round 4: Adrian Lewis 6-5 Stuart Kellett

Stuart Kellett goes one round better than Justin, but again came up against a rampant world champ.

Sunday Results

Round 1:
Justin Pipe Bye
Dean Winstanley 6-5 Steve Farmer
Alex Roy 6-4 Stuart Kellett

Round 2:
Justin Pipe 6-2 Kevin McDine
Dean Winstanley 6-3 Colin Osborne

Round 3:
Justin Pipe (102.24) 6 (11) 2 (98.89) Adrian Lewis
Darren Webster 6-2 Dean Winstanley

Round 4:   Justin Pipe 6-3 Kevin Painter
1/4 Final:    Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Justin Pipe

Michael Van Gerwen beats Justin Pipe 6-1 with a 108.94 average in the 1/4 finals, that’s some darts.

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