The MDA Promotions stable of players had a cracking weekend in Barnsley, as they looked to qualify (well) for the Bolton televised finals of the Speedy UK Open in June.
Justin Pipe Saturday Results
Justin very happy with his form, and says that Lloyd was playing fantastic. £600 added to the qualification pot.
Justin Pipe Sunday Results
A second good day, with a run into the 4th round (and £600 won), beating two famous Dutch names and Ted Hankey on the way. £1200 from the weekend, which goes into the UK Open qualification pot, and the main rankings. The money earned also helped Justin take 20th spot n the world, moving up one place!
Dean Winstanley Saturday Results
Prelim: Dean Winstanley 6-2 Kevin Dowling
Round 1: Dean Winstanley 6-1 Steve Grubb
Round 2: Dean Winstanley 6-1 Alan Tabern
Round 3: Steve Farmer 6-5 Dean Winstanley
In round 3 Dean played and just lost 6-5 to Steve Farmer, who hit a 9 darter earlier in the day, so was obviously playing some great darts. A good start to the weekend, with £400 added to the rankings.
Dean Winstanley Sunday Results
Prelim: Dean Winstanley 6-5 Mike Veitch
Round 1: Dean Winstanley 6-5 Jamie Lewis
Round 2: Dean Winstanley 6-1 Mareno Michels
Round 3: Dean Winstanley 6-3 Brendan Dolan
Round 4: Dean Winstanley 6-5 Andy Smith
1/4 Finals: Dean Winstanley 6-2 Terry Temple
Semi final: Dean Winstanley 1-6 Phil Taylor
What a fantastic day – with a run all the way to the semi-finals, only to be beaten by a magnificent Phil Taylor, who was looking to do a double over the weekend! Taylor left 81 after 9 darts four times in their game, but Dean did have darts at doubles to take several of the legs he lost, so it could have gone another way. Still – the £2,000 for a semi-final place will help the move up the world rankings! The money earned sees Dean already 12th in the Player Champs order of merit, showing how well he’s started in the PDC!
Stuart Kellett Saturday Results
Prelim: Stuart Kellett 6 Chris Aubrey 1
Round 1: Stuart Kellett 4 Michael van Gerwen 6
Stuart Kellett Sundays Results
No shame in a loss to the Guvnor, who went on to do the double over the weekend. Some 11 x 180’s hit in the first two games for Kellett, who is starting to show his true form on the tour. £400 towards UK Open qualification.