Team MDA Have Massive Weekend in Austria

Dean Winstanley celebrates a win

Dean Winstanley celebrates a win on the big stage

Team MDA darts pros Justin Pipe and Dean Winstanley travelled to Austria this weekend for the first PDC European Tour event, a three day knock-out tournament with a £15,000 top prize.

Justin qualified through being inside the top 32 in the world (20th at the time of the event), and Dean qualified through a qualification event in Barnsley.

Both did MDA proud, with Dean getting to round 3, beating Paul Nicholson and Jim Walker on the way, losing to ex world champion Richie Burnett.

Justin showed just why he’s feared as one of the best floor players in the world, by going on a run all the way to the final, and then beating James Wade 6-3 once there, to take the £15,000, which pushes him up into the top 16 in the world!  The Force beat three of the top ten in the world; Gary Anderson, Raymond van Barneveld, and James.  He also beat the local player, Austrian Mensur Suljovic, and young talent Joe Cullen.

Justin’s Current Rankings;

Latest 2012 ProTour Order of Merit (April 30 2012)

Pos Name Nationality Prize Money
1 Pipe, Justin England £27,400
2 van Barneveld, Raymond Netherlands £21,800
3 Taylor, Phil England £21,000
4 Chisnall,Dave England £16,000
5 Newton, Wesley England £15,800

PDC Order of Merit  at April 30 2012

Previous Position Current Position Name Nationality Total Prize Money
1 1 Taylor, Phil England £657,600
2 2 Lewis, Adrian England £548,200
3 3 Wade, James England £384,400
4 4 Anderson, Gary Scotland £313,600
5 5 Whitlock, Simon Australia £224,900
6 6 Newton, Wes England £214,500
7 7 Hamilton, Andy England £202,700
8 8 van Barneveld, Raymond Netherlands £188,900
9 9 Webster, Mark Wales £180,300
11 10 Jenkins, Terry England £158,000
10 11 Painter, Kevin England £156,500
12 12 Walsh, Mark England £136,300
13 13 van der Voort, Vincent Netherlands £131,600
14 14 Jones, Wayne England £130,600
20 15 Pipe, Justin England £129,600
16 16 Nicholson, Paul Australia £124,850

A fantastic performance from both players!

Justin Pipe with trophy

Justin Pipe with James Wade and his winners trophy

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