The three MDA managed players headed to Crawley for three darts events; Stuart Kellett and Dean Winstanley looking to qualify for the 2nd European Tour event in Germany next month (Justin Pipe qualifies automatically through his top 32 ranking), and then all three taking part in Saturday and Sunday’s Player Championship pro tour events.
A nightmare on the M25 meant that Stuart missed the Friday 6pm registration, and he wasn’t the only player to miss out due to a traffic mess.
Then unfortunately Dean had to withdraw due to illness, but one job was done – another qualification to the money rich Euro Tour event, with comes with a top prize of £15,000, which was claimed by our very own Justin Pipe in the inaugural event!
Friday Euro Tour Results
Round 1: Dean Winstanley 6-5 Aaron Turner
Round 2: Dean Winstanley (qualifies) 6-2 Mark Jones
Saturday Player Champ Results
Round 1: Gino Vos 6-5 Dean Winstanley
Round 1: Steve Farmer 6-4 Stuart Kellett
Round 1: Justin Pipe bye
Round 2: Justin Pipe 6-3 Scott Rand
Round 3: Justin Pipe 6-5 Jamie Lewis
Round 4: Justin Pipe 6-2 Keegan Brown
1/4 Final: Terry Jenkins 6-4 Justin Pipe
Sunday Player Champ Results
Round 1: Justin Pipe Bye
Round 1: Stuart Kellett 6-4 Roland Scholten
Round 2: Justin Pipe 6-2 Devon Petersen
Round 2: Stuart Kellett 6-5 Paul Nicholson
Round 3: Justin Pipe 6-3 Arron Monk
Round 3: Kim Huybrechts 6-2 Stuart Kellett
Round 4: Justin Pipe 6-4 Kevin Painter
1/4 Final: Justin Pipe 6-3 Simon Whitlock
Semi Final: Justin Pipe 6-4 Raymond van Barneveld
Final: Dave Chisnall (ave 100.87) 6-5 Justin Pipe (ave 102)
Two big wins for Kellett on Sunday – taking out Paul Nicholson in a very gutsy game after being well down. Justin Pipe again showed his floor dominance, with darts to win the final, and 102 average. Still Justin won £4,000 for the weekend, and stays in No 1 spot in the Order of Merit, and moves up to 12th in the World with that performance.