Bailey picks up DPA Pro Tour Event One
James Bailey won the first DPA Tour Event of 2019 on Friday defeating fellow countryman Damon Heta 6-2 in the final of Event One.
Having won the Oceanic Masters last year to compete at the most recent PDC World Championships and losing out in Round One to Irish man Steve Lennon, he attempted European Q School and was unsuccessful only reaching the Last 16 once out of the four days.
He started the day by defeating New Zealand’s Koha Kokiri then saw off Steve Fitzpatrick and Rob Modra to move through to the Quarter Finals where he then came across arguably the toughest player to face right now Down Under and that is Raymond Smith, where he saw him off 6-2 quite comfortably. In the semi-finals he defeated Shane Tichowitsch 6-4 with an average of 91.8. Bailey kicked off the final with back to back 15 Dart Legs before Heta picked up his first leg with a 21 Darter. Both of them then hit a 16 Darter each where then Bailey went into cruise control winning the last three legs with an 18 Darter and back to back 15 Darters to take the title.
Heta, who defeated Kyle Anderson on the 2018 World Series in Melbourne, defeated Andy Pinder, Raymond O’Donnell, David Platt, Justin Thompson and Rhys Matthewson on the way to the final and had two ton plus averages in five of his wins over the course of the day.
The Harrows Pro Tour continues on Saturday at the Warilla Bowls and recreation Club, Warilla, NSW with Event Two and all Results and Live Scores can be checked out at tv.dartconnect.com.