Brooks bags remotely contested title as isolated darts resumes
Bradley Brooks claimed the second CG Darts Bedroom tournament as the youngster defeated Justin Smith in the final on Saturday evening.
Brooks, 19, comfortably ousted PDC Challenge Tour participant Smith, with the final being remotely contested from Blackburn and Cardigan, Wales simultaneously.
The former JDC European Open champion whitewashed Carl Hamilton in the preliminary round, before toppling recent CG Darts Bedroom semi-finalist Dom Taylor – who had previously defeated Ryan Meikle – to reach the quarter-finals.
Brooks then brushed aside both Tommy Lishman and Bradley Coltman, before pulling off a reassured display in thrashing Welshman Smith 8-1 to claim the spoils.
Smith, who recently appeared on debut at the UK Open in Minehead, defeated Cameron Doyle to get his campaign underway.
He then pulled off an impressive victory over former Dutch Darts Masters and European Darts Grand Prix winner Kim Huybrechts, before overcoming Matthew Shaw to book his place in the final.
Elsewhere, Austria’s Rowby-John Rodriguez suffered a preliminary round defeat at the hands of Belgium’s Huybrechts, while George Killington and Ben Hazel endured similar exits.
It is expected that further online, remotely contested tournaments will take over the coming days and weeks as professionals continue to come to terms with the break in play due to the coronavirus outbreak.
CG Darts Bedroom
Justin Smith 6-5 Stephen Burton
Matthew Shaw 6-3 Al Jacques
Bradley Brooks 6-4 Tommy Lishman
Bradley Coltman 6-4 Lewis McMahon
Justin Smith bt Matthew Shaw
Bradley Brooks bt Bradley Coltman
Bradley Brooks 8-1 Justin Smith
(Photography: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)