Croatian Krcmar secures World Darts Championship return ten years after his debut
Croatia’s Boris Krcmar secured his World Darts Championship return, almost a decade after making his debut at Alexandra Palace.
Krcmar came through the Eastern European Qualifier on Saturday afternoon in Hungary to seal his second appearance in the sport’s showpiece staging.
The 41-year-old defeated Hungarian duo Jozsef Rucska and Nemeth Szabolcs to reach the last four, before seeing off his Croatian compatriot Mario Cegir to book his place in the final.
A composed Krcmar then emphatically overcame another emerging Hungarian youngster in Patrik Kovacs in the decider to seal his World Championship spot.
The current world number 105 averaged 94.37 in the final in an assured display, pinning three maximums and converting six of his nine attempts on the doubles.
Krcmar is an esteemed name in soft-tip darts and a four-time world champion in that side of the sport.
He now becomes the twelfth international qualifier for the 2021 World Darts Championship, joining the likes of Australia’s Gordon Mathers, Germany’s Nico Kurz and Irish teenager Keane Barry.
Elsewhere, former World Youth Championship finalist Adam Gawlas departed in the semi-finals at the hands of Kovacs.
Gawlas had defeated both BDO World Championship qualifier Sebastian Steyer and the highly-rated youngster from Hungary Gergely Lakatos in earlier rounds.
EASTERN EUROPEAN WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER
Saturday October 17
Balint Agnes Cultural Centre, Vesces, Hungary
Boris Krcmar 6-3 Jozsef Rucska
Nemeth Szabolcs 6-4 Gabor Izsak
Gabor Takacs 6-5 Janos Vegso
Mario Cegir 6-2 Miso Stankovic
Sebastian Steyer 6-2 Vitezslav Sedlak
Adam Gawlas 6-4 Gergely Lakatos
Patrik Helfrich 6-5 Pavel Jirkal
Patrik Kovacs 6-3 Nandor Major
Boris Krcmar 6-3 Nemeth Szabolcs
Mario Cegir 6-1 Gabor Takacs
Adam Gawlas 6-4 Sebastian Steyer
Patrik Kovacs 6-3 Patrik Helfrich
Boris Krcmar 6-2 Mario Cegir
Patrik Kovacs 6-5 Adam Gawlas
Boris Krcmar 6-1 Patrik Kovacs
2021 World Darts Championship
International Qualifiers (as of October 17)
Danny Baggish – CDC American Series
Keane Barry – PDC Development Tour
Matt Campbell – CDC Canadian Series
David Evans – PDC Challenge Tour
Boris Krcmar – Eastern European Qualifier
Nico Kurz – German Super League
Daniel Larsson – PDC Nordic and Baltic
Danny Lauby – CDC Continental Cup
Gordon Mathers – DPA Pro Tour
Ryan Meikle – PDC Development Tour
Edward Shoji – PDJ Japanese Championship
Kim Viljanen – PDC Nordic and Baltic
(Featured Image: PDC Hungarian Fan Club)