De Zwaan and Cadby victorious on Development Tour
Jeffrey de Zwaan and Corey Cadby were the winners on the opening day of the second weekend of Development Tour action in 2019. De Zwaan produced probably the best ever overall Development Tour win, averaging 104 over 8 matches en route to the title, while Cadby overcame a disappointing defeat in the morning to come out on top in the second event of the day.
It was the World Matchplay semi-finalist De Zwaan who was by far the best player in Development Tour 5, averaging over a ton in 7 of the 8 matches he played. Fresh off of a run to the final of Players Championship 12 last weekend, Jeffrey eased his way into the quarter finals without dropping more than 1 leg in any match. He saw off Bradley Clark 5-3 before demolishing the impressive Ciaran Teehan 5-0 with a majestic 112 average to move through to the final. His opponent was fellow tour card holder Geert Nentjes, who had seen off Mike van Duivenbode and Danny van Trijp to make the final. However, it was ‘The Black Cobra’ who would come out on top, averaging an incredible 109 in a superb 5-3 win to claim the title and £2,000 prize.
Corey Cadby came out on top in Development Tour 6, the second event of the day, recovering from a surprising 4-2 loss to Bradley Clark in round 1 of the morning. He made his way into the Last 16 with relative ease, where he saw off Event 5 finalist Nentjes 4-2 with a ton average. Further wins over William Borland and Justin Smith saw Cadby book a spot in the final, where he met World Championship quarter finalist Luke Humphries. ‘Cool Hand Luke’ had seen off De Zwaan in a deciding leg in the quarter finals, before defeating Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 5-1 to make the final. Humphries led 2-1 but the Aussie fought back to claim 4 of the remaining 5 legs to triumph 5-3 and win his first PDC title since his return to the UK.